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This story begins with a swollen lymph node in Lesley Breslow's neck when she was only 14 and for her brother Craig the story does not end until every kid goes home from the hospital free of cancer free of fear.
The Red Sox relief pitcher enjoying the great autumn of his baseball life does not particularly enjoy his nickname "The Smartest Man in Baseball." A Yale degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry aside the title carries a distinct scent of the pompous and vainglorious. He is neither.
"I will say I'm not so stupid as to sit here and tell you I'm the smartest man in Major League Baseball" Breslow said Tuesday.
Still Breslow who grew up in Trumbull Conn. is smart enough to have counted his blessings in life and decide that they added up to a calling beyond getting a couple of Cardinals out in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night at Fenway Park. Leave it to him to explain it all in one paragraph.
"When I founded the Strike ...
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(FenwayNation Photo)To paraphrase Winston Churchill, "Clay Buchholz has become a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma." After being on an early-season trajectory for the Cy Young Award, he missed three months with a poorly-defined neck/shoulder injury. His return from that injury has been uneven, and now we learn that he still has some "issues" with the...
This is the time of year when Tom Menino, the mayor of the city of Boston, really shines. The man who is commonly referred to as “Mumbles” among the internet community never fails to amaze the public with his lack of sports knowledge when one of Boston’s teams is pursuing a championship. With the World […]
Is Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester rubbing his left index finger on an illegal substance on the inside of his glove during Game 1 of the World Series?
Jake Peavy will start Game 3 of the World Series for the Boston Red Sox.
Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed before Game 2 on Thursday night that he is flipping Peavy and Clay Buchholz. Farrell said Buchholz, who has an undisclosed ailment, could use an extra day of rest.
Buchholz gave up five runs in eight innings and two runs in five innings in his AL championship series starts...
Huntington Avenue GroundsBefore there was a Fenway Park and before there was a team called the Red Sox, Boston hosted the very first World Series 110 years ago. The 'Americans'—who later became the Pilgrims and then the Red Sox—played Games 1-3 at the Huntington Avenue Grounds (now the campus of Northeastern University). They beat the Pirates 5 games to 3 in the best...
How well do you know the Boston Red Sox and their beards?
Guess which beard belongs to which player and then check out the answers below.
Answers: 1. Shane Victorino; 2. Clay Bucholz; 3. Mike Carp; 4. Jacoby Ellsbury; 5. Jonny Gomes; 6. Michael Napoli; 7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia; 8. David Ross; 9. John Lackey; 10. Dustin Pedroia.
John Farrell‘s decision to start John Lackey in Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday was made primarily due to Lackey’s success pitching at home this season.
But the call did lead some to question whether Clay Buchholz, who pitched Game 2 of the ALCS, is fully healthy.
Buchholz is dealing with some “physical issues,” WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford reported early Wednesday, citing...
The Boston Red Sox announced the team’s 25-man active roster for the 2013 World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals and manager John Farrell is sticking with southpaw Franlin Morales.
Fellow-lefty Matt Thornton, who threw a simulated game at Fenway Park on Tuesday, was rumored to be taking Morales’ World Series roster spot after Morales struggled in Game 6 of the ALCS.
The Boston Red Sox took a 3-0 lead against St. Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright in the first inning of Game 1 of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park.
Boston had appeared to be the victim of a blown call when the second base umpire called Dustin Pedroia out even though Cardinals shortstop Peter Kozma never fully gloved the ball. Red Sox manager John Farrell came out of the...
This really gives a new meaning to the phrase “diehard fan.”
The Red Sox beat the Cardinals in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night, and while the final score of 8-1 may make it seem like a one-sided affair, the rest of the series won’t necessarily go as smoothly. One Harvard medical professional, Dr. Michael Craig Miller, has put together a list of suggestions and...
For the fourth time in history, the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals will square off in baseball’s fall classic. For the third time in those matchups, the Red Sox would grab a victory in Game 1, as Boston took an easy 8-1 victory on Wednesday evening at Fenway Park.
Out of the gates the Red Sox would take control of the game and would set sail on the Cardinals, besting...
World Series Game One Preview:
-Boston, Fenway Park
Jon Lester vs. Adam Wainwright
-Lester has very limited experience against Cardinals. In one career start he allowed two earned runs on nine hits. Lester did not factor into the decision, he did strikeout three and issued one walk. Lester is 2-1 this postseason with an ERA of 2.33. He has struck out 14 while walking seven in 19...
Another from the Red Sox game
Curt Schilling thought his Boston Red Sox would sweep the ''bloody sock'' World Series of 2004.
He was right.
Now the big right-hander's former team is playing the St. Louis Cardinals for the championship again, and he expects a much tighter competition.
''I think it's going to go the distance,'' Schilling, an ESPN baseball analyst, said...
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There was all kinds of resentment, a dysfunctional coaching staff,
and Valentine never helped himself with the things he said. Nowadays
saying what comes immediately to your mind has to be filtered and...