Boston Red Sox defeat Baltimore Orioles, 9-0

Tina Cervasio, the NESN reporter, gestured at the Red Sox cap sitting atop a box of Trot Nixon's belongings, the cap so discolored by dust and clay and grass stains to make its age indeterminate.

What happens, she asked, when a dirt dog no longer needs his cap?

``It goes to my dad," said Nixon, referring to the kidney surgeon in North Carolina, Dr. William Nixon, who had once caught Catfish Hunter, the Hall of Famer, and was so instrumental in the grooming of his son as...