You have to feel for a guy like Nomar. He's a guy who started his career on fire. For a few years there he was good for 25-30 HR, 40 2B, and 100 RBI. He won the batting title two years in a row and even has a Rookie of the Year to his credit. Everyone figured he would be a Boston fixture for years to come. Then it all came apart. He got traded right before Boston broke the curse and injuries have ensured that the rest of his career will be spent as a journeyman. I wouldn't feel as bad if he were able to maintain a high level of play after he left Boston, but he's put together only one productive season (in my estimation) since the trade. Anyhow, the salute is finally over, but it was certainly well deserved.
Now... as soon as I open my big mouth and talk about how the Sox should easily lay waste to their next three opponents, the Sox drop two of three to one of the worst offensive teams in base ball. (Damn you, Lugo! He just airmailed a routine throw.) I know their pitching is good but c'mon. You have to win games against bottom feeders at home. The next three games are against the A's, the worst offensive team in the AL. Throw me a bone would ya!
Interesting: I didn't know this until today, but Nomar's replacement in 2004, Orlando Cabrera, is now his teammate.