Red Sox Nation breathes a sigh of relief today as the X-Rays of Jacoby Ellsbury’s ribs come back negative. According to USAToday he may not even miss any games.
Though it may seem to some that Jacoby has be “demoted” with his move to left field I think the fast outfield including Ellsbury is a key to Red Sox success this year. He sometimes seems to take risks but it’s what makes him such an exciting player to watch.
As we all winced at the collision between Ellsbury and Beltre during the win over the Royals we also got a chance to see a fan favorite give us all more hope for the season than we already had. Jason Varitek came out with a great performance with 2 home runs.
At a birthday party this weekend it is hard to avoid sports discussions. We are so lucky to have so many teams continuing to play. At this time though the better weather always brings the discussion back to our boys of summer. Sadly David Ortiz can’t seem to get into the groove. He continued to struggle. At the beginning of Spring Training I was hopeful that Big Papi was on his way back but maybe this is the end for one of Boston’s favorite all time sluggers. I will still keep my fingers crossed.
For now we’re hopeful for Varitek and thankful that Ellsbury lives to play another day…
Here is a video interview with Jacoby by NESN about his move to left field:
Sadly Ellsbury’s injury was more serious than he and the Red Sox let on. He is now on the 15 day disabled list. At least we were able to win finally after a long losing streak courtesy of Ellsbury’s replacement newcomer Darnell McDonald…