Not a happy ending for Boomer

George Scott died with resentment at not landing job with big-league club

Updated: July 30, 2013, 3:25 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It would be a happier occasion if we could report that George Scott, before he died Sunday at age 69, looked back on his Red Sox years through the same sepia-toned filter of nostalgia employed by so many of us when we recall the 1967 Impossible Dream generation.

That it would all be stories of "taters," which is what The Boomer, as teammate Joe Foy first named him and Boston Globe legend Bud Collins labeled him in print, called his tape-measure home runs. "I love my taters, my ...

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