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With all the turmoil surrounding the Red Sox, it is wise to remember there were some very good times recently. Nothing in the fascinating history of the franchise equates to the phenomenal juxtaposition that took place in 2004, when, after losing Game 3 of the American League Championship Series to the Yankees by a humiliating 19-8 score to go down three games to none, they found themselves sipping champagne 11 nights later. That journey began seven years ago this Monday, as the Red Sox entered the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 4, trailing, 4-3, with the great Mariano Rivera on the mound for New York.

Red Sox DH Ortiz: 'Too much drama' in Boston

With manager Terry Francona and general manager Theo Epstein out the door, could slugger David Ortiz be next? Ortiz told ESPN that he's unsure if he wants to be back in Boston next season because "There's too much drama." Ortiz remarks came on the same day that Epstein had reportedly agreed to a five-year deal with the Chicago Cubs and hours after a Boston Globe...

5 Reasons to Join the 2012 Red Sox

Believe it or not, Boston is currently the place to be if you are a major league baseball player looking for a new home – at least that’s what I’ll attempt to argue here. After our New York writer’s article yesterday – “Why Would Anyone Want to Join the Red Sox?” – it’s clear that there is plenty of reason to be disenchanted with the Red Sox, as the organization...

Media continues to dig for excuses on why Red Sox collapsed in September

The excuses for the Red Sox collapse in September continue to pour in… how far can these reporters of the Boston Globe go? It appears quite deep with zero regard for one’s personal life. It’s ...

Red Sox owner pops in on radio show

Boston Red Sox owner John Henry popped in on a Boston radio show on Friday to deny that the club conducted a smear campaign against manager Terry Francona after letting him go.

Rozer Helpfully Maps Out Epstein’s First Few Days On The Job

While Nomar Garciaparra compares the treatment suddenly afforded to Tito Francona on his way out the door to the brickbats aimed at such all-time Boston greats as Carl Yazstremski, Ted Williams and…uh, Carl Everett Nomar Gariaparra, departing GM Theo Epstein receives a number of helpful suggestions from the Daily Herald’s Barry Rozner on how to best assume the same position with...

The High Road

Reading the Boston Globe’s take down of Theo Epstein and Terry Francona this morning gave me a horrible sense of deja vu. The name on the article may have been Bob Hohler, but he only wrote that article in the sense that he literally typed the text up on his computer. The words and the substance of the piece was clearly the work of some fairly significant players in the Red Sox...

Sox fatten up on your entertainment dough

When the Red Sox show up in Fort Myers next February for spring training, a lot of the boyos are going to be telling...

As Epstein talks drag on, Cubs announce ticket plan

As Epstein talks drag on, Cubs announce ticket pricing planThe Cubs announced their 2012 ticket pricing plan Friday while the Theo Epstein saga continued to play out.


Gaslamp Ball is not surprised to find out that Adrian Gonzalez lacks leadership skills. In general, I don’t care. If someone hits .338/.410/.548 for the season, he did his job. If he wants to kick some other players into action, fine, but they are all grown men earning lots of money. They shouldn’t need motivation to perform at their best.

Ellsbury earns AL Comeback Player honors

After being limited to 18 games in 2010 due to rib injuries, Jacoby Ellsbury rebounded to become the first 30-30 player in Red Sox history, thus earning him the 2011 AL Comeback Player of the Year Award.
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