Homer Simpson to be 'inducted' into National Baseball Hall of Fame

Turns out the National Baseball Hall of Fame honors more than just the game’s all-time greats, as Homer Simpson will be  “inducted” on May 27.That’s right, the acclaimed television series “The Simpsons” will be toasted in Cooperstown, N.Y., due to this year being the 25th anniversary of their cult-classic episode “Homer at the Bat.”In the episode, Mr. Burns and Mr...
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Red Sox Screw Up Wade Boggs Number Retirement

It’s been X years since he was inducted into the Hall of Fame and X years since he last played for the Boston Red Sox, but on Thursday, Wade Boggs finally got his Number 26 retired by his old team. Forever a part of #MyFenway. #Boggs26 — Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) May 26, 2016 Pretty cool, right? Get this, not only did the Chickenman see his old number...
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May 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Wade Boggs honored to have jersey retired by Red Sox

BOSTON — Wade Boggs just got the cherry on top of his career. The Red Sox retired the former third baseman’s No. 26 on Thursday in a ceremony before Boston’s game against the Colorado Rockies. And Boggs, who was visibly emotional when the Red Sox unveiled his number on the right field deck, said it was just what he needed. “I was very emotional because, like I said, it’s...
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Wade Boggs doesn’t give a crap as he wore Yankees ring during ’86 Red Sox ceremony

Wade Boggs is pushing the boundaries what’s acceptable in the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox rivalry. The Hall of Fame third baseman spent a decade of his illustrious career with the Red Sox before jumping ship to the rival Yankees in the mid 90’s, where he won his first and only World Series. Boggs is ultimately considered a Red Sox legend. When the team held a ceremony honoring...
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May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Wade Boggs wears Yankees World Series ring at Red Sox ceremony (pic)

It will be difficult to determine short of the MLB great confirming it one way or another whether it was an intentional slight or not, but the fact that Wade Boggs wore the World Series ring he earned as a member of the New York Yankees to a ceremony at Fenway Park probably won’t sit well with Red Sox Nation. Boggs, who played for the Boston Red Sox in the first 11 seasons of...
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May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Wade Boggs Appreciative Of Support Received After Mother’s Death In 1986

BOSTON — Wade Boggs has many fond memories of the 1986 Boston Red Sox season, but there’s one painful memory that stands out as well. The Red Sox were in New York to play the Yankees in the Bronx on June 17, 1986, when Boggs got the worst call of his life. His mother, Sue, was killed in a car crash in Tampa Bay. When Boggs returned to Boston, he was touched by the incredible...
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Sox Return Number 26 to Wade Boggs

It’s been more than 23 years since Wade Boggs has been seen wearing Number 26 for the Boston Red Sox. On Friday night…that all changed. It's official: #26 belongs to Wade Boggs. #SoxWinterWeekend — Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) January 23, 2016 During their annual Town Hall event, the team welcomed back their Hall of Fame third baseman. The reason...
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January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Sox to retire Boggs' number after Hall of Fame career

BOSTON -- Wade Boggs' number 26 will be retired by the Boston Red Sox. Boston said Monday it will retire the number of the Hall of Fame third baseman during a ceremony at Fenway Park on May 26, when the number will be added to the ballpark's right-field facade. "I am so humbled and honored," Boggs said in a statement released by the Red Sox. "To say that your number will never be...
Via Associated Press
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox announce plans to retire Wade Boggs' number

Another number will be displayed on the facade of Fenway Park’s right field deck come next season. The Boston Red Sox announced Monday that the team will retire Wade Boggs’ No. 26 on May 26, 2016. Boggs’ number will join Bobby Doerr’s No. 1, Joe Cronin’s No. 4, Johnny Pesky’s No. 6, Carl Yastrzemski’s No. 8, Ted Williams’ No. 9, Jim Rice’s No. 14, Carlton Fisk’s...
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Wade Boggs really drink 107 beers in a day?

By Steve DelVecchio MLB Hall of Famer Wade Boggs inspired a scene that will air as part of the Season 10 premiere of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” Apparently the former Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees legend is known as much for his beer-drinking ability as his hitting prowess. The scene, in which Boggs actually makes a cameo appearance, involves the show’s characters...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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