…but if someone told me last month that the Sox would be going on an eleven game winning streak, and that David Ortiz would be homer-less through that entire stretch, I’d have demanded that their urine be checked for traces of mind-altering substances.

While it’s depressing to see the guy who carried us on his back throughout the 2004 playoffs reduced to something of a footnote to the team’s current success, I remain confident that The Large Father will get his mojo back. I have absolutely no scientific data to back me up on this; only the strong sense that his Awesome cannot be held down for that much longer–and certainly not an entire season.

When he does rebound, watch out. It’ll be like something out of Apocalypse Now, only with less shirtless Martin Sheen. Until then, we’ve got your back, Papi.