“To negate all the years I played for the Boston Red Sox and all the tradition, you look at all the stuff I have piled up at my house, to say I’d just throw it out the window, that’s not true. I’ll always be a Red Sock.
“Guys play on different teams and that’s a part of your history; that’s a part of your life and you can’t change that. It was great years in Boston. One bad half-year doesn’t take away from all the great years I had there and all the good things I’ve been able to do along the way and accomplish as a team, as an individual. It was great.”
I know that a lot of Yankees fans are not going to want to hear this but you have to respect the guy for his honesty and his loyalty to his old club. Let's just hope that he does not try to do too much and uses the Boston Red Sox as a chip on his shoulder and as motivation next season in pinstripes.