A lion isn't concerned with the opinion of sheep
Ok, so...Agreed on Top 5.
Hondo, Raymond-Jean and Ortiz are locks.
I can't speak to Cooz other than I grew up with him doing color w/ Gil Santos for Celts games on WBZ and never saw him play. Maybe Sam Jones should get some consideration.
Pedro was the greatest pitcher in modern Red Sox history. Forget about the roids with Roger. I loved Clem when he was here. Pedro was better. He wasn't here long but what an impact on the region. Same category as Cam Neely.
Should either one be in the Top 10 over Yaz? Tough call but i'd lean towards Yaz.
Are we putting Pedro ahead of Hannah? I think so. You don't fill stadiums to watch guard play. That's not a diss on Hannah, merely a comment on the position he played. When Pedro pitched, it was electric. No one ever says that about a guard. I am sure there's an argument to put in Cousy over Pedro. I am not qualified to make it.
The real question is are we putting Gronk on the list ahead of both? Gronk certainly had game changing ability, and was electric when he was at his prime. He stepped up in big moments. Was he as dominant as Pedro? I think there's some parallels. Both were at the very top of their respective games for a short window. Both filled stadiums, both are HoFers, both gave great quotes.
Very similar. I think the only difference is how Gronk has distanced himself from the region, while Pedro has embraced being a Sox Alumnus.
I'll pencil in Pedro for now, and we will see if Gronk returns a happy member of the Patriot family or if he remains a bitter divorcee.