Found October 07, 2013 on Athlon Sports:
American League Division Series – Game 3Boston at Tampa Bay6:07 ET TBSClay Buchholz (12-1, 1.74) vs. Alex Cobb (11-3, 2.76)It can’t be a...

David Ortiz Swings Aluminum Bat During Batting Practice, Crushes Titanic Home Runs (Video)

David Ortiz traded lumber for metal during batting practice Sunday, and he put on quite the display. Messing around with an aluminum bat on an off day in Tampa Bay, Ortiz put eight consecutive BP pitches into the Tropicana Field seats, according to The Associated Press. Big Papi won’t be able to use his new toy Monday night, but the classic, wooden version has suited him just fine...

Red Sox Show Complete Confidence in Clay Buchholz, Jonny Gomes Hopes He’ll ‘Take Us to the Promised Land’ (Video)

The Red Sox will look to keep the good times rolling on Monday night, as Clay Buchholz will take the mound looking to finish off the Tampa Bay Rays. Buchholz boasts a 2-0 record against the Rays this season, tossing 13 shutout innings against their division rival, in addition to a 2.26 career ERA at Tropicana Field, which is the best mark among active starters. The right-hander is...

Jake Peavy ‘Emotionally Attached’ to Red Sox, Playing in Boston, Says ‘This Is Where I Belong’

When Jake Peavy sat down and answered questions from the media Monday, the veteran had no idea whether he’d soon pitch the biggest game of his life. Peavy was prepared to do so, though. Peavy, who has been penciled into Game 4 of the Red Sox-Rays ALDS since John Farrell announced Boston’s playoff rotation last Wednesday, will be asked to right the ship Tuesday after a devastating...

VIDEO: David Ortiz Killing It with an Aluminum Bat

This is a fun video shot by the Globe's Peter Abraham during batting practice on Sunday. David Ortiz starts hitting with an aluminum bat and just slams one after another into the stands. Reportedly, he did this eight times in a row. Note Tom Petty's "Free Falling" playing in the background. It couldn't be a more appropriate song in my opinion. Too bad...

David Ortiz Among American League Finalists for 2013 Hank Aaron Award

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is among the finalists for the Hank Aaron Award, which is given annually to the best hitter in each league. Major League Baseball announced all 30 nominees (one from each team) on Monday. The winners are determined by a combination of votes from a group of Hall of Fame players and fans. Since the creation of the award for the 1999 season, three...

Red Sox’ Walk-Off Loss No Cause for Alarm, Even in Playoffs When Every Single Game Matters (Video)

The Red Sox missed out on sweeping the Rays on Monday night, and they’ve got two more chances to win the ALDS. The team deserves this spot, and if the regular season was any indicator, the Red Sox’ ability to rebound is almost stronger than their ability to win outright. In the above video, NESN Nation’s Alison Smith breaks down why Sox fans should have no fear heading into...

Red Sox Doctor's Note

Now this, is a cool mom. A mother wrote this note to her kid's teacher in order to take him out of class for the Red Sox game on Friday. She said he had come down sick with "Red Sox Fever." Here's a photo of the note, but in case you can't read it, it says: Dear Jude, Please allow Brian to be dismissed at 11:45 am - he has Red Sox fever and needs...

Red Sox Fever is a Thing

Whoa, wait...this is a thing? Friday, the Boston Red Sox opened up the ALDS at home against the Tampa Bay Rays. was an afternoon game and, therefore, younger fans, more than likely, couldn't make it out to the game.  Or could they? Kerri McKinnon and her son Brian are big fans of the Red Sox and, with tickets in hand, decided they were going to make it...

RSL Poll: Questionable Calls

The Guru Contributing Writer Red Sox manager John Farrell is arguably the American League manager of the year. After the disaster of 2012 with the-manager-that-shall-not-be-named, Farrell has been able to avoid the drama and the criticism and make the right moves. However, following Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Rays, Farrell is being second guessed over a number of decisions that...

David Price rips David Ortiz for admiring home run

David Price did not take his ALDS Game 2 loss to the Boston Red Sox in stride on Saturday. The Tampa Bay Rays ace allowed seven runs over seven innings and was taken deep twice by David Ortiz. Big Papi’s second home run was a towering shot in the eighth inning that wrapped around the […]

Red Sox fan takes foul ball to the face

1st row at Fenway and it's coming right at me. Bam, sore chin. Your browser does not support iframes. **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return HomeFollow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.

Your Morning Dump...Where this could be a nightmare situation for the Sox

  Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.   One second, we’re all, “Stop the playoffs and just give ’em the trophy.” And the next, Jose Lobaton unloads on Koji Uehara and suddenly the American League Division Series is anybody’s...

David Ortiz and David Price make up

After David Ortiz's two-home run night on Saturday, Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price was not too happy.  It wasn't just the fact that Ortiz had gotten the best of him, Price thought Ortiz showed the Rays up and stared at one of his home runs a little too long.  However, it looks like things have been patched up. Ian Browne of says Ortiz and Price talked yesterday...

Red Sox-Rays Live: Jake Peavy Looks to Right Ship in Game 4 As Rays Attempt to Force Decisive Game 5

3:09 p.m.: You’ve got to have amnesia as a big league closer. Koji Uehara must put Monday’s wild finish out of his mind right away. The talk surrounding Uehara after Monday’s loss, during which he surrendered a walk-off home run to Jose Lobaton, was that the Red Sox closer is only human. While that’s certainly the case — I, for one, agree that he was born on planet earth...
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