Today in OTM History
2021: Latest mock draft has Red Sox selecting Jack Leiter; This seemed like the best-case scenario at the time. Little did we know how things would actually go.
2020: The most underrated modern Red Sox players; Including my personal favorite Junichi Tazawa.
2019: A Kevin Youkilis appreciation post; Now he’s out here killing it on NESN.
2016: Four Red Sox prospects in Keith Law’s top 25; This was just about the peak of the system.
2014: Is 2014 a bridge year for the Red Sox?; The bridge would last two years, but it led to a good place.
Today in Red Sox History
1957: Ted Williams sparks some controversy as, on an off-day, he shot 35 pigeons with a shotgun while sitting on the bench in the Fenway bullpen.
Today in Red Sox Birthdays
Happy 49th birthday to Bartolo Colón, who has become something of a legend among baseball fans in general for his build and long career, but for Red Sox fans is not so well loved after just straight-up left the team back in 2008.
Happy 44th birthday to Brad Penny, who had a couple of All-Star caliber seasons with the Dodgers in the late 2000s, but struggled in his one season in Boston.