October 31, 2007


Ellsbury scores with fans at 'Steal a Taco' promotion (Diedtra Henderson, October 31, 2007, Boston Globe)

Forget those pitchers who came at Red Sox fielder Jacoby Ellsbury with inside heat.

Yesterday, fervent fans came at him with even more: hats, T-shirts, posters, and even taco-stained wrappers and disposable cups. [...]

Inside the restaurant on the campus of Boston University, Ellsbury gave high fives on his way to the counter to order a free taco that he slathered with "fire" sauce. The fast-food crew of eight workers, who had dispensed 500 free tacos in the first hour of the three-hour promotion, paused to snag autographs and photos with Ellsbury.

As he munched on his taco, women crowded inside the restaurant swooned.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 31, 2007 7:43 AM

Boy this combines baseball, "Nothing Costs More That It Used To" and "Importing the Superior Culture" in a neat package doesn't it? If only the tacos were served on a train, we'd hear your moans of ecstasy in Plattsburgh.

Posted by: Bryan at October 31, 2007 9:08 AM

Being Sawx fans, no doubt large numbers of the "men" swooned too.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at October 31, 2007 9:45 AM

Hey, did the writer of the piece sneak something by the editor?:

munched . . . taco . . . women . . . swooned?

(Pointing that out probably violated BrosJ anti-obscentity law)

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at October 31, 2007 10:01 AM

We're too tired from Shawshanking the Yankees to eye him.

Posted by: oj at October 31, 2007 10:46 AM

Well, a few teams got Shawshanked by the Sawx, but not the Yanks. As I recall, we dropped the soap in the prison shower for the Tribe -- but then again, the Sawx would've lost a best of 5 to them as well.

I guess a world championship also erases the memory of the Yanks winning 9 of the last 12 games with the Sawx?

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at October 31, 2007 4:50 PM

We didn't just smack you down, we made your five best players, your manager & your hero all quit.

Posted by: oj at October 31, 2007 7:16 PM

Torre leaving is a cause for rejoicing. 5 best? I'm guessing you mean Pettite, Mo, Posada, Arod, and?

Mo and Pettite will be back. Arod will hurt but it's probably a blessing that we won't have a 40 year old Arod puttering around fighting Jeter for a spot at dh. Posada? He could go, though he and Giradi get along well. Posada behind the plate is deadly to guys like Chamberlain who throw in the dirt anyway, and his hitting's bound to decline. A 4 year deal which seems to be what he's asking would be bad for a guy who should be seeing more and more time at dh even next year.

My hero? Phil Hughes quit too?

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at October 31, 2007 7:30 PM

Perhaps Torre or Giambi should have promised free stromboli or cannolli.

The other thing missing from the post is the prison cell. Of course, with Ellsbury, OJ can be the stud.

Posted by: jim hamlen at October 31, 2007 11:45 PM