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Jacoby Catanzaro began having infantile spasms when he was just a year old, and was subsequently diagnosed with West Syndome — a rare epileptic disorder.
The nine-year-old spent a large part of his time in the hospital receiving treatments, but the Children’s Hospital is also where he began to watch Red Sox games. His love for the game was formed, and he started to think of his namesake, Jacoby Ellsbury, as his hero. Two years ago, Catanzaro began playing in a baseball league for youngsters with physical and mental limitations. Now, he plays on a standard Little League team and was chosen for the all-star squad this past summer.
Check out the above video to see the two Jacoby’s come together at Fenway Park in a special moment.
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I have a lot of admiration for Jackie Bradley, Jr. There’s nothing better than a rookie who plays his heart out and can put in some production for the team. The reason I’m gushing though is because I’m about to say something that makes me a little sad to say: Jackie Bradley, Jr. cannot replace Jacoby Ellsbury.
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players and pitchers scaling back on playing time and catching up on a little
rest after John Farrell’s bunch clinched their first AL East crown in six years
As the last days of the Red Sox regular season wind down, the possibility that Jacoby Ellsbury returns to the lineup before the playoffs gets slimmer and slimmer.
The American League Division Series opens Oct. 4.
Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday that Ellsbury, out since Sept. 5 with a fractured bone in his right foot, could return to the field...
The Red Sox won their 94th game of the season Friday. While impressive, that number pales in comparison to the number of high fives that Koji Uehara has dished out in 2013.
Uehara has slapped hands with anybody and everybody during his incredible run as Boston’s closer. Sometimes, he even catches his teammates off guard with his enthusiasm. (Just ask Shane Victorino.)
Every year in Major League Baseball, one random team that did not make the playoffs or win their division in the previous season makes a miracle run to the top of their division and into the post-season. A lot of times, this “mystery team” is someone with a lot of young players or a team that woefully underachieved the last year, but most pundits still do not expect them to be...
(Photo By The Nosebleeds.com)Everybody loved it when Jonny Gomes drop-kicked his helmet into the air while rounding third on a game-winning HR. And, it was sort of cool when he was punting beer cans into the crowd on Friday night after the Red Sox clinched the AL East. But, in a classic case of unintended consequences, one of those errant Bud Lights struck a Red Sox fan in the face...
After defeating Toronto in their last regular-season game at Fenway Park, the Red Sox took part in the Picnic in the Park event. The veterans may have enjoyed the relaxing activity more than the rookies, though.
Before kicking off their final road trip of the season, the Red Sox rookies got a little taste of hazing as dress-up day made its way into the Boston clubhouse. Rookies returned...
The Red Sox announced their 2013 minor league award winners Saturday.
Henry Owens, Blake Swihart, Mookie Betts and Deven Marrero were among those who received hardware for their contributions this season. The awards were selected by the Red Sox’ baseball operations department and minor league roving instructors.
It’s been a successful season for the major league club, but the...
Like mom used to say, "It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye."
The Red Sox were partying like it was 1999 on the field Friday night after clinching the American League East with a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. During the celebration, an Army helmeted Jonny Gomes kicked can of beer into the crowd. It seems the fans...
(Getty Images)Clay Buchholz lost for the first time this year and the Red Sox found their best record position in serious trouble in a 4-2 loss to Toronto on Saturday. Buchholz—who started the season 9-0—fell to 11-1 with a 6-inning performance in which he gave up just two earned runs. Most of the damage was done with two outs and nobody on in the fourth—when the Jays crossed...
The Red Sox clinched their first AL East title since 2007 on Friday night, and they celebrated with hats, T-shirts and lots of champagne.
In preparation of what was expected to be an unforgettable night, NESN Interactive’s Halley O’Brien took to Yawkey Way and the Red Sox team store to make sure she was all set to celebrate the win with her ultimate champagne survival kit.
The night before the Red Sox brought out the champagne, John Lackey led his team to their first playoff berth since 2009.
Lackey tossed a gem against the Orioles on Thursday night, carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning and going the distance to record the one-run complete game.
The right-hander surrendered only two hits on the night while striking out eight and walking two...
The Red Sox were in desperate need of some changes after their last-place finish in 2012, and the seven free-agent signings during the offseason were just what the doctor ordered.
Boston completed their amazing worst to first turnaround as they clinched the AL East title with a win over the Blue Jays on Friday night. The new faces have certainly aided in...
The Red Sox worst-to-first story is just getting better. Not only have the Red Sox exceeded expectations but they should also be considered World Series favorites.
The Red Sox are arguably the hottest team in baseball right now going 27-9 since Aug. 18 when they lost two out of three from the Yankees, losing their third series in a row.
Since that time, the Red Sox have won eight...
Say it with me on the count of three.
1…2…3: AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST CHAMPIONS!!!
OK, now that’s over with, time to focus on the next goal, which is clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
The AL East Champion Boston Red Sox sit just two games up in the loss column with seven to go for the best record in the American League....