When the Red Sox traded fan-favorite Nomar Garciaparra in 2004, it sparked a golden age of baseball in Boston that continues to this day. Here is how Chris Sale becoming the Red Sox ace comes all the way back to Nomar: (video may take a couple seconds to load)
Pretty crazy when you break it down. Nomar was the best, until he wasn’t. His career in Boston sort of came crashing down and it was bittersweet to see him go. Nomar was one of my favorite players growing up, one of those players you name your dog after.