Take It Back: Trading for the Mariners’ Rock

The Mariners had a bleak legacy behind the plate until they traded for a struggling former first round pick. November 2nd, 1993: Seattle Mariners trade SP Erik Hanson and 2B Bret Boone to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for C Dan Wilson and RP Bobby Ayala. The Mariners have, with the potential exception of the 19 year-old Rays, had the worst annual and cumulative production from...
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November 14, 2016

Bret Boone reveals struggle with alcoholism

What lead to the quick exit none of us were ready for We all remember that strange final interview in the Mariners locker room before Bret Boone eventually made his way to Minnesota. He'd last less than a month in the Twin Cities, and then would never play the game again. It all felt awfully surreal to watch a man at the peak of the game fall so suddenly, so unspeakably hard. There...
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April 22, 2016

80-31: Impossible

Another entry in a periodic series chronicling the worst games in Seattle Mariners history. Today: The Improbable Return. Impossible. That's been the whole season. Every single day, waking up, opening up the P-I, logging onto SortsNet, and seeing the impossible. It has been Bret Boone every day refusing to give in, crouching low with two strikes, and blasting the ball into the right...
Via Lookout Landing
April 18, 2016

All-Time Indians: Ray Boone

Name: Raymond Otis Boone Position: Short Stop Tribe Time: 1948-1953 Number: 8 Accolades: Top 8 MVP (1953) DOB: 07/27/1923 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SB% OBP SLG AVG OPS Best Season (1950) 109 365 53 110 14 6 7 58 56 27 4 3 57% .397 .430 .301 .827 Indians Career 489 1600 235 414 42 15 34 202 219 135 10 11 48% .352 .368 .259 .720 The Indians of the 1940’s and 1950...
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March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Former All-Star 2nd baseman Bret Boone is writing a memoir

NEW YORK (AP) Bret Boone figures the best way to tell a baseball story is through his own family. The former Gold Glove second baseman has a deal with the Crown division of Penguin Random House for the memoir ''Runs In the Family.'' He is the son, grandson and brother of former major leaguers. Literary agent Steve Ross and Crown editor Matt Inman announced the deal Friday. Inman...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 20 2nd Basemen for 2015 Fantasy Baseball

Hello, friends that I've never met in person. I'm glad to see you again, metaphorically. I've already hit you with my top 20 catchers for 2015 fantasy baseball and the top 20 1st basemen for 2015 fantasy baseball. This, here, is the top 20 2nd basemen for 2015 fantasy baseball. This, here, is a mess. There's seriously about seven 2nd basemen I'm excited about, and two of them...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Bret Boone reportedly dating Tiger Woods' ex, Rachel Uchitel

I haven’t cared this little about a baseball player’s personal life since I found out Alex Rodriguez was dating former WWE Diva Torrie Wilson. Okay, I’m lying…I’m totally into this junk. I hope you’re sitting down, internet.  Former Major Leaguer (and third-generation star) Bret Boone is, reportedly, dating Tiger Woods’ ex-sidepiece Rachel Uchitel.  Gasp!  Oh, I...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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