Friday, August 22, 2008
Wade Boggs does not know where your Miller Lite went
I now present to the few faithful readers remaining, one of the greatest behind-the-scenes tales ever told.
Enter the world of Wade Boggs. Boggs was a central sports figure of my childhood days in Beantown. Anchoring the then mediocre Sox with the likes of a young - and "Vitamin B" free - Clemens, Boggs was an every day hitting machine. All I knew about the guy as a young tot was that he wore black eye paint under his eyes, ate all kinds of chicken before games and could hit a Chinese table tennis spin serve in a full count situation with runners in scoring position to any field.
What I didn't know? Boggs could drink a camel out of the desert.
Of course after his glory days in Boston, Wade jumped ship to the Evil Empire, setting the precedent soon to be followed by Mr. Vitamin B, Johnny NoLongerJesus Damon and Manny TheHumanHeadache Ramirez.
Keep taking the Steinbrenner's money, fellas. We'll take the rings for now.
*Shout out to Pullin The Trigger for the scoop...