Remember this pup? He's almost done training to be Yankees' AA team's 'bat dog'

The New York Yankees have a talented Rookie in the system. The Trenton Thunder — the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate — currently are training a new “bat dog” named Rookie for the 2015 season, according to The Times of Trenton. (Editor's note: We told you of Rookie's tale last year, when he was just a puppy).  The adorable golden retriever is looking to carry on a family tradition...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Wade Boggs On Clemens In HOF: "I Don't Vote"

Wade BoggsThere are cold responses, and then there are frigid ones. Trust us, living in Boston the last two weeks, we know our frigid. So, when we heard the response of Wade Boggs to an inquiry about Roger Clemens joining him in the Hall of Fame, we recognized it for what it was. Said The Chicken Man, "That's up to the writers. They vote." When pressed further on the topic, Boggs...
Via FenwayNation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dollar Beer Night At Cincinnati Cyclones Game Looked Awesome

The Cincinnati Cyclones know that if you want to ensure people show up to your minor league hockey game, offer them dollar beers. Along with somewhat questionable mascots (a la the Adirondack Flames), cheep brews are a surefire way to get butts in seats. To their credit, hockey fans aren’t really the pickiest of drinkers. It’s also a pretty outstanding way to get the crowd...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Montana man fined for offense on Alaska hunt with Wade Boggs

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) A Montana man has been ordered to pay a $3,000 fine after pleading guilty to federal wildlife violations while leading former Boston Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs on a 2009 sheep hunt in Alaska. Tuesday's plea agreement by Jason ***********, 45, of Billings, Montana, completed the 16th and final case against employees and clients of a now-closed Anchorage...
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January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wade Boggs Told Charlie Day He Drank 107 Beers in A Day

Hall of Famer Wade Boggs is a superstar for more than just baseball.  Urban legend has it that Wade once drank 64 beers on a cross-country flight from Boston to LA, although the Chicken Man has vehemently denied the seemingly absurd claim for years.  It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Charlie Day confirmed Boggs 64 beer denial on Jimmy Fallon Monday night, claiming...
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Wade Boggs really drink 107 beers in a day?

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...Read More
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

“Ghost” of Wade Boggs to Appear on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”

Years ago, a story was circulating about Wade Boggs. You know…the one where he once, allegedly, drank dozens(!) of beers on a team flight. “He was famous for baseball, he was also famous for the number of beers he could drink,” actor Charlie Day told Jimmy Fallon Monday night. “Supposedly, when they would have these cross county flights he would drink on average 40 to 50...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Wade Boggs Told Charlie Day He Drank 107 Beers In One Day (Video)

Wade Boggs: The man, the myth, the drinking legend. The Hall of Fame third baseman was known for his affinity to throw back a few cold ones on cross-country flights during his playing days, with the epic tale being that he once drank 50-odd Miller Lites on a single trip. That’s incorrect. The former Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays sluggers told actor Charlie...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Beer-drinking ghost of Wade Boggs to appear on 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'

Hall-of-Fame slugger Wade Boggs also has shrine-worthy beer drinking abilities, so go the tales about Boggs' affinity and capacity for throwing back Miller Lites on cross-country flights during his playing days. I can't type this without laughing hysterically, but on coast-to-coast trips, anecdotally, the third-baseman would throw back somewhere between about 50 to 107 beers (including...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: A True Myth About Pedro Martinez

By the time you are voted into the Hall of Fame, you gather as many urban legends as legitimate accolades: Babe Ruth called his shot, Harmon Killebrew was the model for the MLB logo, Wade Boggs drank 64 beers on a flight once. It has been said that peak Pedro Martinez had four pitches and […]
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Mitchell Boggs, Boston Red Sox Agree To Minor League Contract

No, this isn’t the 1980s. But yes, the Boston Red Sox have added a Boggs. The Red Sox have agreed to a minor league contract with reliever Mitchell Boggs, a major league source told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford. The signing was first noted on Twitter on Monday by Peter Gammons. Boggs, who is not related to former Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs, was a fifth-round draft pick of...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

No Number 21 For Porcello—Because of Roger?

Clemens And BoggsFor some unknown reason, the Red Sox have not retired Wade Boggs' uniform number 26. And yet, it appears that they are protecting the uniform number 21 of Roger Clemens—since no one has worn it since his departure in 1996. Now, reportedly, Rick Porcello was denied number 21 when he joined the club. So, a guy who is almost universally scorned for suspected PED...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

How Does A Running Back Fuel Up?

Athletes have their own pregame superstitions and foods are certainly among them. Baseball player Wade Boggs ate some form of chicken before every single game in his major league career. NBA player Paul Pierce also has one where he eats a peanut butter and jelly sandwich 55 minutes before tip-off. Arizona running back Kerwynn Williams also has his own food superstition, according...
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December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Throw Me Low Smoke

Occasionally, life just gives you opportunities. Tonight was a great one.My company, through reasons best left undiscussed because that's a whole 'nother post that isn't really about what you come to this blog for, sponsors a table at an annual charity auction and banquet held by Major League Baseball. Normally we're able to fill that table with execs, clients and the like, and said...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Our All-Time Red Sox Position Player Team

Since we have about 100 days until the start of Spring Training, we thought we'd occupy our feeble minds with the construction of an All-Time Red Sox Position Player Team (exclusive of pitchers and DH). Here goes:First Base: Jimmy Foxx (runner-up: Mo Vaughn)Second Base: Dustin Pedroia (runner-up: Bobby Doerr)Third Base: Wade Boggs (runner-up: Frank Malzone)Shortstop: Nomar Garciaparra...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

A Celebration of the Worst Red Sox Teams of My Lifetime

Sittin around, waiting for the Red Sox to win like Anyone who says that watching the 2014 Red Sox play is only slightly more enjoyable than getting attacked by robot bears is missing the point. For me, each game of this wretched, every-metaphor-for-cars-falling-off-a-cliff season represents a chance for something amazing. You see, this year’s Red Sox team has the chance to be the...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–August 17, 1991

1991: Warren Cromartie belted a pinch-hit, two-run home run in the top of the ninth, leading the Royals to a 4-3 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston.The Royals came to bat in the ninth facing a 3-2 deficit. After Tony Fossas retired Brent Mayne on a line drive to third, Red Sox closer Jeff Reardon entered the game. Brian McRae singled and stole second before Cromartie,...
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August 17, 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...
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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, Yankees, Mets, Giants...
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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, Yankees, Mets, Giants...
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...
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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...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of Mike O’Neill

Before we play the “compare game”, it’s important to note there are many other variables involved, and by no means am I trying to imply that A = B = C. Just having a little fun. Listed below are minor league stats for Hall of Famer “X” , lifetime Minor Leaguer Rick Short, and Cardinals AA Outfielder Mike O’Neill. A little background on each: Hall of Famer “X” was...
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May 19, 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
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