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The Republican Apr 14, 2014
New era: Jackie Bradley Jr. throws out Jacoby Ellsbury, playing 'outstanding in center field'

New era: Jackie Bradley Jr. throws out Jacoby Ellsbury, playing 'outstanding in center field'

One former Red Sox Gold Glover departed for the Yankees, but Bradley has been a gem in center field so far this season.
From Ripken to Jeter to Bogaerts, the circle of life in baseball

From Ripken to Jeter to Bogaerts, the circle of life in baseball

NEW YORK -- Three nights ago, in the first inning of the first Red Sox-Yankees game of 2014, Derek Jeter was standing on second base, teasing Dustin Pedroia for making a sensational diving play to steal a hit from friend-turned-foe Jacoby Ellsbury. Then, ever so briefly, he glanced over his right shoulder and locked eyes with Xander Bogaerts.The symmetry was undeniable.
Boston Herald Apr 12, 2014
Red Sox Notebook: Grady Sizemore fills Ellsbury's role

Red Sox Notebook: Grady Sizemore fills Ellsbury's role

NEW YORK — Before the Yankees made Jacoby Ellsbury the highest-paid outfielder on an active major league roster, even before Ellsbury broke into the majors with the Red Sox, another soft-spoken, naturally gifted athlete from the Pacific Northwest was the prime example of what a game-changing center fielder should look like.It was Grady Sizemore.
Fenway Nation Apr 11, 2014

Ellsbury To Get 2013 World Series Ring Today

The BlingBen Cherington and John Farrell will present Jacoby Ellsbury with his 2013 World Series ring at some point today—forever closing the chapter on his Red Sox career. Ellsbury told MLB.com that a bunch of his former mates had congratulated him on getting the renowned piece of jewelry, "They said it was awesome -- exact words. But yeah, they were excited, I got a few messages from them when they went to the White House. Basically let me know, 'Hey, you're a part of this, and congratulations'." Of his nine years with the Red Sox organization, Ellsbury commented, "I played as hard as I...

Coffee and Clippings: Hard to put Jacoby Ellsbury in villain role

Michael Silverman (@MikeSilvermanBB) of the Boston Herald writes that it is hard to put Jacoby Ellsbury in the villain role for the Red Sox… It’s going to be awfully hard to hate on Jacoby Ellsbury for the next seven years. Of course, during that first visit to Fenway Park by the Yankees later this month, […]
The Republican Apr 11, 2014

Extra hustle needed: Jacoby Ellsbury leads New York Yankees over Boston Red Sox, 4-1

If sure looked like Jacoby Ellsbury had a little extra hustle in his first game against the Boston Red Sox after enjoying a seven-year stint on Yawkey Way.
Boston Herald Apr 11, 2014
Red Sox Beat: Hard to put Jacoby Ellsbury in villain role

Red Sox Beat: Hard to put Jacoby Ellsbury in villain role

NEW YORK — It’s going to be awfully hard to hate on Jacoby Ellsbury for the next seven years.Of course, during that first visit to Fenway Park by the Yankees later this month, he’s going to hear it from the faithful, because that’s what Red Sox fans do, it can’t be helped. Their forefathers did it when Wade Boggs and Roger Clemens left and, boy, did they do it when the last center fielder, Johnny Damon, had the nerve to play in the Bronx.
Newsday Apr 10, 2014

Jacoby Ellsbury has fond memories of time with Red Sox

Jacoby Ellsbury's phone vibrated a few times last week when the Red Sox were being honored by President Obama for winning the World Series. Ellsbury may play for the Yankees now, but that didn't stop his former teammates from showing him some love.
Boston Globe Apr 10, 2014

Ellsbury, Pineda lead Yanks over Red Sox 4-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single off old roommate Clay Buchholz in his first game against the Red Sox, Michael Pineda won while pitching with some noticeable substance on his hand, and the New York Yankees beat Boston 4-1 Thursday night.
Newark Star-Ledger Apr 10, 2014

Jacoby Ellsbury now on other side of Yankees-Red Sox rivalry

Ellsbury and the Yankees open a four-game sere against the Red Sox Thursday
The Republican Apr 10, 2014

It's getting hard to remember Jacoby Ellsbury was ever on the Boston Red Sox

Jacoby Ellsbury seems to fit in pretty well in New York. But the Red Sox have two center fielders who are doing just fine in his absence.
Newark Star-Ledger Apr 10, 2014

Jacoby Ellsbury still adjusting to post-Red Sox life

Says he expects the reception he gets in Boston to be 'different' than what he gets in New York

Pregame notes: “They welcomed me with open arms”

Jacoby Ellsbury was the Red Sox top draft pick back in 2005, and he was immediately assigned to their short-season affiliate in Lowell. Ellsbury’s traveling roommate that year was one of the team’s supplemental-round picks, Clay Buchholz — the same guy Ellsbury will face tonight in his first ever at-bat against his former team. “I’ve […]The post Pregame notes: “They welcomed me with open arms” appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.

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