Found May 29, 2013 on RedSoxLife:
Red Sox Life Contributing writers Ben Whitehead and The Guru This year marks the 40th anniversary of the designated-hitter rule. On April 6, 1973, Ron Blomberg of the New York Yankees became the first designated hitter in Major League Baseball history when he faced Boston Red Sox right-hander pitcher Luis Tiant. EL Tiante walked "Boomer" and the debate over the DH has raged on ever since. Didn’t you just know that if there was going to be a fight about something the Sox and Yankees would be involved somehow? Should the American League get rid of the DH? Should the National League finally embrace it? Strong, passionate and sometimes “unfriendly” arguments have been made for both sides. After 40 years, the issue has never come close to being resolved, be it in MLB’s front office or on the stools at The Cask ‘n’ Flagon. With the Red Sox set to begin interleague play in Philadelphia tonight, Red Sox Life contributing writers Ben Whitehead and The Guru square off to set...

Do Red Sox have hidden gem in Pawtucket with Brandon Snyder?

Every year there are Major League Baseball teams that sign a bunch of veteran players to minor league deals and stick them away in Triple-A since there is no room on their current 24-man roster. This year, the Boston Red Sox signed former Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers utility player Brandon Snyder to a minor league deal on April 2 and since then, have gotten quality production...

A fan’s wish list: Boston Red Sox and the 2013 Draft

The last time the Boston Red Sox had a pick in the Top 10 was 1993. First pick in that draft was shortstop Alex Rodriguez (you’ve heard of him) by the Seattle Mariners, the easy No.1, even coming out of high school (he turned down playing shortstop and quarterback for the University of Miami). Following Rodriguez came five straight pitchers: two of whom suffered career-shortening...

EDA Rhinos celebrate Manny Ramirez’s b-day with dreadlock wigs

What better way to honor a fellow player on his birthday than to don wigs resembling his own hair style? “Thank you, Taiwan, ” former MLB slugger Manny Ramirez said while celebrating with a group of fans and his teammates, reports Focus Taiwan News Channel. The Rhinos are pulling out all the stops in a effort to retain Manny, who can decide on June 11th  if he wants to stay...

Report: Jackie Bradley Jr. to Be Recalled by Red Sox, Take Alex Wilson’s Roster Spot

Jackie Bradley Jr. didn’t fare so well in his first taste of the big leagues. However, with the young outfielder’s meteoric rise through the Red Sox’ system, it was only a matter of time before he ended back up with the big club, and it appears that time is Wednesday. According to Comcast Sports Net’s Maureen Mullen, Bradley will be recalled from Pawtucket on Wednesday, and...

Boston Red Sox Activate Franklin Morales From Disabled LIst

The Boston Red Sox got one of their own back on Tuesday, as they have activated left-handed reliever Franklin Morales from the 15-day disabled list. Morales, who had been having neck and pectoral issues since the end of spring training will find himself coming out of the bullpen at first. If he proves that he can hold up to the grind and pitch well he could become an option to get...

Lackey’s Contractual Quirk and Phillies Deals

John Lackey wasn’t at his best Wednesday night but he has pitched effectively for the Red Sox this season. Lackey, signed to a five-year, $82.5 million contract prior to the 2010 season, had a rocky start to his Boston tenure. After posting solid peripherals with poor run prevention marks in 2010, he posted a 6.41 ERA in 2011 before undergoing Tommy John surgery. He missed the...

Game 53: Philidelphia vs. Boston

RED SOX (32-20) Ellsbury CF Gomes LF Pedroia 2B Ortiz DH Napoli 1B Nava RF Ross C Drew SS Iglesias 3B Pitching: RHP Ryan Dempster (2-5, 4.69). PHILLIES (24-27) Revere CF Young 3B Rollins SS Howard 1B Young DH Brown LF Mayberry RF Galvis 2B Pitching: LHP Cliff Lee (5-2, 2.48). Game time: 7:10 p.m. TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.   Bet on Red Sox and other sport games  

Red Sox Experience Interleague Play for First Time This Season

With the Astros moving to the American League this season Interleague Play is now throughout the season.  The season began with the Angels visiting the Reds.  I for one like the idea of Interleague Play throughout the season but understand it isn’t beneficial to all teams.  The Red Sox are one of few teams to have just experienced interleague games for the first time during...

Afternoon Red Sox Delight - 5/28

After winning last night, the Boston Red Sox look to finish up the six-game homestand tonight with a win against the Philadelphia Phillies. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN. If you live in the Indians television market, you can catch the game on CSN Philly. And if you can't catch the game on...

Four solo home runs, including two by Dom Brown, powers the Phils to their second straight win, as they defeat the BoSox, 4-3.

Led by two home runs by an emerging Dom Brown, the Phils hits four solo home runs as they hang on to defeat the Red Sox, 4-3. The Red Sox took the lead in the top of the first as, with a man on third, and with one man out, Dustin Pedroia hits a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Jacoby Ellsbury, who had started the game off with a triple, giving the Red Sox a 1-0 lead. The Phils...

Bully Ray In Boston, MA To Promote Slammiversary

Bully Ray is in Boston all week doing a promotional tour for Sunday’s Slammiversary PPV. While there, he will take part in batting practice at Fenway Park with the Boston Red Sox.

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Lee holds Red Sox offense in check

Jim Monaghan Contributing writer The Red Sox managed only 4 hits off Cliff Lee as the Philadelphia Phillies earned a split of their two-game series at Fenway Park with a 3-1 win. Ryan Dempster was the hard-luck loser; he allowed two runs on six hits and three walks over seven innings while striking out 4. The Phillies got on the score board early with Michael Young's...

Game 55: Red Sox at Phillies - Split the Liberty Bell

Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer The Boston Red Sox (32-22) will try to earn a split in their four-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies (26-27) tonight, as they have lost two out of the first three. The Sox tried to make a ninth-inning comeback Wednesday, but they fell one run short, as Jonathan Papelbon got his second save in as many nights. Tonight, Franklin Morales gets...

Gameday: Red Sox (32-21) vs. Phillies (25-27)

Boston Red Sox (32-21) at Philadelphia Phillies (25-27) John Lackey (3-4, 2.72) vs. Kyle Kendrick (4-3, 3.29) TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: Comcast Sportsnet Weather: 88, sunny Media: Twitter and Facebook For those wondering why Cesar Hernandez isn’t in the lineup tonight, he won’t be arriving until gametime. Also, the Phillies basically said he wouldn’t have been in...
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