Not this Paul!
"Paul" left a comment on my post about the Phillies aquiring Papelbon. I believe I said something like "it could be worse, he could've gone to the Yankees."
Below is Paul's comment as well as mine.
Paul said...Sorry Josie but the NYY would NEVER be interested in Pap.....he is a LOSER not a CLOSER.
@paul, if he is, he's a 50 million dollar loser, according to the phillies.
and I disagree with you. I think the yankees favorite past time is to collect ex red sox players that are past their prime. shall I make you a list of them? :)
Something tells me Paul is from New York. It should be noted that I do not have an aversion to NY itself, it's the Yankees I dislike very very very very very very very much. :)
Anywho, it got me thinking.....just how many Red Sox players have the Yankees aquired with their open purse strings. Hmmmm......
Below is a list. No, I'm sure it's not a complete list, but as I was working today, I'd think of one or another and add them. This list certainly doesn't mean I'm old. :) Keep in mind I've been a sox fan since I was 10 years old.
In no particular order......
Wade Boggs (blah, you can have him. I met the lush a couple of years ago. Not impressed)
Roger Clemens (Rocket Man! My first red sox sweatshirt had his name and number on it. sigh.)
Jose Canseco (only thing postive about him....besides his steriods test that is, is the way he looked in his uniform)
Tom Gordon (A God in my book)
Jeff Reardon (I do like a man with a beard)
Paul Quantrill (helluve pitcher imho)
Johnny Demon (the fucker. fuck him, and fuck his wife, who I think was the reason for the move)
Darren Bragg (extremely nice guy who I've had the pleasure to chat with many a time)
Doug Mientkiewicz (do not leave me a comment saying I spelled his name wrong. I don't care)
Tony Fossas (I suppose I'm dating myself now)
Butch Hobson (yes, he came back as a manager, but did spend time as a yankee)
John Flaherty (meh)
Mark Bellhorn (I must confess I wore a tshirt at spring training that said "So Bellhorny". It did get me an autograph from him!)
Mike Myers (not the actor)
And I'm sure there are many many more. Have I made my point Paul? Am I right, as always? A simple "yes" in your comment would be sufficient.
Thanks for commenting Paul. I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed thinking about the Red Sox players of the past. I am certainly not looking forward to the upcoming season. Bard ain't so bad, but I don't love the idea of him as our closer. I wonder what Tom Gordon is doing next year. :)