February 27, 2008

Stuck in the Middle With Who?

"The Boone" does not abide. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Bret Boone... blah, blah, bah... struggles with alcoholism... yada, yada, yada... life back on track... (good for him)... refers to himself in the third person... WHA?

Via DC Sports Bog: "Don't call me Bret. Call me 'The Boone.'''

Oh. Hell. No.

Maybe, maybe you can get away with that as a 32 year-old All Star, slugging 37 dingers, knocking in 141 and possibly using something a wee bit more performance-enhancing than a case of Milwaukee's Best. You cannot pull that as a 38 year-old struggling to make a middling team as a back-up second baseman.

Just so we're clear, you're name is Bret. Or Toast, whichever you prefer. But you cannot be "The Boone" because we already had two other Boones before you got here, and we'll still have them when you're gone.

1 comment:

Watson said...

You tell 'em Nate.