The making of Jacoby Ellsbury
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Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy once called Jacoby Ellsbury "the can't-miss kid of Boston sports." Johnny Pesky said he thought Ellsbury could be the next Ted Williams. The 27-year-old Ellsbury could still be all of those things, as he's shown this season that 2009 was no fluke. After his injury-played 2010, who knew Ellsbury would come back so strongly? He had a monster season, and is a big part of the MVP conversation. Scroll through this gallery to see Ellsbury's journey to becoming the All-Star center fielder he is today.