Found September 28, 2012 on
The end of the regular season is almost here, and, judging by the pace of Friday's game, it can't get here fast enough. Chris Tillman allowed a leadoff single to Scott Podsednik, but that was all the Red Sox could muster as the Orioles cruised past them in a 2:23 game to win 9-1. It was a needed win for the Orioles as they try to keep pace with the Yankees in the divisional race, but it was another step in the right direction for the Red Sox as well, because they moved closer to finishing the season and turning...

Jason Varitek Hopes to Learn, Help Red Sox as Much as Possible in New Role

Jason Varitek's role with the Red Sox isn't quite concrete. Despite being hired as a special assistant to Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington on Thursday, Varitek's position will be a hybrid of front office work and player development. "I don't think there's any one thing," Varitek said of his role in a conference call on Friday. "I'm trying...

Orioles C Wieters misses game as wife gives birth

Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters missed Friday night's game against the visiting Boston Red Sox after his wife gave birth to the couple's first child earlier in the day, according to It is not known if Wieters will miss any other games. His wife Maria delivered the couple's son, Maverick Luther, at 5:11 a.m. ET. "He's got his priorities where...

Jason Varitek Joins Red Sox Front Office

During his interview with Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy the other day, Jason Varitek alluded that he was close to a job with the Boston Red Sox. Then the local media all had their sources tell them the same thing. Had the media listened to the interview, they would have known what was happening. But that would be too easy for them. Anyways, the Red Sox announced on Thursday that Varitek...

Varitek named Red Sox special assistant to GM

The Red Sox have named Jason Varitek a special assistant to the general manager. The catcher announced his retirement on March 1 after 15 seasons with the team following a trade from the Seattle Mariners. ''Jason was one of the most respected players of his era and will be a key voice as we move forward,'' general manager Ben Cherington said Thursday. ''...

Sox Almost No Hit By O's

The Red Sox headed down to Camden Yards to play a few games against the Orioles, who are still in the hunt for the post season and possibly to win the AL East.  The Sox can play spoiler to either the O's or the Yanks, depending on how these games go.  Aaron Cook took the mound for the Sox and didn't last very long.  The Sox took a quick lead when Scott Podsednik got a...

The Red Sox Honor Johnny Pesky This Weekend

Johnny Pesky is not in the Baseball Hall of Fame, though he got some support for that honor. Nonetheless, the celebration of his life hosted by the Red Sox here on Sunday had a Cooperstown feel to it. Many former Boston baseball greats were on hand to be part of the occasion. Hall of Famers Carlton Fisk and Jim Rice were there. Likely future Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez was there...

Red Sox News & Notes - 9/29

The one problem with pitchers who throw a sinker is that when the pitch doesn't sink, it usually ends up being a long night for them and their team. And that's exactly what happened last night for Aaron Cook and the Boston Red Sox. The Baltimore Orioles continued their magical run as they got six runs in the first inning on their way to a 9-1 win over the visiting team...

Press Release: Orioles host Fan Appreciation Celebration, September 28-30

  As a “thank you” to fans for their support throughout the 2012 season, the Orioles will hold their annual Fan Appreciation Celebration during their last series of the season when they host the Boston Red Sox for three games, Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30 at Oriole Park. The three day celebration includes many opportunities for the Orioles to give back...

Bring me that horizon

The Orioles were off today. Today was the "evening" of the schedules as every team that matter to the Orioles now has only six games left. The idle Orioles could have been in a much more precarious position, or a much more advantageous one. It would all depend on who lost and who won. So far today the Yankees, Athletics and Angels all lost. What that means is the Orioles...

Could Francona take Indians' job?

Could Terry Francona be a managerial candidate for the Cleveland Indians?

Curt Schilling Won't Face Federal Criminal Charges Over 38 Studios Bankruptcy, Rhode Island Still Investigating

Curt Schilling's 38 Studios have been the cause of much drama for the former Red Sox pitcher, but the latest news to come out regarding the failed company has to qualify as the good variety. Schilling will not face federal criminal charges after the U.S. Attorney's office looked into whether or not the 45-year-old had broken any federal laws, such as bank fraud. "No...

Saturday Red Sox Travesty - 9/29

After being spanked last night, the Boston Red Sox look to avoid that fate again tonight in the second game of a three-game set with the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Orioles television market, you can catch the game on MASN. If you...

A Tale of Two Cities: Atlanta and Boston

Scott Barzilla looks back on the year that was for the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves.
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