Re: Who Are Red Sox
posted at 9/8/2013 10:08 AM EDT
In response to nhsteven's comment:
In response to royf19's comment:
Couldn't come up with a better description. By this, I mean players who have had short stays but became fan favorites. And I don't mean the stars. Luis Tiant, for example, to me is too much of a star to fit in this category.
Two no-brainers that fit what I'm talking about are:
Two others that might fit the bill:
But it seems like I'm missing some obvious one but I'm blanking right now.
I guess those guidelines weren't necessarily followed, Roy.[/QUOTE]
Yeah, it did kind of grew. What happens is posters read the title and don't read the OP. I've done that at times and gone back to edit the post because I realized it didn't fit.
Admittedly, it was kind of a narrow group of players and it might be hard to remember how fans felt at the time of players from the past.
Tiant, Damon, Pedro certainly had that "folk hero" appeal but they were stars and really didn't have short careers in Boston.
I was looking for more of the Dave Henderson types. They players who had that brief stay but did something memorable (Henderson, Roberts, Carbo) -- that places him above all those other players who come through.
Or they had colorful personalities and also had that memorable year (Koji) or couple of years (Radatz).
Maybe I should have tried to explain what I was going for a little better. Still -- a fun topic and I appreciate the responses.