Poor Niuman Romero. No one knew who he was until last night, and soon he will be forgotten.

Niuman, pronounced as Newman, was Kevin Youkilis’ replacement Tuesday night as Youk left the game with a cramp in his ankle.

Let’s just say, Romero’s debut wasn’t memorable. Today, Romero was designated for an assignment and was replaced by Ryan Shealy from Triple A Pawtucket. 

As Romero replaced Youkilis in the clean-up spot last night for the Sox, he went an astonishing 0-4 while leaving six runners on base. That’s just awful. Tampa Bay Rays’ manager, Joe Maddon, intentionally walked Ortiz three times last night just so the Rays could avoid Big Papi and pitch to Romero. Maddon even issued the walk when first-base was already occupied.

Ironically, Romero was the final out in Tuesday’s game, his final appearance in a Boston uniform. 

Niuman Romero should be forever remembered in Red Sox nation. Whenever Niuman Romero is brought up in a conversation, he should be referred to in a Seinfeld voice as “Newman.”

I really hope Newman Romero will find himself in a Major League uniform again someday. 


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