The English writer Aldous Huxley once said, "We participate in a tragedy; at a comedy we only look."
That's from Brave New World. Page 84 I think. I'm not really sure as I went to an "alternative" high school for dysfunctional teachers. It was a cross between Glee and Welcome Back, Kotter. Imagine the sweathogs singing "Don't Stop Believing".
That brings us dear fans and readers to today's tragic comedy that is Daniel Bard. Hey, it only took me eight sentences to get to the Red Sox part. But it's not every blog that you get references to Huxley, Horshack, Journey and the Boston Red Sox. You're welcome. *tips cap*
Daniel Bard made his Red Sox debut in 2009 pitching two scoreless innings against the Angels. The next season Bard was impressive as Boston's primary setup guy striking out 76 in 73 games with a 1.93 ERA. In 2011 Bard set a Sox club record with 25 consecutive scoreless appearances. However, there were signs that all was not well.