With Kevin Cash as our starting catcher, I propose letting the pitchers bat and having David Ortiz DH for Cash.
In the last week:
June 24 - Mike Lowell on DL with strained right hipAnd earlier this year:
June 25 - Dustin Pedroia on DL with fracture in left foot
June 26 - Clay Buchholz pulled after one inning with
hyper-extended left kneeleft hamstring strain
June 28 - Victor Martinez on DL with fractured bone in left thumb
July 1 - Manny Delcarmen on DL with right forearm strain
July 1 - Jason Varitek on DL with broken bone in foot
April 4: Daisuke Matsuzaka on DL with neck strainThose are the main ones; I have probably forgot one or two. And that does not include on-going issues with J.D. Drew (neck), Kevin Youkilis (back), and Marco Scutaro (neck).
April 19: Mike Cameron on DL with hernia
April 20: Jacoby Ellsbury on DL with left chest contusion
May 19: Josh Beckett on DL with lower back strain
May 28: Jacoby Ellsbury on DL with fractured ribs
June 11: Jeremy Hermida on DL with fractured ribs
June 12: Daisuke Matsuzaka on DL with right forearm strain
While I am considering rethinking my outright dismissal of curses, I also know that only one team in MLB has more wins than the Red Sox (New York won its 48th game tonight; Boston has 47). The Sox lead all of MLB in runs scored and and slugging percentage, and are second in on-base percentage (.002 behind the Yankees).