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The World Series kicks off on Wednesday, but on the eve of the Fall Classic let’s step back and take a look at some of the defining moments that led the Cardinals and Red Sox to the pinnacle of their respective seasons — in Lego form, of course.
Unearthed by Deadspin and created by Sports Illustrated Kids, the top plays of the National League Championship Series and American League Championship series have been recreated with the childhood-favorite toy in an amusing, one-minute recap video.
Despite being able to show actual facial expressions, the Legos capture all of the drama that defined Boston’s hard-fought series against the Tigers. David Ortiz‘s grand salami in Game 2, Steven Horgan‘s iconic pose as Torii Hunter tumbles over the fence and Shane Victorino‘s blast over the Green Monster in Game 6 — complete with his chest-pounding trot around the bases — all make an appearance in the short film.
While the miniature, animated versions of the real deals are a sight in and of thems...
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When Shane Victorino stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 7th and the Red Sox trailing by a run, the best I was hoping for was Victorino to get hit by another pitch. That basically summarized Victorino’s postseason up until that moment. Until the home-run, Victorino had been hit by the same number of pitches (2) as he had actual base hits in the series...
On Saturday, Shave Victorino silenced his postseason critics.
Game 6 of the ALCS had its unlikely hero for the Red Sox when Victorino took Detroit reliever Jose Veras into the seats atop the Green Monster in the seventh inning, eventually propelling the Sox to a 5-2 come-from-behind win. The Flyin’ Hawaiian’s slam was preceded by the fans at Fenway Park singing along to his walk...
The Flyin’ Hawaiian said, “Aloha,” to Boston legend status Saturday.
Shane Victorino, who signed last offseason as a free agent, soared into the hearts of Red Sox fans this year with his hard-nosed style of play. On Saturday, Victorino reached new heights within the Boston sports landscape by smacking one of the biggest home runs in Red Sox history.
Victorino was mired in a...
NESN may have found a future Red Sox reporter.
Shane Victorino‘s son, Kingston, was at the Red Sox’ workout on Monday but he wasn’t just there to watch his old man and the rest of the 2013 American League champions practice. Rather than sit back and enjoy the best team in the AL prepare for the World Series, the 3-year-old decided to put some work in and test out his interviewing...
Picture via Boston Herald
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While the Red Sox were practicing Monday at Fenway - hopefully shaking off the rust on those bats - Shane Victorino's son, Kingston Victorino, was doing a little practicing of his own.
The 3-year old decided to pick up a NESN mic and grilled the Red Sox right fielder - Shane Victorino - with some...
Shane Victorino spread his arms wide like an airplane and took off from right field, tossing his glove high in the air as he approached the dogpile in the infield.
The Flyin' Hawaiian arrived right on time.
Hitless in his first 10 World Series at-bats before missing two games with a bad back, Victorino hit a three-run double to break a scoreless tie in Game 6 on Wednesday night...
Boston Red Sox fans are incredibly jacked up for their unexpected trip to the World Series to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. If you think they’re pumped now, you should have seen them when Shane Victorino hit a go-ahead grand slam against the Detroit Tigers that proved to be the series-clincher in Game 6. […]
Photo Courtesy: Steve Trapani As the July 31st trade deadline approached in the middle of the 2012 season, fans throughout Philadelphia had lost some of their love for the Flyin' Hawaiian. Perhaps it stemmed from his statistical drop over the previous season and a half. It may have also come...
This drunken Boston Red Sox fan kind of forced his way onto live TV after the Red Sox ALCS Game 6 victory over the Detroit Tigers and I’m guessing the local news is regretting their decision to talk to him. When asked to explain why the fan had faith in Shane Victorino, he eloquently replied “he’s the f*ckin’ titties.” Solid analysis there.
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We heard and saw a lot of awesome things during the 2013 ALCS. But the following soundbyte, especially when whittled down and removed from the context of Salty and Erin Andrews having just been doused with Gatorade by Shane Victorino, has a certain poignancy to it.
And, yes, Salty’s response pushes it into the Stratosphere of Awesome.
The post Greatest Soundbyte from the ALCS...
The first two curveballs to the plate-crowding Shane Victorino went for strikes. The next one connected with his at-the-time fairly ice cold bat, launching high into the black Boston sky and when it landed on the other side of the Monster, it sent the worst-to-first Red Sox back to the World Series. Before the 109th Fall Classic begins at Fenway tomorrow night, let’s take a look...