Mienkiewicz (how do you spell his name??)

Here’s Boston Metro writer Sarah Green’s latest column about former Sox Doug Mientkiewicz and his fight with the team over the ball that he caught to record the last out of the 2004 World Series.

2 Responses to “Green on Mientkiewicz”

  1. Call me sentimental, because when it comes to baseball, I still maintain certain romanticized ideals of it as a “game”. Certain events in the history of the sport are vaulted into a stratosphere beyond personal achievement, or even team accomplishments. They become a part of the sport. That ball is obviously bigger than Doug Mientkiewicz. It’s even bigger than the 2004 Red Sox, or the entire Red Sox organization and Red Sox Nation. It belongs to baseball. If it were not for the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, the World Series win in 2004 would not have been so meaningful. If it were not for Tim Wakefield, Aaron Boone, Grady Little, and Pedro Martinez, it may have been just another game ball. Bill Buckner, Calvin Schiraldi, Mookie Wilson, Ray Knight, Jesse Orosco, Bob Stanley, Gary Carter – if they hadn’t done what they did in 1986, then this ball wouldn’t have been “the one” that broke the curse. There are far too many moments in the history of the game that contributed to making this ball special and worth conserving. It belongs in the Hall of Fame.

    And Doug Mientkiewicz is a douchebag. Always was.

  2. More importantly, what the hell do you so with an Aaron Small mini-baseball coupon?

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