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Before I dive into my Red Sox admiration rant, I want to provide the disclaimer for this blog. I am a long-time Toronto Blue Jays fan and have been programmed to hate the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. I am supposed to hate John Farrell for leaving Toronto high and dry for his triumphant to return to Beantown. Yet I cant find it within myself to hate these guys, furthermore they are the very gritty, bearded gamers I so wish my beloved Blue Jays would model themselves after.
In my defence, I have suffered severely this season watching the Blue Jays day in and day out fall further in the AL East standings. In a season where optimism had reached levels only attained in 1992 and 1993, the Jays futility started right from the onset of the season. The entire season I have witnessed the Blue Jays strike three whining, the flexing and the damn “Lo Viste” salute every-time they manage to get to second base. Call me “old school” but when your 23.5 games behind the division leader s...
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After defeating Toronto in their last regular-season game at Fenway Park, the Red Sox took part in the Picnic in the Park event. The veterans may have enjoyed the relaxing activity more than the rookies, though.
Before kicking off their final road trip of the season, the Red Sox rookies got a little taste of hazing as dress-up day made its way into the Boston clubhouse. Rookies returned...
Colorado denied Boston a chance at 100 wins with an 8-3 win at Coors Field.
Tyler Chatwood shut down the Sox, giving up just three hits (and a walk) over seven innings. The Sox roughed up the Rockies bullpen a little, with Jarrod Saltalamacchia homering in the 9th, but overall the offense just wasn't there tonight.
Meanwhile, the pitching wasn't there either. John Lackey...
A handful of knuckleballs cost R.A. Dickey.
David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. homered to lead the AL East champion Boston Red Sox to a 5-2 victory over the last-place Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday in the regular-season finale at Fenway Park.
''I threw really two or three that I regret, and two of them got hit out for home runs,'' Dickey said. ''It's just...
Like mom used to say, "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye."
The Red Sox were partying like it was 1999 on the field Friday night after clinching the American League East with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. During the celebration, an Army helmeted Jonny Gomes kicked can of beer into the crowd. It seems the fans...
The Red Sox announced their 2013 minor league award winners Saturday.
Henry Owens, Blake Swihart, Mookie Betts and Deven Marrero were among those who received hardware for their contributions this season. The awards were selected by the Red Sox’ baseball operations department and minor league roving instructors.
It’s been a successful season for the major league club, but the...
It’s the final mailbag of the regular season. Let that sink in for a minute.
It seems like just yesterday we were discussing whether Jackie Bradley Jr. should crack Boston’s Opening Day roster and if Joel Hanrahan or Andrew Bailey was the right guy for the Red Sox’ ninth-inning duties. Oh, how things have changed.
Fortunately for Red Sox fans, October will bring more baseball...
It was no surprise to me that the Toronto Blue Jays lost two out three games against the Boston Red Sox. In fact, the Red Sox clinched the American League East Division with a 6-3 win in the first game.
Mark DeRosa went two for four at the plate for the Jays
Jay’s starting pitcher, Esmil Rogers gave up three hits, two earned runs, five walks, and struck out two batters.
The Red Sox will send John Lackey to the mound on Tuesday night at Coors Field. He will be opposed by Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood. Jake Peavy will be the Red Sox starter on Wednesday night against veteran Roy Oswalt. Both games will start at 8:40 p.m. Eastern Time. After the brief two-game set, Boston will head to Camden Yards for the final three games of the season.
The night before the Red Sox brought out the champagne, John Lackey led his team to their first playoff berth since 2009.
Lackey tossed a gem against the Orioles on Thursday night, carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning and going the distance to record the one-run complete game.
The right-hander surrendered only two hits on the night while striking out eight and walking two...
I have a lot of admiration for Jackie Bradley, Jr. There’s nothing better than a rookie who plays his heart out and can put in some production for the team. The reason I’m gushing though is because I’m about to say something that makes me a little sad to say: Jackie Bradley, Jr. cannot replace Jacoby Ellsbury.
Before you get mad and tell me...
As the last days of the Red Sox regular season wind down, the possibility that Jacoby Ellsbury returns to the lineup before the playoffs gets slimmer and slimmer.
The American League Division Series opens Oct. 4.
Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday that Ellsbury, out since Sept. 5 with a fractured bone in his right foot, could return to the field...
The Red Sox’ bats were cooled in Denver on Tuesday night, with the team managing just three runs against one of worst pitching staffs in Major League Baseball.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia accounted for two of those runs with one swing, as his home run cut Boston’s deficit to 8-3 in the top of the ninth. That’s as close as the Sox would get, however. Josh Outman and Manny Corpas combined...
Toronto starter J.A. Happ experimented with a new arm slot and got predictable results when he left a few pitches out over the plate.
The left-hander surrendered two home runs in his five innings of work and it was all the offense the Chicago White Sox needed to beat the Blue Jays 3-2 on Monday night.
''It's tough to be 100 percent on when you're trying something...
Pedro Martinez is back in baseball just in time for the Red Sox to hit the postseason.
The former Sox ace will serve as a studio analyst on TBS during Major League Baseball playoffs starting in October with the NL Wild Card play-in game, according to CBS Boston. Martinez will join host Keith Olbermann in studio.
The 41-year-old Martinez last took the mound the last in the 2009 World...
Comcast SportsNet New England today announced their plans for coverage of the 2013 Red Sox postseason. Here is the release:
BOSTON’S GAME NIGHT SOURCE FOR SPORTS COVERAGE – COMCAST SPORTSNET & CSNNE.COM – TO LAUNCH PLAYOFF CENTRAL COVERAGE
FOR EVERY RED SOX PLAYOFF GAME
Former Red Sox Lou Merloni, Tony Massarotti & Gary Tanguay Join
One-Hour Editions of Chevrolet...