The Baseball Desert

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Movin' on

The Red Sox have bid farewell to another two of the key players on their World Series team, both of whom are California-bound: shortstop Orlando Cabrera will be playing for the Anaheim Angels next season, and Dave Roberts - author of The Single Most Important Stolen Base In Red Sox History - will be playing for the San Diego Padres.

It was bound to happen sooner or later - Cabrera is surplus to requirements following the Red Sox' acquisition of Edgar Renteria, and Roberts - though happy to contribute in a Best Supporting Actor role last season - is good enough to be in most teams' starting lineup. I'll miss these guys in the Red Sox lineup, but I wish them well with their respective new ballclubs.

Update (& salute):
He may have moved on to greener pastures, but this will still be my favourite Red Sox jersey for a long time to come:

Update n° 2:
Just so that Jo doesn't feel left out (see comments below), here's a tribute to our team's #31, MVP of the 2004 season: