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Don Orsillo’s emotional farewell to Red Sox fans

The day Red Sox fans had been dreading finally came on Sunday when Don Orsillo called his final game for the New England Sports Network, a.k.a. NESN. Unlike previous games when there was no mention of Orsillo’s unceremonious departure from NESN or of his hiring in San Diego, Sunday’s game against Cleveland was loaded with Orsillo’s greatest calls over his 15 year career as...
Via Awful Announcing
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Don Orsillo Salutes Red Sox Nation, then Red Sox Players Salute Don

I remember Don Orsillo’s first game as permanent Red Sox commentator for NESN. It was April 4, 2001, and Hideo Nomo threw a no-hitter. I recall cramming one of those chunky VHS tapes into the recorder to capture the final outs, and despite that ****** tape recording (the height of technology 14 years ago), Don’s voice rings with the charming enthusiasm that would come to define...
Via Surviving Grady
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Don Orsillo gives moving farewell to Red Sox fans on NESN

Don Orsillo broadcasted his final game as the play-by-play voice of the Boston Red Sox on NESN TV Sunday, and it was an emotional day. Orsillo was a beloved figure who teamed with Jerry Remy to be the voices of the Sox on TV during a time when the team turned it around from disappointments...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Don Orsillo Rounds Third And Heads For Home, Sox Lose 3-1

Don Orsillo's final words on a Boston Red Sox broadcast were, "Orsillo rounding third and headed home." As Jerry Remy sat next to D.O., unable to speak, the end arrived for the legendary 15-year Red Sox broadcaster, cheered by the team.
Via CLNS Radio
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Returns As Manager, Torey Lovullo Remains Bench Coach, Arnie Beyeler Out As First Base Coach

The Boston Red Sox made their coaching decisions that Red Sox Nation has been wondering about for the 2016 season, and most of it is staying the same. 
Via CLNS Radio
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Boston sportscaster touts the benefits of medical marijuana

Unless you’ve lived in the New England area in the 1980’s into the 2000’s, you probably are not familiar with the name of Bob Lobel. Back when local news and sports anchors made as much as high six to low seven figure salaries as ratings draws, Bob Lobel was a big name in Boston. As a sports anchor on WBZ-TV, he became one of the more popular personalities in the market. As...
Via Awful Announcing
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox fall to Tribe

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy of the Associated PressA rough couple of innings for Henry Owens and a quality start by Josh Timlin added up to an 8-2 Red Sox loss in Cleveland Friday night.The loss guaranteed a sub-.500 finish for Boston.Owens allowed ten hits and four walks in just 4.1 innings in suffering his fourth loss of the season. He was charged with four...
Via RedSoxLife
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz returns to lineup as Red Sox begin final series of 2015

CLEVELAND — David Ortiz wasn’t ready to shut down. Boston Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo indicated before Thursday’s series finale against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium that he’d leave it up to Ortiz whether the designated hitter played this weekend against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Ortiz, who sat Thursday, decided to play Friday night against...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Swihart: The Red Sox’ Mythical Third Prospect

Sometimes we here at FanGraphs like to zig when others zag. Or there are times when others zag and we zag too and then before they can say “Hey you’re zagging!” we switch back to zigging. Lots of virtual ink has been spilled recently on Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts and both are well deserving of the attention they’ve received for reasons discussed more on this site and...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoan Moncada provides spark in rookie campaign

Greenville Drive manager Darren Fenster, left, helped YoanMoncada overcome many obstacles in his first professionalseason. (Photo courtesy The Greenville News)Ben WhiteheadContributing writerBaseball America announced its top prospects for the South Atlantic League. Lo and behold, a Red Sox prospect was listed No. 1. That man is Cuban sensation Yoan Moncada. Prior to that honor,...
Via RedSoxLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Reportedly Will Return To Manage Red Sox, Health Permitting

The “elephant in the room” regarding the status of current Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has reportedly been addressed on Thursday morning.
Via CLNS Radio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez Must Go

The Boston Red Sox brought in a high-profile President of Baseball Operations in Dave Dombrowski to get the team back to winning, and doing so consistently. Part of that is through shrewd evaluation, big-time trades and tough calls. Making the decision to get rid of Hanley Ramirez is not one of those calls, it’s a no-brainer. The problem with moving Hanley is getting someone...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Farewells: Boston Red Sox

You saw this story and you’re probably thinking “you guys are a bit late with the farewell to the Boston Red Sox,” and that’s a fair statement since the team was pretty much out of it months ago. But, so what, we just got around to it. The 2015 season was one of the most memorable in recent memory in New England for all the wrong reasons. Yet, unlike past seasons of infamy...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt In Right Field Again Tonight For Red Sox

Here is tonight's Red Sox lineup at The Concrete Bunker On 161st Street: Mookie Betts, CF; Dustin Pedroia, 2B; Xander Bogaerts, SS; David Ortiz, DH; Travis Shaw, 1B; Brock Holt, RF; Blake Swihart, C; Deven Marrero, 3B; Jackie Bradley Jr., LF. Wade Miley takes to the hill for The Carmine Hose.
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: The Evolution of Mookie Betts

A year ago, Mookie Betts was one of the more divisive young talents in baseball. Mostly overlooked by scouts due to his diminutive size and lack of power — he was a 5th round pick by the Red Sox back in the 2011 draft — Betts ended up crushing minor league pitching in 2013 and 2014 to put himself on the prospect map, though opinions about his future still varied pretty widely...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2015 Boston Red Sox

The AL East appeared to be completely up for grabs and with significant free agent signings in Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, the Red Sox seemed in excellent position to contend for a playoff spot. Between subpar production from those additions, along with a failure to build a reliable starting rotation and bullpen cost general manager Ben Cherington his job. Replaced by Dave...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan gets three chances at foul balls, fails each time

If at first you don’t succeed—try, try again. That’s what one fan did at Tuesday night’s Yankees-Red Sox game, but it didn’t work out well for him. In fact, the results were downright embarrassing. The male fan and a female friend had front-row seats for the action. He was presented with three opportunities to impress her, but failed miserably each time. It started...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Torey Lovullo meets President Obama at Red Sox’s hotel in New York

The Boston Red Sox found out Monday that they were staying at the same hotel in New York as President Barack Obama for their series against the Yankees. And now, Torey Lovullo’s wish has come true. The Red Sox’s interim manager said Monday that the president was spotted in the hotel’s gym but that he’d just missed him. Lovullo said he’d start his morning workout earlier...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NESN’s attempts to explain its refusal to air Red Sox tribute to Don Orsillo

If NESN were a stock, the last month would cause its price to drop like a sieve. The network’s treatment of Don Orsillo has made it look like a bully while Orsillo’s handling of it has made him look rather remarkable. A lesser person would lash out after learning the network was not bringing him back, but Orsillo has done his work as the Boston Red Sox TV voice as professionally...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Shaw and the Red Sox- Hard-Hitting Combination Inbox x

Travis Shaw is one more young player who has helped make the Red Sox a hard-hitting squad. Since August 15, they have raised their average from .257 to .268. They have also won 6 of 10 and outscored the opposition  192 to 164. Shaw is a 6’4″ first baseman who also has played third base and the outfield. He is the son of major league all-star reliever Jeff Shaw. He opened...
Via Fenway West
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Someone Please Get Xander Bogaerts His Gatorade?

It’s right over there. See it? The orange one. Can you pass it to me, man? I’m feelin pretty comfy sitting here and I see you’re chatting with Wade Miley but I really have no interest in getting up. You’re already standing. So can ya grab it for me, E? *tap tap tap* Hey, I know you pitched a hell of a game against a playoff-bound team, but I need my goddam electrolytes NOW...
Via Surviving Grady
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Red Sox hit 3 HR's to beat Yankees

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterEduardo Rodriguez limited the Yankees to one run over six innings and the Red Sox got home runs from Travis Shaw, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Deven Marrero as Boston beat New York 5-1 in the opening game of their four-game series at Yankee Stadium.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red SoxRodriguez (pictured) gave up a run in the bottom of the first inning...
Via RedSoxLife
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Torey Lovullo learning on the job as Red Sox interim manager

Torey Lovullo didn’t earn his promotion the way most people do. The Boston Red Sox bench coach was thrust into his role as interim manager under unfortunate circumstances when John Farrell announced he had been diagnosed with Stage 1 lymphoma on Aug. 14. And Lovullo said he’s had to learn a lot as he goes along. “I learned that the manager has a lot of responsibilities...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Owens Shut Out O's A Third Straight Time, 2-0

(Getty Images)This is getting habit-forming. For the third straight game, the Red Sox shut out the formerly streaking Orioles—today a 2-0 gem by lefty rookie Henry Owens. Boston has outscored the O's 17-0 in the three tilts since Friday. Owens went 7 2/3 innings giving up just three hits (all singles) to move his record to 4-3. Xander Bogaerts went 2-4 and is now just 10 hits shy...
Via FenwayNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Breslow Makes Questionable Start At Fenway

Why? That's all we want to know. Breslow? Really? I mean we like the guy and all, but...BRESLOW? And Pedey at DH? Anyway, here is the starting lineup today for the Red Sox: Mookie Betts RF, Dustin Pedroia DH, Xander Bogaerts SS, Travis Shaw 1B, Rusney Castillo LF, Brock Holt 3B, Josh Rutledge 2B, Blake Swihart C, Jackie Bradley, Jr. CF. And inexplicably, Craig Breslow is on the mound.
Via FenwayNation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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