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BOSTON — What was Seattle thinking?
The Mariners decided back in February that Mike Carp didn’t have a place on their team. They designated him for assignment and later shipped him to the Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Ever since, it’s been a classic case of one team’s trash is another team’s treasure.
Carp has been a valuable contributor for the Red Sox all season despite sporadic playing time. Whether it’s starting in place of Mike Napoli at first base, plugging one of Boston’s outfield spots or coming off the bench in a key situation, Carp has accepted each and every challenge. Rather than plead his case for more opportunities — which would be totally understandable given Carp’s production — the 27-year-old is simply enjoying the ride.
“Just getting the opportunity here to play in front of this great city on a great team. It’s been a lot of fun,” Carp said after the Red Sox’ 4-3 win Wednesday. “It’s been a fun ride the whole year. We are playi
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(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)It's too bad the Red Sox didn't make last night's comeback against the Seattle Mariners. That way, the metaphor of salmon swimming upstream would work geographically. But, maybe there are some carp swimming up the Chesapeake Bay. We digress. Mike Carp flared a little looper that scored the eighth-inning winning run in a 4-3 comeback...
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Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury exited last night's game against the Baltimore Orioles with a foot injury. There was concern that the ailment was severe, but X-rays came back negative and Ellsbury told reporters -- including Jason Mastrodonato of MLB.com -- that he hopes to be in Boston's starting lineup for today's series finale against the O's.
Mike Carp drove in the winning run Wednesday to give Boston a 4-3
victory over the visiting Orioles (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Don’t be surprised if you spot Boston starter John Lackey on the corner of Lansdowne Street one day soon with a tin cup and a cardboard sign reading “Brother, can you spare a run?"
The Sox have scored...
Despite John Lackey recording his 17th quality start of the season, he walks away with the no-decision Wednesday night after giving up three runs on seven hits in 7 1/3 innings of work.
The ND doesn’t mean much to the right-hander, however, as he was less concerned about his individual record and just happy the team was able to come away with a win after staging a late-inning comeback...
As the longest-tenured player on the Red Sox roster, David Ortiz has a wealth of experience working with the Jimmy Fund.
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(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)To paraphrase the Lloyd Bridges character in the movie 'Airplane!', Ryan Dempster couldn't have picked a worse time to pitch poorly. As CSNNE.com's Sean McAdam points out, Dempster has been in a funk since his July 11th start against Seattle. Now that Clay Buchholz is set to return in about 10 days—and with a bunch of...
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.
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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...
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...
The last time Ryan Dempster took the mound, he couldn't catch a break - from the Yankees or, later, the commissioner's office.
The right-hander will look to get it together on Friday night as he leads the Boston Red Sox into a three-game series with the streaking Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park.
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