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Starting Pitcher Waiver Wire Streamers for Week 22 (Part 1)

Well Mr. Burns had done it/The power plant had won it/With Roger Clemens clucking all the while/Mike Scioscia’s tragic illness made us smile/While Wade Boggs laid unconscious on the barroom tile/We’re talking softball A friend of mine posted those beautiful lyrics on social media last week, and I knew it could only mean one thing: The Simpson’s marathon […]
Via RotoBaller
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mo’ne Davis Autographed Baseball Sells for $510 on eBay (Photo)

Little League World Series breakout star Mo’ne Davis is having quite the week. She’s grabbed a Sports Illustrated cover, become the first female to throw a shut-out at the LLWS, and now can say her autograph is worth a lot more than most people. FanSided found an eBay listing for a pair of baseballs signed by the 12-year-old pitcher that finished with a winning bid of $510. Seriously...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–August 3, 1986

1986: The Red Sox scored two runs in the seventh to pick up a 5-3 victory over the Royals at Fenway Park in Boston.Wade Boggs grounded a single into right field to drive in the go-ahead runs. That gave starter Charlie Leibrandt the loss. Leibrandt pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed eight hits and two walks. He recorded two strikeouts.The veteran lefty struggled early, as he allowed...
Via Pine Tar Press
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Great player, better man: Tony Gwynn gone too soon

As you know Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn died Monday at the young age of 54. Most people who read my posts know that he’s the 19th ranked hitter in all time hits, and his career batting average of .338 left him tied at 18th all time, and that the only hitter from 1940 through the modern day ahead of him is Ted Williams. Incidentally, contemporary Hall of Fame hitters...
Via Brush Back Pitch
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball aside, Tony Gwynn was great, period

It's been 24 hours since the news of Tony Gwynn's death, but there's a sadness in me that hasn't yet subsided. I didn't know Gwynn beyond the typical reporter-ballplayer relationship, but like so many others who have written about him, I felt a bond that remained long after he retired from baseball. As a beat writer for many years, I covered the Dodgers, Angels...
Via Fox Sports West
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball aside, Tony Gwynn was great, period

It's been 24 hours since the news of Tony Gwynn's death, but there's a sadness in me that hasn't yet subsided. I didn't know Gwynn beyond the typical reporter-ballplayer relationship, but like so many others who have written about him, I felt a bond that remained long after he retired from baseball. As a beat writer for many years, I covered the Dodgers, Angels...
Via Fox Sports West
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

My Small Brush With Tony Gwynn’s Greatness

Tony Gwynn was probably the best pure hitter I’ve ever seen play in my life. I also saw Pete Rose and Wade Boggs play, but those are the only two I would consider an argument about and I believe Gwynn was better. He was always one of my favorite players even though he was a member of the 1984 Padres team that beat the Cubs. He was too good and seemed like too good of a guy to have...
Via Obstructed View
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History: May 29, 1994

1994: The Royals scored five runs in the first two innings, but needed a three-run eighth to put away a 10-6 win over the Yankees at Kauffman Stadium. Four batters into the bottom of the first, the Royals had three runs off Yankees starter Terry Mulholland. Vince Coleman led off with a triple and scored on Wally Joyner’s single. One out later, Dave Henderson homered to left...
Via Pine Tar Press
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–May 10, 1988

1988: The Royals racked up 18 hits en route to a 7-2 win over the Red Sox at Royals Stadium. Boston starter Bruce Hurst was tagged for 14 of those hits in his 6 1/3 innings. But the Red Sox actually held a 1-0 lead early, as Ellis Burks led off the game with a double, moved up on Marty Barrett’s sacrifice bunt and scored on a Wade Boggs groundout. The Royals tied the score...
Via Pine Tar Press
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–April 26, 1985

1985: The Royals committed four errors and dealt out six walks, two things that make it hard to win any game. But when Roger Clemens is on the mound as well, it’s nearly impossible. So it was in the Royals’ 5-2 loss to Boston at Fenway Park. The Red Sox got an unearned run in the first against starter Mark Gubicza. Wade Boggs led off with a walk, then stole second and moved...
Via Pine Tar Press
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Red Sox still haven't retired Wade Boggs' number

Three years ago this month, I wrote a bit of a tirade that one of my favorite players ever, Wade Boggs, had not had his uniform retired by the Boston Red Sox. Three years later, the Red Sox have still not honored one of their great players in this way. The 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park was a great opportunity. It passed by. So what is the problem, Red Sox? Why is one of your very...
Via The Flagrant Fan
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Are Interested In Free Agent Reliever Mitchell Boggs

Time for some Philliedelphia trivia! Who has a lower career ERA: pitcher Mitchell Boggs, or third baseman Wade Boggs? Answer: Third baseman Wade Boggs The Phillies reportedly are interested in Mitchell Boggs, according to FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal: Sources: #Phillies among the six teams showing interest in Mitchell Boggs. — Ken...
Via Philliedelphia
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Jacoby Ellsbury: Another Defector from the Boston Red Sox to the New York Yankees

Wade Boggs did it in 1992, Roger Clemens did it in 1999, Johnny Damon did it in 2006; what do these three players have  in common, besides World Series titles with the New York Yankees?  They are all former members of the Boston Red Sox who jumped ship to the “Evil Empire.” Jacoby Ellsbury is the latest defector. Ellsbury is coming from a Red Sox team which won the 2013 World...
Via Players View
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Jacoby Ellsbury Joins Babe Ruth, Wade Boggs in Heated Club of Top 10 Red Sox Who Became Yankees (Photos)

Red Sox fans are telling themselves that the Yankees overpaid. Jacoby Ellsbury, as good as he is, is not worth $153 million over seven years, and surely his legs will fail him and his power won’t return to satisfy such a contract. But it still hurts that the homegrown center fielder has left the Red Sox. Ellsbury, a longtime Boston fan favorite, has become the latest Red Sox player...
Via NESN.com
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Daniel Murphy Trade Buzz Is Growing

Sources have told ESPN New York that the Mets will listen to offers for Daniel Murphy, although it is far from a foregone conclusion he gets dealt, writes Adam Rubin. Where’s there’s smoke there’s fire and since the season ended the buzz surrounding the possibility of trading Murphy continues to grow. I’ve contended since September that his expected arbitration raise would...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Drunk Wade Boggs Singing Garth Brooks In The Keys

  This is one of the classics from the Busted Coverage archives because there isn’t much better than Drunk Wade Boggs signing “Friends…
Via Busted Coverage
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

The play that never happened

Baseball is a funny and complex game.   Strategy and instinct are two aspects of the sport that seem to come into play more than any other sport.  As I watched Game 5 of the National League Division Series, I saw two plays that reminded me of an integral judgment made in the 1986 World Series between the Mets and Red Sox – a decision that may have changed history. The first...
Via Mets360.com
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Friday 5: Richard Davis

If you’re a baseball fan, it’s probably safe to assume you have an obsession of sorts. And if your obsession involves a particular player, you’ve probably had their poster on your wall, their number on your back…you’ve probably got more than your fair share of their baseball cards. But shower shoes? Meet Wade Boggs superfan Richard Davis. HOVG:  First off...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers shoring up farm system through MLB Draft

Round 2, pick 54 RHP Devin Williams (6-3, 165), Hazelwood West (Mo.) H.S.: Long, athletic pitcher with tremendous upside and a projectable frame. Williams was ranked as the 20th overall prospect in the draft by ESPN.com, and many feel the Brewers got a first-round talent with Williams falling to them. His fastball sits in the 88-92 mph range, but has increased in the past year....
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Brewers shoring up farm system through MLB Draft

Round 2, pick 54 RHP Devin Williams (6-3, 165), Hazelwood West (Mo.) H.S.: Long, athletic pitcher with tremendous upside and a projectable frame. Williams was ranked as the 20th overall prospect in the draft by ESPN.com, and many feel the Brewers got a first-round talent with Williams falling to them. His fastball sits in the 88-92 mph range, but has increased in the past year....
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Quick Hits with Wade Boggs

Wade Boggs retired from Major League Baseball in 1999 with 3,010 hits, a career batting average of .328, 12 All-Star appearances and one World Series title during his 18-year Major League Baseball career. Boggs won five batting titles with the Boston Red Sox but didn’t win his first (and only) World Series championship until he signed with the rival New York Yankees. He was elected...
Via The Outside Corner
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Field of Dreams for fans and MLB legends

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Baseball fans normally don’t see a pitcher embrace a hitter who has just taken him deep. Fans also don’t expect a birthday cake to be delivered to a player in the middle of a game. And most games don’t feature introductions where the participants emerge from cornstalks in the outfield. The Pepsi MAX Field of Dreams Game is no typical baseball game. ...
Via The Outside Corner
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Should Wade Boggs' number be retired at Fenway?

1 4 6 8 9 14 27 Those are the seven numbers retired by the Red Sox over their 105 year history. Bobby Doerr, Joe Cronin, Johnny Pesky, Carl Yastrzemski, Ted Williams, Jim Rice, and Carlton Fisk. Apparently Wade Boggs thinks there should be one more: his own number 26. Boggs spoke to the Boston Globe about his desire, and assumption, that his number would one day be displayed...
Via RedSoxLife
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Wade Boggs really wants the Red Sox to retire his number already

Hall of Fame third basemen Wade Boggs is still waiting for the Boston Red Sox to retire his number.Boggs, 54, spent 11 of his 18 major league seasons as a member of the Red Sox, racking up eight All-Star nods and five batting titles during his time in Boston. Furthermore, he ranks among the franchise's all-time leaders in several categories with a .338 average (second), .428...
Via Bush League Chronicle
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Wade Boggs wants his jersey retired by the Red Sox

While the Boston Red Sox certainly didn’t pursue Wade Boggs after he put up the worst season of his 11-year career with the team, he did choose to sign with arch-rival New York after the 1992 season, making him the enemy. It’s a business, but there was never a reconciliation between Boggs and his former team, even though the Hall of Famer entered Cooperstown wearing a Red Sox...
Via The Victory Formation
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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