Ellsbury thanks Red Sox fans

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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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    You don't have to be 'rich' to make good investments.  Although there is certainly nothing to be ashamed of if you are 'rich'.

     

     

     
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    Fan to Ellsbury - That was a nice ad you took out

     

    Ellsbury - I took out an ad?

     
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    Another Damon 

     
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    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. 


    You assume Ellsbury "took out the ad". I don't, not that it makes it less patronizing. I like your angry emotion, which makes my point. Your feeling are oviously hurt, which also makes my point. 

    Ellsbury and his agent played the fools, and I'm glad they did and it wasn't the Red Sox owner. 



    You're an idiot. Ells took out the advert, who else would an Alien. And the advert is not patronizing. It was a  honest thank you from Ells. I'm not angry you turkey. One does not have to be angry to write what I did back to you. As said you insult brazenly a player I happen to enjoy watching so I'm just throwing some of the dirt idoits like you deserve back in your direction. As far as a point you try to make, you have none. Don't give yourself more credit than you deserve which is a big zero. 

    Hetch

     
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    Hetch, I know you're a good guy and big Ells fan.  Like Ells, I'm in Oregon and liked him too.

    Yet, I wouldn't be so conviced that he wrote that ad.  Actually, it would be surprising to me if ANY player writes their own farewell ads.  It's one of the reasons they have agents.

    It would be more convincing for me if Ells gave an unscripted radio/TV interview and expressed his thanks to all that way.  Maybe he already did.  I don't know.

     
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    Ther were three ways Ellsbury could have handled his leaving.

    1.  Kick everyone on the way out of town

    "I'm glad to get out of this town.  The media and the fans did nothing but criticize me and call me a slacker when I was recovering from broken ribs.  Then when I came back I put up very good numbers and was instrumental in two WS championships.  Had anyone made me the same offer the Red Sox did I'd have taken it, just to get out of this town."

    He didn't do that.

    2.  Say nothing.

    He didn't do that either.

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    Regardless of who wrote it, it came from his camp and it was the right thing to have done. So why all the hoop-la? 

     
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    Hetch, I know you're a good guy and big Ells fan.  Like Ells, I'm in Oregon and liked him too.

    Yet, I wouldn't be so conviced that he wrote that ad.  Actually, it would be surprising to me if ANY player writes their own farewell ads.  It's one of the reasons they have agents.

    It would be more convincing for me if Ells gave an unscripted radio/TV interview and expressed his thanks to all that way.  Maybe he already did.  I don't know.

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    I give you that it's possible and even more probable that he didn't write the advert and maybe he has a publicist who said it would be a nice gesture to us Red Sox fans, but my point is that no matter who wrote the advert, came up with the idea, Ells didn't have to agree to or publish the ad, but in a nice gesture to us fans it was done. The extremely sad part of this is that many fans cannot just accept it for what it is, take it a face value and move on as Ells has done. Folks look for ulterior motives, say it is patronizing, come online and throw around names like the idiot Solareclipse.

    Hetch    

     
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    Ther were three ways Ellsbury could have handled his leaving.

    1.  Kick everyone on the way out of town

    "I'm glad to get out of this town.  The media and the fans did nothing but criticize me and call me a slacker when I was recovering from broken ribs.  Then when I came back I put up very good numbers and was instrumental in two WS championships.  Had anyone made me the same offer the Red Sox did I'd have taken it, just to get out of this town."

    He didn't do that.

    2.  Say nothing.

    He didn't do that either.

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    Regardless of who wrote it, it came from his camp and it was the right thing to have done. So why all the hoop-la? 

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    S5, Thank you. Very well said !!

    Hetch

     
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    Ells was Drafted in 02 in 23rd round by the Devil Rays but, did not sign. Thank you for that.

     
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    I wonder if the yankee fans will make fun of the fact that he throws like a girl.  Damon did too so probably not.

     
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    he won't be thanking us when he hears the boos in Fenway for the rest of his career

     
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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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    You don't have to be 'rich' to make good investments.  Although there is certainly nothing to be ashamed of if you are 'rich'.

     

     

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    You implied that simply making a lot of money should enable a player to make intelligent investments. What people will do with their money is not at all based on how much they earn. When players had to have jobs in the off-season were they any smarter with handling their money?

     
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    Thank you Jacoby for giving us your best years. 

     
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    I wonder if the yankee fans will make fun of the fact that he throws like a girl.  Damon did too so probably not.

    why would they??...didn't seem to bother Sox fans

     

     
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    Ellsbury was a good Red Sox player who contributed positively to two championship seasons. It was nice of him to thank us. He moved on, just as many players have done since free agency became a part of basball. He took advantage of a system to get a very lucrative contract. I'm not angry with him, nor do I feel betrayed. We are really reading way too much into this. We still have fan favorite Big Papi. He's the only player that it would really hurt if he went to the Yankees at this stage of his career. But hey, even my all-time favorite Sox player, Luis Tiant, played for the Yankees. No big deal.

     
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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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    You don't have to be 'rich' to make good investments.  Although there is certainly nothing to be ashamed of if you are 'rich'.

     

     

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    You implied that simply making a lot of money should enable a player to make intelligent investments. What people will do with their money is not at all based on how much they earn. When players had to have jobs in the off-season were they any smarter with handling their money?

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    You're right.  I should have been more clear.

     
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       Ellsbury a great athlete followed him from the minors. He was my favorite player watched him steal home against the Yankees I played that clip over and over. He was a good person played hard treated unfairly at times by the team. They played him out of position to apease Coco and Cameron and some turned against him acusing him of faking injuries or being soft when that was so untrue. I and many others argued with Softlow for being so critical of Jacoby and Lowrie. Softlaw was very unfair to them, he is definately not the kind of Red Sox fan myself and many others would enjoy being with.

      Ellsbury is gone he is diferent to me i wish him well but i will enjoy watching him strike out like I do for any Yankee. I am disgusted with Boras he is a greedy man to him money is his god he does not seem to have any other values. For jacoby he spat on his fans on his teemates. All that meant nothing to him instead he was hypnotized by Boras. Money will never bring him the enjoyment he had with the Red Sox. His best years are behind him the Yankees are not a good wining organization anymore. a hundred milion was enough to bring him lots of contentment. hundred and fifty three million will bring him misery and the wrrath of yankee fans who will blame him for Conoes departure and for Cashmans inadiquicies.
    So long Jacoby I wish you well You wont be there to stand next to Ortiz Pedroia next to Coji to receive the Worls Series ring.  Good bye Jacoby you gave us your best years. Now we will look for a new star to join the players we have maybe Xander or Mookie or Ceccini. Good bye...

     
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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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    Damon was my favorite player at the time. I feel your pain.

     
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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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    Is that really Softy? I don't know.

     
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    Fan to Ellsbury - That was a nice ad you took out

     

    Ellsbury - I took out an ad?

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    LOL. True!

     

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