Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Nation Says 'No' To Boggsy

In case you had any doubts about the memories of Red Sox fans, all you need do is check out the voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll. We asked our readers if the Red Sox should retire the number 26 in honor of Hall Of Famer Wade Boggs. Boggs has expressed an interest in joining fellow Hall inductee and teammate Jim Rice. But, of course, like Johnny Damon, Boggs donned the satanic pinstripes and won a ring. Look up unforgiving in the dictionary—you'll see a picture of a Red Sox fan.

So far, a majority of voters (about 56%) oppose the number being retired. There are votes from North Vancouver, BC, Canada. There are votes from Caracas, Venezuela (hopefully not by Hugo Chavez). There's even a vote from Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. There's also a bunch from the good 'ol USA. But add it all up, and the number 26 seems safe to don for any Red Sox player in the foreseeable future.