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I have been enjoying the heck out of the Boston Red Sox Fried Chicken and Beer (and Video Games!) scandal. What the heck were Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, and John Lackey thinking? They were paid to be part of a baseball team; not to act like something out of "Animal House" or something!Anyhow, I'm a little disappointed to see all the rationalizations for their shameful behavior out there -- Babe Ruth drank, Dwight Gooden did coke, blah blah blah. Of course, these rationalizations only go for booze and recreational drugs, not performance-enhancing drugs -- you'll never hear somebody say that doing steroids is okay because Mark McGwire did it, or taking HGH is okay because Andy Pettitte did it. Besides, it's 2011. Maybe it's time that people stop doing stupid things just because other people did them in the past. And you cannot justify drinking alcohol during a game when you are an MLB player, no matter how much people try to. If players cannot wait three hour...
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Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona backed out of a Massachusetts-based golf tournament in his honor "due to the current hostile media environment."
Francona, who helped end the team's 86-year World Series drought in 2004, elected to bow out of "Thank You Terry Francona Day" at the International in Bolton, Mass.
The former skipper has been blistered...
We are continuing our team fielding series with the fourth team on our list: the Boston Red Sox. If you have just stumbled onto our little project, I invite you to read the original piece “Team Fielding Series” to catch up on the terms we are using and what we are trying to do. If you are familiar with all of that information we’ll go ahead and get started.
The Boston Red Sox released a statement Tuesday night that strongly denied a report that players were drinking beer in the dugout during games.
The statement was in response to a report from WHDH TV in Boston that said pitchers Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and John Lackey would retreat to the clubhouse in the late innings, fill cups with beer and come to the dugout.
Via BBC: “The BBC’s Gabriel Gatehouse has spoken with the man who says he captured Col Muammar Gaddafi. The man was brandishing a pistol he took off the former Libyan leader. The fighter claimed that Gaddafi was hiding in a hole in the centre of the city and said “don’t shoot”. Meanwhile, Red Sox fan promises to bring the head of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad before Christmas....
So it's come to this.Apparently Boston Red Sox owner John Henry got mad and is further delaying the Theo Epstein to the Cubs deal because of "premature media reports"?
Sit back and put yourself in the shoes of a Boston Red Sox owner.Your team gags at the end of the season and doesn't even get in the playoffs - the biggest slow motion choke in the history of baseball...
Since this story won't seem to go away, we're gonna go ahead and join in the fun.
According to the New York Daily News, chronic douches Rogers Clemens and Jason Giambi have joined in the debauchery, as reports have surfaced that they, too, drank beer in the dugout and clubhouse during games. You know, back when they were relevant.
So yes. It turns out the Boston Red...
Clay Buchholz shed some more light on the collapse of the Red Sox yesterday, agreeing with the notion that the pitchers did not work as hard for Curt Young as they did for former pitching coach John Farrell.
Embattled Red Sox pitchers Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and John Lackey denied a TV report Tuesday that said they drank beer in the dugout during games.
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CHRIS DE LUCA: Despite a rash of reports hinting that talks between the Cubs and Boston Red Sox for general manager Theo Epstein were stalling or even crumbling, top-level Cubs sources stressed Wednesday a deal will be completed, possibly as early as Friday, but the saga might stretch into next week.
The waiting is the hardest part.
A rumored deal between the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox for wunderkind GM Theo Epstein has been hanging in limbo for more than a week.
But it appears that both sides are ready to announce a deal.
Both the Cubs and Red Sox expect to make a deal that will allow general manager Theo Epstein to move to Chicago to become president of baseball operations...
Links for Wednesday night as the Rangers and Cardinals get the World Series started in St. Louis...
When Rangers GM Jon Daniels was trying to break into baseball, he applied for an internship with the Red Sox, according to Alex Speier of WEEI.com. Ben Cherington, now Boston's GM-in-waiting, was in charge of hiring a new intern for the Red Sox and he chose Jed Hoyer, now...
Pitching coach Curt Young is leaving the Boston Red Sox to return to the Oakland Athletics and work under new manager Bob Melvin. The A's announced Friday that Young had signed a one-year deal to rejoin the club that originally drafted him in the fourth round in 1981. Young left Oakland last year for a stint in Boston after spending 23 years in the A's organization.