Brent Lillibridge on trade to Red Sox: ‘Baseball is kind of a sorority of guys’
Utility man Brent Lillibridge has had an eventful few days since he was shipped to the Red Sox by the White Sox in the Kevin Youkilis trade on Sunday, but even given the frenzied nature of having his life uprooted and being forced to relocate doesn’t necessarily excuse the 28-year-old from understanding the difference between a fraternity and a sorority, which was made evident by his comments about how a move to Boston has reunited him with players he previously has crossed paths with during his baseball career:
“Baseball is kind of a sorority of guys, and you end up crossing each other’s paths,” he said. “Baseball is baseball. We all are on the same page when it comes to that. We just get used to each other’s personality. I don’t think I’m going to make too many waves. I’m just going to play my game and enjoy it.”
Obviously, Lillibridge’s gaffe should be attributed to a slip of the tongue more than anything else, but it is an amusing one nonetheless. I’m sure the fellas in the clubhouse will have some fun with it. I wonder if they’ll name him an honorary member of the Pi Delta Pis or the Omega Mus. Regardless, maybe he’ll be lucky enough for someone to ask him to be their date to the Alpha Beta formal. Or even worse, Lillibridge might be subjected to a surprise panty raid during a road trip.
Yes, all my knowledge of fraternities and sororities is based upon information gleaned from watching Revenge of the Nerds about 100 times. Is that so wrong?