Thursday, January 19, 2017

How Jim Rice Made a Boy Hate The Red Sox

Ian O'Connor has a great article on the unlikely friendship between Tom Brady and a guy named Jay Flannelly. Flannelly grew up in Andover, Massachusetts as a die hard Drew Bledsoe and Patriots fan. He wasn't a fan of the Red Sox however. In fact, he hates the Red Sox. How is that possible?

Flannelly explains when he was just 8 years old he asked Jim Rice to sign a baseball. Jim Rice not only refused to sign the ball but he took the ball and threw it over a building. He has hated the Red Sox ever since. Flannelly became a die hard Mets fan when their players graciously signed autographs for him as a youngster.

Check out the rest of the article here. It is a fascinating story about two unlikely long time friends.

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