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Jacoby Ellsbury joins Yankees, area north of Boston reacts

Tuesday night, news broke that outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury had agreed to a seven-year contract worth over $150 million to leave the Red Sox, where he had helped win two World Series, and join the arch rival Yankees. The Twitter reaction was as swift as an Ellsbury stolen-base attempt.


  1. Some accurately perceived the gathering storm.
  2. Many were nonplussed, suggesting in Ellsbury's situation, they might have done the same thing.
  3. For a certain subset of the fan base, Ellsbury's departure was particularly painful, prompting some abrupt thinning of the wardrobe.
  4. While some were bitter about the idea of Ellsbury in the Bronx...
  5. ...bitterness that highlighted the need for a spelling lesson, in some cases...
  6. ...others believe the Yankees may be repeating past mistakes with the mega-deal.