I know at least one person here "fuck@ng hates"* Aviles, but the Red Sox starting shortstop would be among Royals leaders with 5 2B, 3 HR, 20 hits, 10 RBI - and would only be tied with Francoeur and Bourgeois at getting picked-off. Granted, it is a small sample size and Aviles was inconsistent last year before collapsing, only to rebound in Boston at .317/.340/.436 to close out 2011.
Here are actual comments on “Over the Monster” from clearly non-insane fans:
Aviles had a double.
Nice snare by Aviles.
aviles making me look smart
Really liking Aviles in the leadoff spot
Credit where it is due to Bobby V.
Blackburn is terrible . . . Aviles is really raking though.
I knew . . . Aviles would be good.
Mike Aviles, ladies and gentlemen.
Really liking Aviles right now.
I was thrilled to have Aviles, always liked him
Aviles: 3 extra base hits tonight
Gonzales: 5 extra base hits so far this year
Aviles 4 for 5
Aviles on fire
4 hits tonight!
I miss Yamico.
Aviles has actually looked good in a Red Sox uniform.
* attempted humor