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Boston Red Sox
Jon Lester With Boston Marathon Hero Jeff BaumanRed Sox pitcher Jon Lester and his wife Farrah hosted a charity event tonight at Boston's House of Blues in support of the couple's NVRQT charity. The event brought out an A-List of stars—including Lester's teammates David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Dempster, Craig Breslow, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, Mike Napoli, Felix Doubront and Jake Peavy. Also on hand were Boston heroes Jeff Bauman and Carlos Arredondo, Boston Bruins star Shawn Thornton, comic Lenny Clarke and Olympic Gold Medalist Aly Raisman. The NVQRT charity (short for "never quit") raises funds and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and is the second annual event held by Lester and his wife. When asked what is most rewarding for him dealing with his charity, Lester stated, "Just the little things we can do for kids, like putting smiles on their faces. And it's things that are easy for us, like bringin...
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How do you put the exclamation point on winning a series against the hottest team in the National League and the team you’re the odds-on favorite to meet in the World Series?
If you’re Mike Napoli, whose beard is hand-crafted from the finest children’s nightmares, you blast a two run homer, then step back into the dugout with your fists raised up in the air and screaming something...
Since the final month of the disastrous 2011 season, the Baltimore Orioles have been a thorn in the side of The Carmine Hose. Even this year, Boston is just 4-6 against the Birds as they fly into Fenway for a three-game set. The Red Sox will send 9-6 lefty Felix Doubront to the mound tonight to face fellow port-sider Wei-Yin Chen. John Lackey will take to the hill on Wednesday night...
If this is true – it’s a great pull by Mike Napoli. The pudgy, bearded Red Sox first baseman will have his hands full with this one. I trust that most of the fans have seen Rachel Starr a time or two or three.
Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino has been battling back issues and a left hamstring injury, but as his Bob Marley walk up song says, "don't worry about a thing."
Tuesday night, Victorino hit his 100th career home run in the third inning, added home run 101 in the fifth and had a career-high seven RBI as the Red Sox clobbered the...
As the longest-tenured player on the Red Sox roster, David Ortiz has a wealth of experience working with the Jimmy Fund.
Ortiz stopped by WEEI’s Salk & Holley during the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Tuesday to share some of those experiences. The slugger expressed just how impressed he is by not only the patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, but also their parents, who...
When you look at 6-year-old Jack Curran, you would never believe that this little bundle of energy has been undergoing cancer treatments for nearly half his life.
Jack was diagnosed with leukemia at age 4, began treatment almost immediately and, after two years, was finally declared cancer-free last month. When Jack and his family heard the good news, Jack’s favorite player, Dustin...
This time every year—for the past 11 years—the Jimmy Fund partners with the Boston Red Sox, WEEI Sports Radio Network, and New England Sports Network (NESN) to strike out cancer in children and adults through the Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon. The 12th annual event will take place Tuesday, Aug. 27 and Wednesday, Aug. 28 on WEEI (93.7FM) and NESN. Over the span of two days and two...
We're not exactly sure what it means, but the Red Sox consummated a trade today—acquiring outfielder Quintin Berry from the Kansas City Royals for Clayton Mortensen. Berry's only MLB experience came in 2012 with the Tigers—hitting .258 in 94 games for Detroit. Berry had been designated for assignment by the Royals in June. Your guess is as good as ours!
Today, the Red Sox are hosting the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon to raise money and awareness about the Jimmy Fund. Last Monday was the fourth anniversary of the day my mother passed away from cancer. The following is a re-post of my September 25, 2009 entry entitled “Baseball as a Coping Mechanism,” which should explain why even a broke grad student like myself makes...
NESN announced today that Dennis Eckersley would continue pairing up with Don Orsillo on TV broadcasts of Red Sox games through Thursday. Then, Friday through Monday, Orsillo will be joined by Jon Rish—who quit WEEI last April before that radio station experienced its major shake-ups (that persist to this day). Also on Friday, Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons will be...
The Red Sox will return home Tuesday night to face the Baltimore Orioles, and with the O’s going with a left-hander to open the series, it seemed to make sense to start Xander Bogaerts at shortstop to make his home debut.
However, it will be Stephen Drew in the lineup to begin the three-game series, which also opens a nine-game homestand. The left-handed-hitting Drew will get the...
Fans at the ballpark on Tuesday night have a chance to set a Guinness World record while helping a great cause.
Between the top and bottom halves of the fifth inning during the Red Sox-Orioles game on Tuesday night, fans inside Fenway Park will attempt to break the record for “Most people sending a text message (SMS) simultaneously.”
The current record stands at 1,070 people...
5:45 p.m.: David Ortiz will be out of the Red Sox’ lineup for the second straight day. Mike Napoli, who continues to deal with plantar fasciitis, will play first base and bat cleanup.
Xander Bogaerts collected his first major league hit in Saturday’s win. He’ll get the start on Sunday with a left-hander toeing the rubber for Los Angeles.
Sunday’s complete lineups are below...
Growing up in a Red Sox family, it was always known to “never date a Yankees fan,” well …The post True Life: My Boyfriend and I are Sports Rivals appeared first on On Her Game.
The Big Leagues The former Red Sox great and ESPN Baseball Tonight analyst tells us who to watch out for in October. Hint: Dude’s a total homer.