Okay, seriously. What the freaking hell.
The Red Sox are now pulling a Doug Mirabelli maneuver with Kevin Cash now that our FOURTH catcher, between the big leagues and Triple A, has hit the DL.
This time it's the Captain, and it turns out he and Dustin Pedroia are going to be able to enjoy broken-foot rehab together.
I know, maybe Varitek and Pedroia can both go to the infield on their knees and practice taking ground balls and throwing to second base (god knows Tek could use the latter anyway), and then trainers can "wheelbarrow walk" them off the field in time for batting practice to start.
In fact, maybe all of our injured players could do that, charge admission, and call it a Red Sox game from now till September. After all, it's most of our key players at this point who'd be out there crawling around.
Another way to look at this, I suppose, is that if everybody can get back in time for a playoff run, they'll be fresher than most of the rest of the league going into the final stretch.
Hey, I'm grasping at straws, here, people. I'm sure at this point you are, too.