Sep 2, 2011


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.


Dave2 said...

This is just your way of saying you wish Saltalamacchia played for the Yankees, isn't it? That's kind of sweet!

Verdant Earl said...

I had to think about that. A young-ish switch-hitting catcher is nice to have on your team. But the joy that is Saltalamacchia is seeing his name wrap around the back of his jersey. And, as you know, the Yankees never put the names of their players on the jerseys. Not even on the road. So, no...I wouldn't want to take that joy away from his fans.

Slyde said...

you should try to sneak into their locker room so you could check out their weiners...

Verdant Earl said...

Slyde - Like you did with George Takei at iCon?

Slyde said...

no, like "WE" did with george takei at icon...

sybil law said...

I can't stand the Braves, but I couldn't name anyone on the team, so it's just the team in general.
I like Boston, though.
And the Yankees.
Between the two, though - I have to root for Boston. Only because it's tiring to see the Yankees win all the time. It makes things fairly boring.
Back in the 90's, though - I loooved the Yankees.
I am fucking babbling.
Go Reds!
Oooh - you should put together a dream team with your favorite players from wherever.

Verdant Earl said...

Slyde - I was not in that bathroom at that time. I did not see that penis. That was you and Kev.

Sybil - We've done that already. The Cornfield All-Stars. Mine are:
C - Jarrod Saltalamacchia (BOS)
1B - Ike Davis (NYM)
2B - Neil Walker (PIT)
SS - Jed Lowrie (BOS) now a 3B
3B - Placido Polanco (PHI)
LF - Logan Morrison (FLA)
CF - Curtis Granderson (NYY)
RF - Ichiro Suzuki (SEA)
DH - Jim Thome (CLE)
SP - Jair Jurrgens (ATL)
SP - David Price (TB)
RP - Mariano Rivera (NYY)
MGR - Ron Washington (TEX)
Bench - Ben Zobrist (TB)
Brawler - Kyle McPherson (PIT-minors)

savannah said...

i'm sorry, sugar, but my eyes glazed over at It was a great Yankees/Red Sox series this week. ;) xoxoxoxo

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Love this post.

Papelbon is a puke.
Beckett does a ton for charity in this city. He's donated wings to Children's Hospital and his Josh Beckett Fondation has a "Beckett Bowl" event every year that benefits the Jimmy Fund.

Despite the fact that his goatee looks like a bearded vagina, (I'm sorry for the bluntness, but I speak the truth), the guy is seen as a solid dude.

Do u hate him cus his stat vs the Evil this year is 4-0 with 1.85 era?? Just sayin....

I fing hate Txersheria (I won't even google the correct spelling of his name) but I'd take him and Cano.

I wouldn't touch ARod and I used to like Posada, after I say a Real Soprts piece on him on HBO but lately he seems like a dick.

I'd be honored to have Jeter. Period. Who wouldn't? He's a future hall of famer and a great baseball player.

and he's sexy to boot.
jus sayin ......I am a chick.