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Boston Sports Then & Now:
Eddie Kasko and the 1972 Red Sox deserved a better fate than lazy schedule-makers handed them.
This past Tuesday night, the Boston Red Sox caught a break. Leading the Detroit Tigers 4-1 at Fenway Park, with the game in the sixth inning, Detroit loaded the bases with one out. Then the rain came and pounded the field. Ninety minutes the game was called and Boston was awarded the win. The Tigers, with considerable sympathy from the national press cried foul. It’s considered customary to wait two hours and in either case, this was a game far from over and a good chance that it will loom large in the standings during the wild-card race in September.
I understand Detroit’s frustration and in all fairness, I think they’re right. But as I watched a talk show on ESPN where the commentators ripped into the decision and how Detroit got robbed, I wanted to shout “What about 1972?!” Yes, indeed—what about 1972.
The Red Sox & Tigers ran a great AL East race to the finish line that year and it...
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After criticizing Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine earlier in the day, Curt Schilling was given a standing ovation from Boston fans when he was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame.
Schilling was the last of the inductees introduced at Fenway Park on Friday night, and applause began as soon as his picture appeared on the video board in center.
Earlier in the day, Schilling...
BOSTON -- After showing signs of life against the Yankees and the Tigers, the Red Sox are slumping once again. The team's longest winning streak this season is six games, a mark they established back in April. With two-thirds of the season over, the Red Sox are still seesawing over and under the .500 record plateau. As the Red Sox continue clawing their way through the troubles...
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Charlie Moore only has two prerequisites for guests on Charlie Moore Outdoors. They have to be famous and they have to love the outdoors. Rico Petrocelli, who played for the Red Sox from 1963-76, meets both of Moore's requirements, so he got the privilege of heading out on the lake with Charlie to do some fishing. Lucky for Petrocelli, Moore gave him a healthy compensation for...
If you go to the stats page on MLB.com and look up individual pitcher stats, you will find 101 different pitchers. If you sort by K/9 the last pitcher on the list is Derek Lowe. Lowe struck out just over three hitters per nine innings pitched. Possibly not coincidentally, Cleveland cut Lowe two days ago.
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The Boston Red Sox have acquired third baseman Danny Valencia from the Minnesota Twins or a minor league outfielder.
Minnesota will get Jeremias Pineda, who was playing in Class-A.
The deal was announced during the Twins-Red Sox game at Fenway Park on Sunday.
Valencia, 27, hit just .198 with two homers and 17 RBIs in 34 games this season. He was assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket...
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4:18 p.m.: Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles hasn't played almost a week, but he'll make his return to the Boston lineup on Friday night for the second of four with the Minnesota Twins. It's a good time for Aviles to return, as he's the only member of the Red Sox with more than eight career at-bats against Twins starter Brian Duensing. Aviles is hitting .286 (4-for-14...
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