I got a cool new DVD, "City of Champions: The Best of Boston Sports." Tons of clips of great Boston sports moments.
In one part, they show Boston players who left Boston, via trades or free agency. They showed Nomar Garciaparra, Ray Bourque, Carlton Fisk, Curtis Martin, Bill Parcells (not a player, but still), Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs, Babe Ruth, Drew Bledsoe, Lawyer Milloy, Pedro Martinez, Phil Esposito, and Sparky Lyle.
Apart from Nomar and Carlton (who both went to Chicago) and Ray (who is a completely different story than the rest), what do the others all have in common?
Every single one of them went to New York. (Not necessarily the city, of course.)
They also showed Johnny Damon talking about Nomar leaving, and now even he is in New York.