I have been on his case most of the season, Stephen Drew has made me look silly.
And I couldn't be happier to admit it.
We all know that these Red Sox are not the 75 Red Sox with Tiant,Lee, Fisk, Lynn, Rice , Evans and Burleson.....very talented stars.
This is more a team that get 110% out of guys with limited talent. Gomes, Napoli, Drew and Ross will never be confused with Mickey Mantle, Tony Perez, Ozzie Smith amd Johnny Bench.
But man, these guys give you all they've got and more!
Now that playoff time has been here a few weeks , I can see these guys come to play. They may not be the most talented but they get the job done with a gritty , grinding hard work ethic. They don't have a chance in hell of getting in the Hall Of Fame.....but they are the pulse of this team.
Napoli's moster shot set the tone.
Gomes terrific catch on the ball over his head snuffed out another Detroit chance.
Ross collision with Aviles showed determination.
Drew's consisitent ( if not dazzling) play at short is reassuring.
I now believe in all 4 of these guys. Although I never thought it was possible that I would be writing these words.
So, please, no more "sit Drew" threads.
He's won me over, along with Gomes and Napoli....Ross I sort of liked from the start.
These are the overacheivers the guys that when you look at their stats you say,"no big deal."
These guys are definately a big deal.