If you're looking for details on Saturday's biggest news -- Josh Hamilton's 20th homer, Jarrod Saltalamacchia's dramatic walk-off blast, the Adam Jones and Miguel Montero contract extensions -- well, for once, you've come to the wrong place.
This edition of Extra Innings is dedicated to four largely anonymous players, four guys who weren't supposed to make it, four guys who beat the odds and -- if only for a while -- are living the major-league dream.
We'll call it the Daniel Nava Edition in honor of one of baseball's all-time great out-of-nowhere stories. Nava, cut by Santa Clara University and later by the Chico Outlaws of the independent Golden Baseball League -- is back with the Red Sox, and on Saturday night drew the leadoff walk to start their winning rally.
Much as we love Nava, who hit a grand slam on the first pitch of his major-league career in 2010, he is yesterday's news. Say hello to the new Fantastic Four, all of whom got their opportunities after injuries to other ...