Goodbye, Billy Mill, and Thanks!

It was only yesterday that Bill Mueller scorched a single between Mariano Rivera‘s legs in Game Four of the 2004 ALCS and pushed Dave Roberts across the plate, setting up what became the most improbable comeback ever in baseball playoff history. Now, as the Sox set sail in a new direction, another one of the 25 from that magical 2004 team is gone, with the beloved third baseman signing with the storied Dodgers today.

Of course, you can point out that he’s 34 and that he’s already had surgery on both knees, not something you want to see on an infielder’s résume, but Red Sox Nation will miss him for sure. Best of luck to you in Los Angeles!