Julian Tavarez Is The Doris Kearns Goodwin Of Baseball

In this day and age of instant gratification, it is reassuring to know that today's stars have the proper respect for those who came before them.

Not long after the Red Sox's game against the Tigers was postponed because of rain Wednesday, [Red Sox pitcher Julian] Tavarez was predicting October baseball for the Red Sox and extolling the virtues of doubleheaders — even if he's never heard of Mr. "Let's play two", aka Mr. Cub.

"I don't know who Ernie Banks is, but I hope he was a good guy," Tavarez said. "I'm like him, I hope."

To be fair, we're not sure if Julian Tavarez knows who J.D. Drew is either.

Tavarez: Ernie Banks? Never Heard Of Him [Red Sox Monster]