Saturday, July 31, 2004


Well, technically, I guess he is still Nomar, he's just not Nomah. The Sox traded him to the Cubs.

Most of the poster over at Sons of Sam Horn (a must read for any Red Sox fans) think the Sox got "hosed." I have mixed feelings, Nomar was going to leave at the end of the year, but he was a Red Sox great. (It never ends well for the Red Sox "great" players -- Clemens, Fisk, Mo Vaughn to name a few.) The team probably got a little better -- significantly better in defense, and picked up some speed, but is certainly weaker offensively, and in the fan's hearts.

Only time will tell on this wisdom deal, but I appreciate everything that Number 5 has done for the team, and although I wish he could stay, I wish him the best of luck.