Ex-Boston Red Sox player and current New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury. Photo Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports.

Ellsbury in pinstripes (Photo)


Jacoby Ellsbury looks darn happy to be a Yankee in the photo next to skipper Joe Girardi.  He has 153 million reasons to be floating on air. Photo courtesy of the @Yankees Twitter account.

Ellsbury is joining a distinguished group of Boston Red Sox players who head down I-95, and play for the other half of the greatest rivalry in sports, the New York Yankees.  The most notable players to make the trip are Babe Ruth, Roger Clemens, and Johnny Damon.  I-95 wasn’t built when Babe Ruth graced the baseball diamond, so I’m sure he took the train.

After winning his second World Series with the Red Sox, Jacoby signed a seven-year $153 million contract with the Yankees this offseason.  As noticed in the picture, he can no longer sport his beard, as per the rules of being a Bronx Bomber.  The Yankees are a clean cut bunch, and that’s why we love them (or don’t love them).

Many people in the sports world criticize the Yankees for buying talent and championships.  The Yankees will continue to do so, and laugh all the way to the bank.  The greatest franchise in sports is worth a couple billion dollars, and the famous pinstripes and “NY” logo are globally recognized as a symbol of success. Smile away Jacoby, you are on the brightest stage, New York baby!

 

 

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