One hundred years ago last month (Jan. 5, 1920), the Red Sox unloaded their best player for financial reasons.
They sold the best left-handed pitcher in the American League, a versatile 25-year-old who had begun to play in the field on occasion because he could also hit: George Herman “Babe” Ruth.
How’d that work out?
Will my children and their children be lamenting the Curse of Mookie after I’m gone?
Mookie Betts is one of my favorite Red Sox players ever. I place him in the exalted company of Nomah and Pedro. I like him even better than Papi, and that’s a high bar.
Mookie looks like a high...