Red Sox Strut: There Were Best Players Of The Week?

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Jul 20, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter

David Ortiz

(34) warms up prior to the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Now, to fully understand what the Red Sox Strut is, it means to have reason to walk with a confident, proud air around you. Some people mistake it for vanity, arrogance, or being pompous. This incorrect assumption is not what we mean. The Strut is about knowing that your deeds showed off your amazing skills to the baseball-loving public.

There were ‘best’ players of the week, this week? Isn’t it more like the ‘least worst’?

It’s hard to argue with that assessment, if that’s what you were thinking when you chose this article to read. The Boston Red Sox find themselves in a complete funk before and after the All-Star Break, losing their last five games. The losing streak has pushed them back to nine games behind the American League East division leaders the New York Yankees.

C’mon, guys! Really? The Yankees? It’s one thing to lose to them; it’s another to be so far behind them in the standings.

A hitter and a pitcher tried their hardest in the last seven games for that not to happen. Nobody in Boston likely feels like strutting anywhere right now, but these guys should be looked upon as some inspiration: