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An Apology From A Yankees Fan

A little over a year ago, I was fed up with all the hype over Jacoby Ellsbury.  He hadn't even been better than Brett Gardner at that point in both their careers, yet Ellsbury was the player constantly being talked about on ESPN and other media outlets.  I wrote this fanpost voicing my arguments against him, not to OTM in particular, but more of as a post towards Red Sox fans in general.

Well, I was wrong.  Ellsbury really emerged this year as a star.  I will admit, I didn't see it coming.  The power outburst from him was incredible.  His ISO went from .114 in 2008 and 2009 (we'll omit his injury shortened 2010) to .230 this year.  Better yet, he wasn't aided by unnaturally high BABIP or HR/FB rates, so this might be the real deal.

I know your season didn't exactly end as you would have liked it, but at the very least I think you have something to look forward to with Ellsbury.  See you next year.

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