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So winning really does solve everything. That's the one underlying message that's become crystal clear in an otherwise head-spinning offseason filled with drama for the Red Sox. This offseason has been like the Friday the 13th movie series. Each new accusation or comment regarding what went on in the Red Sox clubhouse this past season is horrifying, but after about 700 of them, it's becoming more of a nuisance than anything. A guy had a beer. A guy didn't have a beer. A guy had a beer in the clubhouse. No, wait, it was in the dugout, too. No, actually...

Backlash forces Francona to bow out of tribute

Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona backed out of a Massachusetts-based golf tournament in his honor "due to the current hostile media environment." Francona, who helped end the team's 86-year World Series drought in 2004, elected to bow out of "Thank You Terry Francona Day" at the International in Bolton, Mass. The former skipper has been blistered...

No sign of Epstein in Chicago

It has been more than a week since word leaked that Theo Epstein was headed to Chicago to join the Cubs after nine years with the Boston Red Sox. It may take even longer for an official announcement. Major League Baseball prohibits major news announcements during the World Series, which kicks off Wednesday in St. Louis as the Cardinals host the Texas Rangers in Game 1. A person...

Team Fielding Series: Boston Red Sox

We are continuing our team fielding series with the fourth team on our list: the Boston Red Sox. If you have just stumbled onto our little project, I invite you to read the original piece “Team Fielding Series” to catch up on the terms we are using and what we are trying to do. If you are familiar with all of that information we’ll go ahead and get started. DER...

Red Sox deny drinking in dugout

The Boston Red Sox released a statement Tuesday night that strongly denied a report that players were drinking beer in the dugout during games. The statement was in response to a report from WHDH TV in Boston that said pitchers Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and John Lackey would retreat to the clubhouse in the late innings, fill cups with beer and come to the dugout. Lester admitted...

Man wearing Yankees cap captured Gaddafi

Via BBC: “The BBC’s Gabriel Gatehouse has spoken with the man who says he captured Col Muammar Gaddafi. The man was brandishing a pistol he took off the former Libyan leader. The fighter claimed that Gaddafi was hiding in a hole in the centre of the city and said “don’t shoot”. Meanwhile, Red Sox fan promises to bring the head of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad before Christmas....

Epstein resigns from BoSox to join Cubs

Theo Epstein is joining the Chicago Cubs as president of baseball operations. The 37-year-old Epstein resigned from the Boston Red Sox on Friday night with a year remaining on his contract as general manager to run a team that has gone 103 years without a World Series championship. With Epstein at the helm, the Red Sox ended an 86-year World Series championship drought in 2004...

Buchholz throws in his two cents on fold

Clay Buchholz shed some more light on the collapse of the Red Sox yesterday, agreeing with the notion that the pitchers did not work as hard for Curt Young as they did for former pitching coach John Farrell.

Source: Epstein-to-Cubs talks still at stalemate

The Red Sox and Cubs remained stalemated Tuesday on compensation negotiations for general manager Theo Epstein.

Red Sox deny TV report about drinking in dugout

Embattled Red Sox pitchers Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and John Lackey denied a TV report Tuesday that said they drank beer in the dugout during games.

Cubs, Red Sox reportedly nearing agreement on Epstein deal

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Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer expected to be Cubs’ 1-2 punch

CHRIS DE LUCA: Despite a rash of reports hinting that talks between the Cubs and Boston Red Sox for general manager Theo Epstein were stalling or even crumbling, top-level Cubs sources stressed Wednesday a deal will be completed, possibly as early as Friday, but the saga might stretch into next week.

Epstein to Cubs Deal Close, Sources Say

The waiting is the hardest part. A rumored deal between the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox for wunderkind GM Theo Epstein has been hanging in limbo for more than a week. But it appears that both sides are ready to announce a deal. Both the Cubs and Red Sox expect to make a deal that will allow general manager Theo Epstein to move to Chicago to become president of baseball operations...

Quick Hits: Red Sox, Wilson, Johnson, CBA

Links for Wednesday night as the Rangers and Cardinals get the World Series started in St. Louis... When Rangers GM Jon Daniels was trying to break into baseball, he applied for an internship with the Red Sox, according to Alex Speier of Ben Cherington, now Boston's GM-in-waiting, was in charge of hiring a new intern for the Red Sox and he chose Jed Hoyer, now...
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