Here’s a parlor game I like to play with some of my ex-con friends. We sit around, get liquored up, and then name players who “would have made great Yankees.” The theory behind the game is quite simple; as Red Sox fans, we view the Yankees as the Joker to our Batman. Yet there are always those players for whom we have so much distaste, it is almost as if they were Yankees, even though they never actually donned the pinstripes. Hence, these players “would have made great Yankees,” because we already didn’t really care for them that much, and being part of the Bronx Bombers would have simply made it “official.”
Anyway, I always go with Shea Hillenbrand, AKA the Most Punchable Face in Baseball. I can totally see him getting in some cheap shots during a Sox-Yankees brawl, then jumping into the arms of Giambi or Posada.
Also, they play baseball in Ireland, laddy. They really do.