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The Red Sox hosted their annual Christmas at Fenway event over the weekend, selling 216,257 tickets to regular-season games for the 2012 season. This is the seventh Christmas at Fenway in a row that the club has sold over 200,000 tickets during the two-day period. Tickets were purchased online, by phone and at Fenway Park, and included Sox Pax and single-game tickets for select dates in April, May and September. "We are extremely grateful for the support our fans continue to show year after year," said Red Sox executive vice president/COO Sam Kennedy. "We continue to work hard this off-season...

Longest Current Battery Mates Leaving Boston Red Sox At Same Time?

The Boston Red Sox boast the longest running current battery mates in Major League Baseball in pitcher Tim Wakefield and catcher Jason Varitek, but it appears as if both players’ time in Beantown could be coming to an abrupt end at the same time. While nothing is yet official, the writing is clearly on the wall. If that were not evident enough before yesterday, the...

Lowrie & Weiland Sent To Houston

The Red Sox traded Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland to the Houston Astros for one-time Yankee prospect Mark Melancon.Houston used Melancon as a closer for most of 2011, and he had 20 saves, and 2.78 ERA in 74 1/3 innings.I would guess the Red Sox will use him as either the 8th inning or closer next season.After last season's debacle in September, I figured Weiland had no future in...

No Christmas Presents For Red Sox Fans

Imagine your parents saying, "You got some expensive presents for Christmas last year, so don't expect much under the tree this year."  That is exactly what Ben Cherington has been saying to Red Sox fans lately: Last offseason there were a couple of opportunities for us to make big deals that we thought were in the best interests of the team, and we did that with...

Red Sox Acquire Melancon for Lowrie/Weiland

<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;">It may not send the sports pages a-buzzin’ but the Boston Red Sox made a fairly meaningful move today.  According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick they have dealt RHP Kyle Weiland and IF Jed Lowrie to Houston for reliever Mark Melancon.<span style="font-family: "Arial...

Bobby Valentine Dancing In Japanese Music Video (Video)

While I'm not surprised by Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine's cameo in a music video by Japanese music group Deen for their song, "Diamond". I am surprised that the worldwide Internet took this long to popularize it: (Courtesy of NESN)

Red Sox add P Melancon, INF Punto to bolster team

The Boston Red Sox have attempted to bolster their bullpen and bench, trading for pitcher Mark Melancon and signing infielder Nick Punto.

Red Sox-Shoppach deal likely ends Varitek era

BOSTON (AP) -- Kelly Shoppach and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $1.35 million, one-year contract that brings the free-agent catcher back to his original team.

Red Sox trade Lowrie, pen still needs help

ESPN Insider Keith Law breaks down the Jed Lowrie-Mark Melancon trade here, and I generally agree with his assessment: Lowrie still has upside, althou...

Red Sox bring back veteran catcher Shoppach

The Boston Red Sox have reached agreement on a one-year major league contract with free-agent catcher Kelly Shoppach, the team confirmed Tuesday.

Source: Red Sox get Astros reliever Melancon

The Boston Red Sox have traded infielder Jed Lowrie and pitcher Kyle Weiland to the Houston Astros for relief pitcher Mark Melancon, a baseball source confirmed to

Astros, Red Sox good fit to wave the magic Wand(y)

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Astros land Lowrie, Weiland from Red Sox

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