Found April 23, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
Unfortunately, we have heard this story one too many times. Like several other athletes before him, Derek Lowe recently fell victim to a home burglary. The most troubling part of the break in is that one of the valuables that was stolen cannot easily be replaced. According to the News-Press, $90,000 worth of possessions were stolen from Lowe’s home in Florida, one of which was his 2004 Red Sox World Series ring. And you thought it was bad when Matt Garza lost his AL Championship ring. You never want to see someone lose something that is important to them, but at least that ring was for a second-place finish. The property Lowe had stolen represents the shattering of an 86-year curse and several generations of pain and suffering for Red Sox fans. That year, Lowe started and won the clinching games in the ALDS, ALCS, and World Series, so he was a massive part of what Boston was able to accomplish. With all the money these athletes have sitting around their houses in tiny valuables that...

Your Morning Dump... Where it's not Valentine's fault

  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. The last Red Sox [team stats] manager to receive the kind of booing that was rained upon Bobby Valentine yesterday was Don Zimmer. And that was more than 30 years ago. But here’s the thing: While there...

Aaron Cook Looking Sharp at Triple-A With Opt-Out Looming, Will Middlebrooks Swinging Hot Bat

Things have not gone as planned for the Boston Red Sox, but down on the farm with the club's Triple-A Pawtucket, there are plenty of things to be pleased about. Perhaps most interestingly has been the work of veteran right-hander Aaron Cook, who was sent down at the end of the spring training. With the big club's pitching all over the place, Cook has been a rock for the PawSox...

Red Sox P Bard to stay in starting rotation

Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said Daniel Bard will stay in the starting rotation, but may be available to pitch in relief early in the week. The Red Sox will skip Bard's scheduled start in the rotation after Sunday's game against the New York Yankees was rained out. There was speculation that Bard could be moved to closer after a spectacular meltdown Saturday...

Sox Bullpen Not the Only Boston Meltdown on Saturday

The Red Sox bullpen had an ugly Saturday afternoon by giving up 13 earned runs in 3 innings. That is a meltdown of epic proportions, but it appears the 8th inning sing-along at Fenway perturbed Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe. If they play Sweet Caroline between innings, somebody should get fired. I’m sorta serious. — Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) April 21, 2012 We just blew a 9...

Yankees-Red Sox game postponed by rain

The Boston Red Sox are moving Daniel Bard to the bullpen - temporarily, at least. With rain washing out Bard's scheduled start against the New York Yankees on Sunday night, manager Bobby Valentine said Bard will skip his turn in the rotation and be available in relief. But when the Red Sox need a fifth starter, it will be Bard. ''As the plan is now, he's our fifth...

Red Sox Proving That Collapses, Devastating Losses Aren't 'Going to Be Allowed Again'

Editor's note: is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. It's two games. Two wins. Two days that haven't been disasters. Is that enough to stake the season on? The Red Sox were resolute in their 11-2 win against Minnesota on Tuesday night...

Bobby Valentine Far From Sole Reason for Red Sox' Struggles and Other Thoughts From the Week in Baseball

The Yankees sure know how to ruin a party, huh? The Red Sox' longtime rivals came into Fenway Park this weekend and put a hurting on the Boston pitching staff, taking the first two games of the series before rain washed away any chances of a sweep on Sunday night. It's clear that Sox fans aren't happy with what they've seen on the field, but for some reason, that...

Is Bank Robbing Red Sox Fan A Moron For Showing His Sox Tat?

Must say we don’t get too many bank robberies where a superfan goes with a tattoo and corresponding baseball hat. But that’s exactly what Red Sox fan pulled off in this robbery. Hispanic bro just doesn’t care. Police can use that tattoo to identify him all they want. Gotta catch him first. Look, wearing long sleeves is the obvious play here. Maybe it’s a henna. Would this...

It's not Bobby Valentine's fault

As much as I'd like to lay the blame for the 4-10 Boston Red Sox start on Bobby Valentine, it's not is mess. He's had exactly 14 games to reverse the dysfunction of the September collapse, hardly enough for a litmus test. Look at the mess he's inherited:Josh Bard and the bullpen dilemma: It wasn't Valentine that moved Bard to the starting rotation. That's...

Extra Quote of the Day

  Are you trying to kill me?   -Bobby Valentine to Alfredo Aceves when he made a visit to the mound in the 9th after Aceves got a LONG out that everyone thought was a homer for a wee bit.  Bobby may drive me crazy, but the dude has jokes.  Mad jokes. 

Kevin Youkilis Marries Tom Brady's Sister in Stealth Ceremony on Red Sox' Off Day

Kevin Youkilis can now add "husband" to the list of words describing the Boston third baseman. Youkilis and Julie Brady, the sister of Tom Brady, have been engaged for a bit, but the couple decided to skip the pomp and wedding bells for a private ceremony at their home in Weston on Thursday, the Boston Herald reports. It's not as if Youkilis tied the knot and then ran...

Pawtucket Red Sox Tie Franchise Record With Ninth Strait Win To Beat Scranton/Wilkes Barre 4-3

For the fifth time in franchise history, the Pawtucket Red Sox have won nine consecutive games following their win over New York Yankees Triple A affiliate Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees 4-3. The Pawtucket Red Sox continued to stay hot as they won their ninth straight game and are 12-1 in their last 13 games. The first [...]

Red Sox rally past Twins 6-5

Cody Ross homered twice, tying the game with a two-run shot in the seventh inning and giving Boston the lead with two outs in the ninth to snap a five-game losing streak for the Red Sox and beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Monday night.
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