Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Between The Strange Signs And The Public Indigestion, Jacoby "The Unicorn" Ellsbury Had A Strange Day

At some point this week I'll get off the "all Sox all the time" business here, but I'm not quite over it yet. I didn't have a chance to properly express myself in 2004 (though I did get a quote about my grandmother into the "Win It For" book about the Sox). But for now, I'm still on the Sox kick. So it's because of this that I posted the above picture and I ask that you take a look at it and answer me this: Why is there a unicorn on that sign the girl in that photo is holding? I'd understand if it was a very small child holding it but to me that person looks like a teenager at least if not a full-fledged adult. Regardless, the unicorn doesn't make a ton of sense to me. Unless Ellsbury's nickname is going to be "The Unicorn." Which is something I think I can get behind. He's fast, magical and mysterious (maybe?). But let's move on because I think I'm beginning to cross that fine line between general rambling and rambling with homosexual undertones. I'm explaining why a 23 year-old guy resembles a unicorn. Might be time for me to take a timeout...

But to get back to the title of this post, the below photo strikes me as incredibly absurd. In July, Ellsbury was recovering from an injury in the minors and his name was being tossed around on Sox message boards, but other than that, he was pretty much unknown. Yesterday he is eating a Taco in front of a couple dozen reporters while hundreds of fans watch from outside. When a couple hundred people watch as you give yourself the beginning stages of diarrhea, that's when you know your life will never be the same.

1 comment:

matthew said...


a) her sense of humor is 2 steps ahead of us

b) she had a wet day & decided to draw her favorite shooting star & unicorn along with confessing her love for Jaco-B on 1 sign.

either way, it is win-win.