Which Red Sox Player Would Make the Best Politician?


Which Red Sox Player Would Make the Best Politician? Last fall, former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling had "some interest" in running for the seat held for nearly 50 years by Sen. Ted Kennedy.

While this news shocked few, it's not entirely out of the realm of possibility to see a Sox alum taking seat in public office. After all, members of the Commonwealth love the Sox. How many can actually say they love politicians?

Schilling obviously never ran for the seat, which was eventually won by Scott Brown. But the outspoken spotlight soaking Schilling has all the intangibles to be a politician. But he certainly isn't the only Sox alum what could pull off a Bill Bradley-like run in politics.

With Mike Lowell retiring, what better way to keep one of the most lovable Sox stars around than to elect him into public office? The man has dealt with plenty of adversity over his career and after what he mentally and physically went through during his last two years in Boston, who couldn't trust him?

Another politician on the Sox roster could be Dustin Pedroia. Is there anything this scrappy leader hasn't stood up to?

If Jason Varitek can serve as the club's long-tenured captain in this market and with this constant pressure, then he's more than qualified to be entrusted with governmental duties.

Which Sox player do you think would make the best politician?

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