Baseball is a magnificent sport.
In a relatively short period of time a man can win over the masses and just as quickly lose their affection, becoming old news. Some say baseball is a young man's game. That is probably true. Though, there have been players who have defied that conventional wisdom, playing into their late 30s and early 40s.
Tim Wakefield has been one of those transcendental players.
His major league playing days started as a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates way back in 1992. Suffice to say, some reading this were likely born in 1992 or thereafter.
I won't bother to go into his early days playing baseball. However, I do recommend picking up his book, "Knuckler: My Life With Baseballs Most Confounding Pitch" written with Tony Massarotti. It is an excellent read.
Lately there have been many fans and writers alike calling for Wakefield to just call it quits. I don't want to talk about that right now.
Rather, what I would like to do is examine 10 of Wake's most memorable moments in a Red Sox uniform to serve as a reminder to Red Sox fans exactly what the man has meant to this team and this city.