Game 5 Turns into Instant Classic

There are certain World Series games that are instant classics, like Game 6 in 1975, when Carlton Fisk willed a home run fair to keep the Red Sox alive in the series. And Game 6 in 1986, when the Red Sox snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, giving the Mets new life. And there are some that represent history. Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series was the first...
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How bad was Mike Piazza’s defense?

With Mike Piazza once again being snubbed for the Hall of Fame, garnering 69.9% of the vote from the BBWAA, people have taken to sharing their outrage that the “greatest hitting catcher of all time” isn’t in the Hall. But why is it that we need that caveat of hitting catcher when we talk about Piazza?  Because he was a bad defensive catcher, right?  Wrong.  You actually...
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza’s greatest moments as a New York Met

When Mike Piazza gave Mets fans magic moment after magic moment, he didn’t do so for the accolades, he did so for the love of the sport and the fans that endeared him. So it’s only right Around Citi says to hell with the Baseball Hall of Fame vote- let’s look at our five greatest Piazza moments. 5. Piazza’s 200th home run vs. Billy Wagner (Sept. 16, 1998.)  Mike Piazza...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

New Book On Carlton Fisk Arrives In October

Doug Wilson, who has written fabulous books about Brooks Robinson, Mark Fidrych and others, has a new book coming out next Fall about Red Sox legend Carlton Fisk. Titled, "Pudge, The Biography Of Carlton Fisk", the book will offer insights by Fred Lynn, Rico Petrocelli and Eddie Kasko. It will even probe the psyche of a certain un-named umpire. The book is scheduled for release in...
Via FenwayNation
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The new annual Yankee refrain: "So long, Robby"

The Yankees will never bolt a plaque for David Robertson onto the hallowed walls of Monument Park. They will never retire his jersey number 30. The man who replaced Mariano will not go into Cooperstown as a lifelong Yankee. For a long time to come, there may not be such things.Today, Robby is becoming a Chicago Whitesock. For some reason, I cannot rid my mind of the name Carlton...
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: November 7, 1990

Cleveland Indians catcher Sandy Alomar Jr. is announced as the unanimous winner of the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Alomar becomes just the third player to be elected by a unanimous vote (Carlton Fisk, Mark McGwire). He hit .290 in his first season in Cleveland with nine home runs and 66 RBI. He was voted to his first of three straight Midsummer Classic starts during...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Our All-Time Red Sox Position Player Team

Since we have about 100 days until the start of Spring Training, we thought we'd occupy our feeble minds with the construction of an All-Time Red Sox Position Player Team (exclusive of pitchers and DH). Here goes:First Base: Jimmy Foxx (runner-up: Mo Vaughn)Second Base: Dustin Pedroia (runner-up: Bobby Doerr)Third Base: Wade Boggs (runner-up: Frank Malzone)Shortstop: Nomar Garciaparra...
Via FenwayNation
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

1975 Game Seven, on Gabber!

I miss baseball already. I certainly already miss this year’s postseason, which in my opinion was the most thrilling and eventful one we’ve had since 1986. The Red Sox weren’t involved this time, of course, but I was fine with that, because neither were the Yankees, and all I really need to have a happy October are great baseball games. The 2014 postseason had a metric ton...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants Set Game 6

The Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants have reached one of the most magical nights in baseball. After a 162-game season, a Wild Card Game, a Division Series round, a League Championship round and five games of the World Series, the teams will square off in Kansas City for Game 6. Game 6. Those two words, when discussing the World Series, send shivers down the spines of...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

This Series Could Be Special

For as long as I have loved baseball, first as a Little Leaguer with an active imagination, and then as a journalist covering the game I was not good enough to play on the major league level, the World Series always held a special place for me. I remember bits and pieces of the 1969 Series, but confess I was shocked like most of the country. I admit to playing hooky from school to...
Via New York Mets Report
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryan Cranston, Pedro Martinez Star In TBS MLB Playoffs Ad (Video)

Bostonmay be out of playoff contention this season, but the Red Sox’s memorable run through the 2013 postseason has been partially re-enacted by actor Bryan Cranston. Major League Baseball partnered with TBS to release an ad hyping up October baseball on the network, featuring Cranston on a quest to create a one-man show about the MLB postseason. In the process, Cranston re-enacts...
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Guy Traded For Jerry Remy Turns 60 Today

Rookie Red Sox pitcher Don Aase was only 22 when he was traded (along with some cash) for Angels second baseman Jerry Remy on December 8, 1977. Aase turns 60 years old today. The kid had pitched pretty well that year—making 13 starts and going 6-2 with a 3.12 ERA. But Boston needed an upgrade at second from 33-year old Denny Doyle (who hit just .240 in 137 games in 1977). Enter...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Brunansky recalls taking part in first HR Derby, '85 All-Star Game

Tom Brunansky walked toward his locker after batting practice one day in 1985 to find a letter from Major League Baseball waiting for him. Normally this could cause some concern for a player -- a possible fine or suspension, perhaps -- but the Twins right fielder took it in stride. "I knew at the time because that's about the time that they were going to announce the All-Stars,"...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NESN 30: Fenway Park Celebrates A Century Of Baseball (Video)

On April 20, 2012, Fenway Park celebrated its 100th birthday. Former Boston Red Sox players from different decades – like Carl Yastrzemski, Carlton Fisk, and Pedro Martinez — were honored in a pregame ceremony celebrating a century of baseball at the historic ballpark. Perhaps the late Red Sox announcer Carl Beane summed up the festivities perfectly when he said, “The one...
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–June 30, 1989

1989: The Royals collected seven singles in a five-run third inning, and cruised to a 6-3 win over the White Sox at Comiskey Park in Chicago.The White Sox actually grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first inning against Royals starter Charlie Leibrandt. With one out, Fred Manrique singled. Harold Baines doubled to drive in the first run, and one out later, Carlton Fisk singled to score Baines...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

All Fish Team

Few things are more synergistically enjoyable than sitting in a folding bag chair by your favorite pond or river’s edge, the soothing timbre of Denny Matthews coming out of your wind-up radio, a nice cold Boulevard in one hand, and a simple fishing rod in the other. Now, I am no a-fish-ionado, but I have been known to cast a line from time to time.  Right now, things aren’t...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Broadcast auction set for Royals-Indians game Tuesday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals Charities and FOX Sports Kansas City will present a broadcast auction during the Royals-Indians game on Tuesday, June 10.   The annual on-air auction will give viewers the opportunity to bid on unique baseball memorabilia pieces and ballpark experiences. The auction begins at 6:30 p.m. during the Hy-Vee Royals LIVE pregame show and continues throughout...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Sizemore Gives Red Sox 4-3 Walk-Off Win Over Reds

There was no Carlton Fisk home run nor was there a Joe Morgan World Series winning single. While the memories of the 1975 World Series were there between the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox, it was a different kind of feeling at Fenway Park on Tuesday night. It was the feeling of triumph this time for the home team when Grady Sizemore singled in David Ortiz to give the Red...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox beat Reds 4-3 in 12 on Sizemore Wall ball

BOSTON (AP) -- Grady Sizemore lined one off the Green Monster to score the game-winning run in the 12th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Tuesday night. It was the longest game between the two teams since the Red Sox won Game 6 of the 1975 World Series on Carlton Fisk's 12th-inning homer. Craig Breslow (1-0) pitched one inning of scoreless relief for the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The MLB All Fish Team

    Ah, spring.  A most magical time.  The frozen ground has thawed.  The daylight yawns and stretches its arm over the shoulders of late evening.  The birds and bees are groggily waking up next to each other in a hangover daze, but most importantly…..   Baseball is back. Few things are more synergistically enjoyable than sitting in a folding bag chair by your favorite pond...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

White Sox mascot race features broadcasters including Hawk Harrelson

There will be a new mascot race in Major League Baseball this season, and here at Awful Announcing, we couldn’t be more thrilled about the competitors. Here's a good one. The new sausage race dashers at Sox games: — Danny Ecker (@DannyEcker) March 26, 2014 During a stadium tour on Wednesday, the Chicago White Sox revealed that they will race mascots...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlton Fisk home run ball from 1975 World Series up for auction

“There it goes, a long drive…if it stays fair…home run!!!” Dick Stockton calling Carlton Fisk’s 12th inning home run concluding Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. One of the most iconic baseball moments of the 1970′s if not the 20th century was Carlton Fisk’s home run in the bottom of the 12th inning to give his Boston Red Sox the Game 6 victory and send the series off...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Iconic Fisk Home Run Ball Goes Up For Auction

"... There it goes, a long drive, if it stays fair -- Home run! ... We will have a seventh game in this 1975 World Series ..." We all remember Dick Stockton's great call that night. It was the capstone moment of the greatest World Series game ever—Game 6 in 1975. As Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk waved his game-winning HR fair, the game of baseball itself was rejuvenated. Now the...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The four horsemen of the Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox have had their share of stars over the years - Carlton Fisk, Frank Thomas, and Paul Konerko are just three of them. But the times are changing, and Chicago hasn't really had a solid supporting cast around Konerko i the last couple of years, with the possible exceptions of the constantly broken down Carlos Quentin and the notoriously streaky Alex Rios. In 2014...
Via The Outside Corner
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Red Sox still haven't retired Wade Boggs' number

Three years ago this month, I wrote a bit of a tirade that one of my favorite players ever, Wade Boggs, had not had his uniform retired by the Boston Red Sox. Three years later, the Red Sox have still not honored one of their great players in this way. The 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park was a great opportunity. It passed by. So what is the problem, Red Sox? Why is one of your very...
Via The Flagrant Fan
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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