*Photo courtesy of Kelly*
For anyone who doesn't know who Wally Pipp is, he played first base for that MFY's team back in the day; he decided he needed a day off and his back up came in to fill the void. Turns out that void lasted 2,130 games.
His replacement? Lou Gehrig, otherwise known as "The Iron Horse".
In no way am I suggesting Jed Lowrie is the equivalent of Gehrig; just that Julio Lugo may not ever play SS for the Red Sox again.
All my man Jed has done in 36 games is hit .288, 1 HR, 22 RBI, and has an OPB of .350. Throw in the fact he plays SS like Ozzie Smith in his prime and it's a no brainer. The Sox had 4 double plays tonight and I'm pretty sure Lowrie started 7 of 'em. Maybe not, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
I've been a defender of Lugo since he got here; it's not HIS fault Theo and Co. thought he was worth $9 million a year for 4 years; but with the way Lowrie has played, Julio's gotta be looking at the housing market in about 15 different cities right now.
'Cause other than a natural disaster, Lowrie getting run over while walking north by a southbound bus, or a giant asteroid hitting earth between now and next April, hell will freeze over before he's starting at SS for the Boston Red Sox next year.
Sox win 6-2 vs the White Sox, Daisuke gets win #13, and Papi is back to being Papi again with 3 hits. Meanwhile, somebody call the Guinness World Record people:
The Red Sox rendered Ozzie Guillen speechless.