Posted March 28, 2012 on AP on Fox
Liverpool will play a preseason exhibition against Italian side Roma at Fenway Park in Boston as part of the Premier League club's tour this summer. The match will be part of the ballpark's 100th anniversary celebrations and one of two confirmed games Liverpool will play on its 12-day tour. Liverpool was bought in 2010 by the Fenway Sports Management, which also owns the Boston Red Sox baseball team. Liverpool owner John Henry says the match between ''two of the world's most well-known and respected clubs'' will ''showcase our ballpark to an international audience.'' Liverpool is the fourth Premier League team to announce a preseason tour of the United States, following Chelsea, Tottenham and Villa.

Bryce Brentz Learning from David Ortiz, Hopes to Show Off Power in Fenway Park Soon Enough (Video)

=When Bryce Brentz was selected 36th overall by the Red Sox back in 2010, the power-hitting outfielder just wanted to make it to the big leagues. Almost two year's later, Brentz is breaking camp with the Red Sox in Fort Myers and taking advice from some of the Boston regulars, including "Big Papi" David Ortiz. Brentz, who combined to hit .306 and total 30 home runs...

Mike Aviles Honored To Be Starting Shortstop, But Believes Red Sox 'Will Need' Jose Iglesias

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Mike Aviles isn't planning to revel in winning the shortstop battle. Sure, the 31-year-old is excited to man the position full-time for the first time since 2008. In fact, he’s eager about it. But Aviles also understands that Jose Iglesias is knocking on the door of a major-league promotion. Before the Red Sox routed the Rays 8-0 on Tuesday, Aviles pulled...

Curt Schilling: Red Sox players are already complaining about Bobby Valentine

If you had today marked on your calendar as the date that Curt Schilling would bring negative light to the Red Sox, you were right!And if you had today marked on your calendar as the date that we would hear that Red Sox players are beginning to hate new manager Bobby Valentine, you were also right!Well, if you want to really believe what Schilling had to say in an interview with...

Red Sox pitcher Chris Carpenter Tweets That He Will Undergo Surgery

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– Chris Carpenter, who came to the Red Sox in February as compensation for Theo Epstein, won't be making a regular-season –– or minor league ––debut anytime soon. The pitcher tweeted Wednesday that he would be undergoing surgery on Thursday to remove a bone spur in his elbow. Esteemed Dr. James Andrews will be performing the procedure on the right...

Curt Schilling: Things are ‘going bad’ with Bobby Valentine and Red Sox players

If the Red Sox don’t come out of the gate on fire this season, things could go south in a hurry. Although it is the Boston media’s job to make a mountain out of a molehill — especially in March — the general consensus surrounding the team seems to be that the Bobby Valentine era has not kicked off smoothly. During an interview with WEEI earlier this week, Curt Schilling...

Red Sox Got Damaged Goods For Theo

So after the long wait to figure out the compensation for Theo Epstein the Red Sox got relief pitcher Chris Carpenter from the Cubs.  Well, it turns out Carpenter is now going to need surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow.  Carpenter pitched a grand total of 1.2 innings for the Red Sox since coming over from Chicago.  He gave up 4 earned runs and walked five batters in...

Bobby Valentine Has Been Imparting Japanese Baseball Philosophies to the Red Sox Since Day One

FORT MYERS, Fla. –– All three of them undertook the risk. One by one, Alex Ochoa, Justin Germano and Scott Atchison each sacrificed the comforts of the United States for the unknown in Japan. For some, it was a chance to extend their playing careers in the Nippon Baseball League. For others, it was an opportunity to earn a simple paycheck, one they couldn't cash while playing...

Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner Discusses Outlook, Expectations for 2012 Season (Video)

The Red Sox provoked a lot of discussion and questions throughout the offseason. But with Bobby Valentine at the helm and some new players on board spring training has seemed to turn the page on an otherwise frustrating 2011 season. Red Sox chairman Tom Werner joined the Dennis & Callahan show on Tuesday morning to discuss the current state of the team and his expectations for...

Daniel Bard Remains Strong Candidate for Rotation as Jose Iglesias Assignment Settles Red Sox Lineup (Podcast)

Red Sox season is certainly never lacking in excitement. With the team deciding to send shortstop Jose Iglesias to Triple-A and install Mike Aviles as the likely starter, one question mark for the team cleared up. But with Daniel Bard's status as either starter or reliever still undetermined, drama remains on and off the field. There's plenty going on as Red Sox spring training...

Red Sox Picture Day Outtakes

One of my favorite things is when the Red Sox Picture Day Outtakes come out.  It's always quite laugh worthy!  I especially laughed at Youk clammering on and on about how there is no one Pedey wrote his new children's book which is out.  Check it out:

Defective Merchandise- Red Sox Compensation For Theo To Have Elbow Surgery

The Red Sox compensation for their former General Manager Theo Epstein will undergo elbow surgery to remove bone spurs tomorrow. The Red Sox received minor league pitcher Chris Carpenter from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Theo Epstein who opted out of his contract with the Red Sox early to join the Chicago Cubs. Negotiations [...]

Iglesias Sent Down

Jose Iglesias has been optioned to Pawtucket.  The Red Sox wanted to give Iglesias more time in the minors to improve his offense.  The move means Mike Aviles will be the opening day shortstop.

Your Morning Dump...where we have one pitcher not to worry about

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. Lester carved up the Phillies over seven shutout innings, allowing just three baserunners, as the Red Sox won, 6-0. He gave up just two hits with a hit batter, no walks, and 10 strikeouts. Lester threw 88 pitches...

Darnell McDonald, Hanley Ramirez Featured in 'Game of Thrones' Promo Spot for MLB Opening Day (Video)

Summer is coming. MLB wants to remind everyone that Opening Day (for 28 of 30 teams) is right around the corner, so it's teaming up with HBO's Game of Thrones in a cross-promotion effort that will give you gooesbumps. Footage from the 2011 season is interspersed with shots from HBO's drama complete with a classical score to set the tone. The video features highlights...
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