- Jul 22, 2005
Good call. I ended up picking him up at an airport in Albany in late 1993 or early 1994 (pre-strike season) and driving him to Vermont for an autograph signing. We had a few beers and he beat me in pool at my local, which pissed me off because I was better than him. Lol. Super chill guy. I was supposed to bring him back to Albany the next day, but he got last-minute notice he needed to see Dr. Pappas in Worcester the next day. He was about to try and juggle connecting flights, and I was like "dude, I'll just drive you to fucking Worcester in the morning. Relax." He was super appreciative. Too bad he fucked up his shoulder, he was gonna have a solid career.I forgot to mention Tim Naehring. My brothers and I loved routing for him.
It took him a while to establish himself in Boston. He would rake at McCoy every time we got tickets, get called up, then was back in Rhode Island. He broke out in ‘95 and we just never knew if he’d get sent down again. He hung in there and had a great career all things considered.
I really wanted Ryan Lavarnway to work out. He seemed like a great guy to root for. And showed promise
We all love local guys, but I particularly wanted Brian Rose to work out… or at least be better than Pavano
edited for clarity