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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

BP Boston: OLDE SOX: THE UNIQUENESS OF WADE BOGGS

Boggs worked to make himself a decent third baseman. Decent. His Gold Gloves were a gift, however. Pedroia has consistently been a great fielder. Their defensive skills are not similar.

But Pedroia has hit for almost exactly the same overall power as Boggs, at least when it comes to a career slugging percentage. Boggs posted a .443 slugging over his tenure, while Pedroia checks in at .444, despite hitting dingers at a far higher rate than Wade ever did. And Pedroia plays stellar defense at a critical position, not all that different from Boggs, the two-year Gold Glove winner who manned third in the 80s.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 12, 2015 at 11:22 AM | 157 comment(s)
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Charlie Day Says Wade Boggs’ Incredible Drinking Ability Has Been Grossly Underreported

LORD PALMERSTON!

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia finally makes its triumphant return tomorrow night, and since we’ve already over-analyzed the season ten episode titles and teaser clips, we know that the first episode, “The Gang Beats Boggs,” involves the gang attempting to beat Wade Boggs’ record of drinking an impressive 60+ beers on a cross-country flight.

Promoting the season premiere, Charlie Day stopped by The Tonight Show last night and revealed to Jimmy Fallon that they were able to get Boggs to do a cameo in the episode. Apparently the rumors of the amount of beer Boggs could drink during a cross-country flight (including pre-flight and layover) were not 100% accurate. According to Boggs, the actual number of beers was a whopping 107.


 

 

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