There’s not a whole lot going on for February 9 in Red Sox history, except for one major thing. This one ought to be fun...
Today in OTM History
2021: Noah Song voted number six prospect; Here we are a year later and it’s still not really clear when he’ll rejoin the organization.
2020: The real Mookie Betts trade happens; After the original trade was nixed, I had the pleasure of writing this one up on my first day of a vacation out west. Good times!
2018: J.D. Martinez might have a better offer elsewhere; I actually don’t remember these negotiations being so tense.
2017: The first whispers of the extra inning rules; It was bad then and it’s bad now.
2013: Bryce Brentz shoots himself in the leg; And an eternal OTM meme was born.
Today in Red Sox History
2020: Mookie Betts is traded to the Dodgers along with David Price for Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs, and Connor Wong; At this point we knew that Betts was out the door and heading to L.A. but the original deal had been nixed by the Red Sox. So this was a very annoying couple day period waiting for everything to be resolved. We don’t need to rehash the deal, but I will say I was relieved to just have it over.
Today in Red Sox Birthdays
Happy would-be 106th birthday to Tex Hughson, who was one of the better pitchers in all of baseball from 1942-’46, with a year of military service mixed in there, before injuries cut his career short.
Happy would-be 97th birthday to Vic Wertz, who only spent three years of his long career in Boston, but did get MVP votes with the Red Sox in 1960.