(1) Julio Lugo's Defense
OMG WTF is that???? MAKE IT GO AWAY!1!!!111!!
Eleven errors. The worst defensive shortstop in the major leagues. Makes us long for the spectacular play of Mike Benjamin and Jose Offerperson. Do I need to go on?
On the plus side, at least he isn't a complete black hole at the plate this year. He's nowhere near the offensive player Theo, et al. told us we were getting.... but he isn't a complete black hole.
I have to admit -- I've been a Julio defender up until now. But then again, I've also been a defender of Wily Mo Pena and Crazy Julian, so maybe I'm just a sucker for lost causes. Lugo doesn't bother me as much as some other notable failures in Sox history bothered me, because I really do believe that Lugo is working hard to improve his performance. Also, he looks like he needs a shave, a shower, and a hot meal, and maybe a second-hand jacket that will help him get a job interview. Plus, we definitely know who will play him in "Red Sox: The Motion Picture"...
DO..... NOT..... SEEK..... THE ERROR!!!!!!
Well, ALMOST never.....
So there you have it. Boo all you want, Red Sox Nation. Rant all you want, brain damaged Gerry Callahan fans. Set yourself on fire all you want, protesting Buddhist monks. None of it is going to make a lick of difference. Terrible though he may be, Julio Lugo is your shortstop until 2010. Deal with it.