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Recently the Boston Globe published a story that portrayed athlete-founded charities as vanity projects (subscription required). Red Sox reliever and Yale alum crafted this response, which to their credit the Globe
Red Sox lefty and philanthropist defends athletes whogive back.
While some celebrity charities are vanity projects, and might not be the best run, Breslow methodically and thoroughly rebutted numerous points in the original article .He uses his experience running his Strike Three Foundation as a direct counterpoint. The amount of money that a five year-old charity founded and run by a middle reliever is astounding.
Andrew Bailey, who played with Breslow in Oakland before the Red Sox, and also lives in Connecticut is also heavily involved as Strike Three's Director of Development. Their next event is a wine tasting event called, Sip Happens. The event is June 24 in Boston. After reading Breslow's letter you can be sure the money will be well spent.
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Red Sox P Daniel Bard, who we all know struggled mightily last season has been sent down to Double-A Portland.
Bard being sent down, which was expected because of his recent struggles, means Clayton Mortensen has made the team as a reliever.
Bard appeared in eight games in camp. Over eight innings he allowed six earned runs on nine hits with four walks and two hit batters...
Reliving pitcher Bobby Jenks has apparently had troubles regarding drugs and alcohol for years, according to an ESPN article. The struggles continued throughout his career, even if he didn't let many people. According to CBS.Sports.com however, Jenks was in the middle of a 45-day rehab stint when the Red Sox decided to terminate his contract.
The rehabilitation came after...
While nothing is official quite yet, Jackie Bradley Jr.‘s chances of making the Opening Day roster look good.
Bradley will be traveling with the team to New York, according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. There has been some debate over whether Bradley should make the team or not. If Boston kept him off the opening day roster for 11 days, they would earn an extra year of arbitration...
Outfielder Ryan Sweeney has been released by the Boston Red Sox. Sweeney was unable to make the Red Sox roster for Opening Day and did not want to accept an assignment to Triple-A.
This spring Sweeney made 52 plate appearances but managed just a .217/.308/.239 line.
Sweeney, 28, spent last season with the Red Sox playing in 63 games. The Red Sox were Sweeney’s third different organization...
The Red Sox are inching closer to finalizing their Opening Day roster.
The big question — whether Jackie Bradley Jr. will be taking the field in the Bronx on Monday — is still unanswered, but two other players were assured spots Friday morning. Manager John Farrell said the roster will likely be finalized Sunday.
Mike Carp and Daniel Nava have been told they’ve made the roster...
It looks like Jackie Bradley Jr. is going to break camp with the big league club.
The Red Sox have not made an announcement regarding Bradley, but outfielder Ryan Sweeney has not been offered a major league contract, according to multiple reports. Sweeney figured to be competing with Bradley and Mike Carp for one of Boston’s two final roster spots.
Sweeney has 24 hours to decide...
Before tonight's game, the Red Sox had three players fighting for two spots. After the Red Sox's Mayor's Cup clinching win, the Red Sox beat writers basically live tweeted Ryan Sweeney being called into the office and cut from the team. While Sweeney will be left to find a new home for his patient approach, rock-solid glove, and five o'clock power; that essentially...
Following the team's 6-1 victory over the Twins in Fort Myers, outfielder Ryan Sweeney was told by manager John Farrell that he would not make the Red Sox' Opening Day roster. Because he has an opt-out clause in the minor league contract he signed in January, Sweeney's tenure with the Red Sox is likely over. Once he officially opts out sometime Friday or Saturday, the...
Clay Buchholz pitched one-hit ball for four scoreless innings, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 Thursday night in the first of three straight games between the teams to end spring training.
Buchholz walked one and struck out six.
Twins right-hander Kevin Correia went five innings, giving up one run on five hits and a walk with one strikeout for the Twins.
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Is the wait finally over? Has the 25-man Roster been set? It could be, as Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reported that outfielder Ryan Sweeney is the odd-man out.
The Boston Red Sox had to make a decision on Sweeney by Thursday, when Sweeney could trigger an opt-out on his contract if he was not added to the 40-man roster.
That could mean that Jackie...