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Alfredo Aceves may be unpredictable and unconventional, but this kind of unpredictability and unconventionality is welcomed.
Aceves, who turned some heads with questionable behavior earlier in spring training after a rocky last season with the Red Sox, got the approving nod of his team Monday afternoon when he did something that’s become a rarity in the game. After putting in his innings, he stayed on the bench with his teammates rather than heading into the clubhouse.
“I thought that was pretty interesting,” Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo said, according to ESPN. “I think it speaks volumes about what Alfredo means to this team. He came back in, he was engaged, he was rooting us on. It was nice to see. Kind of a throwback moment.”
Aceves wouldn’t take any extra credit or attention for the move, choosing to smooth it over in much of the same way he has with actions that have skewed in the other direction.
“What is important for me is to be with my teammates,” he said. “I want us t...
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Former Red Sox manager and incoming Sacred Heart athletic director Bobby Valentine had some final words regarding his former club during a brief interview on Monday.
The list of former Red Sox players joining the current squad at Spring Training just added another fan-favorite; former third baseman and '07 World Series MVP, Mike Lowell. According to Lowell, Pedroia sent him the invitation, to which he delightedly accepted. Pedroia seems to really be accepting his role as the leader of this ballclub, which they seriously need.
From our season preview of the Boston Red Sox earlier today...
Can the Red Sox avoid making headlines for all of the wrong reasons?
In the last two years, the Red Sox have been front page news for all of the following:
-An epic September collapse
-Players drinking beer and eating fried chicken in the clubhouse during games
-A manager once thought to be untouchable...
Check out this pretty sweet video of the sounds of Boston Red Sox players at spring training.
Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Lavarnway, Will Middlebrooks, Jonny Gomes and Jackie Bradley, Jr. are mic'd up during the video.
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Steve Buckley a Red Sox columnist for the Boston Herald got a chance to catch up with the former Red Sox manager and now outcast, Bobby Valentine, just before he officially accepted the Athletic Director position at Sacred Heart University. It could have been a cordial conversation regarding Bobby's future, but instead Valentine let his mouth get the best of him yet again as...
Jackie Bradley Jr. is one of the best prospects in baseball, but by most accounts, he’s not quite ready to hang around in the big leagues. After a quick start to spring training, however, the young outfielder may be making things interesting in Red Sox camp.
Boston manager John Farrell was asked about Bradley Jr.’s chances of making the big league roster for Opening Day, and...
Mike Napoli continues to be pain free, so it looks like the training wheels are about to come off.
Napoli, who did some more baserunning drills on Wednesday, is on track to make his spring training debut on Friday when the Red Sox host the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Napoli, who was diagnosed with a hip condition during the offseason, has been brought along slowly by the Red Sox’ coaching...
The Red Sox play two split squad games today, at Toronto and at Tampa Bay. Both games begin at 1:35 but neither will be televised. The lineups are as follows:
Bradley Jr CF
At Tampa Bay
We've now entered week three of our six week preview series, and this week will be focusing on the AL East. Today, we're heading into Red Sox day, chock-full of pieces focusing on the most disappointing team of the 2012 season, a team that has reloaded with veterans for 2013.
On Friday, we concluded our NL East preview week with Nationals day. Here's your recap.
Bobby Valentine has taken a job as the athletic director at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, and he he is looking forward to turning the page and forgetting about the abysmal season he endured with the Boston Red Sox last year. It’s a strange decision for a strange man, but Valentine apparently wanted to add NCAA athletic director to his resume that already includes managing...
(Video courtesy of SpecBank.com)
This is how you treat people who cheer for another AL East team (other than the Red Sox), and work within your office. It's important to demonstrate strong passive-aggressive skills when deal with these individuals. Enjoy.
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(Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia)
Red Sox manager John Farrell had a lot to discuss with the media today including Felix Doubront, David Ortiz, Mike Napoli, Alfredo Aceves and more. See what the Red Sox skipper had to say about these topics as the team was preparing for a game against the Orioles.
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The Spring season is only a week old, and already, one prospect is heating up in the manager's eyes. Today, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell alluded to saying that Jackie Bradley Jr could make the 25 man MLB roster. While we at RedSoxLife.com feel that Bradley, the Red Sox number two prospect in the organization, is talented, we also know that he is being blocked by starting...
9:15 a.m. ET: The Red Sox will be answering to voices from the recent past Monday afternoon when they split the squad for two more spring training games.
The half of the team that heads to Dunedin, Fla., will be facing the Toronto Blue Jays. That’s the former team of new manager John Farrell, of course, meaning the Red Sox skipper will be handling flak from the Toronto media...