Instead of wallowing in the Sox late-season collapse I choose to celebrate the one and only Matt Stairs.
Stairs's career numbers are essentially the same as Reggie Jackson's (.262, .356, .490). All of his numbers trump those of Roger Maris. Other players with comparable numbers include Bobby Bonds, Frank Howard, Dwight Evans, Dale Murphy and Greg Luzinski. Nobody confuses those ballplayers with the ordinary.
Fingerfood supposes that Matt Stairs coulda been a contender had he only come up as right fielder. I find that a bit shocking... yet I'd vote in Dewey and Dale. Matt Stairs? Whoulda thunk.