Today in Red Sox history, we celebrate an unfortunate anniversary as well as some connections to this current lockout.
Today in OTM History
2021: Should Enrique Hernández alter his approach at the plate?; No he should not, you dummy.
2019: J.D. Martinez is not happy with the trend of slow-moving free agency, of which he was a part the previous winter; He was not alone in this, and that tension is coming to a head with the lockout.
2017: Don’t get too excited about Sam Travis as a prospect; That is, unless it’s Grapefruit League action.
2015: Red Sox should trade for Cliff Lee, not Cole Hamels; The Hamels saga was even more drawn out than I remember.
2014: Beware regression; Yeah, good call Kory.
Today in Red Sox History
1957: The Supreme Court upholds that MLB is the only professional sports league which will be exempt from the antitrust laws; With what the league has done to the minors, the calls for this exemption to be wiped away are getting louder and louder.
1933: Tom Yawkey officially buys the Red Sox; This would enter in an era of racism and losing.
Today in Red Sox Birthdays
Happy 82nd birthday to Danny Cater, who spent his 12-year big-league career bouncing from team to team, spending three seasons with the Red Sox as a depth corner infield bat in the 1970s.
Many thanks to Baseball-Reference, NationalPastime.com and Today in Baseball History for assistance here. Also thanks again to Battery Power for the inspiration for these posts.