I've got to say I'm a little bummed out to hear the news that Boston Mayor Tom Menino is calling it a career.  Old age and medical problems are finally doing what no political opponent could ever do...they are forcing him to leave his coveted seat as Boston Mayor.

I've never lived in Boston Proper, but I will miss this mayor dearly.  As a member of the media, he was radio gold.  I can't even count the number of times he botched a New England sports star's name.  Like this time when he was talking about a huge Celtics playoff win...listen to him mess up Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo's names: 

 He's done it so much that I recently wondered on the air if he actually does it on purpose.  I mean, after all these flubs, NO ONE has pulled him aside and advised him to avoid the topic of sports?  My all time favorite is this one...when Mayor Menino uses the word "ionic" instead of "iconic" and thinks Jason Varitek is the place kicker for the Patriots (confused him with Adam Vinatieri. 

Watch a few of my favorites below: