It’s now going on nine years since the Red Sox broke the Curse of the Bambino and captured the franchise’s first World Series title in 86 years.
While David Ortiz remains the last Red Sox from the 2004 team, on Thursday it was announced the Pedro Martinez would be returning to Boston as a special assistant.
With Jason Varitek also joining the front office last season, it begs the question whether there is room for more.
Trot Nixon spent 10 seasons in Boston, becoming a fan favorite for his scrappy play and his consistent hustle. Nixon embodied the “dirt dog” attitude that helped lift the Curse of the Bambino. During his time in a Red Sox uniform, Nixon tallied 133 home runs and 523 runs batted in, while compiling a .278 batting average.
The Red Sox may have never won the World Series in 2004 if it wasn’t for Dave Roberts, the speedster the Sox picked up at the trade deadline. In Game 4 of the American League Championship Series, Roberts stole second off Yankees closer Mariano Rivera...