You need to be my friend on Facebook if you’re not already. I posted last night that today’s column was reader’s choice. You spoke in my comments, now I answer.
What do you remember?
Here goes, no Wiki help.
Left fielder for the Sox in the late 80′s and early 90′s. Wore #39.
I remember him getting in a fight with Mo Vaughn behind the batting cages during BP. I remember Mike Lynch reporting for channel 5 right after it happened.
I remember him getting in trouble for racing stock cars in the off season. A hobby he liked so much that after he retired he tried his luck in the Craftsman truck series.
I remember he was from Ft Myers only because we’re reminded of it every time the Sox open camp.
Damn, not bad off the top of my head.
Wiki filled in some blanks as far as a two time all star, a silver slugger winner, 4th in rookie of the year voting, and second in MVP to steroid freak Jose Canseco in 1988.
But here’s my favorite from Wiki:
Greenwell received his nickname during spring training in Winter Haven. He had captured an alligator, taped its mouth shut, and put it in Ellis Burks’s locker.
Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Maybe next time we can visit Scott Fletcher, Scott Cooper, Carlos Quintana or one of the many scrubs we thought were so great once upon a time.
Lloyd got done over the weekend along with Gonzalez. I said yesterday if the Pats got Leron Landry I would concede free agency was successful. Well LaRon Landry signed with the Jets (hope you fail your drug test and your Achilles never heals) but the Pats were still busy. I actually got the stupid radio.com app to work on my iPhone so I got to listen to 98.5 the Sports Hub most of my work day. So as stuff was happening, I was hearing it.
The morning started with the team bring tight end Daniel Fells into the fold. The former Bronco is a blocking tight end with two career touchdown receptions. I don’t expect much from him other than special teams and the occasional third tight end in blocking situations. All indications are the Pats intent to use Hernandez more as wide out this coming season. This signing will help the team be able to do that.
Former Charger Luis Castillo had a visit but there’s no indication that he signed. He’d be a great fit as an edge rusher if he’s healthy and not on drugs. He had a positive test coming out of college and later admitted using steroids before the combine. If the Pats were getting the Castillo that was a Pro Bowler in 2006, I would love him to be signed.
Then the team did sign some more players.
They brought in former #2 overall draft pick Robert Gallery. Gallery never reached expectations coming out of Iowa but part of that may have been the system he was in. Playing in Oakland can’t really help you reach your potential. This is obviously a depth move as well. Maybe his potential can finally be realized under a good coaching staff.
The team also brought back Donte Stallworth. My first reaction was great, another 36 year old receiver. Thing is, Stallworth is only 31. After his suspended season for DUI and manslaughter, Stallworth chose the Ravens over the Pats. Then was with Washington last season. I like the signing if he’s able to stretch the field the way he did in 2007 with the record breaking Pats offense.
The Pats rounded out their free agent day with Marquice Cole who’s a defensive back from the Jets that will likely be a special teamer.
Of course the biggest news of the day was Peyton agreeing to go to Denver. This of course led to ESPN’s John Clayton speculating that the Pats would be a player for Tebow’s services.
I’m with whoever DA and Mazz interviewed in the afternoon. I don’t think Tebow’s getting traded. I don’t think he’s worth a first, second, or third round pick. If Denver can nab a fourth or fifth round pick for him, they should consider themselves lucky. But I think ultimately he will just be released. I think he’d be an interesting pick up for the Pats but I’d want him as a halfback, fullback, tight end, or wide receiver. No chance I would want him as a QB.
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