Incredible photo by Kelly O'Connor.
Look at this bad mofo right here. Just look at him.
Hapless minor-leaguers were tossed to him yesterday in Pawtucket like prisoners to the Bantha beast, Sarlacc (<--- sorry, got my Star Wars references mixed up...it's Monday), and all reports are that he looked good on the mound. Reports also suggest he will make his triumphal return to a Red Sox uniform July 21. And once again, I find myself wishing life had a "fast-forward" button.
No matter what happens between now and then, don't count the Sox out of anything until at least that date.
* Title taken from lyrics to this appropriately badass Metallica song.