Free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, fresh off winning the World Series with Boston, reached agreement with the rival New York Yankees on a seven-year contract worth about $153-million, a person familiar with the negotiations said on December 4th.
The same night longtime Red sox fan and noted baseball afficinado Ted Schmidt announced his divorce from the summer game.
“This is the final straw”, the Scarboro community theologian stated in Toronto’s Hush Free Press.”The great game is in the hands of accountants and players with no allegiance to anything but their pocket books.Loyalty is a nineteenth century word, long gone from the vocabulary of today’s mercenaries.
I have notified the Red Sox that their longstanding fan is out for good.
As I once said to the great Japanese scout Aki Yoshamoto whom I first met in Oakville in 1960, Sayonara!