These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do. One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you. -Nancy Sinatra
Public Service Announcement: OK, here we go! Woo hoo hoo! It’s JD Drew. Everybody’s been hating on JD. Everybody’s been irating on JD. Everybody’s been defecating on JD. Not today though. We gotta sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today though. And don’t worry ’bout tomorrow, hey, hey, hey though.
The Sox are rolling today. Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’. Though the streams are swollen. Keep them Bosox rollin’. Red Sox! How ’bout them Red Sox? How ’bout JD Drew? Worth the waiting, right? The anticipating, right? The making you lating, right?
Manny out with a bad hammy. The Greek God of Walks out with a bad back. Big Papi still on the disabled list. Coconut Crisp out with a left hand ailment. There’s no need to fear. David Jonathon Drew is here. David Jonathon? Then why JD? Who cares? All I know is, nobody has played a bigger role in the recent success of the Boston Red Sox than one Mr. JD Drew. Nobody!
Since replacing Ortiz in the number three spot, Drew has been downright torrid. En fuego. El flambe. Yaz once said, “I was a lousy hitter in May doing the same things that made me a great hitter in June.” Sound familiar? With ten more games before the close of the month, Drew is hitting .441 in June. .441 with nine bombs, twenty-two runs and twenty-one base knocks in June. Yowza!
Chipper Jones beware. Everybody beware. Koko B. Ware. JD Drew’s gaudy 1.085 slugging percentage in June is on pace to make him only the third player since 1956 to complete the month with a mark better than .900. Only Mark McGwire and Norm Cash have done it before. Not too shabby. Not to shabby at all.
So put away all your trash talking. Put away all your Nancy Drews. Put away all your DL Drews. Sticks and stones may break your bones but names will never hurt you. JD’s Bat might though. Roll Sox roll!
Public Acknowledgements: Grassroots, Rawhide and Carly Simon
Peace out homies. Six two and Even!