Found October 09, 2013 on
The Flagrant Fan:
Craig Breslow has always been a pitcher who has intrigued me. My interest probably started when he was featured on Josh Borenstein's "Jews in Baseball" site. I am not Jewish, but Josh ran a good site with an interesting idea. Getting familiar with Breslow from that site, I followed him through his career. I saw that he went to Yale University, which by reference, makes Breslow a smart guy. I saw when the Twins dumped him in the middle of the 2009 season. Then I saw that the A's picked him up that same season and he was terrific. Billy Beane's A's are a smart team. The Red Sox are a smart team. Smart teams get guys like Craig Breslow. Saying as much, the opposite is: dumb teams get rid of guys like Craig Breslow. That was brought to my mind last night when Breslow was killing it in relief for the Red Sox' clinching game against the Rays. That thought was cemented by this tweet from my Twitter bud, Brandon Warne: One time, the Twins cut Craig ...
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The title sounds a lot more salacious than this clip actually is. But you have to love Clay’s nonchalant expression as he douses Jenny D with Bud Light, which is a far better use of that stuff than actually drinking it. Also, Tom Caron’s, “Welcome to the party, Jenny Dell” has become my new catchphrase. At least since 2:00am this morning.
The post Jenny Dell Gets a Bud Light...
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz demonstrates his "victory dance" in a new CapriSun commercial to promote their Kids vs Pros Playground Throwdown Event.
Fortunately this is only a commercial, or else Big Papi would be starting up a bench clearing brawl with those moves.
In the CapriSun contest, kids between the ages of 6-17 can enter to get a chance to take...
Koji Uehara is human. He’s also a ninja.
OK, maybe only one of those is true. But Clay Buchholz revealed Sunday — before Uehara suffered a Game 3 loss Monday that had his teammates saying that he’s only human — that the Red Sox have a unique nickname for the Japanese closer.
“We call him ‘The Ninja,’” Buchholz said Sunday. “He throws two pitches and it always seems...
True to the 2013 Red Sox, Boston punched their ticket to the ALCS in dramatic fashion.
The Rays used nine pitchers in the contest, the Sox staged a seventh-inning rally and Koji Uehara tossed the final four outs of the game to close out the eventful Game 4 at Tropicana Field.
Tampa struck first in the fourth inning after David DeJesus‘ single into right field scored Yunel Escobar...
This clip is strait out of America’s Funniest Home Videos. As you can see here, David Ortiz is pitching a little batting practice for his nephew. The Ortiz family tradition of batting left handed continues, and maybe his long ball capabilities too. The nephew swings for the fences and sends one straight for the nether region, sending the Red Sox’s $14 million star to the ground...
Shane Victorino's infield single snapped a seventh-inning tie
and journeyman Craig Breslow gave Boston a huge boost out of the
bullpen, sending the Red Sox into the AL championship series with a
3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
Just when it seemed like this series was over, the unlikeliest of players took center stage and swung the momentum of this American League Divisional Series drastically. But even before the Tampa Bay back up catcher, Jose Lobaton, belted a walk off home run to right center filed to give the Rays the victory, things seemed to be taking a different path than that of the first two games...
Evan Longoria hit a walk-off home run on the final day of the 2011 regular season to crush the Red Sox’ playoff hopes. Two years later, Koji Uehara struck out Longoria to finish off the Rays in the ALDS and punch the Red Sox’ ticket to the 2013 ALCS.
Uehara’s series-ending strikeout wasn’t before four hard-fought games between Boston and Tampa Bay. The Red Sox jumped out...
Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury has starred all season long (.298 BA, 53 SB). He made that star shine even brighter (9 for 18, 4 SB) in the ALDS against Tampa Bay. It appears, though, that Ellsbury’s star may have to shine somewhere else in 2014.
The Boston Herald’s John Tomase reports that the Red Sox are not willing to sign Ellsbury to the eight-year contract...
Now that the Sox are barrelling their way through the postseason, it’s getting to be the time for awards. No matter what team wins, there’ll be an ALCS MVP and a World Series MVP. So who are all the MVPs on the Red Sox?
This one is a little tricky for me. If we’re talking regular season, I’m going to have to go with David Ortiz....
Looks like we might have another Big Papi coming up the ranks. See this video and GIF of a little Papi (David Ortiz's nephew), swinging a bat just like his uncle. Hilariousness ensues, as he nails Papi right where the sun don't shine. Should the Red Sox just sign him now? I think so.
This ladies and gentleman is why cups were invented.
Jonny Gomes is doing some sort of celebration after the Boston Red Sox tied the Tampa Bay Rays in the 7th inning of Game 4 of the 2013 ALDS. It’s kind of a throw back to professional wrestler George “The Animal” Steele and I can only hope that at the end of the game Gomes starts eating a turnbuckle.
I love how everyone else in the dugout has no idea what he is doing either...
Boston Red Sox continued their worst to first march with a 3-1 victory over the
Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday night, completing a 3-1 series victory in the process.
The Red Sox will host the winner of other ALDS series between the Detroit
Tigers and Oakland Athletics. The Tigers rallied twice in Tuesday’s game to
force a Game 5 showdown in Oakland.
Walk-off home run by the Tampa Bay Rays ... wicked awesome, Boston Red Sox.
American League Division Series – Game 4Boston at Tampa Bay6:07 ET TBSJake Peavy (12-5, 4.17) vs. Jeremy Hellickson (12-10, 5.17)The first...