The Boston Red Sox are set to retire Wade Boggs’ No. 26 on Thursday night, but after what he did on Wednesday, the team may be rethinking that special honor.

OK, maybe not. But when someone wears a New York Yankees World Series ring to Fenway Park, Red Sox Nation tends to raise an eyebrowor two.

Boston celebrated the 30th anniversary of the 1986 Red Sox team—which lost to the New York Mets in the World Series on Bill Buckner’s error—on Wednesday night. Thirteen years or so ago, it might have stung to have such a ceremony. However, given the Curse of the Bambino has been broken, this was a night to honor one of the most memorable teams in franchise history.

Boggs, who spent the first 11 seasons of his major league career with Boston, donned a Red Sox jersey once again. But he also sported an interesting piece of jewelry:

Yankees ring with a Red Sox jersey at Fenway Park? That just seems so wrong.

Boggs went into Cooperstown wearing a Red Sox hat, so Boston fans will forgive him for this. In the future, though, they would prefer he just leave his World Series ring at home. It doesn’t matter how many titles the Red Sox win—reminders of the Yankees’ success make the people of Beantown sick.


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