Tag Archives: Wade Boggs

The new Topps

2010 Topps 1 front Every year, I buy myself a pack or two of the new Topps cards to see what they’ve come up with, and this year I may be buying quite a few more. The new design is one of the best in recent memory, and their cards of late haven’t even been

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Then and Now: The Springfield Nuclear Nine

Homer at the Bat Today I watched “Homer at the Bat,” the episode of The Simpsons in which Mr. Burns hires nine major league players to token jobs at the power plant so that they can play on the company softball team. When Smithers goes out to hired the first of the ringers, his first

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Round and round he goes, where Beltran lands nobody knows

Nearly five years ago, Dennis Quaid and Jesus — OK, fine, James Caviezel — starred in a baseball movie that wasn’t a baseball movie. Frequency was a father/son tale using the Mets’ 1969 world championship as a backdrop. Now, another screenwriter has found inspiration in the other Mets championship, the one they won in 1986.

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One hour until the announcement

Quickly, for the record, my Hall of Fame Class of 2005 predictions: Wade Boggs, 3B, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He goes in with a Red Sox cap. Ryne Sandberg, 2B, Chicago Cubs. He came close last year and this year probably puts him over. I’m not sure what to

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