Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Let's Hear It For The Boy!

While I standby my utter and total disgust with the Boston Red Sux (which only grew stronger last week with the Coco Crisp fiasco...followed by the Manny-Jason battle in the dugout)...I must give credit where credit is due. So let's hear for the newest American citizen...Big Papi!

Today alongside 226 other immigrants...David Ortiz was officially sworn in as an American citizen. Call me sentimental...but I find the whole thing pretty cool.

He did not make a deal of the fact that he was doing fact very few people knew that he was actually doing it. I love that he did not do this for the publicity....unlike another player who made such a show of it that I still hear about it nearly four years later. Not to say that it isn't a big deal...but my point is that there is something touching about the fact that Big Papi didn't do this for media attention or all-star votes...he did this for himself. The smile on his face as he left the courthouse said it all....he is proud to American which is totally awesome in my book.

So congrats to Big if only he would pull a Johnny Damon and see the light.


THE TODD said...

Millie Vanillie, please don't delude yourself into thinking that this post is a major accomplishment. You would have to have a heart of stone to have beef with Big Papi regardless of who he plays for.

I was wondering when you were going to address the Fighting Red Sox. That shit was DA BOMB! I never knew that Coco was such a badass until that fight.

Dr. Fine said...

Do you think that Johnny regrets his move to the Yankees now that they suck?

Millie said...

No one with the name Coco capable of being a bad ass. I will admit that I liked his matrix-isque dodge then deck move but his comments afterwards in the press conference pissed me off.

I see that didn't bother to defend Manny.

THE TODD said...

There is no defending needed. Manny just reminded Youkilus that he is the alpha dog.

Millie said...

Alpha Dog...Don't You Mean Alpha Bitch?