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MLB | Boone reveals former alcohol problem

Wed, 28 May 2008 09:16:19 -0700

ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick reports retired 2B Bret Boone had an alcohol problem during his peak seasons with the Seattle Mariners. He told reporters during camp that he spent 26 days in a treatment facility in San Diego, and hadn't had a drink since the summer of 2007.

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MLB | B. Boone retires

Wed, 28 May 2008 09:05:51 -0700

ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick reports three-time All-Star 2B Bret Boone has decided to retire after a comeback attempt with the Washington Nationals. Boone, 39, hit .189 for the Nationals in 12 Grapefruit League games. He accepted an assignment to Triple-A Columbus to begin the season, but left the Clippers April 17 and returned home to his family in San Diego.

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Nationals | B. Boone promoted to big league camp

Sat, 23 Feb 2008 09:56:34 -0800

Dave Sheinin, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Nationals 2B Bret Boone has been promoted to the major league spring training camp. "We didn't think he'd be this far advanced," Nationals general manager Jim Bowden said. "We have a small window in which to make a decision. It's far more valuable for us to have him here."

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Nationals | Team draws B. Boone out of retirement

Mon, 18 Feb 2008 10:15:27 -0800

Bill Ladson, of Nationals.MLB.com, reports the Washington Nationals have signed former MLB 2B Bret Boone to a non-guaranteed minor league contract. Boone, who has not played in the major leagues since 2005, will begin working out at the team's Accelerated Development Program for Minor Leaguers Tuesday, Feb. 19.

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Mariners | Sexson Tried to Talk Boone Out of Retiring

Wed, 01 Mar 2006 12:49:49 -0800

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports Seattle Mariners 1B Richie Sexson tried to talk New York Mets 2B Bret Boone into sticking with baseball. ''I was on the phone with him for three hours last night,'' Sexson said. ''I tried to talk him out of it. We all did -- his dad (former big league catcher and manager Bob Boone) and his brother Aaron (the third baseman in Cleveland). We sort of ganged up on him, but he said his heart wasn't in it.''

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Mets | Boone Retires

Wed, 01 Mar 2006 12:49:36 -0800

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports New York Mets 2B Bret Boone has retired.

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Mets | Boone: Start or Quit

Wed, 22 Feb 2006 12:52:45 -0800

The New York Times' Ben Shpigel reports New York Mets 2B Bret Boone said he's either going to start at second base or quit. "When I start moving around positions, that's when I know it's time to really go home," Boone said.

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Mets | More on Boone

Wed, 04 Jan 2006 15:36:17 -0800

Updating an earlier story, the Associated Press reports New York Mets 2B Bret Boone would get a $1 million salary and the chance to earn $500,000 more in performance bonuses if he makes the team.

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Mets | Boone Signs

Wed, 04 Jan 2006 13:39:06 -0800

ESPN.com reports the New York Mets signed 2B Bret Boone (Twins) to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

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MLB | Boone Says Vegas Story Incorrect

Mon, 05 Dec 2005 14:19:13 -0800

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Jim Moore reports free agent 2B Bret Boone said the reports that he rolled a cart at Wynn's $500-a-round golf course were untrue. Reports also said he was asked to remove his feet from the bar in the Country Club Grill afterward, turned belligerent and said "Make me!" prompting a call for security. He also was said to have fallen off a stool, at which time friends escorted him out before security arrived. Boone said he yelled at the bartender and made a condescending remark only because "he was very rude. Don't cross me and disrespect me to my face and in front of my friends."

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