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The Tampa Bay Rays, just four games into spring, have been hitting the ball well. Monday, they continued their good hitting which resulted in a 6-3 win over the Boston Red Sox. Alex Cobb started for the Rays today. He threw 38 pitches in two innings and gave up a solo home run to Boston’s Dustin Pedroia in the first inning. Rays answered back with a two-run double by Yunel Escobar. Ryan Roberts also had a two-run double for the Rays which came in the fourth inning. David Price is scheduled to take the mound Tuesday for Tampa Bay against the Houston Astros. The post Rays continue their hot hitting in win over Boston appeared first on The Bay Cave.
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Former Red Sox manager and incoming Sacred Heart athletic director Bobby Valentine had some final words regarding his former club during a brief interview on Monday.
Bobby Valentine had a shaky relationship with the Boston media while serving as manager of the Red Sox, and it looks like his tenure at Sacred Heart University is getting off to a similar start. Valentine was introduced Tuesday as the new athletic director at the small Connecticut college. He took some questions from the media and was promptly grilled. “Bobby, at this point in...
The list of former Red Sox players joining the current squad at Spring Training just added another fan-favorite; former third baseman and '07 World Series MVP, Mike Lowell. According to Lowell, Pedroia sent him the invitation, to which he delightedly accepted. Pedroia seems to really be accepting his role as the leader of this ballclub, which they seriously need.
If there is anybody in camp who does not deserve to be handed his job back it's Felix Doubront. In 2012 Doubront may have met the modest expectations of a number five starter, but he is hardly irreplaceable. For him to then show up to camp out of shape for the second time in three years is inexcusable. If the club wants to make a statement and change the culture Doubront is just...
From our season preview of the Boston Red Sox earlier today...
Can the Red Sox avoid making headlines for all of the wrong reasons?
In the last two years, the Red Sox have been front page news for all of the following:
-An epic September collapse
-Players drinking beer and eating fried chicken in the clubhouse during games
-A manager once thought to be untouchable...
Steve Buckley a Red Sox columnist for the Boston Herald got a chance to catch up with the former Red Sox manager and now outcast, Bobby Valentine, just before he officially accepted the Athletic Director position at Sacred Heart University. It could have been a cordial conversation regarding Bobby's future, but instead Valentine let his mouth get the best of him yet again as...
SIGNED/RESIGNED: Luke Scott (DH), Even Longoria (3B), James Loney (1B), Roberto Hernandez (RHP), Kyle Farnsworth (RHP), Kelly Johnson (2B),
TRADED FOR: Yunel Escobar (SS)
Carlos Pena (1B), B.J. Upton (OF), Jeff Keppinger (2B), James Shields (SP), Wade Davis (SP), Elliot Johnson (SS)
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Jon Lester is eager to put last season behind him. His first spring training outing was a good start.
Lester pitched two scoreless, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
Lester retired all six batters he faced, striking out one. He needed 24 pitches -- 17 strikes -- to get through the two innings, six in the second...
The Red Sox play two split squad games today, at Toronto and at Tampa Bay. Both games begin at 1:35 but neither will be televised. The lineups are as follows:
Bradley Jr CF
At Tampa Bay
We've now entered week three of our six week preview series, and this week will be focusing on the AL East. Today, we're heading into Red Sox day, chock-full of pieces focusing on the most disappointing team of the 2012 season, a team that has reloaded with veterans for 2013.
On Friday, we concluded our NL East preview week with Nationals day. Here's your recap.
Bobby Valentine has taken a job as the athletic director at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, and he he is looking forward to turning the page and forgetting about the abysmal season he endured with the Boston Red Sox last year. It’s a strange decision for a strange man, but Valentine apparently wanted to add NCAA athletic director to his resume that already includes managing...
(Video courtesy of SpecBank.com)
This is how you treat people who cheer for another AL East team (other than the Red Sox), and work within your office. It's important to demonstrate strong passive-aggressive skills when deal with these individuals. Enjoy.
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The 2013 Red Sox have many similarities to one memorable team from the past.
In 1966 The Boston Red Sox were a team that collapsed finishing 26 games out of first place. At the end of the year they fired their manager.
The new manager for 1967 was a man that had just finished two years managing in Toronto, (In 1965-1966 the Toronto Maple Leafs were the AAA affiliate of the Red Sox...
9:15 a.m. ET: The Red Sox will be answering to voices from the recent past Monday afternoon when they split the squad for two more spring training games.
The half of the team that heads to Dunedin, Fla., will be facing the Toronto Blue Jays. That’s the former team of new manager John Farrell, of course, meaning the Red Sox skipper will be handling flak from the Toronto media...
Check out this pretty sweet video of the sounds of Boston Red Sox players at spring training.
Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Lavarnway, Will Middlebrooks, Jonny Gomes and Jackie Bradley, Jr. are mic'd up during the video.
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