The Boston Red Sox had some turkey moments during the 2017 season. This is a few I have selected.
Thanksgiving is upon us and the headliner is the turkey around whom the expected feast centers. Turkeys have made an amazing comeback in Massachusetts as the once native bird has returned in numbers estimated at 25,000. My own yard is in a residential area and the birds occasionally roost on out tool shed until my Norwegian Buhund dig takes enforcement steps.
Turkey also has developed another and more negative connotation. The term is generally applied to being negative or to be blunter – stupid. This is usually the result of the domesticated or bred for slaughter birds. As a youth, there was a turkey farm near my house and that assumption is correct. There are no domesticated turkeys in the bird MENSA Club.
So, I will go with the negative version since the wild ones have developed some reasonable survival skills. During the baseball season, several “turkeys” became clear as the Red Sox season droned on. Now I will honor a few and I happen to be an expert on turkeys (negative) based solely on some of the columns I have written.
Here are a few “turkeys” that are linked to behavior or performance or both.