Ellsbury thanks Red Sox fans

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    Thanks Jacoby. I'd wish you luck, but I just can't bring myself to wish any luck to a Yankee.

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    Great post. Depicts the sentiment of whole Nation. Lets give hell to all EE players, no exception.

     
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    I will never hate a player for leaving, I don't think it is right.  Now I'm not going to come in here and tell other people that they should feel the same way as me, we are all fans and will cheer in our own ways.  But here is my two cents.

    I think getting mad at a player for leaving is like getting mad at your kid for choosing to go to college out of state.  You only get one life to live, and people like to experience different things and travel etc etc etc.  I can't say that if someone offered me 50 million dollars more to do my job that I wouldn't consider it with the excitement of experiencing a different city.  My hometown would always hold a special place in my heart, and perhaps I would long to come back one day, but in the end this isn't even his hometown...he has spent the majority of his life NOT in Boston and probably NOT being a Sox fan.

    This just may be a reflection of Ellsbury's personality, and I don't think that differentiates him from half the people out there. It is what it is, I mean it stinks that it is New York but it is different when you are player.  It's more about your teammates than it is the logo, a lot of these guys grew up or played in college, or in the minors with guys from all over the league and probably have a multitude of places they could see themselves going.  How many Red Sox and Yankees do you think are actually really good friends and actually get together and go out to eat when one another is in town???

    New York actually makes sense to for some players coming from Boston.  He got a significantly higher pay raise and has a minimum amount of moving to do.  So for any connections Ellsbury has made in New England, it will be a lot easier to keeps those alive seeing how he will only have one small tiny tiny state in between him and Boston. 

    Good Luck to Ellsbury, I hope he has a great career, stays healthy and puts up monster stats that the vast majority of the time will in no way effect the outcome of Yankee games. : ) 



    Hugh, your post is sensible and on point.  I bear no ill will toward Jacoby for taking big money from the Yankees when the Sox didn't ... "show him respect" Tongue Out.  And, it is not the same thing as Damon, who did the right thing business wise, but declared upon Plymouth Rock that he would never play in pinstripes.  Fake azz liar liar.  Jacoby made it clear he would go where the money is, and thats that.

    But, in the fun spirit of the greatest rivalry in sports, c'mon.  Cut us some slack.  Now that Ells is a Yankee, he is dead to me.  Boooooooooooooooooooooo.

     

     

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    I bear him no ill will for taking a job where he can make the most money, but I DO bear him ill will because he is a Yankee now. To me, he is worse than dead. The dead do not get booed.

     
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    Honestly I would have preferred no "thank you." 

    No ad. 

    You signed with the Yanks to enhance your personal bottom line, even though that signing could hurt your old team and the fans you are thanking. 

    Fine, no hard feelings. But no phony thank yous either. 

     

     
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    It's all part of being respectful and polite. 

    Even the Southern Belles know that it's more appropriate to say, "Bless your heart" than it is to say, "I really don't give a ship." 

    :-)

    BTW, did you know that the two letters essss & ach when put together and followed by two asterisks are not allowed on this board?  Wouldn't you think that will all the problems this board has they'd have bigger fish to fry than that?

     
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    UGH!!!

     

    i tried to avoid ESPN all day so i didn't have to see him in pinstripes. Almost was successful too until i loaded up my internet browser and of course the first thing the Yahoo homepage displays is "Ellsbury announced in the Bronx" with a giant picture of him in that horrendous uniform plastered all over my computer screen. I slammed my laptop shut like i like opened a link to a pornsite in a public place.

     

    i've never been this disappointed in my life.

     
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    UGH!!!

     

    i tried to avoid ESPN all day so i didn't have to see him in pinstripes. Almost was successful too until i loaded up my internet browser and of course the first thing the Yahoo homepage displays is "Ellsbury announced in the Bronx" with a giant picture of him in that horrendous uniform plastered all over my computer screen. I slammed my laptop shut like i like opened a link to a pornsite in a public place.

     

    i've never been this disappointed in my life.

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    I can relate.  Being a speed and defense guy, I've taken two hits within the past four months myself. 

    I can wish both of those guys well.  In the case of the first one the player didn't want to be traded, and in the second one I don't blame any player for taking THAT KIND of money - so I harbor no grudges.  I hope they do well but not well enough to move their team(s) ahead of the Red Sox. The Sox come first.  I'll always enjoy watching them on the highlights and I'll wish they were still with the Sox. 

    There's an old prayer that asks God for the energy to change the things we can change, the ability to recognize what we can't change, and the wisdom to know the difference. We can't change what's happened so we move on.    

     
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    Honestly I would have preferred no "thank you." 

    No ad. 

    You signed with the Yanks to enhance your personal bottom line, even though that signing could hurt your old team and the fans you are thanking. 

    Fine, no hard feelings. But no phony thank yous either. 

     

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    IDK cano's non phoney thank you tweet didn't go over to well either

    I can't believe he started it that way LOL

     

    //I’m looking forward to the future and joining the @Mariners in Seattle! Thank you New York & my amazing fans for the support thru the years.//

     

    I give them both credit for trying

     
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    Those full page ads thanking the fans are becoming kind of S.0.P. at this point.

     
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    On the DL by May.

     
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    i've never been this disappointed in my life.


    When you like people base on emotion in the driver's seat, this is usually the result. I looked at this guy for what he was, overrated and the essence of what leaders aren't. I knew he was gone many years ago, and not because I wanted him gone. I also knew that he'd sign with the Yankees if they were the suitor. My mild surprise is the Yankees letting Granderson go and shopping Gardner and paying Ellsbury 153 million for waht will be worse total and average yearly production (adjusted for park factor) over the full contract than what Ellsbury did over the first 6 full years of his MLB career. Gardner is quite close to being the same as Ellsbury, and certainly not 100 million or more less in value. This would have allowed the Yankees to budget the money elsewhere, and, yes, the Yankees do have a budget which showed when Cano left town.  

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    As little as I like responding to anything Softy posts...

    I agree. On a cold and calculating basis you are absolutely right.  Unfortunately for some of us fans we don't see players as commodities, but rather as people, people who bring something to the game that we enjoy.  I'm the first to admit that there is no rational sense to it, but it happens.

    But thanks for telling us how right you were all along and why you were right. I'm sure that lessens MEF's pain a lot. /s/

     
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    Thank you Jacoby for the fine memories. 

    Say hi to Scott Boras for me.   LOL

     
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    Good luck to him. I enjoyed watching him play. 

    He did exactly what 99.9 of the people would do when  offered a huge increase in pay. Everyone here would move to NY if offered a salary that would make you and your family secure for the rest of your and their lives. If you say otherwise I will call you a liar straight to your face.

     
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    Mike Lowell and Mike Napoli took fewer years and dollars to stay with the Red Sox.  Props to them.   Laughing

    I cannot blame players such as Ellsbury or Cano for leaving their former teams.   Ball players get paid every two weeks right? 

    NY Yankees: "Ellsbury, here's your check,"

    Ellsbury: "Geez, I did not even cash my previous fourteen checks yet." 

    LOL

     
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    A good thread, and a classic post by Softy; not that I agree with all of it.

     
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    Thanks Ells, really appreciated your time with us, will miss you. I understand how FREE Agency works. C'est la vie.

    This might be Ben's first mistake, But I'm sticking with this GM. Like his moves so far.

    Thanks for the Draft Pick.  Thats cool too.

     
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    Is that all 153 million contract buys for the years of doting Red Sox fans? Surely this aloof slug can do better than that lame ad. Looks like his agent had his secretary include that as part of the service fee. 



    You're the slug !! Sorry but you insult a player I like so it's my turn to insult you. Ells didn't have to take out an ad but showed a lot of class and appeciation of Boston fans by doing so. Whether you liked the advert doesn't matter and who cares what you like. Give Ells credit for doing so and not name calling, but I guess that's the level you are at, Slug or below ground. Do me a favor and stay there SLUG. 

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    Good luck to him. I enjoyed watching him play. 

    He did exactly what 99.9 of the people would do when  offered a huge increase in pay. Everyone here would move to NY if offered a salary that would make you and your family secure for the rest of your and their lives. If you say otherwise I will call you a liar straight to your face.

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    Jim, 

    Well said. As I've written before, if some of these folks that object to a player leaving for more money were offered a significant raise by a competitive company to thier current employer they can't tell me they wouldn't switch employers because they felt a sense of loyalty. So much BS. As to those who name call like the clown calling Ells a Slug, they need to look into a mirror. 

    Cheers, 

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    "what can you buy with 40 million that you can't get with 30 million"?  

    $1M to each of your 10 great great grandchildren, more if you invest well.

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    If today's player can't invest intelligently enough with the salaries they make, it's a sad, sorry scenario

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    The two are not related. Rich people make bad investments all the time.

     
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    I got no problem with guys like Damon and Jacoby leaving for the Yankees I just can't stand all the - "well they really wanted me and came after me hard from the start" - all they did was throw more money at you then anyone else was willing to do.  

    You don't think that the Royals would have wanted him and come after him as hard if he was affordable.  The stuff like well the Yankees really sold me on what it was like being a Yankee - what the hell where the Red Sox supposed to do sell him on being a Red Sox? 

    Switch teams got no problem with taking the money but please never pretend it is something other then the money. 

     

     

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    It's always about the money. Mercenaries 1st, baseball players 2nd. I'm a SOX fan and Ells can take his thanks and put it it where the sun don't shine.

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    Yes

     

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