When Steve Pearce decided to call it career he offered his two cents about the Boston Red Sox cheating scandal on his way out.
Being a one hit wonder is okay if you can take it all the way to the top. Steve Pearce took us all for a ride on his magical postseason carpet ride in 2018 with the Boston Red Sox, and now he is riding off into the sunset.
Pearce is retiring from the game of baseball after 13 years and seven teams, choosing to voice his opinion on the Red Sox cheating scandal and having that be the last thing we remember about him.
“You know what? It has been a good run. I have 10 years in there. Right now I am officially retired,”
This is what Pearce had to say when he went on WEEI with Mitch Mutnansky after a reply of Game 1 of the 2018 World Series.
Pearce went on to say how much of a joke the league’s claims are the Red Sox cheated to get to the World Series in 2018. Results of the league’s investigation have not been released, though they should pale in comparison to what was leaked when the league was investigating the Houston Astros for similar claims.
One would have to believe manager Alex Cora brought some of his scheming over with him when he left the Astros bench coach job to take the reins in Beantown.
Pearce better hurry and get those retirement papers filed before Commissioner Manfred decides to issue a fine.
Pearce hung around the league for a long time as he could play multiple positions and could come up big in the clutch. No bigger than the three home runs he hit in the ’18 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, two coming in the decisive Game 5 alone.
The heroics were good enough to earn Pearce a one year/$6.25M contract with the Sox for the 2019 season. In a forgettable turn of events, he played just 29 games and hit .180 as injuries plagued him from the get-go.
Steve Pearce won a World Series ring and has himself a World Series MVP to put on the mantle, time for him to sit back and collect some pension.