Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Chicken Man

#26 Wade Boggs - "Chicken Man" - 9" x 12" acrylic on paper. Wade Boggs was a hitting machine - career .328, 3010 total hits, 5 batting titles and on and on. Known for his superstitions - used to eat chicken before every game noting "there's hits in that chicken." Also took exactly 150 ground balls before every game, hit at 5:17, ran at 7:17 and wouldn't let the PA announcer say his number when he came to the plate. Boog Powell was a close second here but I love the superstitions and longevity of Boggs career. Braves to don the number 26 - Gene Garber, Tom House (the man who caught 715 off of Aaron's bat), Alejandro Pena and everybody's favorite Dan Uggla. Up next # 25
Tough choice - they all took steroids!

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