Who Are Red Sox "Folk" Heroes?

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    Who Are Red Sox "Folk" Heroes?

    Couldn't come up with a better description. By this, I mean players who have had short stays but became fan favorites. And I don't mean the stars. Luis Tiant, for example, to me is too much of a star to fit in this category.

    Two no-brainers that fit what I'm talking about are:

    Dave Roberts

    Koji Uehara

    Two others that might fit the bill:

    Kevin Millar

    Bernie Carbo

    But it seems like I'm missing some obvious one but I'm blanking right now.

     
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    In response to royf19's comment:

    Couldn't come up with a better description. By this, I mean players who have had short stays but became fan favorites. And I don't mean the stars. Luis Tiant, for example, to me is too much of a star to fit in this category.

    Two no-brainers that fit what I'm talking about are:

    Dave Roberts

    Koji Uehara

    Two others that might fit the bill:

    Kevin Millar

    Bernie Carbo

    But it seems like I'm missing some obvious one but I'm blanking right now.




    Mike Lowell

    Bill Mueller

     
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    [QUOTE]

    Couldn't come up with a better description. By this, I mean players who have had short stays but became fan favorites. And I don't mean the stars. Luis Tiant, for example, to me is too much of a star to fit in this category.

    Two no-brainers that fit what I'm talking about are:

    Dave Roberts

    Koji Uehara

    Two others that might fit the bill:

    Kevin Millar

    Bernie Carbo

    But it seems like I'm missing some obvious one but I'm blanking right now.

     




    Mike Lowell

    Bill Mueller

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    Good ones. Can't believe I didn't think of Lowell. He's exactly the kind of player I'm talking about.

     
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    Hanrahan and Bailey because I sure hope their stays are short. 

     
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    Hanrahan and Bailey because I sure hope their stays are short. 



    He said Folk Heroes, not Joke Zeroes.

     
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    Dennis Boyd.

     

             
     
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    Hanrahan and Bailey because I sure hope their stays are short. 



    Really? This is a thread that is something different to talk about, and you have to use it simply to bash a couple of players.

    C'mon -- you're better than that.

     
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    Bellhorn, Damon and a Bloody Sock

     
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    How about Kevin Foulke?

     
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    Dennis Boyd.

     

             




    Oil Can -- another good one.

    And I'll add Dick Radatz.

     
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    How about Kevin Foulke?



    Is that Keith's long-lost twin?

     
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    Orlando Cabrerra?

     
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    Couldn't come up with a better description. By this, I mean players who have had short stays but became fan favorites. And I don't mean the stars. Luis Tiant, for example, to me is too much of a star to fit in this category.

    Two no-brainers that fit what I'm talking about are:

    Dave Roberts

    Koji Uehara

    Two others that might fit the bill:

    Kevin Millar

    Bernie Carbo

    But it seems like I'm missing some obvious one but I'm blanking right now.



    Jose Tartibull

    Jerry Adair

    Dave Henderson (who, if fate were different, would have had legendary Big Papi status)

    Hideki Okajima (although he didn't have as obvious a spotlight moment, he prevented these moments from happening)

    Mark Bellhorn (although maybe not the charisma or sizzle to become a fan favorite in spite of his somewhat unsung contribution)

    By your own criteria, I'm not sure I agree with you about Koji.  He has become more of a mainstay who has now established elevated performance standards for himself that will be a challenge to perform up to going forward.

    Others on the cusp and with high fulfillment potential based upon how coming events play themselves out:

    Johnny Gomes

    Daniel Nava (although becoming more of the mainstay type)

    Quintin Berry (Roberts redux)

    Craig Breslow (strong, silent type)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
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    Don Baylor

    Tom Brunansky

    Mike Boddicker

    Rod Beck

    Lou Merloni

    Sam Horn

    Tom Gordon

    Gabe Kapler

     
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    Richy Gedman

             
     
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    Pokey Reese...3 reasons...On the 04 club......Great Baseball name.....and finished his career on a high note with the WS victory.

     
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    Benny Agbayani

    Nick Green

    Adam Hyzdu

    Jay Payton

    Jason Bay

    Cody Ross

    Julian Tavares

    David Wells

    Todd Walker

    Edgar Renteria

    Pokey Reese

    Tommy Harper

    Ken Harrelson

    Just kidding on most of them. Many weren't heroes at all...but they all were gone before we really got to know 'em. The revolving door spins faster these days...you're yesterday's news faster than you can say "yesterday's news!"

    "Advertising is legalized lying."- H.G.Wells

     
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    Pokey Reese...3 reasons...On the 04 club......Great Baseball name.....and finished his career on a high note with the WS victory.

     

    Pokey woulda had it :-)


     

     
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    Coco Crisp ... seriously

             
     
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    Lets not forget Curtis Leskanic.....the Winning Pitcher of one of the biggest Games in Sox History....and otherr guy who ended his career on that 2004 high note

     
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    Couldn't come up with a better description. By this, I mean players who have had short stays but became fan favorites. And I don't mean the stars. Luis Tiant, for example, to me is too much of a star to fit in this category.

    Two no-brainers that fit what I'm talking about are:

    Dave Roberts

    Koji Uehara

    Two others that might fit the bill:

    Kevin Millar

    Bernie Carbo

    But it seems like I'm missing some obvious one but I'm blanking right now.

     



    Jose Tartibull

     

    Jerry Adair

    Dave Henderson (who, if fate were different, would have had legendary Big Papi status)

    Hideki Okajima (although he didn't have as obvious a spotlight moment, he prevented these moments from happening)

    Mark Bellhorn (although maybe not the charisma or sizzle to become a fan favorite in spite of his somewhat unsung contribution)

    By your own criteria, I'm not sure I agree with you about Koji.  He has become more of a mainstay who has now established elevated performance standards for himself that will be a challenge to perform up to going forward.

    Others on the cusp and with high fulfillment potential based upon how coming events play themselves out:

    Johnny Gomes

    Daniel Nava (although becoming more of the mainstay type)

    Quintin Berry (Roberts redux)

    Craig Breslow (strong, silent type)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



    Nice list -- especially Henderson.

    No Koji fits because this is his first year, he's not a star as he's been basically a set-up guy in his career.

     
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    Richy Gedman

             




    Gedman .... AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

    Never a big Gedman fan. Hated his swing and I blame him more than Stanley for 1986.

     
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    Richy Gedman

             




    Gedman .... AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

     

    Never a big Gedman fan. Hated his swing and I blame him more than Stanley for 1986.

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    Hahaha.  Fair enough Roy.  Allow me to amend:  Geddy, a folk hero to all Worcester natives like myself.

     
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    Richy Gedman

             

     




    Gedman .... AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

     

     

    Never a big Gedman fan. Hated his swing and I blame him more than Stanley for 1986.



    Hahaha.  Fair enough Roy.  Allow me to amend:  Geddy, a folk hero to all Worcester natives like myself.

     




    Touche.

     
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