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If you ever needed a reminder just how good Mariano Rivera is...consider this.  Sunday night, before the New York Yankees square off against their hated rivals, the Boston Red Sox, the legendary closer's career will be celebrated during a pre-game ceremony. Rivera is in the home stretch of his final season, so it is actually fitting that, as he travels stadium to stadium stockpiling retirement presents, one of his final appearances will be at Fenway Park.  You see, the future Hall of Famer’s 55 appearances at the 102-year-old park is actually tops among any visiting pitcher.  On the flip side, when Rivera's regular-season career will come to a close in Houston where, in 19 years, he's never taken the mound.


Yankees: Hughes starting tonight is a joke

After beating Buck’s Birds for the second night in a row 5-4, plus some key losses, the New York Yankees have propelled themselves to one behind the Phil Hughes pitching on April 18, 2008 against the Baltimore Orioles (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Tampa Bay Rays in the Wild Card standings. Tonight, at Camden Yard, is the last time the Yankees will play the Baltimore Orioles both in...

Jim Miller DFA'ed Secondary headline: Yankees had player named Jim Miller

Third headline?Derek Jeter is out for the rest of the season.What a year.I just hope that supermodel he's dating is worth it.She's obviously bad juju.

POLL: Pick A 2013 Red Sox Team Nickname

Pick A Red Sox Team NicknameWhich ONE of the following is the best nickname? The Smith BrothersIdiots TwoThe FuzzBoyzOTHER (Specify)  Current Results

Yankees game 147 lineup: 9/12/13

The Yankees will try to win the series tonight from Baltimore as Phil Hughes takes the mound for his first start since September 2. Coming into play today, the Yankees find themselves just one game behind the Rays for the second Wild Card spot. After tonight, New York will head to Boston for what should be a tough weekend series at Fenway. Check out a full preview of tonight’s...

Photo: Red Sox website boasts beard styles worn by own players

The Boston Red Sox are serious about their beards. So much so, in fact, that there is a template on their team website that features a chart distinguishing each player's beard apart from one another. No, seriously this is real. Among the more notable facial hair styles include "The Wolf" from catcher David Ross, "The Sure Thing" from pitcher John Lackey...

Ryan Dempster Praises Stephen Drew’s Defensive Play, Mike Carp’s ‘Big, Clutch At-Bat’ in Win Over Rays

  Tuesday night’s game against the Rays didn’t come easy for Ryan Dempster, but he kept the Red Sox in the game, and they eventually pulled away with the W. The right-hander tossed five innings on the night, and he struggled with command throughout his outing, but he was able to minimize the damage, allowing only one earned run to cross the plate. Dempster...

The Yankees should name this man their new, de facto Captain

He has no friends, no future career, no public defenders. To the baseball world, he is a pariah, an untouchable, a sadistic monster who should be spat-upon, beaned and booed.Every time A-Rod gets a hit, a demon in Hell receives his wings.Say whatever you want about Alex Rodriguez. No one will defend him.  But know this:The Yankees were dead as dishrags before he turned up in the...

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Says Jake Peavy ‘Threw the Ball Well’ in Loss to Rays (Video)

Thursday night’s outing was a bit of a rough one for Jake Peavy.  Peavy allowed just three runs in the game, but he struggled with his control, tying a season high with five walks over six innings. The game was tied when the right-hander departed, but Boston’s bullpen crumbled in the eighth, allowing the Rays to escape with a 4-3 win in the final meeting of the regular season...

RSL Poll: Drew vs Xander

The Guru Contributing Writer As the Boston Red Sox push towards the playoffs, manager John Farrell has some difficult decisions ahead. Who remains in the starting rotation, who goes to the bullpen and who's the eighth inning guy? But one of the managers most difficult decision may be who is the starting shortstop going forward? Is it veteran Stephen Drew or rookie Xander Bogaerts...


Three months ago, I wrote a post extolling the virtues of the various beards of the 2013 Boston Red Sox. It was intended as a whimsical post: I thought the scruffy beards were fun, and fitting for the kind of “anything goes” personality the team was developing.  It has since become the most viewed post on my blog, as Red Sox fans actively search for information about their...

Wallpaper Wednesday: Bruins Life and Team Boston wallpapers!

Some more wallpapers for you. These come from Team Boston graphics guru E.K. Either stick with just the Bruins, or get all four of the major Boston teams.Like Bruins Life content?Check out Patriots Life, Celtics Life and Red Sox Life!

Salem Red Sox Wins Carolina Title

Photo Courtesy of Conor Frederick Contributing Writer Twitter - @ConorJF1016 The Boston Red Sox Single-A affiliate in Salem, Virginia, the Salem Red Sox, won the Carolina League title by completing a sweep of the Potomac Nationals with a 6-4 victory according to According to, this is the 5th Carolina League championship and first since becoming...

Bobby Valentine Off Base In Criticism Of Yankees’ 9-11 Presence

Bobby Valentine was a loose cannon when he managed the New York Mets and not much has changed. VALENTINE: Off base in comments. Today, one that should be about reflection and remembrance of those lost their lives, do we really need Valentine to open old wounds and accentuate pettiness? That’s exactly what Valentine while speaking on WFAN, the soon to be ex-flagship station of the...

Red Sox-Rays Live: Jake Peavy Takes Ball As Sox Look for Sweep, 90th Win of Season

4:52 p.m.: Xander Bogaerts will be in the starting lineup Thursday. He’ll play third base in place of Will Middlebrooks and bat eighth while Jackie Bradley Jr. rounds out the lineup in the No. 9 spot. Dustin Pedroia will once again bat leadoff in Jacoby Ellsbury’s absence. Thursday’s complete lineups are below. Red Sox (89-58) Dustin Pedroia, 2B Daniel Nava, RF David Ortiz...

Red Sox-Yankees Live: John Lackey Looks to Slow Yankees As Sox Kick Off Final Regular Season Homestand

5:25 p.m.: Jacoby Ellsbury resumed physical (non-baseball) activities Friday. John Farrell said that Ellsbury is out of the boot and did some work in the pool. There is still no timetable for the outfielder’s return. 5:05 p.m.: Mike Carp will be inserted into Boston’s lineup Friday. He’ll bat cleanup, as David Ortiz continues to hit third with Dustin Pedroia sliding up into...
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