Give the kid a chance
We all saw what kind of spark Jacoby Ellsbury provided down the stretch for the Red Sox; it's time to let him try to ignite this sagging offense again. If not for Game 5 against the tough lefty Sabathia, we think he should at least get a start and hit leadoff in Game 6 back at Fenway (fingers crossed). Think of the ovation at Fenway! That alone would be enough to give this team a lift. He could sub for either Coco Crisp (.188 ALCS average) in center or J.D. Drew (.267) in right.
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