White Sox’ last arbitration battle wasn’t worth fighting

Club’s relationship with Keith Foulke changed for worse after losing hearing in 2001 St. Louis Cardinals GM John Mozeliak rattled a sword during the team’s fan festival this past weekend, saying the club intended to go to arbitration hearings with Michael Wacha and Carlos Martinez. Why should a White Sox blog reader care? The Cardinals are just one of two teams with longer arbitration...
Via South Side Sox
January 16, 2017

Sox hire Keith Foulke

Embed from Getty Images The Red Sox announced that Keith Foulke is back with the club as a Player Development Consultant. It was Foulke, most fans will remember, who was on the mound when the Sox won the 2004 World Series, their first title in 86 years. A career reliever, Foulke came to Boston from the Athletics, where he had been an All-Star in 2003 with an American League...
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March 03, 2016

Red Sox Hire Ex-Closer Keith Foulke As Player Development Consultant

The Boston Red Sox just employed another member of their 2004 World Series-winning squad. The team announced Thursday that former closer Keith Foulke will return to the Red Sox as a player development consultant. In his new role, Foulke will work with the relief pitchers in Boston’s farm system. Foulke, of course, is most famous for flipping the final out of the Red Sox’s 2004...
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Sox Hero Foulke Is Now A Player Development Instructor

Foulke's Final Assist—2004 World SeriesHe made perhaps the most famous assist in Red Sox history on October 27, 2004. As Joe Castiglione put it, "Swing and a ground ball, stabbed by Foulke, he has it, he under-hands to first and the Boston Red Sox are the World Champions." No sweeter words were ever heard by The Nation. Now, this Spring, Keith Foulke begins a new role as a "player...
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March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Keith Foulke Joins The Red Sox Organization

Keith Foulke, like many of past Red Sox hero’s, will join the organization as a Development Consultant. He last pitched in the majors for the Oakland Athletics back in 2008.
Via CLNS Radio
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

A decade ago, a Curse was broken.

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterPhoto by"Swing and a ground ball, stabbed by Foulke. He has it. He underhands to first. And the Boston Red Sox are the World Champions. For the first time in 86 years, the Red Sox have won baseball's world championship. Can you believe it?" were Joe Castiglione's words when the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004, and a decade later they...
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October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox 2004 World Series Final Out: Relive Boston’s Triumph (Video)

Red Sox Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Castiglione put it best. “Can you believe it?,” Castiglione asked after Keith Foulke underhand flipped to Doug Mientkiewicz at approximately 11:40 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2004. The Red Sox, long known for their playoff failures, ended an 86-year World Series drought, broke the vaunted Curse of the Bambino and sent Boston into a frenzy. The Red Sox’s...
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Follows in Keith Foulke's Footsteps

The Boston Red Sox have been one of the best teams in baseball for a decade now, although there have been ups and downs. Overcoming “the curse” was partially avoiding bad luck. But, when that is combined with planning—sabermetrics, scouting, and focusing on building a complete team—things can change in a hurry. For the 2004 Red Sox, this meant constructing a workable bullpen...
Via The Sports Post
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Keith Foulke, Kevin Youkilis’ Lives, Legacies Changed By 2004 World Series

BOSTON — Keith Foulke could never understand why anyone would shrink from taking the ball in a big moment in the World Series — and not just for the glory. “Well, first of all, the pay is better,” said the man who closed out the Red Sox’s 2004 World Series title. “That was part of it.” When Foulke signed with the Red Sox before the fateful 2004 season, he had the World...
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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