Three decades ago, the Red Sox blundered when they allowed Fisk to walk to the White Sox. Fisk made the Red Sox look like dopes for the rest of his career. It took a long time for the Red Sox to recover.
The Red Sox let Pedro Martinez go after 2004 and they were right. They let Damon go after 2005 and they were wrong.
Danny Ainge altered the history of the 2011 Celtics when he dealt Perkins two years ago. The deal is still being debated.
Belichick has made his move, and it is bold. But it’ll be a national holiday for Patriot Haters if Welker wins a Super Bowl with Manning in Denver.
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