posted on Aug, 2 2004 @ 05:04 PM
If defense wins championships, then the Boston Red Sox are three steps closer to winning a World Series for acquiring Doug Mientkiewicz, Orlando
Cabrera and Dave Roberts just before the trade deadline. That's the good news for Red Sox fans. The bad news? Pardon my language, but after eight
years of Hall of Fame service, Nomar is "no mas" in Boston. If Garciaparra's Cubs play the Red Sox in the World Series, it'll be the biggest story of
the young sports century. And if Chicago wins it all at Boston's expense, the Bambino won't be the only one cursing Red Sox Nation...
You don't have to play eight seasons in Boston to know that the singular of Red Sox is Red Sox - unless you're Nomar. During his farewell interview,
Garciaparra reflected, "If it was under my control, I'd still be wearing a red sock uniform."
The fashion-conscious shortstop went on to add, "They can take the shirt off my back, but they can't take away the memories." But since the botched
A-Rod trade last winter, it seemed Nomar would have given the shirt off his back just to get out of Boston...