The Boston Red Sox are arguably one of the most storied franchises in all of sports, let alone baseball. In their illustrious history there have been a slew of characters to pass through Boston and spend time on Yawkey Way.
The Sox have had their share of legends as well as goats, but through it all fans have enjoyed a rich history with their beloved team. If you are a Red Sox fan it is more than just being fanatical, it is almost a lifestyle or a relationship.
Jimmy Fallon's character, Ben Wrightman in the 2005 film, Fever Pitch said it best:
That's right. I mean - why? Because they haven't won a World Series in a century or so? So what? They're here. Every April, they're here. At 1:05 or at 7:05, there is a game. And if it gets rained out, guess what? They make it up to you. Does anyone else in your life do that? The Red Sox don't get divorced. This is a real family. This is the family that's here for you."
As silly or menial as it may sound, many fans look at the Red Sox in that manner. It is hard to explain unless you live it, but it is true.
With that in mind, let's take a look at some past "family" members that fans loved, then hated; teammates loved, then hated and overall drama queens from the annals of Red Sox history.