Watching Wakefield walking off the mound these days is like watching Spider-Man walk away from the crumpled, beaten body of the Green Goblin. It's the look of victory, people, and I love the fact that the guy a lot of folks thought we could do without in 2009 is leading the team with eleven ass-kickingly good wins.

Last night was also the last installment of the Nomar Circus. And the Return of The Nose and all the good vibes it generated got me thinking. So far, Johnny Damon is the only member of the 2004 team to get booed in his return to Fenway, and justifiably so. But let's say Damon shows up next year in a Mariners or Orioles or some other non-pinstriped uniform. Does he get the love then?