Thursday, March 13, 2008

Dugout Doug, No More

The Boston Red Sox announced today that the most famous back-up catcher in baseball, Doug Mirabelli, was released. This is not the first time that Doug has left the Sox. In 2005 Boston traded Mirabelli to the Padres for Mark Loretta. Then, frustrated by the catching of Josh Bard, they traded Bard, Cla Meredith, and $100K to the Padres to get Mirabelli back. Doug was escorted by the Boston police from the airport to Fenway Park in time for Wakefield's next start.

Thom's has a soft spot for Mirabelli who once shared an episode of "Red Sox Stories" with the catcher. In the show hosted by Tom Catlin and Colleen Reilly, Thom's was depicted as a haven for Sox fans in New York City.

Bye bye Dougie, for now. No more going deep.

1 comment:

Stuff said...

That sucks. Who's gonna catch for Wakefield? I just wrote a post entitled: Red Sox Nation vs. Hank Steinbrenner on my blog. I also make a shout out to Professor Thom's. Check it out:

http://thecorner33.blogspot.com/

...If You Ain't Got That Ring.