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Blue Flower: Jacoby Ellsbury is introduced as a NY Yankee

Dec 13, 2013|

Former Sox CF Jacoby Ellsbury was introduced in the Bronx today and was described in a very strange way by his new manager Joe Girardi...

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Cris Carter is gonna join us and a half hour at 330 we'll talk to him about the pats Broncos what went wrong for them last night San Diego's. Blueprint for success but we get into a Micah. -- read you something. You may read this before. My budget Regis on the works -- I like reading like story Paloma computers given me issues almost. I would love to read this to you once available on your that's -- -- was -- retirement -- let me read are you ready for me to read to you our story -- you taught me a great number of things -- this was written. -- did you taught me about the meaning of loyalty supporting me through thick and in your compare herbal togetherness is a fan based on the about the importance of teamwork. Your relationship with -- each other and with me -- about the concept of community. And the necessity of giving back to back community year unwavering support top -- perspective that is made me realize how fortunate I am to play a game I dearly love. And yes he taught me about shout -- and that Larry -- certainly happy to be much better than Magic Johnson ever watch that is one paragraph. Taken from. 01234. Or five that's one paragraph out of five that was in a Boston Globe advertisement taken out by an athlete in order to thank the people of Boston upon his moving on to go to another team. You know wrote. Yes it was drew let's move that it was Drew Bledsoe when he -- the patriots. And that's one of and the whole thing as well done really well very well -- it's from the heart he may have had help doing it. But it is nice it's from the heart and for a guy that meant so much to the people Boston. And New England in general for helping to turn around a franchise the way he did it. And knowing the way the whole thing indeed where there could have been bitterness and probably even was bitterness certainly there was in the locker room. What an incredibly classy way to go out it was meaningful and it and it and I think it just it it struck a court. Contrast that with this. Red Sox Nation. Two world championships in seven years of great memories to the fans of New England teammates and the many friendships made thank you Jacoby. I'm not saying you gotta go walk out of your mind to go right the longest most meaningful heartfelt -- anyone's ever read it. But does anybody think that Jacoby Ellsbury had a big part of that. Well he's from he's from the Pacific northwest that you mentioned poets. He said he had -- better help them out with -- and how he will publish it and Chris Cornell help them out -- -- -- -- forty love help him a couple of things going on one when we Drew Bledsoe wrote is that that is his full page. That was. And he he was traded in 2002. So twelve years ago it still had meaning. It was something that hadn't been done many times it was like usual and it was appropriate for a Drew Bledsoe twelve years later. -- nearly twelve years later here. We have Jacoby Ellsbury. It's been done before. It it's kind of it becomes. It's almost as that the PR guy and said hey. This has been done a few times this is what you can do it to brighter yourselves to the Boston fans but this is not appropriate for Jacoby Ellsbury. This is not him right -- -- -- -- and he he was not a guy who connected with the right that's the thing anyway that's a Boston fan base that's not him. That was my point right from the beginning which was when you and I talked about this this morning somebody just texted me and said hey Jacoby Ellsbury took got a front page Aaron you know full page on the globe. In my immediate reaction was what a joke. Why would Jacoby Ellsbury take data from a full page ad in the globe for whole for the fans that he had very little connection with. For for seven years in Boston yeah I want a couple of championships but I don't think people or wherever ever identified him as the face of the franchise is somebody that they couldn't live without and in fact what he laughed there was no hand -- That Red Sox Nation collectively said. -- I Jacoby got a great offer seal later Drew Bledsoe turned around the patriots and wrote this beautifully me please know that you made a profound difference in my life. And the way I will live it won't excited about my future -- buffalo I want miscue. Thank you for all three all mean to thank you for all you mean to me I wish you all the very best very truly mean it was a connection and the end of what a -- year or -- love affair that they culminated in in this. Jacoby Ellsbury. Is nothing. It is just adopt policies nothing I -- god. It just seems it it it seems like something that. You know Scott Boras is assistant or the assistant to the assistant said. This is what we should do this this will make -- got to buy classy. This has got to make -- the classy and it is very very hollow very new money now you say that there were some indifference. From people. When Kobe -- huge amount of it -- if you are one of those about and I doubt it. If you agree with -- if you're one of those in different people I have an exercise for. What you go to public to go to FaceBook dot com slash W the FaceBook dot com slash WEEI there's a picture of Jacoby Ellsbury there in his new uniform. Clean shaven. The Yankee way. With the in the interlocking NY on the cap -- you tell me if you're still in different I saw this it makes it. -- -- -- if they meet at 6 AM there really it is pinstripes. -- your navy blue tie eight. In your clean shaven face because that's what that's what we it has to be you're ninety. It may defeat Jacoby Ellsbury as a member of the Yankees and the abstract. Hundred million dollars don't imagine him. In uniform. But that they're sitting there would children it -- stop stop now. You more sick in the picture of Lou coming down the coming down the idea but those things called a lot of wanna slide -- technically good lap that was four. But this is not the thing doesn't bother me a little connection to Jacoby Ellsbury FaceBook account. Slash WE I look at that picture let you know I just look at and me very excited for a month and you know -- know Kelsey is excited to be here she's got to treat me so great. In all day today. Partridge creek today is now. -- lot of really went out of their way to roll out the red carpet for you -- day everybody treated you well on your big day it was going to be like tomorrow until today it -- me like tomorrow. You take out this ad in the globe what government 617779. 793 sending -- some thoughts on that Joseph Thornton were still waiting for the looking outside today -- in this -- banners on the -- see the great players that played here yeah insists that allegedly honor rise the -- and one thing a guy who couples -- eyewitness. Definitely presidents Auburn -- and living in cash. Here that anyone who wants to thank cashier at New York there -- -- Your caddie or it needs to hear that news. -- -- -- -- with -- you're in New York Post was a really nice Obama and I don't know he seems to be very enamored in cash but to thank cash for being the thing that got me here. -- -- -- And New York Yankee. I've been able to witness that nineteen times over the last six years each year. I've seen give these kids -- -- run. -- steal second. Stevens seemed to steal third -- I need and had the pleasure of watching him steal home -- any credit when I was standing right behind him and we're all streaming event. And that's why I'm so excited to have. And there's so many different ways that he can reach the weather's with the power or just -- -- golf. Have you told me you're going to make my job a lot easier he's no longer or thorn in my side. You are. Flour and our clubhouse that I'm happy to have these things come on out. Please call the regular old. So -- did you call. Him -- while. I don't know it's got to -- you don't hear Miguel's comment is I'm confident we are usually -- -- Your reply. English he's more of a shrinking violet what's urban dictionary says about that and I can't imagine anything good to be insulting him. I don't think he was trying to does not sound like hey you know like this -- that the rides. Rather gives it away adding. Yet I never liked any of so once those boyfriends but. I thought I've -- Q at this time and -- but you which two would you call now I welcome you into our family our brightest that you're if you're going to make my job a lot easier. You no longer or a thorn in my side. You are -- our clubhouse that I'm happy to have you so come on up -- So Russell re mix you know -- not a born but -- on our president poetry but still it doesn't work. It falls flat. It's really terrible. Why is everything and everybody else reached the also staged would you say that your new brother -- As you know I didn't like your first -- now or your lauer are scrambling yes but I think I'd be insulting them all along -- 617779. 7937. I'm here as. My chance to do karaoke. It is of course. Former just. Kind of running them point. Time and there. It was a way to make my job a lot easier. You no longer or thorn in my side. You are flour and our clubhouse and I'm happy to have you so come on up. It almost sounds like. Somebody else wrote the line and he was reading that for the first time Bill Hader doing stuff on honestly felt like. Somebody else wrote it he's like reading all the things about Ellsbury and he gets -- Whatever practical jokes of -- is playing on them. Kobe Bryant Kobe -- -- where. But I thought our Richard shrinking violet eyes the next doubting Thomas is the man. Rose is the things kind of shrinking violet -- exactly know where to go poorly and that we don't know why do I don't do one. I know Jacoby Ellsbury was not worth the 153 million dollars even his biggest fans can admit that I know that. Try to tournament to a guy who. Who was not the air when the games were the biggest from the state. -- Andre and I are shrinking violet. Based on watch this from what -- on all -- -- picketers I don't need to have what. Media bad guy I just whatever -- -- you don't think he's you you really don't -- diminish human player I'm not I'm not he's a good player. Not diminishing him as a player and -- media is a bit of history. You can employ voice in there to CC's. CC can trust me you know are soft poison. Couple times. These ticket rocky is like a classically trained guitars -- went to Julie art before he was in now points. The door -- -- even though he's a really strange cat -- even stranger voice.

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