Nipps Speaks Out On Roger, and The Possibility of Boston Baseball WITH Him
From Edes piece from today's Globe, the speaker Al Nipper.....''Roger is going to do what he wants to do. He's going to do what's right for him and his family. From my point of view, I feel what is right for him is to come to Boston. I'm looking at the whole overall picture. Going to New York, there's nothing to prove there. This is the best fit for him overall, if you look at everything, for him to be here with the Boston Red Sox.
''Duquette is long gone. He's over that. We have new management. He loves Boston, he loves the fans, he still has so many friends here.
''He could come back home here and end his career in storybook fashion. Come back home and do it right."
***Peter here, and hello readers new and old alike. And you know what? Al Nipper just put my feelings about the possible return of Roger to Boston sports and life into those few words. Hey Rocket, you're welcome here. Call Boston your home for the next 6 months. 6 months that include many days in October, playing October baseball right into the teeth of the New England autumn. When the leaves change and the thoughts turn to possibilities of baseball greatness for the ages. Listen. Listen closely...Sshh...you can hear us already. Ro-ger Ro-ger..the sound of love echoing throughout Fenway, your first home. And maybe your last, for baseball at least. Open arms. Thousands of 'em. Right here.