Sunday, August 28, 2005

**MOJO** - Jungle Day 1

Mojo's got Jungle Fever!

With the Tigers having as much success against Boston pitchers lately (20 runs in 2 games!), sometimes you just have to beat them at their own game. And in the wild, who is the tiger's natural enemy? As everyone knows, it's the gorilla.

There are three characteristics to the stately gorilla which the Red Sox must exhibit if they wish to walk away with a series win.

1) Intelligence

First, and most important, is to play smart. If Koko the gorilla can learn sign language, than surely David Wells and Jason Varitek can communicate their own sign language to make smart pitches and smart decisions on the mound. Smart sharp play in the field and smart productive at bats are what is needed. The key word: Smart. S-M-R-T... errrrr... s-m-A-r-t.

2) Strength

Second, and most important, is strength. Seriously, look at those guns. Not only the strength to put balls in the seats and shoot them through the gaps, but strong throws in the field and powering people off the plate when necessary is another key component to a winning strategy.

3) Showmanship

Last, and absolutely most important, is showmanship. From being good sportsmen on the field to respecting the spirit of the game to remembering it is the shmucks out in the seats that are the reason you play the game. Showmanship is playing hard and playing to win, but remembering to have fun while you do it. And how cool is that gorilla jumping through the ring of fire? The answer: Way cool.

Execute those three things, and it will be pretty clear who wins in the battle between gorilla and tiger.


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