According to the reports flying out of the winter meetings, the Sox “have interest” in approximately 5,734 players, including Mike Cameron, Rich Harden, Mike Gonzalez, Adrian Gonzalez, Roy Halladay, Cheech Plimpton, Roderick Barnaby, The Ghost of Butch Hobson, Tyne Daly, Jonas Grumby, Matchbox “Filch” Hampton and Anthony Daniels, the guy who played C-3PO and apparently throws a mean curve.
I can’t recall another player in recent memory who came here with greater fanfare and expectations only to flatline out of the box than Coco. Before he’d even played a game for us, he was shilling Dunkin’ Donuts and voted Most Likely to Launch a Thousand T-Shirts. Then he got here, broke a knuckle almost immediately, and a resounding “meh” echoed across Red Sox Nation.
Not that he was a complete non-entity during his stay here. One of my favorite Coco memories was when he got his Superman on to snag the final out of the 2007 ALCS, smashing into the centerfield wall at Fenway and securing our trip to the World Series. And that mound charge against Small Game James in 2008 — not to mention the infamous “pull my hair like a little girl” oration that followed — was an instant classic.
But, I’m all set, thanks.
On the other hand, you wanna bring back Kevin Millar as base coach/cheerleader/spiritual adviser, I’m down with that.