Posted at 11:25 AM on September 16, 2005
by David Zingler
Bret Boone, remember him? He was the guy that caused a lot of commotion on this particular blog over the All Star break. He was also the guy that hit .170 in 14 games with the Twins. Still don’t remember him? Consider yourself lucky.
It seems our erstwhile second baseman has taken the lead of our unfortunately-not-erstwhile president and completely ignored all reality – the bad stuff anyway. He thinks he can still play.
"I want to play again; I intend to play again," Boone told the Seattle Times.
He also claimed that teams did call him after he was released by the Twins on August 1, but told his agent to decline all offers. Apparently he plans to “re-dedicate” himself to the game during the offseason.
"This winter, I'll be hitting both the health club and the batting cage every day," he said. "My dad (former catcher and manager Bob Boone) will work with me on my swing, just like he did in 1997 and 2000.”
I hate to kick a guy when he’s down, but it’s time to trade the batting helmet for a headset Bret.