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The Red Sox are off to Oakland now, having lost two of three to the Angels. 2004 shortstops Nomar Garciaparra and Orlando Cabrera are now with the A's. Nomar's days as a shortstop appear to behind him but Cabrera continues to be a solid middle infielder. He is off to a good start this year batting .368 in nineteen at-bats. Nomar has appeared in five games mostly playing at first base. It was not that long ago when Nomar was considered the face of the Red Sox. He was with the Sox for nine years and in that period he won the Rookie of the Year award, two batting titles and went to five all star games. I am of the opinion however that Orlando Cabrera had a bigger impact in his three months with the team then Nomar did in his tenure. Cabrera was replacing a local icon and he did so with phenomenal defense, helping the Red Sox to the World Series championship that year. When Cabrera came back as an Angel he was given a loud ovation like most of the 2004 players have received. What will happen when Nomar comes back? The A's do not come to Fenway until July 6th. Will he still be with the A's at that point in the season? He will get a huge ovation because he was so popular with the fans here.
Also in Oakland the Red Sox will renew hostilities with Jason Giambi, who had many big hits against the Sox when he was a Yankee, most notably his two steroid-fueled bombs off Pedro Martinez in game seven of the 2003 ALCS.

Chris Allen


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