Friday, December 16, 2016

Nobody Born Today Has Ever Played For The Red Sox

At least according to Baseball Reference (and they are the ultimate authority on these issues), not a single MLB player born today (December 16th) has ever suited up for The Carmine Hose. That's pretty ridiculous. Regular FenwayNation readers have probably noticed that we highlight one Red Sox player birthday every day—and usually there are multiple choices. For example, yesterday (December 15th), we had our pick of Mo Vaughn, Haywood Sullivan and George Stumpf. Today, however, stands alone among the other 364 days. How can this be? What type of cosmic forces came into play to allow for this oddity? Historically, the Red Sox did sign both Mike Cameron and John Lackey on December 16, 2009. But that wouldn't explain anything. It's a mystery!