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Two days ahead of his scheduled flight to Spring Training, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was at Logan Airport on Friday, riding in the cockpit of a JetBlue plane freshly painted with the team's road uniform scheme.

Report: Sox, Ortiz reach agreement

Red Sox CEO/President Larry Lucchino reportedly told a Boston news outlet that the team and David Ortiz have reached an agreement, making the arbitration hearing scheduled for Monday unnecessary.

Valentine not sure what to expect from rivalry

Bobby Valentine says he's not sure what it will be like to manage the Boston Red Sox against the New York Yankees, and Don Zimmer says he's not giving him any advice. Valentine and Zimmer, a former Red Sox skipper and Yankees coach, were among a group of baseball stars who showed up at the Mohegan Sun casino on Friday for the Connecticut Sports Foundation's annual charity...

How Does David Ortiz Stack Up to Other Veterans That Went to Salary Arbitration Hearings?

The waiting game to see whether David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox will go to arbitration hearing is in its final hours. And while it could be rescheduled, the sides are scheduled to make their cases before a panel of arbitrators on Monday. As detailed on Thursday, the odds of the sides going to hearing are slim based on the amount of money that could be lost: [Ortiz is] seeking...

Red Sox Ranked 18th-Best Farm System in MLB by ESPN, Last Among AL East Teams

The Red Sox have had a busy offseason on the major league side of things, what with a new manager and general manager at the helm this season. But what about the minor leagues? recently ranked the farm clubs for all 30 teams in Major League Baseball, and the Red Sox find themselves in the middle of the pack. Keith Law ranked the Sox as having the 18th best farm club in the...

Red Sox Truck Day Sends Team Equipment from Fenway Park to Lee County (Photos)

A couple of snow flurries have never kept Boston fans from supporting their teams, and it sure didn't keep Red Sox nation away from Fenway on Saturday. The Sox celebrated "Truck Day," the annual send-off as the team's equipment makes the long journey down to Florida to join the team for spring training. All the gear was loaded Saturday into a big rig that read ...

Former Red Sox pitcher Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd admits to playing high. But why should we care?

“Oh yeah, at every ballpark. There wasn’t one ballpark that I probably didn’t stay up all night, until 4 or 5 in the morning, and the same thing is still in your system.” That is a direct quote from Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd, a former Boston Red Sox pitcher who has a new book coming out later this year. Click the link to read more.

Sox star Youkilis to become Brady's brother-in-law

Leave it to the guileless of charm of heartbreaker Kevin Youkilis to lift Boston out of its doldrums with a shot of love. The Red Sox third baseman is reportedly engaged to Julie Brady, sister of the Patriots' star QB.

Let's Ask Ben Cherington One Question

Who knows, maybe he's a loyal Red Sox Life reader and will answer."So, Ben, we're eager to turn the page, as I'm sure you are. You've talked to many pitchers and position players (and manager candidates) during this offseason, including a few who walked away. My question is, did anyone raise the issue of, shall we say, 'reputation risk?' That is, were...

Former Red Sox pitcher Boyd says he used cocaine

Former Red Sox pitcher Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd says he probably pitched under the influence of cocaine "at every ballpark" during his 10-year career.

Only 2 Sox on ESPN Top 100 Prospects List

We knew the Sox didn't have much left in the cupboard, but I didn't think we were this bare. ESPN's Keith Law has released his list of the top 100 prospects in baseball, and only two players in the Sox system were ranked.  And they weren't that high on the list.  And when I say "not that high", I mean "low".  Really, really, really, crazily...

Ex-BoSox pitcher Boyd: I played on coke (AP)

Former Red Sox pitcher Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd says he probably pitched under the influence of cocaine "at every ballpark" during his 10-year career. "There wasn't one ballpark that I probably didn't stay up all night, until 4 or 5 in the morning, and the same thing is in your system," Boyd said in an interview with Jon Miller of WBZ radio in Boston.


Tim Wakefield will make a decision on whether to play in 2012 this weekend.His agent says "he has some options" in a widely cited piece by Scott Lauber of the Herald.I do believe Wake has options, but he made $2 million last year (his salary peaked in 2005), and he is 45, so I'm wondering if his options outside Boston will be worth pursuing. His agent might be referring...

A dream exactly as old as Fenway

Charlie Gilbert is the oldest living member of four generations of fervent Red Sox fans. None has a history so interwoven with the team’s as Gilbert. Because on April 20, when the Red Sox commemorate the centennial of the first professional baseball game played in Fenway Park, Gilbert, will celebrate his 100th birthday. His family has picked out the perfect birthday present: They...

Truck Day

As you've no doubt heard, the truck leaves today.But the Red Sox Life Sports Team will follow in this truck, which happens to be equipped with satellite hookups. Or magic mirrors with broadcast ability. (Warning: there is some colorful language in this clip.)
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