Found July 20, 2013 on
Football Extra Points:
We all remember the 2002 All-Star game. Both teams famously ran out of pitchers, thus ending the game in an embarrassing, unsatisfying tie. Not wanting another episode like this, the following year the MLB decided the game would now determine home field advantage for the World Series.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of a so-called “meaningful All-Star game.” It also marks the 10th anniversary of hearing people debate this topic. In honor of this anniversary, let’s look at the past 10 World Series, and the effect home field advantage has had on them.
Below is a list of the past 10 series, featuring the home and away teams, which had the better record, who won the series, and in how many games.
HF and Champion
BEST OF MAXIM
After a long battle with the injury bug the Red Sox placed closer turned eighth inning reliever Andrew Bailey on the disabled once again. This will be his second time on the disabled list and the injury is shoulder related which is not good news. A look at Andrew Bailey's Stats- Bailey went 3-1 with a 3.77 ERA with eight saves. In 28 2/3 innings, he allowed 12 earned runs...
(USATSI) BOSTON—According to a report from Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com, Boston Red Sox pitcher Andrew Bailey was placed on the 15-day disabled list with what Red Sox manager John Farrell terms as “significant damage” to his right shoulder. As a result, Bailey is “weighing undergoing what would be season-ending surgery” according to Edes. Pitching in his old team’s stomping...
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here...
highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as
satisfying as a good morning dump.
Mariano Rivera has jogged from the
right-field bullpen to the Fenway Park mound a number of times in his 18-year
career. He's probably never been greeted like he was by the rival Red Sox fans
BOSTON — Jacoby Ellsbury probably isn’t going to replicate his 2011 home run total any time soon. But the power surge he enjoyed that season might not be a total mirage, either.
Ellsbury launched a leadoff home run over the bullpens in right field Friday to kick off what was eventually a 4-2 Red Sox win. It was just his fourth home run of the season, but three have come this...
It's no secret that Jon Lester has had his struggles this season. After getting off to a flying 6-0 start, he's been 2-6 with a 6.27 ERA over his last 11 starts, according to CSNNE. Talk about a downhill slide. So, the question becomes do we use him as a bargaining chip in a possible trade? He has a $13 million option for next year, but...
Sunday was supposed to be Jon Lester‘s turn in the Red Sox rotation, but his first start since the All-Star break was pushed back until Tuesday night in order to give the lefty some more time off.
Instead, it will be Ryan Dempster on the mound for Boston, as the team tries to take the rubber match of a three-game series against the Yankees.
Dempster is 5-8 this season with a...
After a lengthy West Coast swing and a four-day break for the All-Star festivities, baseball is finally back at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox will open the unofficial second-half of their season with a marquee matchup, welcoming the Yankees to Fenway for the first time this season.
Brandon Snyder will start third base for the Sox in Friday’s series opener after Brock Holt saw the majority...
Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (right) celebrates with David Ortiz
after his first-inning homer vs. the Yankees Friday night at Fenway Park
(photo Barry Chin/Boston Globe)
It doesn't matter if it’s in-laws, first dates or the second half of the season — you always want to get off on the right foot.
That’s just what the...
During the all-star break, the Boston Red Sox and second baseman Dustin Pedroia were in talks regarding a contract extension that may be worth as much as $100 million. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports is estimating the deal to be as long as five or six years, with a likely annual salary of $20 million. Pedroia is signed through next season at $10 million with the following year being...
Jacoby Ellsbury and Johnny Gomes homered, and Felix Doubront
outpitched Andy Pettitte on Friday night to lead the Boston Red Sox
to a 4-2 victory over the depleted New York Yankees in the opener
of their three-game series.
With injuries piling up all around them, before and during the game, the Red Sox managed to start the second half of their season with a win, holding off the New York Yankees, 4-2 at a steamy Fenway Park.
Felix Doubront won his third straight start and extended his string of consecutive quality starts to four straight. Doubront didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning....
Yankees backstop Chris Stewart dives into the stands, catches a foul popup and fires to second base, nabbing Red Sox Daniel Nava for a terrifically stupid double play.
Your browser does not support iframes.
**Follow us on Twitter, Watch Blitz Viral Videos, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return to BobsBlitz.com.Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.
The best rivalry in baseball resumes tonight as the Yankees head to Fenway Park to take on the first-place Red Sox. Both teams have won 5 out of their last 10 games, with the Red Sox trying to hold on to first place in the American League while their hated rivals try to catch Texas for the second wild-card spot and have a little more work to do when it comes to the east. With the...
Felix Droubront held the Yankees in check for 6.1 innings, and Jacoby Ellsbury and Jonny Gomes went deep as the first-place Red Sox beat the Yankees 4-2 at steamy Fenway Park on Friday evening.
Doubront (pictured) didn't allow a hit until Lyle Overbay doubled to lead off the fifth inning. He gave up both New York runs (only one earned...