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Making mayoral bets is a tricky, complicated thing apparently. That’s the impression we get from St. Louis mayor Francis Slay, at least. The mayor won’t be taking place in any mayoral bets over the upcoming World Series with Boston mayor Tom Menino as the Cardinals get set to take on the Red Sox. The reason, according to slay, is that he doesn’t want to tie up his staff. He tweeted before the National League Championship Series that he wouldn’t be making any bets this postseason because “that frees up time of my staffers.” Then he added the kicker: “Plus, it isn’t fair to other mayors.” That tweet is almost two weeks old, but it sounds like Slay is sticking to his no-bet stance. He tweeted this Monday night. No mayoral sports bet. I would, however, welcome a visit here from @mayortommenino. #fgs— MayorSlay.com (@MayorSlay) October 22, 2013 Slay could still be smarting from losing, though. He lost a bet with San Francisco mayor Edwin Lee over last year’s National League Championship ...
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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 […]
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.
One year ago, the Red Sox were sitting at home, nursing the wounds of a brutally disappointing 69-93 season. Now, they’re just four wins away from a World Series championship.
It has been a wild ride already for the Red Sox, from the introduction of John Farrell last October to the final out of the American League Championship Series last Saturday. With first pitch of Game 1 of...
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 Cardinals will finalize the obvious this morning when they submit their 25-man roster for the World Series with Allen Craig available and starting tonight’s Game 1 at designated hitter.
Craig who has been out for more than six weeks with ligament damage in his left foot ran the bases at Fenway Park during an afternoon workout on the eve of the 109th World Series. He has intensified...
After being forced to sit out the NLDS and NLCS with a fractured foot, Allen Craig feels as though he is finally ready to get back in the St. Louis Cardinals’ lineup for the World Series. The teams are not required to submit their lineups until Wednesday morning at 9AM CT, but Jennifer Langosch of MLB.com writes that all signs point towards Craig’s name being on that roster...
The Boston Red Sox have reached a Minor League deal with Cuban right-handed pitcher Dalier Hinojosa worth $4.25 million. Multiple reports last week reported the deal at $4 million. The 27 year old pitcher will most likely receive in invite to the Red Sox camp during Spring Training.
As reported by Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, Hinojosa starred for the Guantanamo Indios in the Serie...
ST. LOUIS -- Seven-plus months since Opening Day, baseball is down to two teams. For once, it's not only the two hottest teams that will meet in the World Series, but the two best.
The Cardinals and the Red Sox both won 97 games and finished with the best record in their respective leagues.
The Red Sox led the AL in scoring; the Cardinals led the NL. (Neither offense...
David Freese launched a high drive to deep left-center field, watching the whole way until the ball loudly thwacked off the Green Monster.
''That's my Wall ball!'' he hooted to St. Louis teammate Matt Holliday.
Freese enjoyed his first look at the century-old ballpark, exploring its many quirks Tuesday. Michael Wacha, Lance Lynn and a couple more Cardinals squeezed...
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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...
Thirty-eight years ago today, one of the greatest moments on Red Sox history happened. It was Game 6 of the 1975 World Series against the Reds. It was in the 12th inning. Carlton Fisk came up to the plate and sent a ball flying toward the foul pole. Fisk started waving the ball fair, it hit the pole and the Red Sox forced a Game 7.
The Red Sox would lose Game 7, but that does...
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...
Omar Minaya is rooting hard for Carlos Beltran to get that World Series Ring, Reports Bob Klapisch of The Record.
“I feel great for Carlos, because I still think he was the best center fielder of his time,” Minaya said by telephone Tuesday. “I’ve known him since high school in Puerto Rico and he’s always been that same person: not just a great ballplayer, but a great human...