07 July 2011
There are three things you should know about me:
1- I watch too much TV.
2 - I have an overactive imagination.
3 - I love the Boston Red Sox.
These three things lead to the question: If a Red Sox player were a TV show, which would he be? Hmmmmmmmm, let’s see what my imagination can come up with:
Tim Wakefield = Law & Order (the original series)
L&O was on TV for 20 years which is nearly unheard of in the industry. It was a classy show that, despite its ups and downs, you could count on for an entertaining hour of television.
Jason Varitek = Men of a Certain Age
What he may lack in speed and batting average, he makes up for in pitch calling and dealing with pitchers. The characters on MOACA may not be perfect (gambling problems, failed acting careers, and business struggles abound), but they are lovable and they all bring something to the table.
Adrian Gonzalez = Southland
Despite changing channels, Southland carries on just as Gonzalez’s move to the American league hasn’t phased him or his hitting.
Jacoby Ellsbury = Buffy the Vampire Slayer
A good looking cast and a cult following seems fitting for the easy-on-the-eyes center fielder. I know I sometimes feel like not many mainstream people appreciate Jacoby, but I’d be the first person to stand up and defend him just the same way Buffy followers love their show.
Josh Beckett = The Closer
Detective Brenda Leigh Johnson has, as Entertainment Weekly puts it, “Southern-fried sass” that is the “bane of both the bad guys she puts away and the good guys she works with.” Um, I think that pretty much sums it up our “testy Texan.”
Kevin Youkilis = Spin City
When Spin City switched from Michael J. Fox to Charlie Sheen as the main character the show didn’t miss a beat. It’s been much the same as Youk has moved to the other corner of the diamond. A quality show, like a quality player, can handle change.
Dustin Pedroia = Saturday Night Live
Is there really a better word to describe Laser Show than “live”? He’s a little wild, a little unpredictable, and a lot committed to playing ball.
JD Drew = Curb Your Enthusiasm
I’ll be honest: I’ve never seen the show, but the title fits Drew too perfectly for me to pass it up.
Jed Lowrie = Firefly
Jed has yet to go a whole season without an injury. When he’s on and healthy he’s great. Firefly was an awesome show, but there was just too little of it, just like there has been too little of Jed’s unhurt time in the majors.
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