Gary Sheffield does not read YFSF

The Herald’s John Tomase reports that Gary Sheffield actually wanted to sign with the Red Sox when it appeared the Yanks might let him go as a free agent. He also felt that Sox fans respected him:

Sheffield never felt hated by Red Sox fans.

“I never got that sense,” he said. “Even when I was out in public, Boston fans would say, ‘Why are you hanging out with Jeter?’ And Jeter would say, ‘Man, when we go out in Boston, no one messes with Gary. Everybody’s always talking good about Gary.’ I used to wonder why, too. Maybe it’s the style of play or something else, but I always sensed the respect factor, even when I came to the plate.”

Hmm…Maybe Gary’s right…Maybe Gary’s completely delusional. Let’s see what our own Sox fans have had to say on the matter of Sheffield.

  • "speaking of a-holes, sheff is a huge one."-sf rod, Nov. 6, 2006
  • "That said, Sheff = a-hole." -Paul SF, Nov. 6, 2006
  • "[Sheffield] is full of sh*t." -SF, Jan. 16, 2007
  • "Reason # 32435984750470293874029387 that I would never want this punk a** b*tch (Editor’s note: Gary Sheffield) on the Red Sox."-LocklandSF, Nov. 1, 2006
  • "See, this is another reason why I wonder how in the world someone would want to give up any real value for a guy (Editor’s note: Gary Sheffield) who is such a pain in the neck."-mouse, Nov. 1, 2006
  • "I realize some people could say similar things about Manny, but "Manny being Manny" is nothing like ‘Sheff being Sheff.’"-mouse, Nov. 1, 2006
  • "Yeah, you read this and you automatically think "heckuva guy, that Sheff". Or not." -SF, Nov. 9, 2006
  • "now that gary is a lame duck yankee, can we all agree he is both a cheater and a horrible liar? hopefully now, we will finally get to see the video of r. kelly and gary’s gosphel singing wife."- sf. rod, Nov. 9, 2006

Yeah, Gary, they respect you in Boston!

20 comments… add one
  • I had the exact same thought, Nick. Gary apparently doesn’t read YFSF.
    I wonder how A-Rod feels, knowing Jeter apparently ditched him for Sheffield?

    Paul SF March 10, 2007, 7:24 pm
  • Jeez Louise, he plays hurt, he plays hard, he doesn’t play dirty, what’s the problem?

    john March 10, 2007, 7:26 pm
  • john, I always said the same thing about Gary.

    Nick-YF March 10, 2007, 7:30 pm
  • in fairness to the sox fans here, I completely took their comments out of context (except for sf-rod’s).

    Nick-YF March 10, 2007, 7:31 pm
  • “What’s the problem”? Seriously? I shouldn’t even need to answer that.

    Paul SF March 10, 2007, 7:33 pm
  • After Sheff was plunked in today’s game along with Magglio Ordonez getting beaned, both HBPs by Josh Beckett, perhaps Sheff will have a slightly different feeling for the Sox. Heh.
    Later in the game, after Todd Jones threw a pitch up and in to JD Drew, followed by one behind him, resulting in Tiger’s manager Jim Leyland and Jones getting tossed, a shouting match soon followed with Leyland and Sox 3rd base coach Demarlo Hale the principals, followed by the benches emptying. After a little shouting and shoving order was restored. Good thing both those retaliation pitches missed Drew. Heh.
    Perhaps Beckett is taking a page out of Schilling’s playbook and deciding he needs to pitch inside more this year. That Curt is a baaaaad influence. Heh.

    Whatever March 10, 2007, 7:46 pm
  • Let’s play oddsmakers. Against long odds: he would read this blog. Against longer odds: he would read something I have written that he would consider as an aspersion on his character. Against all odds: we meet at a later date in an alley. That puts the odds at a fajillion to one that he kicks my ass. Nope, don’t like the odds.
    I love you, Gary. You are the best ballplayer ever.
    Kidding aside, I’ve said it before and I still feel this way. I will *miss* watching him swinging out of his shoes, terrorizing third base coaches and fans in the lower reserved up the line. At the plate, he has always been one of my favorite players to watch.

    attackgerbil March 10, 2007, 7:53 pm
  • John – There are many problems to pick from should one choose why one might say they wouldn’t want Sheff on their team, but his performance as a Yankee _on the field_ withstands the most withering scrutiny anyone wants to bring to bear. Sheff’s fine by me.

    attackgerbil March 10, 2007, 8:09 pm
  • Wait – don’t Sheffield’s comments today prove my 1/16/2007 comment to be totally on the mark!!?!?!

    SF March 10, 2007, 9:28 pm
  • John – There are many problems to pick from should one choose why one might say they wouldn’t want Sheff on their team
    “a*hole” and “full of sh*t” aren’t exactly “don’t want him on my team.”

    john March 10, 2007, 10:28 pm
  • Sheff is paid to hit the ball and play hard and he does both.

    john March 10, 2007, 10:29 pm
  • I stand by my assertion that Sheff is a pain in the neck. That’s all.

    mouse - SF March 10, 2007, 11:05 pm
  • How respectful did he think those bleacher fans were when he nearly jumped into the stands in 2005?

    YF March 10, 2007, 11:29 pm
  • Sox fans don’t want Sheff on their team for most of the reasons why Yankee fans don’t want Schilling on their team, and neither side can see why.

    Andrew March 10, 2007, 11:30 pm
  • I’ll still trade A-Rod for Papi.

    john March 11, 2007, 7:24 am
  • I wouldn’t. We already have a DH.

    Andrew March 11, 2007, 10:51 am
  • We’ll trade the DH.

    john March 12, 2007, 8:09 am
  • nick, you know i couldn’t resist.
    how can anyone respect a player who tanked balls to force a trade, went into the stands to attack fans in chicago, and lied to our faces? and that’s the short list.
    not on my team. never.

    sf rod March 12, 2007, 3:43 pm
  • Andrew, can you honestly say you prefer Giambi over Papi, if given the choice for the Yankees DH?

    LocklandSF March 12, 2007, 5:44 pm
  • I think he prefers A-Rod and Giambi to Ortiz and Giambi given the positional issues.

    Nick-YF March 12, 2007, 6:54 pm

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