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    DoubleX
    Just a Fool

  • DoubleX
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    Originally posted by pesky6
    I think that the fewer numbers the Red Sox retire, the better. We don't want Fenway to become a littered boneyard like a certain other stadium, do we?
    I agree, the Yankees (assuming that is who you are talking about) have gone a bit overboard with the numbers retiring. However, I don't see anything wrong with honoring tradition. I think there are too many teams that don't properly honor their past. The Athletics are a great example. It's as if the team totally disavows some of its great history in Philalephia. Is there any mention in Oakland of Connie Mack, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Al Simmons, Mickey Cochrane, Eddie Collins, Frank Baker, Eddie Plank, Rube Waddell, and Chief Bender? I don't believe so. Heck, it wasn't even until a year or two ago that the team finally acknowledged Reggie Jackson.

    That being said, I think the Red Sox have done a pretty good job honoring their heroes. Jim Rice probably deserves the honor too, but I think the case for anyone else (such as Dwight Evans and Dom DiMaggio) is not as strong as Rice's.

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  • Swiss
    Giants fan wearing RedSox

  • Swiss
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    Mmmhhh... about Clemens... I agree to retire his number in Fenway Park.
    If they retired the Boggs' number, why not the Clemens' number? Once Clemens used to be the face of the franchise.

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  • pesky6
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  • pesky6
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    I think that the fewer numbers the Red Sox retire, the better. We don't want Fenway to become a littered boneyard like a certain other stadium, do we?

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  • DoubleX
    Just a Fool

  • DoubleX
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    I get the feeling that Boston fans would readily retire Curt Schilling's number at this point.

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  • runningshoes
    Saw Yaz launch one in '78

  • runningshoes
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    Originally posted by BoSox Rule
    Nomar, Pedro, and Clemens should be retired.

    Nomar and Pedro didn't play in Boston long enough to have thier numbers retired.

    I would like to see Jim Rice's number retired.

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  • BoSox Rule
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  • BoSox Rule
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    Nomar, Pedro, and Clemens should be retired.

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  • Steve Jeltz
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  • Steve Jeltz
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    Roger Clemens when he finally retires. Had hist best season in a Red Sox uniform. Let bygones be bygones.

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  • Swiss
    Giants fan wearing RedSox

  • Swiss
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    Originally posted by DoubleX
    Wade Boggs (Is his number being retired?)
    Jim Rice
    Dwight Evans
    Fred Lynn
    Luis Tiant
    Johnny Pesky
    Dom DiMaggio
    Mo Vaughn
    Jimmie Foxx
    Lefty Grove
    For my Red Sox heart, the franchise should retire the numbers of Rice, Evans and Dom DiMaggio.
    Mo Vaughn although a fan favorite, didn't remained lots of years in our club. Same thing with Jimmy Foxx.
    Lefty Grove is more identified with the A's. The Oakland A's should retire all the Philadelphia A's famous numbers (like Simmons, Grove, Foxx, Cochrane...)

    Originally posted by DoubleX
    And maybe a note about guys like Cy Young, Tris Speaker, Jimmy Collins, and even Babe Ruth (since they didn't have numbers)
    One thing always I liked from my NL favorite club, the SF Giants is that they retired the non-numbered idols like McGraw and Mathewson.
    They played for the Giants when they were unnumbered in NYC.
    The Giants people simply put an interlocked Mets-styled "NY" with their last names.

    We should put Young, Speaker, Collins, Joe Wood, Ruth, etc with the Red Stockings' logo.
    Swiss
    Giants fan wearing RedSox
    Last edited by Swiss; 09-30-2005, 11:53 AM.

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  • DoubleX
    Just a Fool

  • DoubleX
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    Tony Conligliaro (along with Rico Petrocelli) actually sprang to mind. From living in Boston, I know both have a special place in the heart of Red Sox Nation (well for the part of Red Sox Nation that didn't jump on the bandwagon in the past four or five years - there is a lot of that...Same can be said about Yankee fans jumping on the bandwagon in the late 90s).

    Anywho, decided not to include them because I figured there were some better and more tenured candidates. Jim Rice and Dwight Evans were really the first non-Wade Boggs players to come to mind as most deserving of the honor. Both had fairly long and very productive careers with the Red Sox, and with the exception of Evans' last year in Baltimore, both spent their entire careers with the team.

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  • Biggerin
    I heart RBI's

  • Biggerin
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    There used to be some strict guidelines for retiring numbers in Boston (Hall of Fame, must retire in Red Sox uniform, probably # of years)

    They threw 'em out the window to retire Fisk's of course, so anything can happen.

    Last year, there were rumors of retiring Tony Conligliaro's number soon, and if that's done, a few more Red Sox legends may be following suit.

    'Course, what do I know? I think my first post here was had something to do with retiring number 5 someday.

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  • DoubleX
    Just a Fool

  • DoubleX
    started a topic Red Sox Retired Numbers?

    Red Sox Retired Numbers?

    The Sox have retired the numbers of Bobby Doerr, Joe Cronin, Carl Yastrzemski, Ted Williams, and Carlton Fisk. This is a pretty good group, but do you think the Sox should pay any other former players this honor?

    Some names that came to mind (not that they all should be retired, just some players I might consider if I were to open the gates a little more):

    Wade Boggs (Is his number being retired?)
    Jim Rice
    Dwight Evans
    Fred Lynn
    Luis Tiant
    Johnny Pesky
    Dom DiMaggio
    Mo Vaughn
    Jimmie Foxx
    Lefty Grove

    And maybe a note about guys like Cy Young, Tris Speaker, Jimmy Collins, and even Babe Ruth (since they didn't have numbers)

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