It was ten years ago today that the Red Sox signed a player who had been non-tendered by the Minnesota Twins earlier that winter, and the signing received very little attention. It was a part-time player named David Ortiz.
Terry Francona is doing an in-store appearance promoting his new book tomorrow at the Barnes & Noble store at the Citicorp Center on East 54th Street at 12:30 PM. I'm still hoping to be there, but the brutal weather might keep me away. We'll see. Tito's book hits the shelves today.