Saturday, February 06, 2010

Nomar No More? Boston Red Sox Non-Roster Invitees

Five and one half years after the Boston Red Sox traded the troublesome but talented Nomar Garciaparra, the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that he will soon retire. But Nomar's friend, Lou Merloni, stated that Garciaparra wants to play one more season. One thing is for sure...he always loved the fans in Boston. He recently said this about the Fenway Faithful and Red Sox Nation...

"I love 'em. I love the way they treated me,"

Nomie went through a series of injuries in the later stages of his career but his bulked-up body was NEVER linked to the use of performance enhancing drugs of any kind. I'll always remember him as a force at the plate and in the field...a fan favorite who was also close to the late Ted Williams. Good luck, Nomar, in whatever you might do. Thanks for the memories.

The Boston Red Sox announced the list of non-roster Invitees to spring training 2010. Here they are...

Pitchers (10)

Randor Bierd
Fernando Cabrera
Kris Johnson
Casey Kelly
Adam Mills
Edwin Moreno
Joe Nelson
Brian Shouse
Jorge Sosa
Kyle Weiland

Catchers (2)

Luis Exposito
Gustavo Molina

Infielders (4)

Lars Anderson
Yamaico Navarro
Angel Sanchez
Gil Velazquez

Outfelders (4)

Zach Daeges
Ryan Kalish
Che-Hsuan Lin
Darnell McDonald

Pitchers and catchers will participate in their first on-field workout in Fort Myers on Saturday, February 20. The first full workout of the Red Sox Spring Training camp is on Wednesday, February 24. I can't wait for those Florida games to begin in earnest. April will not be far behind.

It's the day before Super Bowl Sunday. I hope you enjoy the game, a game the Saints (gulp!) will win in an upset. If you're going to be on the road tomorrow, watch out for the "other" guy. Super Sunday usually features many people driving drunk. Click on this post's title for more on the Sox and as always, BE WELL. Have a great weekend.


At 2/06/2010 12:37 PM, Anonymous Boston Red Sox said...

Any discussion of Baseball’s American League history starts with the Boston Red Sox .

At 2/07/2010 5:46 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Ya got that right, with the Yankees and the Dodgers (Brooklyn) a close second.


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