*Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis*
Even though he's 2 years into his status as "Theo Epsteins biggest mistake this side of Eric Gagne" I love this picture of Julio Lugo and his son; it shows that these guys are just like us. Dads and husbands who have the same thoughts and feelings the rest of us have.
Only we don't have to live our lives under the constant scrutiny of the press and the obsession of a Nation of Red Sox fanatics.
I firmly realize Lugo will never be what Theo and the rest of us wanted; it seems like we've had a revolving door at SS since Nomar left and Julio is well on his way into joining Pokey, OC, Edgah, and Alex Gonzalez in the ex-Red Sox shortstop column.
So if it's time for the "Jed Lowrie Era" in Boston, I've got no problem with that. Just like I've got no issues with those who wish we'd trade him for a bag of balls, a $5 dollar gift certificate to Starbucks, and one of those Groucho Marx glasses/moustache things.
But I really hope the guy wins Comeback player of the year.
If for nothing else the man in that picture kissing his son on the forehead can't be ALL bad.