Wade Boggs Number Retirement Night...

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  1. Dove

    Dove We can't stop what's comin.

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    A hum drum Thursday night in May against the Rockies. I would have thought this 5-time batting champ would have been worthy of a weekend event.
     
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  2. The Viking

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    I think they schedule these for nights where they are less likely to sell out. Hence a weeknight against a ho-hum Rockies team.
     
  3. mauconnfan

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    It's Papi's year Dove they don't give a crap about Wade Boggs.
     
  4. Dove

    Dove We can't stop what's comin.

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    Then why not just do a Jack Brohamer bobblehead night?

    Sure looks like it. Wade deserves a weekend.
     
  5. The Viking

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    The guy was a great hitter but brought a lot of off the field baggage to the team. hell he tried to sell his Hall of fame hat to Tampa bay. He's a whack job. Throw in the fact he won a WS ring in NY and was still wearing it last night.
    honestly a lot of sox fans are fine with moving on from him. I think the team just wants to retire at least one number a year a la the Yankees for marketingg reasons or whatever.
    Personally if they were going to retire a number this year I would have preferred Dwight Evans one of the best right fielders ever and a guy who has worked with the team every year in spring training and beyond and never embarrassed the organization like Boggs did.
     
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  6. jmp33

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    Both Pedro and Rice had their numbers retired on a week night. So no dis to Boggs. More likely they want a week night sellout.
     
  7. zyron

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    That's great.

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  8. The Viking

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    Yeah, like I said most Sox fans don't really care much about his number...there's a disconnect there between him and the fans as the picture above shows.
    By the way I don't know who else got the hell out of town between the 86 Sox team's night on Wednesday and Boggs night on Thursday, but I know that Dewey, Buckner and Barrett left town. That' 1/3 of the lineup. Could be telling of what some teammates thought of the guy.
     
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  9. zyron

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    Well the Sox did dump him after he had one bad season in his career, so it's not like they showed him any loyalty.
     
  10. The Viking

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    The Yankees gave a 35 year old a 3 year deal even though he was coming off his worst season, was not adjusting to his contact lenses and had a bad back.

    If he wasn't an ass off the field maybe the Sox would have shown him some loyalty but honestly I can't blame the Sox organization with their decision making at the time.
     
  11. zyron

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    What did he do, I honestly don't know? I mean besides being the greatest beer drinker of all time.