Real baseball returns today, and that’s great. As fun as the All-Star festivities are for some people (personally, I don’t like it, and usually dread my team’s players playing in a meaningless game), nothing beats games that count.
But since almost no real baseball has been played recently, we don’t have as much to talk about. The trade deadline is still a bit away, so instead of talking about the trades that are on everyone’s mind (watch the Sox make their trades before next Friday and make me look like a fool), let’s just have fun with a simple topic:
What would your All-Time Red Sox roster look like?
Simple, right? You can just say your starting 9 (10 if you list a pitcher, obviously), or you can go so far as to make a 25-man roster. Be as in-depth or as vague about your roster as you like, though I do like to read reasonings and rationales for less obvious selections. Anybody can say Cy Young deserves a spot on the all-time 25, but don’t be afraid to be brave, buck tradition, and make an argument that instead perhaps Jon Lester deserves that nod (I think a case can be made, given the difference in eras).
Have fun with it, and I’ll see you all on Tuesday!