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Ben Cherington’s first season as Red Sox GM has been rocky, but it’s pretty safe to say that we can place the signing of Cody Ross into his “win” column. The outfielder, on a one-year, $3 million contract had a game-winning three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth last night to give the Red Sox a 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park. The home run was his 16th of the season.
Meanwhile, Danny Ainge continues an impressive makeover of the Celtics this offseason, as he appears to have landed shooting guard Courtney Lee in a sign-and-trade with the Rockets. Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop ) led the coverage on this, providing updates throughout last evening, even when it looked like the deal might fall apart.
The Celtics will be a younger, faster, more athletic team this coming season while they will still lean heavily on stalwarts Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, they will should have more support and rest.
Media news this morning revolves largely around the Patriots radio ...
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BOSTON –– When Cody Ross sifted through offers in free agency, he scoped out the venues. And that's one reason Fenway Park stood out. Considering the dimensions of the storied ballpark, Ross –– a pull hitter –– believed his power numbers could spike compared to AT&T Park in San Francisco. In Wednesday's 10-1 victory, Ross' instincts proved correct as he...
Ross is boss. Red Sox Nation's fan favorite of the 2012 season is having quite the week. Watch Cody Ross crush his ninth-inning walk-off tater below. Your browser does not support iframes.
Cody Ross' 5-year old son stood behind him as he sat at a podium during a postgame interview session, triggering him to recall when he first started to enjoy hitting in the clutch.
''I've always wanted to be up in those situations since I was like my son's age,'' Ross said of his three-run homer in the ninth that lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 3-1 win...
BOSTON -- Cody Ross' majestic walk-off blast on Thursday night had some Red Sox fans mapping out their World Series plans. Friday night's lackluster performance against the Blue Jays has those same fans gearing up for a long offseason. That's baseball. And "that's baseball" is all you can really chalk things up as after standing around the Boston clubhouse...
E’Twaun Moore, as much as the Celtics may not have wanted him to go, is going to play for someone else this year. And his departure may have paved the way for more than just Courtney Lee to join the Celtics.
Dionte Christmas is setting himself up nicely to fill a seat on the Celtics bench. He’s been playing well this summer, and Danny Ainge said yesterday that he’s trying...
BOSTON -- Cody Ross smiled as he sat down, fresh off a three-run walk-off home run. Looking out at the group of reporters assembled in front of him, he couldn't suppress a smile. "I could get used to this," he declared with a Cheshire Cat grin. The Red Sox certainly could too, as Ross sent the team home happy on Thursday night with a 3-1 win over Chicago. It's the...
Cody Ross hit three separate three run homers in the last two games against the White Sox, while carrying the Red Sox to a series victory over Chicago. The series was marked by the return of two other All Star Outfielders with Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford making their way back into the lineup, but [...]
As for JJJ’s trade demand, Steve Bulpett is hearing the “Rockets like him and will keep him.” Second year guys who average 3.2 ppg in 8 mpg generally don’t have much say in where they play.
For those hoping E’Twaun Moore resigns with the Celtics, forget it. CBA rules prevent him from resigning here for another year.
John is out in Vegas covering the Celtics’ summer...
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. The Red Sox entered Friday's series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays on a torrid pace. A healthier version of the Red Sox lineup, bolstered by players returning from injury, had lifted...
BOSTON –– For the second time this season, the Red Sox celebrated a walk-off victory. The first time took place on May 26, when Jarrod Saltalamacchia blasted a game-winning home run against the Rays. Then, on Thursday, Cody Ross rose to the occasion, clubbing a three-run bomb to topple the White Sox. In each scenario, players swarmed the hero at home plate and mobbed him. Red...
The final game of the Sox vs. Sox series was tonight and Clay Buchholz was taking the mound for the Red Sox in hopes of them taking the series. Buchholz has seemingly figured out whatever it was that was bothering him earlier in the season and seems like that pitcher we knew and loved in 2010.
Buchholz unlike most of his fellow starting pitchers did not give up a run in the...
One night after slamming White Sox pitchers for 10 runs, Chicago rookie lefthander Jose Quintana held the Red Sox to no runs through 8 innings on just 5 hits in a classic pitcher's duel against Clay Buchholz. That is, until Cody Ross took care of business in the bottom of the 9th inning with a 3-run blast deep into the Boston night over the Monster for a 3-1 Red Sox win.The...
Cody Ross hit three-run homers in consecutive innings and Felix Doubront pitched six solid innings, carrying the Boston Red Sox to a 10-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night.
Adrian Gonzalez added a solo homer and drove in four runs, and Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits for Boston.
Paul Konerko had an RBI single and walked twice for the White Sox, who lost for the...
Thursday was a successful day. A walk-off by Cody Ross brought that pick home. And when
you pick the Yankees to lose and they do, that is pretty good picking. The only three that
were incorrect came from the Game of Attrition between the Astros and the Padres where
one run scored would win the game. The wrong team did. And Gio Gonzalez seriously let
this picker down with a big...
As Cody Ross rounded third base after his walkoff home run on Thursday night, the Red Sox were there to greet with him hugs and cheers. But Nick Punto took on his alter-ego during the celebration and was intent on making the moment one to remember. Punto, who has been nicknamed "the shredder" for his role in past walkoff wins, has made quite an impact on his teammate, enough...