Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sox Should Honor Ruth On Debut Centennial

On July 11, 1914, George Herman Ruth made his major league debut—in a Red Sox uniform. The Babe went seven innings that day at Fenway Park and gave up two earned runs on eight hits. He also went 0-2 at the plate—striking out once. But this was the start of—arguably—the greatest career in baseball history (including three world championships in Boston). The Red Sox should mark this centennial event in a very special way. The team can't retire Ruth's "number", because teams had yet to assign uniform numbers. But the Red Sox can do the next best thing—they can affix a prominent "BABE" on the right field facade. Since they're on the road in Houston on the exact date of the centennial, they can do this when they play the White Sox at home on July 10th. That's the day they should finally honor The Babe for his vast contributions to the Red Sox. Just do it!