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If you're a Boston Red Sox Fan and can't recite the lyrics to the Dropkick Murphys' hit songs "Shipping Up To Boston" and "Tessie", well then you really aren't much of a fan at all. The two songs have become somewhat of an anthem for Red Sox Nation since the World Series run of 2004, but with Jonathan Papelbon signing in Philadelphia this offseason, things will look a little different at the end of Red Sox games now. Dropkick Murphys' lead singer/bassist Ken Casey is travelling down to Florida to meet with the former Sox closer. The two will discuss...

Papelbon takes shot at Red Sox Nation

During an interview with a Philly radio station, the former Boston closer ingratiated himself to his new fan base by arguing that Phillies fans are more knowledgeable about baseball than Red Sox fans.

Your Morning Dump...Where Beckett and Salty are taking baby steps

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. Most everything was like any other first Grapefruit League start for Josh Beckett. Two innings, one hit, two walks, 36 pitches and a whole bunch of change-ups. “I think it’s just nice to get back out...

Top 20 Red Sox Prospects: #16 Drake Britton

Drake Britton was the Red Sox 23rd round draft pick in 2007 and he ended up signing for $700,000. He flew under the radar for a few years before having a breakout season in 2010. He went 2-3 with a 2.97 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. He had a stellar 3.39 K/BB ratio and struck out 9.3 batters in 9 innings. Needless to say the Red Sox had high hopes for Britton going in the 2011 season. They...

Report: Negotiations With Cole Hamels Heating Up

John Boggs, Hamels’ San Diego-based representative, is spending the week in the Clearwater area. He has already spoken to Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and plans to again before heading back west. Hamels, of course, is eligible for free agency after the season.Boggs was in attendance for the Phillies-Blue Jays game in Dunedin on Tuesday.“Basically, we’re talking...

Red Sox OF Crawford likely to miss Opening Day

Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford has been shut down for the next week to let his injured left wrist heal and is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day.Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said Crawford would be held out for five to seven days because of inflammation in the wrist.Crawford had surgery on his left wrist in mid-January and has been experiencing discomfort all of spring...

Fenway Park wins Historic Places registry listing

The century-old home of the Boston Red Sox is being listed on the National Registry of Historic Places to help ensure decades of new thrills. Fenway Park has seen its share of heart-stopping wins and crushing defeats and played host to baseball titans Babe Ruth, Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski (yah-STREM'-skee). The registry listing provides added protections to Fenway. Any...

Jon Lester Focuses on Changeup, Says Adrenaline 'Not There' in Second Spring Training Start

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Jon Lester didn't have the normal adrenaline. As he took the mound in Wednesday's B-game against the Twins, the Red Sox southpaw was not as sharp as he would like. "There's 14 people in the stands," Lester said. "It doesn't matter who's batting, you're adrenaline is still not there. Plus, it's 10 o'clock in the...

Over/Under- Carlos Ruiz

Over the next couple weeks WSBGMs will be previewing the 2012 season for each of the players on the supposed 25-man roster. We'll provide our projections of their stats, then ask you, the reader to play over/under in the comments section of the post. First up is the field general- Chooch.Carlos Ruiz is now 33 years old, and for a starting catcher, that's elderly. He's...

Spring Training Gameday: Yankees vs. Phillies

New York Yankees vs. Philadelphia Phillies Time: 1:05 pm, Bright House Field Weather: Sunny, 80 TV: MLB Network, The Comcast Network Follow Phillies Nation on TwitterThe Phillies have opened up the Grapefruit League schedule with back-to-back losses to the New York Yankees. They close out the “three-game set” to open up Spring Training today at Bright House Field.Today, big Joe...

Fenway Park registers Historic rating

Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Next month will mark the 100th anniversary of the historical bandbox, the smallest ballpark in major league baseball. The historic designation ensures that any changes to the stadium are subject to approved by the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Fenway, which opened days...

Pitching, Defense, and Dan Butler

Red Sox Live Blog: David Ortiz, Dan Butler Go Deep As Sox Dominate Twins 10-2Yay Papi! Yay Dan Butler! Wait, who?This guy. He's on pace to catch Ruth. (I suppose all the rookies are, at this point.) But seriously, it's nice to see a rookie make an impression so soon.

David Ortiz at First Base Again As Red Sox Face Twins in Spring Training Action

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– The lineup is out for Monday's game between the Red Sox and Twins. After the Red Sox cruised past the Twins 8-3 in Sunday's Grapefruit League opener, Minnesota will have Justin Morneau and Joe Mauer back on the field for this one. Check out Monday's complete lineups below. Red Sox Jose Iglesias, SS
 Ryan Sweeney, RF
 Kevin Youkilis, 3B

Player Profile: Felix Doubront

By Michael Green The subject of today’s player profile is 5th starter/Alfredo Aceves-esque swingman Felix Doubont.  A young lefty with gobs of potential, is this the year that Doubront finally puts it all together at the big league level?  Read on to see what we think!   How much of this will we see in 2012?   The Backstory:  Signed as a 16 year old projectable lefty...
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