Wade Boggs Loves Americana, Hates Steroids
Total Pro Sports – A couple of buckets filled with Miller Lites at a sports bar autograph session will sure loosen up some tongues. Last night that is exactly what happened to Wade Boggs as he sounded off after being asked to comment on baseball’s current steroid era.
So what did Boggs have to say when asked if these juiced up freaks belong in the Hall of Fame with him?
“You’re cheating the game, you’re cheating yourself, you’re cheating your family, you’re cheating your friends, you’re cheating your fans, and you’re cheating Americana and apple pie, baby. Because if you can’t do it at 60 feet, 6 inches, you shouldn’t be playing the game.”
Great job by Boggs here, although he could have gone of on his rant a beer or two earlier. He likely should have refrained from the karaoke singing finale as well. At least he seemingly received a better reception that Jeremy Roenick at the NHL Awards ceremony in Vegas last night.
We need more players from the past speaking out against the likes of Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez and Sammy Sosa. With the game already tainted, they should at least feel the need to preserve the shrine in Cooperstown.
Here is Boggs’ rant and some karaoke afterward.
Hat Tip – [Deadspin]