I am writing this from Fenway Park at Camden Yards, where 36,000 Red Sox fans and 548 Orioles fans converged for a baseball game.
You have to give credit to the Red Sox for traveling so well. But goodness gracious is this getting out of hand.
It seemed like there were more Red Sox fans watching batting practice than there were Orioles fans attending the game.
So, I figured it’s time for you guys to strike back. Even in a fictional way.
If you could steal one Red Sox player and put him on the Orioles, who would it be?
That has to be hard for many of you, since Boston stars like Kevin Youkilis, Josh Beckett, Jonathan Papelbon and Dustin Pedroia aren’t exactly loved by opposing fans (many of you have voiced that opinion before).
The catch is it has to be someone that fits on the Orioles team. So it probably wouldn’t make sense to grab a center fielder, right fielder or catcher.
Lefty Jon Lester is a solid choice, since he is young and absolutely destroys the Orioles. Papelbon, Beckett and Youkilis are excellent ones as well. Especially Youkilis, who could play either first or third next year for the Birds and bat third or fourth.
I’ll go with left fielder Jason Bay, but that means finding playing time for Nolan Reimold or Luke Scott. It’s worth it to get Bay’s bat – and attitude -- I think.
Daily Think Special: Which Red Sox player would you steal for the Orioles?