It was a great Yankees/Red Sox series this week. Great for me and the Yankees, because they took 2 out of 3. Even with the Overlord Saltalamacchia holding court for two of those games. He struck out against Mo in the 9th inning in Game 3 as the potential tying run, by the way. Just wanted to mention that.
But the game led to an interesting conversation between Gia and I. She, rightfully so, hates just about everyone on the Red Sox squad. I feel pretty much the same way, but my hatred is a bit different. I hate them because they play for the Sox. She hates them because of who they are. I think.
You see, I think I would LOVE almost all the players on the Red Sox if they were in pinstripes. Dustin Pedroia? The guy always has the most dirt on his uniform at the end of the game and he swings harder than anyone a foot taller than him. That translates into one of my favorite players of all-time. Jacoby Ellsbury? All the guy does is hit, hit with power, steal bases and plays stellar defense. Duh. Adrian Gonzalez? Sweetest left-handed swing since Kid Griffey, and a great defender. Kevin Youkilis? Sure, he's a hard-ass. But so is Jorge Posada. Love that shit.
The only guy on the team I don't love as a player is Josh Beckett. Hate the way that fucker pitches. Takes soooooo long between pitches. And he's a douche to boot, or at least he seems that way. I hated him in Florida, I hate him in Boston. Fuck Josh Beckett.
Jonathon Papelbon too, for that matter.
But the rest of the guys...we'll I'd be honored to have them on my team.
So hate and love? It's all kinda subjective.