Monday, December 29, 2014

No Number 21 For Porcello—Because Of Roger?

Clemens And Boggs
For some unknown reason, the Red Sox have not retired Wade Boggs' uniform number 26. And yet, it appears that they are protecting the uniform number 21 of Roger Clemens—since no one has worn it since his departure in 1996. Now, reportedly, Rick Porcello was denied number 21 when he joined the club. So, a guy who is almost universally scorned for suspected PED use is respected more than a guy who bled Red Sox red and already resides in the Hall Of Fame with a Boston cap. The NOG (New Ownership Group) does a lot of questionable things, but this one is indefensible.