Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Photo By Bryanne

Following the tradition of made-up holidays like Secretaries Day, and Valentine’s Day, today brings us to International Talk Like a Pirate Day! But, how are we supposed to talk like a Pirate, matey? Well, thankfully, the Red Sox have a couple former Pirates on their roster who might be able to help us. Savvy?

The one that jumps right to mind is super-sub Pedro Ciriaco. He played in 31 games for the Pirates during the 2010 and 2011 seasons.

Or, from the bullpen, former Pirate Ross Ohlendorf tends to the seven seas. Yo Ho Ohlendorf was a teammate of Pirate Pedro for two years before jumping ship to the Sox. You don’t see a lot of Princeton grads turn into Pirates. I wonder if that was cause for conflict.

There have been other notable Pirates to come to the Sox over the years. One came by way of a mutiny. Jason Bay came over to the Sox in a deadline deal involving Manny Ramirez. Bay the Bad’s new crew was happy to have him aboard.

Of course, possibly the most famous former Pirate to put on the Red Sox retired before the beginning of the season. Tim Wakefield starred for the Pirates before coming to the Sox. If there were ever a buried treasure left by Pirates, Tim the Terrible was it. From walking the plank, to collecting two rings. Not a bad recovery.

Yup. I deserve to be marooned on a desert island for writing that.


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