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Will Middlebrooks had a fun time in Texas. The rest of the Red Sox, not so much. Boston dropped a tough loss on Wednesday to the Rangers, ending a road trip through the Lone Star state on a bad note. Middlebrooks, however, enjoyed a return to his hometown state by batting .500 over the course of the three games. If only the rest of the Sox offense was as hot. In any case, NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is awarding Middlebrooks our "Homecoming King" player of the game. Who's yours? Who is your "Homecoming King" player of the game? Join NESN...

Policeman who uttered racial slur about Boston's Crawford is fired

A policeman who allegedly used a racial slur in reference to Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford has been fired, the mayor of Leominster, Mass., announced Thursday. In his letter to John Perrault to announce Perrault's dismissal, Leominster mayor Dean J. Mazzarella said, according to the Boston Herald, "Your actions are so egregious that severe discipline is warranted...

Carl Crawford Says He's Fine Hitting Seventh Now After Remarks About Terry Francona's Batting Order Choices

Carl Crawford didn't mince words recently when reflecting on former Red Sox manager Terry Francona and what Crawford saw as Francona's poor choice to bump him down as far as seventh in the batting order just three games into his Boston tenure. Crawford ripped Francona's managing decisions soon after coming off the disabled list this year, saying Francona's call to...

Red Sox Must Do Something, Anything Before Trade Deadline to Provide Much-Needed Shakeup

For weeks now, we've been wondering if the Sox will be buyers or sellers at next Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline. It no longer matters. Either would be acceptable. As long as this team does something. The Sox had a much-needed day off Thursday in New York after losing two of three in Texas. They've lost five of six overall and 15 of 24. Not a trend that builds confidence...

Josh Beckett is one of the most overrated pitchers in the history of Major League Baseball

Following another bush league start by testy Boston “ace” Josh Beckett, the feeble Red Sox lost to the Rangers 5-3 last night at the Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. The 32-year-old Beckett (5-9, 4.57 ERA), who has won 130 games, in … Continue reading →

Buchholz Shines In Sox Win!

The Red Sox had lost 4 games in a row and if they had any chance to not make it 5 losses in a row, Clay Buchholz would have to once again behave as the defacto ace and stopper.  That is just what he did.  Buchholz didn't get the win, but he was the difference in this game bringing the Sox to their first win in what seemed like forever.  Clay Buchholz took the mound and not...

Beat Farming: Keith Couch pitches complete game for Salem

Who has the time to keep up with all of the Sox minor league teams? We'll do all the work to keep you updated with the beat on the farm. Notable Performances: Scott Podsednik (LF): 2-for-4, RBI, R Andy LaRoche (3B): 2-for-5, 2B, R Nate Spears (2B): 1-for-3, Solo HR (8) J.C. Linares (RF): 3-for-4 Jose De La Torre (RP): 1 IP...

Sox Stumble into Series with Yanks

The Red Sox, fresh off losing a series in Texas, now head to New York for three games with the @#$%-Yankees. How might the Sox recent play and the absence of David Ortiz from the lineup play out among the free MLB picks for this series? Do the Red Sox miss their Big Papi? Let us count the ways. After dropping two of three games to the Rangers in Arlington Boston has now lost six...

Test Your Knowledge of the Red Sox in the Latest Episode of NESN Trivia (Video)

The Boston Red Sox have been around since 1908, meaning there is plenty of history in the franchise -- from their time as the Boston Americans (from 1901-07) to their miraculous World Series run in 2004.’s Emily Casey is down on Yawkey Way, hoping to stump you in this Red Sox edition of NESN Trivia. Do you have what takes to complete the Sox episode? Play it now in the video above.

Ichiro says he is looking forward to the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry

The rivalry between the Red Sox and Yankees is arguably the most heated and historic in all of sports. When thinking about it, images of Jason Varitek and Alex Rodriguez brawling or Pedro Martinez tossing Don Zimmer probably race through your head. Is it possible to fit Ichiro into the equation? The former Mariners outfielder says he is looking forward to it. “When I watched those...

Red Sox' Trade Deadline Fate On the Line in Weekend Series Against Yankees (Podcast)

What are the Red Sox going to do at the trade deadline? That's the million-dollar question as July 31 draws nearer, and one that will likely have a much clearer answer after this weekend. With the Sox visiting the Yankees for a three-game set, how the Red Sox fare in the Bronx these next few days will go a long way towards determining the team's actions in the trade market...

Game 99: Boston Red Sox @ Texas Rangers

Time: 8:05 PM ET TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI Red Sox (49-49) Ellsbury CF Ciriaco DH Pedroia 2B Gonzalez 1B Ross RF Middlebrooks 3B Crawford LF Shoppach C Aviles SS Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett (5-8, 4.53) Rangers (57-39) TBA Pitching: LHP Derek Holland (6-5, 4.84)

Christian Bale Visits Aurora Theater Shooting Victim, Apparent Red Sox Fan Carey Rottman in Hospital (Photo)

Christian Bale, star of The Dark Knight Rises, made an impromptu visit to a Colorado hospital on Tuesday to visit some victims of the horrific Aurora theater shooting. One of them, it appears, is a member of Red Sox Nation. Carey Rottman posed for a pic with Batman and it features a Red Sox hat prominently in the foreground. Check it out in the photo below. Photo via Twitter/@justinjoseph

Red Sox Lineup vs. Rangers 7/25/12

Here is tonight's lineup vs. the Rangers: Ellsbury CFCiriaco DHPedroia 2BGonzalez 1BRoss RFMiddlebrooks 3BCrawford LFShoppach CAviles SS Beckett SP Game time is at 8:05pm EST.

Josh Beckett's Start Against Rangers Could Bring Back Dominance, Due to His Great Success in Texas (Video)

The Boston Red Sox entered Wednesday night's game with the Texas Rangers with a 49-49 record and four games out of a wild card spot. The team can make a statement given the difficult schedule ahead, starting with a series with the division-leading New York Yankees over the weekend. But all that depends on if Josh Beckett can get back to his usual dominant self. Luckily, the Sox...

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