Bradley Jr Launches Afro Thunder

Eric D. Schabell
Contributing Writer

Saturday afternoon during batting practice he emerged from the tunnel sporting a throw back 70's hair style seldom seen at Fenway Park.

It got people talking.

Maybe it was time for him to change his mojo?

When center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. confessed that he felt “lost” at the plate after going 0 for 3 with two strikeouts against the Tigers on Friday, the words caught the attention of Farrell, who sensed that Bradley might need a day to decompress.

He left Bradley out of the lineup Saturday, going with Grady Sizemore in center for the first time since May 3.

“I saw the comment that he made,” Farrell said. “I think anytime a player thinks that candidly about what he’s feeling, I think there’s an opportunity to give him a little bit of a breather and take a game in and kind of just catch his breath, so to speak.

After hitting .244 in April, Bradley’s average has dived to .200 after going 6 for 47 with 17 strikeouts in 14 games in May.

How many times has he hit with runners in scoring position this year and broke our hearts?

Well that is all about to change as he radically changes the amount of intimidating hair that sprouts from under his batting helmet.

Fingers crossed Red Sox nation, soon you will have both a defensive wizard in center field and a respectable bat on offense.

The times are changing and Jackie Bradley Jr. is going retro with the mojo.

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