Monday, November 09, 2015

Mariner Trade Brings Boog

Last week, the Mariners traded Danny Farquar, Brad Miller, and Logan Morrison to the Tampa Bay Rays for 3 of their players,including one with a name familiar to boomers.  Boog Powell was an outfielder in the Ray's organization, who may be playing in the bigs for the M's in 2016.
In the 1960s and 70, there was a clean up batter for the Baltimore Orioles named John Powell, better known as Boog Powell.  This Boog Powell is no relation to that Boog Powell, but received his nickname in honor of the former Oriole.  Our Boog's real name is Herschel Mack Powell IV.

1 comment:

Mike Barer said...

When he comes to bat, Mariner fans will yell "Boog". It will sound like Boo!