Boston Red Sox: Top 10 Good Guys and Bad Guys of the Last 25 Years

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Boston Red Sox: Top 10 Good Guys and Bad Guys of the Last 25 Years
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Any franchise that gets as much attention as the Boston Red Sox is bound to have more than its share of fan favorites.  

Popular players are easy to spot, from the replica jerseys in the stands, from the huddle of microphones at post-game conferences and from the loudest cheers and ovations when they step into the batter's box.

But at the same time, every team has those guys we just love to hate.  They're equally easy to spot.  

Booed consistently on the road, booed occasionally at home, they are the targets of water cooler slams and radio show complaints.  They are the guys fans focus on when the team is doing poorly.  Their attitude, legal and mental and emotional problems transcend on-field performance.

Over the last quarter century, the Red Sox have had characters that fall into both of these categories. Good guys and hometown heroes stand in stark contrast to the bad eggs who whined and grumbled their way through Beantown.

Let's review the top 10 for both, beginning with Boston's all-time good guys.

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