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Friday, August 17, 2012

Hall of Fame third baseman Wade Boggs shares Little League stories

...and belittle league stories about the Red Sox while he’s at it.

Boggs played 11 of his 18 seasons in the majors in Boston. So, he offered his perspective on this season of struggle for the Red Sox in manager Bobby Valentine’s debut. The Red Sox have been beset by off-field distractions, pitching woes and injuries, the latest being rookie third baseman Will Middlebrooks’ broken right wrist.

“It’s a mess,” Boggs said. “You don’t see a light at the end of the tunnel with it. Every day, it’s something different.

When asked later by a reporter, Boggs said he didn’t know if the game had “passed (Valentine) by,” and that Valentine’s sarcastic style wasn’t understood while he was managing overseas in Japan.

“That’s Bobby Valentine. He’s always been like that,” Boggs said. “He’s the same Bobby Valentine. It’s a tough market to manage in. Everyone knows that. I’m sure Bobby knew that going in.”



Repoz Posted: August 17, 2012 at 01:54 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JimMusComp misses Jerry Dipoto... Posted: August 17, 2012 at 02:26 AM (#4210219)
"It's a mess", said Boggs as he reached for beer number 15 to wash down his favorite chicken dish, which coincidentally, he ate every day during his playing days.

[edit for typo]
   2. Koot Posted: August 17, 2012 at 04:21 AM (#4210227)
I clicked to see if the story told how many beers a 12-year old Boggs was able to drink in one day.
   3. AndrewJ Posted: August 17, 2012 at 08:21 AM (#4210248)
These Wade Boggs Little League stories always pit the elder generation against the younger one.
   4. What Zupcic? Posted: August 17, 2012 at 09:35 AM (#4210282)
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 17, 2012 at 09:40 AM (#4210288)
I came to this thread fully expecting the first four posts and I was not disappointed. Kudos.
   6. bfan Posted: August 17, 2012 at 09:44 AM (#4210292)
I wonder how many 12 year old groupies Boggs was banging in the day.
   7. jobu Posted: August 17, 2012 at 09:58 AM (#4210308)
I wonder what his record was with women in scoring position.
   8. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: August 17, 2012 at 10:23 AM (#4210322)
I'm picturing a 12-year old Boggs with that marvelous mustache.
   9. Bob Tufts Posted: August 17, 2012 at 10:41 AM (#4210336)
Nightengale: "Boggs says cheating tough to resist"
   10. zack Posted: August 17, 2012 at 10:42 AM (#4210337)
I'm passing through Williamsport next week, and I hope to be able to catch an early-round game of the LLWS.

Has anyone ever been? Worth the stop? Are non-family-member spectators welcome?

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