Wow. Derek Lee batted sixth on that '05 team? He was like the best hitter on the planet back then.
It's also interesting to look and see how much better the 2006 and 2008 teams would have been with him over Theriot.
Never forget how excited I was when that trade was announced in 2004!!! How awesome he was in spring training the next year.... then fast forward to stlouis and him writhing in pain on the ground in the batter's box - with muscle detached from bone. Go Cubs!
I was watching on TV and I remember the camera followed the ball but I saw Nomar fall to the ground before he left the frame. At that moment, I figured the season was done for. Although, at the time, he had an amazing .405 OPS and Neifi really was an upgrade.