Your top "forgot he was a Red Sox"

canyoubelieveit

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That was against Baltimore, right?

I totally forgot Steve Pearce existed between mid '19 and this thread, to be honest.
Steve Pearce has a weird forgotten place in my memory that's in the spirit of this thread, but in a different way. Of course I remember him during the stretch run and as WS MVP for the Sox, but one of the trivia facts about him is that he played for every team in the division. I watch a lot of Sox games, but somehow I have NO memory of him playing for any other team. When they first got him I didn't know who he was. It doesn't make any sense to me. I know he wasn't a superstar, but he wasn't a nobody either. Shouldn't I have had some memory of some at bats for the Yankees, Blue Jays, Orioles, or Rays? Nothing. It's baffling.
 

jaytftwofive

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Has anyone thrown out Larry Andersen as a joke yet? I hope not because it's not particularly funny (for at least two reasons, one of them being it's just not that funny).
I don't think he qualifies. He is someone everyone remembers because of who he was traded for.
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I have met Larry Anderson a few times. At an electronics store in 1997, and at Phillies charity card shows. The first time I said to him , you're going to be known as a very good relief pitcher and baseball announcer but I'm a Red Sox fan and I'm always going to remember you as the guy who was traded for Jeff Bagwell. He said "Hey don't blame me I didn't make the trade" "You Guys. LOL" But he also said Boston was the best baseball town he played in and he would have stayed another 2 years but Gorman only offered him a one year deal so he took a 2 year deal with the Padres. Nice guy. Most baseball players aren't known to be the friendliest athletes. He also told a story on the radio during a Red Sox-Phillies game in Sept. 2015 of checking into a Boston hotel and fans recognizing him and saying....."Larry Andahson, Yaw the guy who was traded fah Bagwell" He said come on get over it. It's been 25 years, you've won 3 World Series.
 
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Sandman5756

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I don't think he qualifies. He is someone everyone remembers because of who he was traded for.
I have met Larry Anderson a few times. At an electronics store in 1997, and at Phillies charity card shows. The first time I said to him , you're going to be known as a very good relief pitcher and baseball announcer but I'm a Red Sox fan and I'm always going to remember you as the guy who was traded for Jeff Bagwell. He said "Hey don't blame me I didn't make the trade" "You Guys. LOL" But he also said Boston was the best baseball town he played and he would have stayed another 2 years but Gorman only offered him a one year so he took a 2 year deal with the Padres. Nice guy. Most baseball players aren't known to be the friendliest athletes. He also told a story on the radio during a Red Sox-Phillies game in Sept. 2015 of checking into a Boston hotel and fans recognizing him and saying....."Larry Andahson, Yaw the guy who was traded fah Bagwell" He said come on get over it. It's been 25 years, you've won 3 World Series.
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Great story. I am glad Anderson liked his short stint in Boston. I was less ticked off with Larry Anderson than Lou Gorman. Anderson was a good reliever, and I thought we should have made every effort to resign him. It just did not seem like a good deal, even at the time, because we had him for about five weeks and we gave up on Bagwell. (Though to tell the truth, I'm not sure Bagwell would have had the success he had in Houston if he stayed in Boston.) He credits Ken Camminitti for a lot of hits success.

Camminitti was a good ballplayer, an excellent fielder, a strong mentor, and one of two great proselytizers of the use of PEDs. (Canseco was the other). The knock on Bagwell, according to the Sox, was that he did not have enough power. Then he goes to Houston and starts getting 40 HR a year in the freaking Astrodome, where homers go to die. These two facts don't make sense unless there were PED's involved. I am not sure they were circulating around the Red Sox until later.

Interestingly, Bagwell's name is not usually mentioned in the same breath as Sosa, Bonds, Canseco, Palmeiro. (And there is no proof of steroid use.) I think it is because he was humble about his achievements and well liked by everyone. But the circumstantial evidence leans towards his likely use of anabolic steroids.
 

Humphrey

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MLB Channel said Andrew Benintendi tied some sort of Royals record last night, most RBI's in a 3 game stretch or something like that.

He tied it with a guy on this list, Calvin Pickering. Quite frankly, I only remembered Pickering playing for the Orioles and the Sox.