Oh, dear God. Please let this Boston Herald story be roughly as true as that Herald story about the Patriots’ tape of the Rams walkthrough:

After injuring his left wrist during the Red Sox’ victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night, Ortiz learned yesterday he has ligament damage that will keep him sidelined indefinitely. According to a source, Ortiz’ wrist will be immobilized for roughly the next month to determine whether the injury can heal on its own.

If it cannot, the Red Sox and Ortiz very well may face a harsh reality:

Season-ending surgery.

No, no, no. NO. Nonononono. Noooooooooo.

It’s not true, it’s not true, in my happy place, it’s not true, la la la la la la, it’s not true, rainbows and flowers, it’s not true, it’s not true, it’s not true I CAN’T HEAR YOU it’s not true.

Lord, on behalf of Red Sox fans everywhere, I implore you: TAKE ME INSTEAD.

5 Responses to “Big Papi out for a month? Say it ain’t so! No REALLY. Like, before I have to come over there and kick your ass.”

  1. Lyndsay says:

    NO WAY!

    please please pleaaaaaase God….take JD Drew in a fatal bout of vertigo instead.

    season-ending??? I don’t buy it. its the Herald – its like Page 6.

  2. Kirk Miller says:

    Guess I shoulda taken that Roy Halladay for Papi offer last week.

  3. It’s a great thing you didn’t Kirk!!!!

    I offered Halladay for Morneau as well. That got turned down as well. Instead Morneau got traded for Adam LaRoche and RJ.

  4. Nick Kapur says:

    Meh, the Sox will be fine. They are so stacked.

    They can just move Manny to DH, put Crisp in center, and put Ellsbury in left. That will not only dramatically improve the outfield defense, but will actually give the Sox the greatest defensive outfield in the game today. This kind of thing is exactly why I was just about the only person saying that the Red Sox should not trade Coco Crisp during the offseason.

  5. Lyndsay says:

    I agree – they can make up the loss of offense with ManRam, Youk, and Lowell. when JD Drew inevitably DLs, they can bring up Moss. Varitek’s having an unexpectedly productive year, and Casey has proven he’s more than a bench guy. It’s always comforting to have Papa Bear at the plate, but I don’t see it as prohibitive in any way to them winning the division.

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