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Friday, August 27, 2004
Arroyo pitches in to keep BoSox's surge going. (ESPN.com)

Dark days have hit the road.
Now Nomie is gone and the Sox are 17-8 since he left. This from a team that played .500 baseball for more than 12 weeks, more than 82 games, which is more than half of a season.

Coincidence? I think not. Let's ask the fellas, who returned home last night to take on the improved Detroit Tigers.

Start with Kevin Millar.

"Sure," said Millar. "You start with the guy who said, `Hey, we want Alex Rodriguez!' . . . Actually, only time is going to tell on this deal. We hadn't played so great before the trade happened. Now we're playing better. I don't know what the reason is. It would be unfair to say that trading Nomar is the reason, but is it part of it?

"I think so, yeah."
(Boston Globe)

In Billy We Trust: Billy Beane Visits Athletics Nation Part One.

In Billy We Trust: Billy Beane Visits Athletics Nation Part Two.

In Billy We Trust: Billy Beane Visits Athletics Nation Part Three.

Enigmatic Disappointment to Superstar in 465 At-Bats. Aaron Gleeman on Adrian Beltre. (The Hardball Times)




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