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Backlash forces Francona to bow out of tribute

Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona backed out of a Massachusetts-based golf tournament in his honor "due to the current hostile media environment." Francona, who helped end the team's 86-year World Series drought in 2004, elected to bow out of "Thank You Terry Francona Day" at the International in Bolton, Mass. The former skipper has been blistered...

Team Fielding Series: Boston Red Sox

We are continuing our team fielding series with the fourth team on our list: the Boston Red Sox. If you have just stumbled onto our little project, I invite you to read the original piece “Team Fielding Series” to catch up on the terms we are using and what we are trying to do. If you are familiar with all of that information we’ll go ahead and get started. DER...

Red Sox deny drinking in dugout

The Boston Red Sox released a statement Tuesday night that strongly denied a report that players were drinking beer in the dugout during games. The statement was in response to a report from WHDH TV in Boston that said pitchers Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and John Lackey would retreat to the clubhouse in the late innings, fill cups with beer and come to the dugout. Lester admitted...

Man wearing Yankees cap captured Gaddafi

Via BBC: “The BBC’s Gabriel Gatehouse has spoken with the man who says he captured Col Muammar Gaddafi. The man was brandishing a pistol he took off the former Libyan leader. The fighter claimed that Gaddafi was hiding in a hole in the centre of the city and said “don’t shoot”. Meanwhile, Red Sox fan promises to bring the head of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad before Christmas....

John Henry is mad about premature media reports?

So it's come to this.Apparently Boston Red Sox owner John Henry got mad and is further delaying the Theo Epstein to the Cubs deal because of "premature media reports"? Sit back and put yourself in the shoes of a Boston Red Sox owner.Your team gags at the end of the season and doesn't even get in the playoffs - the biggest slow motion choke in the history of baseball...

Buchholz throws in his two cents on fold

Clay Buchholz shed some more light on the collapse of the Red Sox yesterday, agreeing with the notion that the pitchers did not work as hard for Curt Young as they did for former pitching coach John Farrell.

Red Sox deny TV report about drinking in dugout

Embattled Red Sox pitchers Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and John Lackey denied a TV report Tuesday that said they drank beer in the dugout during games.

Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer expected to be Cubs’ 1-2 punch

CHRIS DE LUCA: Despite a rash of reports hinting that talks between the Cubs and Boston Red Sox for general manager Theo Epstein were stalling or even crumbling, top-level Cubs sources stressed Wednesday a deal will be completed, possibly as early as Friday, but the saga might stretch into next week.

Epstein to Cubs Deal Close, Sources Say

The waiting is the hardest part. A rumored deal between the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox for wunderkind GM Theo Epstein has been hanging in limbo for more than a week. But it appears that both sides are ready to announce a deal. Both the Cubs and Red Sox expect to make a deal that will allow general manager Theo Epstein to move to Chicago to become president of baseball operations...

Quick Hits: Red Sox, Wilson, Johnson, CBA

Links for Wednesday night as the Rangers and Cardinals get the World Series started in St. Louis... When Rangers GM Jon Daniels was trying to break into baseball, he applied for an internship with the Red Sox, according to Alex Speier of Ben Cherington, now Boston's GM-in-waiting, was in charge of hiring a new intern for the Red Sox and he chose Jed Hoyer, now...

HBT: Ortiz says he'd like to return to Red Sox

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BoSox pitching coach Young joining A's (AP)

Pitching coach Curt Young is leaving the Boston Red Sox to return to the Oakland Athletics and work under new manager Bob Melvin. The A's announced Friday that Young had signed a one-year deal to rejoin the club that originally drafted him in the fourth round in 1981. Young left Oakland last year for a stint in Boston after spending 23 years in the A's organization.
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