The Baseball Desert

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Rookies vs. Rockies

Dear Daisuke, Dustin and Jacoby,

Welcome to the big leagues. We hope you stay there for years to come.

Yours admiringly,
Red Sox Nation


There's a lot of Jacoby love going around right now, and rightly so. Seeing him become only the third rookie ever to get four hits in a World Series game, it's easy to forget that he began the season in AA.

And above and beyond that bit of awesomeness, there's that polite, wholesome, baseball-poster-boy side to him, which has got Kristen wondering:
True or false: Every time Tito gave Ellsbury a start during the season, he found a nice note written on sturdy stationary in his manager's office the next day?

Thanks for giving me a shot. I hope to make you proud.

Jacoby Ellsbury
(Centerfielder, Boston Red Sox)

Eventually, Tito had to tell him nicely to stop since it was appreciated but really wasn't necessary. "Kid, you're gonna get a lot of starts in the future. You don't want to spend all your time writing notes." But Ellsbury just wanted Tito to know how appreciative he was. He's thinking maybe a nice fruit basket, or perhaps a wine and cheese assortment to thank Tito after the season is over. Mike Lowell can totally help him pick out something appropriate.
The day was already good, but it just got ten times funnier...