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  • Sliding Billy
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    Wonder when they're going to retire Pumpsie Green's number.

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  • maximum jack
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    Originally posted by DoubleX
    Boggs being retired as a Red Sox is certainly justified. The Devil Rays retiring his number was just silly and another example of an expansion team trying to create tradition from nothing (the Brewers retiring Aaron and Fingers are the best example of this; the Padres and Steve Garvey are another).

    Boggs is apparently the reason why players can no longer pick what cap they wear on their Hall of Fame plaque. The rumor was that Boggs entered into some secret agreement with the Devil Rays in which he agreed to be a Devil Ray in the Hall of Fame.
    Did Boggs grow up in Tampa? Here's his HoF Plaque (wearing a Boston Cap):
    http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/ho...Boggs_Wade.htm

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  • DoubleX
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    Originally posted by SDL
    Now...would you retire #26 for Boggs? Tampa Bay retired his #12 and he only played two seasons down here.

    If he takes back his slap-in-the-face comment about how he never played fpr the Sox..that he was a rookie with the Yankees, I'd maybe forgive him...
    Boggs being retired as a Red Sox is certainly justified. The Devil Rays retiring his number was just silly and another example of an expansion team trying to create tradition from nothing (the Brewers retiring Aaron and Fingers are the best example of this; the Padres and Steve Garvey are another).

    Boggs is apparently the reason why players can no longer pick what cap they wear on their Hall of Fame plaque. The rumor was that Boggs entered into some secret agreement with the Devil Rays in which he agreed to be a Devil Ray in the Hall of Fame.

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  • EvanAparra
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    Originally posted by SDL
    I will bet they will honor Pesky..and Petrocelli the same way with a retirement. I take it that if Pesky got into the HOF via the Vet Committee you'd support #6 going up?

    Look at Fisk..he played longer with Chicago than in Boston and yet #27 went up.

    Tony C is also out respect and if you project what might have been had he never gotten hurt, he'd have put up potential HOF numbers.

    Will they retire #24 for Evans when Manny is gone?
    Fisk was in the Sox organization for 11 years. Pesky for 7, Tony C for 6.

    But i wouldnt be mad if they put Peskys number up, but i just wouldnt want it.

    Conigliaro will not/should not have his number retired. 6 years is way too short, no matter how you look at it.

    I like it being very exclusive. I dont want to retire every good players number.

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  • SDL
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    Originally posted by DoubleX
    Retire Eckersley? Now that's going too far. Just because a great player played for the Red Sox, doesn't mean the Sox should retire his number. Eckersley spent 6.5 seasons as a starter for the Sox and then one mediocre season at the very end. During the 6.5 years, he only had two good seasons, and 4.5 mostly mediocre ones. I can't see any argument that Eckersley is an all-time Red Sox great.
    I was just using the criteria they used to retire Fisk's number. Like I said...Fisk played longer for the ChiSox than he did for the BoSox.

    Now...would you retire #26 for Boggs? Tampa Bay retired his #12 and he only played two seasons down here.

    If he takes back his slap-in-the-face comment about how he never played fpr the Sox..that he was a rookie with the Yankees, I'd maybe forgive him...

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  • DoubleX
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    Originally posted by SDL
    They bent the rules to retire #27 for Fisk. Using the same critera, they should retire #43 for The Eck (he works for NESN..Sox own some of NESN, right?).

    RETIRE #25 FOR TONY C AND #6 FOR PESKY & PETROCELLI AS WELL!
    Retire Eckersley? Now that's going too far. Just because a great player played for the Red Sox, doesn't mean the Sox should retire his number. Eckersley spent 6.5 seasons as a starter for the Sox and then one mediocre season at the very end. During the 6.5 years, he only had two good seasons, and 4.5 mostly mediocre ones. I can't see any argument that Eckersley is an all-time Red Sox great.

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  • SDL
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    Originally posted by EvanAparra
    Its also called Common Sense.

    They have embraced Pesky so much, don't you think they would have already done it if they were going to?

    Respect does not equal to a retired number. Most players are respected by their clubs, doesnt mean they need to have their number retired.

    Eck should definately not have his number retired by the Sox.

    Like i said...Evans and Rice contributed way more to this team than Pesky and Conigliaro ever did. Great Red Sox, but if you retire people like that, then others like Nomar, Vaughn, and Manny should go up too.

    I like the way the sox have it now. Retire a very small amount of numbers, no need to throw every all-star you got in there.
    I will bet they will honor Pesky..and Petrocelli the same way with a retirement. I take it that if Pesky got into the HOF via the Vet Committee you'd support #6 going up?

    Look at Fisk..he played longer with Chicago than in Boston and yet #27 went up.

    Tony C is also out respect and if you project what might have been had he never gotten hurt, he'd have put up potential HOF numbers.

    Will they retire #24 for Evans when Manny is gone?

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  • EvanAparra
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    Its also called Common Sense.

    They have embraced Pesky so much, don't you think they would have already done it if they were going to?

    Respect does not equal to a retired number. Most players are respected by their clubs, doesnt mean they need to have their number retired.

    Eck should definately not have his number retired by the Sox.

    Like i said...Evans and Rice contributed way more to this team than Pesky and Conigliaro ever did. Great Red Sox, but if you retire people like that, then others like Nomar, Vaughn, and Manny should go up too.

    I like the way the sox have it now. Retire a very small amount of numbers, no need to throw every all-star you got in there.

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  • SDL
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    Originally posted by EvanAparra
    Come on... With all these numbers you want retired, there will be slim pickings for everyone else...

    Eck wasnt all that great in Boston, and was MUCH better in Oakland, including his 0.61 ERA year. 6 years in Boston, not enough to retire his number.

    I don't agree with Pesky or Tony C. either... I'd much rather see Evans and Rice than any of these 3.
    It's called RESPECT. They officially named the RF foul pole Pesky's Pole...so I say..one step further and retire #6.

    OK..how many people here think #25 should be retired for Tony Conigliaro?

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  • maximum jack
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    I was just digging through an old box of baseball cards I had stored in my closet. I was never really a serious collector, but while I was still playing in the youth leagues I kept up with it somewhat. I digress. Anyway, I found this short stack of cards labeled "Baseball's All-Time Greats." It seems to be a complete set of 50 cards. They have no brand name on them, nor do they have any sort of date on them. I don't remember buying them, but I haven't bought a baseball card since 1985 or so. Interestingly, Jimmie Foxx is featured in a Red Sox uniform. Lefty Grove, however, is wearing his Philidelphia attire. The only other Red Sox: Ted, Tris, & Joe Cronin.

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  • EvanAparra
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    Originally posted by SDL
    They bent the rules to retire #27 for Fisk. Using the same critera, they should retire #43 for The Eck (he works for NESN..Sox own some of NESN, right?).

    RETIRE #25 FOR TONY C AND #6 FOR PESKY & PETROCELLI AS WELL!

    Come on... With all these numbers you want retired, there will be slim pickings for everyone else...

    Eck wasnt all that great in Boston, and was MUCH better in Oakland, including his 0.61 ERA year. 6 years in Boston, not enough to retire his number.

    I don't agree with Pesky or Tony C. either... I'd much rather see Evans and Rice than any of these 3.

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  • SDL
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    Originally posted by DoubleX
    Don't the Red Sox have pretty strict rules on retiring numbers? Like a player has to retire as a member of the Red Sox or something? Foxx played for the Cubs and Phillies after the Red Sox.
    They bent the rules to retire #27 for Fisk. Using the same critera, they should retire #43 for The Eck (he works for NESN..Sox own some of NESN, right?).

    RETIRE #25 FOR TONY C AND #6 FOR PESKY & PETROCELLI AS WELL!

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  • DoubleX
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    Originally posted by keepthefaith3
    Back to Foxx. ANYONE WHO THINKS HIS # SHOULD BE RETIRED, WRITE A LETTER TO HENRY!:radio
    Don't the Red Sox have pretty strict rules on retiring numbers? Like a player has to retire as a member of the Red Sox or something? Foxx played for the Cubs and Phillies after the Red Sox.

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  • The Kid
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    Back to Foxx. ANYONE WHO THINKS HIS # SHOULD BE RETIRED, WRITE A LETTER TO HENRY!:radio

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  • EvanAparra
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    Except that Manny was our WS MVP. I'll take that!

    on a side note, remember that "no more nomar" song.... I wonder if FOX ever got my mail bomb.

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