As kind as they are to their heroes, Red Sox fans are even worse to their enemies. Ted, Pesky, and Yaz, you say? I raise your exalted stars and give you only one poor soul: Buckner. Now it seems Boston has a new worst nightmare, and perhaps one who deserves this title. His name is [...]
Oh my god, you guys. It’s actually baseball season. Well, it’s actually been baseball season for a week because of that Japan stuff, but now actually it’s actually time for baseball.
So, Gabe and I got to talking, and we brought in special guest Mets fan and baseball expert Jesse Towsen to share a new [...]
In this week’s edition of The Brief, Ethan Hammerman takes a look at the progress that gay organizations have made recently in the arena of sport advocacy, with a special focus on the You Can Play Project, a new initiative that has garnered supported from a swath of significant hockey players.
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The hazy month of September has not been kind to the Boston Red Sox.
A mere two weeks ago, it seemed like the Sox would sail smoothly into the playoffs. They were the team to beat, and at 83-52 had the best record in the AL, with a game and a half league over the Yankees. [...]
Murphy’s Law clearly states, “Anything that can happen, will happen, given enough time.” So I guess in a league with 142 years of history, it was bound to happen at some point—no matter how improbable.
Yes, even the oh-so-embarrassing act of the Boston Red Sox losing a series to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
That’s right, folks. After dropping two [...]
Written by AJ Shine and Jeff Lipton
Terry Francona seemed very optimistic about the 2011 campaign. Although he admited that he’s hopeful every spring training, when asked what feels different about this one, he said with a smirk, “Crawford and Gonzalez.” Like the Red Sox teams of recent memory, teamwork and chemistry are the most important [...]
Written by A.J. Shine
We spoke with Big Papi and learned about his other talents, his biggest fan and which actor would play him in a movie.
Remember that Rhode Island native who you wanted to root for, but couldn’t because he was always on the Rays? No, I’m not talking about Rocco Baldelli again; the other guy. Dependable reliever Dan Wheeler has agreed to a 1-year deal with the Sox to further bolster their previously troublesome bullpen. Wheeler, [...]
In a word: Yeah. Probably. I know what you’re thinking: isn’t Daniel Bard, Jacoby Ellsbury, Anthony Rizzo/Casey Kelly, and maybe even Clay Buchholz (whose name has actually been thrown around) a MASSIVE price to pay for a young slugger with a huge K rate whose numbers declined last season? And yes, if [...]