Red at Surviving G*%@y wonders:
Is there anyone who has been on the Red Sox for a shorter period of time yet is more beloved than Dave Roberts? If the guy was kept in Boston for the 2005 season and beyond, he'd have been living in a world of "free rounds for life." Seriously, what kind of a man would ask Dave Roberts to pay for a pint of beer? No kind of man at all.He's a permanent citizen of that world if you ask me. He's in my Top 5 Sox players -- easily -- maybe Top 3.
A few days ago, Mike at Inside The Monster (who loves Manny like I do) posted video of Alex Cora's 18-pitch at-bat against Matt Clement (!) a few years back. Even with all the between-pitches stuff edited out, it's still over three minutes long.
Video Bonus: seeing the future thief of the Greatest Stolen Base In History on the Dodgers bench.