First of all, I would like to apologize for not posting last Monday. Austin Mirmina (one of your fellow Beantown writers) and I were in a heated lockout with your boss here at Beantown, the Stephen Bailey. We felt we weren’t receiving the proper amount of compensation. I certainly was in the right. We weren’t getting paid a single penny for all our hard work.
But you’ll be glad to know our lockout ended in 27 hours after both parties agreed to settle our differences. Details of the settlement are disclosed and will remain that way until we here at Beantown Banter feel otherwise.
Now, to “Memory Lane Monday”. John Wasdin, AKA “Way Back Wasdin”, was a Red Sox relief pitcher from 1997-2000. Wasdin’s best season in Boston came in 1999, when he posted a 4.12 ERA and a 8-3 record.
Wasdin got that nickname by giving up many long balls. Former (and great) WEEI color commentator for Sox games, Jerry Trupiano, would usually exhale, “Waaaaaay baaaaack” whenever Wasdin happened to serve one up.
In his 12 year career, Wasdin went 39-39 with a 5.28 ERA and 527 strikeouts.
Currently, he serves as the pitching coach for the Vermont Lake Monsters, the Athletics’ single A affiliate.
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