Jacoby Ellsbury signed with the New York Yankees on Tuesday. Considering Ellsbury is 30 years old and was seeking more money than Carl Crawford got a few years back, very few are surprised that the Evil Empire has given him seven years and $153 million. That does not mean Boston Red Sox fans aren’t upset to see their former center fielder sleeping with the enemy.
As expected, the Ellsbury jersey burning has already commenced. In addition to the fan who ceremoniously torched Ellsbury’s shirt while bagpipes played in the background, there was also this guy. He was a bit less graceful:
Once again, we have an example of a player who signed with the highest bidder. And with that, we will have a countless number of fans pretending they would not have done the same. Hey, at least Ellsbury was beloved while in Boston. It’s much worse to have your jersey burned by fans of the team you still play for.
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