Found September 08, 2013 on FenwayNation:
There's no denying that this 2013 edition of The Carmine Hose has character—and not a few characters. But among all the newcomers, Jonny Gomes and Mike Napoli have led the way in providing visual character to the team—through their prolific beards. We've all been struggling with a nickname for this crew—Idiots II, Fear The Beards—but we've finally decided on "The Smith Brothers". Those of you old enough to remember the renowned cough drop brand will recall the hirsute brothers on the classic box. We've tried to reproduce it here with Gomes and Napoli as the "brothers" in honor of our new moniker. Kevin Millar would be proud.

The Surviving Grady Podcast: The AL East Race, Jen Royle, Good Causes and Drinking with Mike Napoli

For our latest podcast, we’re joined yet again by our good pal Jen Royle, and discussion topics include Koji Uehara’s sideburns, the race for the AL East, Jen’s upcoming charity event on September 16, drinking with Mike Napoli, Jenny Dell in a dunk tank, flavored vodkas, things you don’t want to do on webcam, Brian Daubach getting bodyslammed, and Red’s spank bank. It...

Mike Napoli, Red Sox’ Offense Flex Muscle With Another Powerful Effort Against Yankees

Mike Napoli started the scoring and finished the scoring Saturday. In between, the Red Sox’ offense continued its recent trend of beating the crap out of opposing pitchers. The Red Sox have ridden their starting pitching for much of the second half, but in recent days, the bats have become engulfed in flames. The hot-hitting Sox broke out the big sticks again Saturday, blasting... Player of the Week: Mike Napoli

Boston first baseman Mike Napoli sparks comeback against Rivera and batters the Yankees as the Red Sox roll to five wins in the past seven days.

Napoli's grand slam sparks comeback, 12-8 in the Bronx

This time the seventh inning comeback belonged to the Red Sox. And this time the team rallying from behind never looked back once it got ahead. A night after the New York Yankees scored six times in the seventh to erase a five-run deficit only to lose in extra innings the Red Sox erased a five-run lead with five runs and tacked on four more to stun the Yankees 12-8. Mike...

Boston Red Sox Weekly: Bats come alive

AL East Standing: 1st Weekly Record: 5-2 Current Record: 87-58 (Every weekend I will attempt to give some brief thoughts on the past week for the Boston Red Sox. It will be filled with hopes, frustrations, exhilaration, pain, and puns.)   59 That’s the amount of runs of the Red Sox have scored in the past 7 days, a clip of 8.4 runs per game. Of course three of those games went...

Napoli hits slam as BoSox rally again

Mike Napoli hit a tying grand slam in the seventh, Shane Victorino had a go-ahead homer one inning later and the Boston Red Sox rallied past the New York Yankees 12-8 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory.

Four Real? Red Sox vs Yankees 9-6-13

Mike Napoli hit a grand slam to spark a huge Boston comeback in a 12-8 win over the Yankees Friday night (Al Bello/Getty Images) Jan-Christian Sorensen Contributing Writer Red Sox Nation: are you starting to believe? One night removed from coughing up a five-run lead to the Yankees in the seventh inning before eventually staging a come-from-behind win in extra innings, Mike Napoli...

Napoli homers lift BoSox over Yanks

Mike Napoli hit two home runs, Jonny Gomes and prized rookie Xander Bogaerts also connected, and the Boston Red Sox kept up their dizzying scoring spree at Yankee Stadium, bashing New York 13-9 Saturday for their fifth straight win.

Mike Napoli, Will Middlebrooks Named American League Co-Players of the Week

The Red Sox’ offense lowered the boom on the Tigers and Yankees last week, scoring 59 runs over seven games en route to a pair of series victories. Will Middlebrooks and Mike Napoli, who both suffered through brutal slumps earlier this season, led that offensive charge, and Major League Baseball recognized their efforts, naming them Co-Players of the Week in the American League...

Vote: Is Jonny Gomes or Stephen Drew a Better Boston Newcomer?

Editor’s note: is holding a three-week tournament to determine “Boston’s Best Newcomer.” The Red Sox added a lot of new faces in 2013, and the results have been impressive. It’s time to determine which new addition from 2013 best embodies Boston baseball. The 2013 Red Sox are successful, likeable and poised to make a deep playoff run. Boston has a ton of new faces...

Napoli and Middlebrooks Named AL Co-Players of the Week

The Guru Contributing Writer Red Sox teammates Mike Napoli and Will Middlebrooks were named Co-Players of the Week in the American League. It was quite a week for the two Sox infielders. On Wednesday, Middlebrooks and Napoli each doubled and homered and combined for six RBI as the Sox routed the Tigers, 20-4, at Fenway Park. Their home runs were two of eight that Boston hit...

Mike Napoli Gets Rest After Huge Series, Stephen Drew Back at Shortstop in Series Finale Against Yankees

Mike Napoli has been absolutely mashing the ball of late, especially this weekend against the Yankees. The Red Sox’ slugger hit two home runs on Saturday and one on Friday and has driven in eight runs in the Sox’ three wins in New York already this weekend. On Sunday, the team decided to give Napoli a much-needed rest, starting Mike Carp in his place at first base. After a...

Red Sox have cigar store Indian for good luck charm

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes said recently in his diary on that a cigar store indian sits in the clubhouse for good luck. “Jake Peavy picked up a good luck charm for us in San Francisco with a three-foot tall cigar store Indian,” Gomes wrote. ” He went with us to Los Angeles and is home here with us. He brought that guy into our lives. So far he’s...

Game 145: Red Sox at Yankees - Sox bring brooms, boomsticks to Bronx

Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer Beard or no beard, the Boston Red Sox are mashing the baseball right now. Another four home runs Saturday gave the team 17 over its last four games – during a span in which the Red Sox have scored 54 runs. It was Mike Napoli (twice), Jonny Gomes and Xander Bogaerts supplying the power Saturday afternoon. Bogaerts hit his first career home run...

Yankee 'Poodle' Dandy: Sox Storm Back, 12-8

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)This could get habit-forming. The Red Sox scored nine runs off the Yankee bullpen in the seventh and eighth to take a satisfying 12-8 win in the Bronx. The big blow was a two-out, two-strike, off-the-top-of-the-right-field-wall grand slam by Mike Napoli that tied the game. Then, Shane Victorino did his thing again—a game winning two-run HR. The...
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