Let’s play Sports Jeopardy.This guy says they were 'kinda sorta', 'half-assed' boos, so I'm inclined to believe that Shank's exaggerating here.
Answer: Johnny Damon, Adam Vinatieri, Ray Allen . . . Jacoby Ellsbury.
Question: Name four Boston athletes who performed admirably in championship seasons, then were booed by Hub fans because they returned to Boston wearing the wrong laundry.
Ellsbury’s handsome head was added to the Rushmore of Fan Stupidity Tuesday night when the majority of Red Sox fans in attendance gave him the old Bronx cheer when he came to bat against former teammate Jon Lester leading off the first inning at Fenway.
What's halfway interesting about this column is Shank's newfound appreciation for Ellsbury:
And in the distance, I could swear I heard Bob Lobel ask, “Why can’t we get players like that?’’I wonder if he's ever going to tell us if he harbors any bad feelings about certain Boston Globe sports columnists?
He’s never going to tell us if he harbors any bad feelings about his medical treatment from the Sox staff or the team’s indifference when he became a free agent last winter. It’s kind of admirable.