Found October 21, 2013 on With Leather:
An all-too-apt summary. I’ve lived in the Boston area for coming up on a decade now, and New England for more than two. So I’m familiar with Red Sox fans who, despite the jokes, are no better or worse than most sports fans. But since the Red Sox are headed to their first World Series in six years, it’s pretty much confirmed every stereotype of the meat-headed sports fan on social media. Basically, every tweet about the World Series, which Boston played its way into this weekend, includes the hashtag “#BostonStrong.” If you need a quick reminder, “Boston Strong” also happens to be the rally phrase for the victims of Boston Marathon Bombings. In fact that’s how the phrase came into the Boston lexicon. The commercialization, and thus trivialization, of tragedy is nothing new. Would you like a nice glass of 9/11 wine while you enjoy a 9/11 sandwich? Heck, it dates back centuries, like anything else that seemingly is new to get outraged about. We’ve been milking tragedy for a buck, as a...

Red Sox Win ALCS, Mike Napoli Loses Shirt Thirteen Seconds Later

Putting the exclamation point on one of the most inexplicably awesome seasons since 2004, the Red Sox closed out the ALCS tonight at Fenway Park, besting a Tigers team that, at least on paper, seemed a superior opponent. But this Red Sox team is built of heart, resilience, booze and your uncle’s dirty magazines, and when **** got tough, they made all the right moves. Among the...

Shane Victorino’s Son Tries Out Jenny Dell’s Job, Interviews Father at Fenway Park (Photo)

NESN may have found a future Red Sox reporter. Shane Victorino‘s son, Kingston, was at the Red Sox’ workout on Monday but he wasn’t just there to watch his old man and the rest of the 2013 American League champions practice. Rather than sit back and enjoy the best team in the AL prepare for the World Series, the 3-year-old decided to put some work in and test out his interviewing...

Xander Bogaerts, 2014 Fantasy Outlook

The Red Sox have proclaimed by proclamation that Xander Bogaerts will have every opportunity in the spring training of 2014 to win a starting job. Well, they haven't really said that. Yet. They will. It's the same spiel every team says about every prospect. "You-Know-Whosie has shown plenty in the minor leagues and now You-Know-Whosie will get every opportunity...

How the Red Sox Won the ALCS, In Four Simple GIFs

For the Red Sox, the road to the 2013 World Series included a dramatic win in game six of the ALCS–a game punctuated with some real time-vault material. It is my pleasure to provide a brief, visual summary of the game’s highlights, courtesy of these four GIFs: First, Prince Fielder was like: Then Victorino was all: Then Koji stepped up and said: And he was later seen winning...

Lester will face Cards in Game 1

Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester will start Game 1 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. That's the word on Monday from Boston manager John Farrell. Farrell says he hasn't decided on his entire lineup, but designated hitter David Ortiz will start at least once at first base when the series shifts to St. Louis for the middle three games. There is no DH allowed...

World Series Red Sox Rotation Updates

We already know Jon Lester will start Game 1 for the Red Sox tomorrow (duh) and then today, John Farrell officially named John Lackey as the Game 2 starter on Thursday to face Michael Wacha. After out-dueling Justin Verlander in Game 3 of the ALCS, Lackey deserves it. This leads the rotation to shape up to Clay Buchholz pitching Game 3 and Jake Peavy Game 4, but Farrell wouldn...

Red Sox fan had faith in Shane Victorino because he’s ‘the f—in t—ies’ (Video)

Boston Red Sox fans are incredibly jacked up for their unexpected trip to the World Series to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. If you think they’re pumped now, you should have seen them when Shane Victorino hit a go-ahead grand slam against the Detroit Tigers that proved to be the series-clincher in Game 6. […]

St. Louis mayor bows out of World Series bet with Menino

One of the sneaky fun parts about whenever one of my teams is involved in a championship series are the bets that Boston mayor Thomas “Mumbles” Menino makes with whoever the mayor of the opposing team’s city is. It is one of those stupid “gentleman’s bet” type things that ultimately does not mean too much. Just embarrassment for a day or so. So what does Boston win if...

Drunk Red Sox fan says “f*ckin titties” on live TV after ALCS Game 6 victory

This drunken Boston Red Sox fan kind of forced his way onto live TV after the Red Sox ALCS Game 6 victory over the Detroit Tigers and I’m guessing the local news is regretting their decision to talk to him.  When asked to explain why the fan had faith in Shane Victorino, he eloquently replied “he’s the f*ckin’ titties.”  Solid analysis there. [The Big Lead]

Red Sox Slam Their Way to World Series

Two grand slams proved to be the fatal blow to the Tigers' World Series hopes.  One came in the eighth inning of Game 2 down 5-1 and facing a 2-0 series deficit facing Justin Verlander in Game 3. Of course, it was David Ortiz who delivered the crushing blow. The second slam came in the deciding Game 6 when Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino lifted a fly ball into the Monster...

Red Sox Tame Tigers for American League Pennant, Look Like Team of Destiny Going Into World Series

BOSTON — Baseball is the most statistic-based sport on the planet. There’s seemingly a number for everything, and those numbers are used ad nauseam to try to explain what happens on the field. Sometimes, you just have to say, “Screw it,” and enjoy the ride. The Red Sox are World Series bound after taming the Tigers in six games in the ALCS, and there are plenty of reasons...

Mayor Menino Is Hoping The Red Sox Bring Back “World Series Cup”

Mayor Thomas Menino is hoping that his Red Sox will be able to bring back the “World Series Cup” to Boston. Menino has a long history of butchering Boston athletes names and phrases. Based on his history, two out of the three words is actually an improvement. The post Mayor Menino Is Hoping The Red Sox Bring Back “World Series Cup” appeared first on Ride The Pine.

Four Real? Sox Slay Tigers, Book World Series Berth 10-19-13

Koji Uehara was named the ALCS MVP as the Red Sox beat Detroit 5-2 in Game 6 Saturday night at Fenway Park Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer From the banks of the River Charles to the North End trattorias and from Southie to Brookline and all T-stops inbetween, let the rally cry ring out: YOUR 2013 BOSTON RED SOX ARE HEADED TO THE WORLD SERIES! Yes. That was an ALL...

2013 World Series – Cardinals versus Red Sox (a somewhat-scientific look)

(Disclaimer: I’m not a SABR expert, but I don’t fear the advanced stats. They’re a part of me seeing the game more clearly.) WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE Game 1, 23 October, Boston Photo Credit: Game 2, 24 October, Boston Game 3, 26 October, St. Louis Game 4, 27 October, St. Louis Game 5 (if needed), 28 October, St. Louis Game 6 (if needed), 30 October, Boston Game 7 ...
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