Re: Jealous No talent Sports writers and Jacoby Ellsbury
posted at 11/3/2011 4:40 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Jealous No talent Sports writers and Jacoby Ellsbury
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Jealous No talent Sports writers and Jacoby Ellsbury : You're equating Mark McGwire to Jacoby Ellsbury? How does PED use have anything to do with the continual attacks last year on Ellsbury? Your argument fails.
Posted by johnpanzer1[/QUOTE]
This is about last year's stories? I was one of Ellsbury's biggests defenders and still am, but fail to see where jealousy comes in. What the reporters found out was that many of the players agreed with Youk, who loudly exclaimed that Jake was wrong to leave the team and go to Arizona--an action, FWIW, I agreed with last year and this year. The worst place for Jake to be was on that bench.
I say again, those stories weren't written out of jealousy but out of the natural and inevitable desire of any reporter to tell whatever stories are available. This one was made even more interesting by what seemed to be a failure on the part of the Red Sox medical staff.
Yes, some of the reporters, notably Peter Abraham, took sides and opined that maybe Jake was in the wrong. But that too is inevitable and doesn't depend on jealousy.
Jake is a public figure, and public figures, especially Red Sox players in Boston, are fair game.
Ellsbury has turned the tables on all the naysayers, so I really don't see anything to whine about. He has emerged triumphant, and all the brickbats of 2010 only make the triumph that much sweeter, to say nothing of the future paychecks he has now earned.