Found August 12, 2013 on Unathletic:
Your browser does not support iframes. David Ortiz created a memorable moment for a Boston Red Sox who was at Kauffman Stadium to watch his team take on the Kansas City Royals on last Thursday night. Prior to the start of the game, a gentleman asked Ortiz if he would mind taking a picture while holding his infant son. Big Papi went above and beyond to fulfill the request. [Continue Reading] Big Papi is good for baseball. I hope it never comes out that Papi used steroids. The guy is an ambassador for the game.

Boston Red Sox Weekly: Return, regression, and a nickname for Jonny Gomes?

AL East Standing: 1st Weekly Record: 4-4 Current Record: 71-49 (Every weekend I will attempt to give some brief thoughts on the past week for the Boston Red Sox. It will be filled with hopes, frustrations, exhilaration, pain, and puns.)   The Return of Will This past week, Will Middlebrooks was finally called back from Pawtucket to man the hot corner for the Boston Red Sox. My colleague...

Boston Red Sox: Ryan Dempster is the odd man out when Buchholz returns

Clay Buchholz is finally starting to show signs of life again. Buchholz threw a bullpen session on Friday (40 pitches), and had this to say afterwards according to Rob Bradford of, “I threw more intense today. I threw all my pitches. I felt good last time out, too, but that was the first step. We’re going to keep trying to progress.” That’s a good sign, and with...

Red Sox’ 2014 Closer Role Could Belong to Young Hurler Already Holding Down Boston’s Bullpen

The trade deadline is a distant memory, and September call-ups will soon become the topic of conversation. All the while, the mailbag rolls on. The Red Sox are in the midst of a lengthy road trip, and their last stop wasn’t too pleasant, as the red-hot Royals took three of four from Boston over the weekend. Perhaps the Red Sox just ran into a buzz saw or perhaps some real weaknesses...

Boston's Ryan Kalish undergoes cervical fusion surgery

The once promising career of Ryan Kalish, took another hit Tuesday at the outfield underwent cervical fusion surgery in Los Angeles, Ca. In what is set to be his fourth major surgery in the last 23 months, the outfielder will be operated on by Dr. Robert Watkins at Marina Bay Hospital. Previously expected to miss the season due to a right shoulder operation in January, Tuesday...

John Farrell Explains Decision to Call Up Will Middlebrooks Instead of Xander Bogaerts

Will Middlebrooks rewarded the Red Sox with a nice effort in his first game back in the majors. Before the game, however, manager John Farrell was forced to answer questions about why Middlebrooks ultimately got the nod over top prospect Xander Bogaerts. Farrell said before Saturday’s game that Middlebrooks, who played in 53 games with the Red Sox earlier this season before being...

Destination Red Sox Nation - 8/12

Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings can be found by clicking on the read more button below if you're on the home page. If you would like to listen to any of the Red Sox minor league affiliates' games...

A day off reality show

J. Gomes, J. Saltalamacchia, and D. Pedroia Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer I turn on the TV yesterday to watch a game. I know the Red Sox are not playing, but I love baseball so I was going to watch some other team. It happens. Anything but the Yankees would do just nicely I am thinking as I zap through the games available and wait a minute... What is this? Sitting two...

Game 120: Red Sox at Royals - Lackey seeks run support for series split

Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer The Boston Red Sox lead the Majors with 24 series wins this season. They won’t be able to pick up No. 25 but they can earn a split with the Kansas City Royals and after losing the first two games, that would feel like a win. Boston (71-48) and John Lackey will try to do just that today in their finale of the season against Kansas City (60-54...

Even Stephen: Drew gets streaky for Sox

Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer Sure, there’s the bad news: Boston went 3-4 on the first two stops of the three-city road trip that ends in Toronto on Thursday. But there’s also the good news: shortstop Stephen Drew has been holding a hot hand for Boston recently, and despite the Sox dropping a 4-3 decision to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, Drew extended his hit...

An Ode to the 2003 Red Sox Offense

In 2003, the city of Boston wasn’t exactly desperate for the winter, but they were longing for one. Yes, the Patriots had won at 2002’s outset, but Boston has never been a Patriots town, and when they followed that up with a 9-7 season that ended without a playoff appearance, they lost their grip on […]

RSL Showdown: Jacoby Ellsbury - sign him up or let him walk?

Red Sox Showdown is an occasional feature that pits two Red Sox Life contributor's in a one-on-one debate. This week RSL writer's Ben Whitehead and The Guru tackle the topic of what to do with Jacoby Ellsbury. Ben Whitehead: Sign him up. Find me a better center fielder that is on the market and maybe then I will agree to let Jacoby Ellsbury walk. First off, there isn&...

5Qtv | A inside look at the Boston Red Sox’s iconic Fenway Park.

Forbes gets a exclusive look at Fenway with Red Sox COO Sam Kennedy. [via forbes]

Alex Gordon, Billy Butler Really Becoming Red Sox Killers After Another Successful Series Against Boston

The Red Sox and Royals don’t have much of a rivalry. Don’t tell that to Alex Gordon or Billy Butler. Gordon and Butler have both been extremely tough on Boston over the years, and after another successful series by the Royals sluggers, they’re really starting to pad their reputation as Red Sox killers. Gordon led the charge Sunday as the Royals took down the Red Sox 4-3 in...

Red Sox-Royals Live: John Lackey Faces James Shields As Sox Look to Salvage Split With Royals

11:12 a.m.: Ryan Lavarnway will get the start behind the plate Sunday. He’ll bat eighth, while Will Middlebrooks will bat out of the No. 9 hole for the second straight game. Check out Sunday’s complete lineups below. Red Sox (71-48) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Daniel Nava, LF Mike Napoli,  1B Stephen Drew, SS Ryan Lavarnway, C Will...

Eight-Year-Old Brooke Mulford Doesn’t Let Diagnosis Hamper Her Positive Attitude, Continues to Appreciate Life

Brooke Mulford was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma when a tumor on her adrenal gland spread throughout her entire body. The 8-year-old beat the cancer then, but it has since returned, and her mother explained that it gets tougher to treat with each relapse. That hasn’t stopped Brooke from maintaining her positive outlook on life, however. Brooke points to all of the good things...
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