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Carl Crawford didn't mince words recently when reflecting on former Red Sox manager Terry Francona and what Crawford saw as Francona's poor choice to bump him down as far as seventh in the batting order just three games into his Boston tenure. Crawford ripped Francona's managing decisions soon after coming off the disabled list this year, saying Francona's call to drop him in the lineup last season despite his contract size and value to the team put him in a tailspin for the rest of a forgettable year. On Tuesday, just over a week into his second year with the...

Policeman who uttered racial slur about Boston's Crawford is fired

A policeman who allegedly used a racial slur in reference to Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford has been fired, the mayor of Leominster, Mass., announced Thursday. In his letter to John Perrault to announce Perrault's dismissal, Leominster mayor Dean J. Mazzarella said, according to the Boston Herald, "Your actions are so egregious that severe discipline is warranted...

Lester Hits New Low as Boston Red Sox Show Major Need for Starting Pitching Help

As he nears 1,000 career strikeouts, Jon Lester his having the worse season of his career which is overshadowing all other things. Then, when it seemed as though Lester could not pitch any worse this season, his outing Sunday afternoon happened. Lester allowed career-highs in both home runs with four and earned runs with 11 over just four innings, dooming the Red...

Josh Beckett is one of the most overrated pitchers in the history of Major League Baseball

Following another bush league start by testy Boston “ace” Josh Beckett, the feeble Red Sox lost to the Rangers 5-3 last night at the Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. The 32-year-old Beckett (5-9, 4.57 ERA), who has won 130 games, in … Continue reading →

Buchholz Shines In Sox Win!

The Red Sox had lost 4 games in a row and if they had any chance to not make it 5 losses in a row, Clay Buchholz would have to once again behave as the defacto ace and stopper.  That is just what he did.  Buchholz didn't get the win, but he was the difference in this game bringing the Sox to their first win in what seemed like forever.  Clay Buchholz took the mound and not...

Boston Red Sox won’t trade Jon Lester

The Boston Red Sox will not trade the struggling Jon Lester With Jon Lester’s recent struggles (18 runs in 8 innings over the last 2 starts), there has been talk that the Boston Red Sox might be trying to deal Jon Lester to whoever can make the best offer. The idea would be that other teams would simply see the struggling Jon Lester as a guy who was done in Boston and someone that...

Beat Farming: Keith Couch pitches complete game for Salem

Who has the time to keep up with all of the Sox minor league teams? We'll do all the work to keep you updated with the beat on the farm. Notable Performances: Scott Podsednik (LF): 2-for-4, RBI, R Andy LaRoche (3B): 2-for-5, 2B, R Nate Spears (2B): 1-for-3, Solo HR (8) J.C. Linares (RF): 3-for-4 Jose De La Torre (RP): 1 IP...

Test Your Knowledge of the Red Sox in the Latest Episode of NESN Trivia (Video)

The Boston Red Sox have been around since 1908, meaning there is plenty of history in the franchise -- from their time as the Boston Americans (from 1901-07) to their miraculous World Series run in 2004.’s Emily Casey is down on Yawkey Way, hoping to stump you in this Red Sox edition of NESN Trivia. Do you have what takes to complete the Sox episode? Play it now in the video above.

Red Sox News & Notes - 7/24

With the Roy Oswalt battling a back injury, the Texas Rangers threw out Scott Feldman to make the spot start against the Boston Red Sox last night. Feldman had struggled this season but the Red Sox made him look like Cy Young last night in a 9-1 loss. The only run the Red Sox would manage off of Feldman over his seven innings was a Jarrod Saltalmacchia solo home run in the 2nd...

Ichiro says he is looking forward to the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry

The rivalry between the Red Sox and Yankees is arguably the most heated and historic in all of sports. When thinking about it, images of Jason Varitek and Alex Rodriguez brawling or Pedro Martinez tossing Don Zimmer probably race through your head. Is it possible to fit Ichiro into the equation? The former Mariners outfielder says he is looking forward to it. “When I watched those...

Red Sox' Trade Deadline Fate On the Line in Weekend Series Against Yankees (Podcast)

What are the Red Sox going to do at the trade deadline? That's the million-dollar question as July 31 draws nearer, and one that will likely have a much clearer answer after this weekend. With the Sox visiting the Yankees for a three-game set, how the Red Sox fare in the Bronx these next few days will go a long way towards determining the team's actions in the trade market...

Game 99: Boston Red Sox @ Texas Rangers

Time: 8:05 PM ET TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI Red Sox (49-49) Ellsbury CF Ciriaco DH Pedroia 2B Gonzalez 1B Ross RF Middlebrooks 3B Crawford LF Shoppach C Aviles SS Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (5-8, 4.53) Rangers (57-39) TBA Pitching: LHP Derek Holland (6-5, 4.84)

Red Sox Lineup vs. Rangers 7/25/12

Here is tonight's lineup vs. the Rangers: Ellsbury CFCiriaco DHPedroia 2BGonzalez 1BRoss RFMiddlebrooks 3BCrawford LFShoppach CAviles SS Beckett SP Game time is at 8:05pm EST.

Christian Bale Visits Aurora Theater Shooting Victim, Apparent Red Sox Fan Carey Rottman in Hospital (Photo)

Christian Bale, star of The Dark Knight Rises, made an impromptu visit to a Colorado hospital on Tuesday to visit some victims of the horrific Aurora theater shooting. One of them, it appears, is a member of Red Sox Nation. Carey Rottman posed for a pic with Batman and it features a Red Sox hat prominently in the foreground. Check it out in the photo below. Photo via Twitter/@justinjoseph

Josh Beckett's Start Against Rangers Could Bring Back Dominance, Due to His Great Success in Texas (Video)

The Boston Red Sox entered Wednesday night's game with the Texas Rangers with a 49-49 record and four games out of a wild card spot. The team can make a statement given the difficult schedule ahead, starting with a series with the division-leading New York Yankees over the weekend. But all that depends on if Josh Beckett can get back to his usual dominant self. Luckily, the Sox...

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"Clay Buchholz. Pitchers have a lot of time on their hands." -Adrian Gonzalez when asked who was the best pool player on the Red Sox.
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