Image courtesy of Kelly and www.sittingstill.net
With the Sox currently sitting in third place and about 6 games back, I'd hate to think of where we'd be without Adrian Beltre.
Yeah, we might not have had to deal with the busted ribs of few outfielders, Jacoby Ellsbury wouldn't currently be the whipping boy of a portion of Red Sox Nation, and Mike Lowell POSSIBLY could have played several games at third if a certain wrecking ball of a man wasn't signed in the off-season.
But we wouldn't have had his bat, his glove, and his hilarious aversion to anyone touching his head. Which was tweaked to perfection tonight after his Grand Slam when Marco Scutaro flipped his helmet off his head followed by V Mart gleefully rubbing said dome with Beltre chasing Victor into the dugout.
They may not be as boisterous as The Idiots of '04 but for sheer lunacy?
I'll take this group every time.