Found October 01, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona may be a candidate for the Cleveland Indians managerial job. Francona is tentatively scheduled to formally interview for the job on Friday, reported Monday, based on unnamed sources. Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said nothing was finalized regarding interviews, but added that no interviews would take place until after the regular season. Francona is currently an analyst for ESPN. He served as manager of the Red Sox from 2004 to 2011 and the Phillies from 1997-2000. He worked in Cleveland's front office in 2001 and is friends with Indians president Mark Shapiro and Antonetti. Interim manager Sandy Alomar Jr. and Francona are the only two names that have been mentioned publicly as possible candidates for the job, which became available when Manny Acta was fired last week.

Your Morning Dump...where Pedroia's done for the year (unless he isn't)

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Pedroia did not play versus the Yankees on Monday, but other than joking about what ailed him -- "What's wrong with me? A lot of things. I'm [expletive] up in the head" -- he did not discuss...

Zach Stewart's Rough Outing Results in Red Sox Reaching 90-Loss Plateau

Editor's note: is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. For the first time since 1966, the Red Sox have tallied a 90-loss season. It's the fourth time in the last 80 years that Boston has reached the plateau. And on Sunday afternoon, the Red...

At least some guys are having fun in the clubhouse

h/t KWAPT That lovely photo came through David Ortiz's twitter page yesterday. I'm not sure what brought this on or if it is a part of an on-going joke, but it gets a chuckle. We now know that Jose Iglesias, Pedro Ciriaco, and Mauro Gomez will make awful women. We also know that Mauro Gomez needs to do some crunches. I guess it is good to dress up like cheerleaders and have...

Fractured finger can't keep Pedroia out of lineup

Broken finger? No problem for Dustin Pedroia. Despite being diagnosed one day earlier with an avulsion fracture of his left ring finger, Pedroia got medical clearance and talked his way into the last-place Boston Red Sox's lineup Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. "I love playing, man. It's fun," Pedroia said. "I get to compete for two more games, and then...

Red Sox Cautious With Wrist Injuries to Will Middlebrooks, Daniel Nava After Carl Crawford Woes

Wrist issues have plagued Red Sox players this season. In early August, the team placed Daniel Nava on the disabled list with a sprained wrist. Nearly a week after, Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks broke his wrist when he was drilled by a fastball. Middlebrooks was making strides toward recovery this week, taking his first swings off a tee since the injury. He's able to...

Bobby Valentine injured while texting and riding his bicycle

It’s been a long first season with the Red Sox for Bobby Valentine. He has encountered issue after issue almost from the day he took over in Boston. So it’s fitting that his final days of his first season included him ending up in a ditch after falling off his bicycle in a texting and cycling accident. Valentine was busy reading a text message from Red Sox second baseman Dustin...

Red Sox News & Notes - 10/2

Apparently, the season is over for the Boston Red Sox. And with the way things have been going, it looks like it's been over for a long while now. They've had the perfect chance to play spoiler over the final three weeks of the season. But they haven't done diddly squat in that department. Using what amounts to a spring training lineup against one of the most powerful...

Monday Red Sox Travesty - 10/1

After being swept in Baltimore, the Boston Red Sox head to the Big Apple for their final three games of their miserable 2012 season. Tonight, they'll take on the New York Yankees in the first game of a three-game set at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the...

Clutch homer offers reminder of Hafner's heyday

Travis Hafner likely will play his last game in a Cleveland Indians uniform Wednesday night. On Tuesday night, Hafner hit what might be his last home run for Cleveland, making him one of the heroes in the Indians' 4-3, 12-inning win over the Chicago White Sox. With the Indians trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Hafner, entering the game as a pinch hitter, hit...

Will Josh Beckett be remembered as the villain in Boston?

For Red Sox fans, this season cannot end soon enough. Decimated by injuries, plagued by constant turmoil and negative news stories, declines by formerly good pitchers and a manager controversy that never ended all mark a season that started off on the wrong foot and ended without any legs at all. Every bad situation needs a scapegoat. There has to be a villain in a story like this...

Man: Ex-Red Sox employee abused me

Another man came forward Tuesday to accuse a now-dead Boston Red Sox clubhouse manager of sexually abusing him.

Boston Red Sox @ New York Yankees Pitching Matchups: 10/1-10/3

Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change Monday, October 1 @ 7:05 PM Clay Buchholz, RHP (11-7, 4.22) vs CC Sabathia, LHP (14-6, 3.42) TV: NESN, YES, Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio Tuesday, October 2 @ 7:05 PM Jon Lester, LHP (9-14, 4.94) vs Ivan Nova, RHP (12-8, 5.02) TV: NESN, YES, Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio...

So There's This

Let it be noted that the Red Sox had a better record this September than they did last September. September 2011: 7-20September 2012: 8-18Perhaps someone can capture the bittersweet irony here better than I can, in the comments.

Box Score: White Sox 11, Indians 0

While the White Sox claimed a big victory today, the Indians already had knocked Chicago out of playoff contention last week. Detroit’s Monday night victory clinched the AL Central for the Tigers, accomplishing an impressive September comeback to win the worst division in baseball. And, oh yeah, the Indians lost badly on Monday. They managed just two hits and one walk while striking...

Indians shut out by White Sox

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Rookie Hector Santiago allowed just one hit in seven shutout innings as the Chicago White Sox kept their slim playoff hopes alive -- for the moment -- with an 11-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Santiago (4-1), who began the season as Chicago's closer, struck out a season-high 10. The Indians' only hit off the left-hander was Shin-Soo Choo...
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