Meet Texas Rangers lefty Derek Holland, who is my new, current, non-Red Sox hardball hero. And that’s because, on the eve of the baseball postseason with his team getting ready to face the winner of the wild card game, my boy Dutch Oven found the time to celebrate the way any self-respecting major leaguer should. By trying to get on the timeline of a ridiculously hot Internet model.
Holland publicly reached out to Instagram sensation Lindsey Pelas, and for that he has my undying respect. Too many ballplayers concern themselves with their public image or try to score women the old-fashioned way. Quietly and privately. But Dutch Oven refuses to nibble at the corners. He just went right after Lindsey like a tough hitter with the bases loaded.
And you know he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with should the Sox face Texas in the ALCS. I just know if it comes to that, my allegiances will be really tested. Because I admire the game of any man who goes after a prize like Lindsey Pelas.