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Konerko becomes 11th player to have number retired by White Sox

  The Chicago White Sox retired Paul Konerko's No. 14 jersey Saturday before their game against the Minnesota Twins. The fans chanted ''Paulie! Paulie!'' as Konerko entered from the center-field fence and walked through the outfield grass to home plate. He then watched as his family counted down the unveiling of his number on the facade above home plate. ''I know most players that...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

White Sox retire Paul Konerko's No. 14

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago White Sox retired Paul Konerko's No. 14 jersey Saturday before their game against the Minnesota Twins. The fans chanted ''Paulie! Paulie!'' as Konerko entered from the center-field fence and walked through the outfield grass to home plate. He then watched as his family counted down the unveiling of his number on the facade above home plate. ''I know most...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday - All-Time Greats - Catchers

View image | gettyimages.com Stephen Vogt and Russell Martin are off to a fast start and fantasy baseball owners are loving it!  Martin was the 11th catcher selected (17th round) in Yahoo leagues, while Vogt went 15th (21st round), even with his mutli-position eligibility.  Vogt is hitting .307/.413/.605 with 9 home runs and 30 RBI, scoring 20 runs, while Martin is slashing...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wear Throwback Jerseys As Boston Honors 1975 Team (Photos)

BOSTON — Do not adjust your television set. The Red Sox turned back the clock Tuesday night. The Red Sox celebrated the 40th anniversary of their 1975 American League champion team by wearing throwback uniforms for their game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The old school duds were just a taste of the awesome festivities that took place at Fenway Park. 1975 throwbacks are lined up...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch The Boston Red Sox’s Pregame Ceremony Honoring The 1975 Team

This season marks the 40th anniversary of the Boston Red Sox’s 1975 American League pennant-winning season. The team took the Cincinnati Reds to the brink in the World Series, ultimately falling in seven games. That season featured some of the most iconic players in Red Sox history, including Carl Yastrzemski, Carlton Fisk, and a trio of young outfielders named Fred Lynn, Jim Rice...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Announce Family Events Schedule For May At Fenway Park

The Boston Red Sox have an eventful month in store for their fans. The club announced its schedule of family events for May on Monday, and it kicks off with a celebration of one of America’s favorite movie franchises. The Red Sox will recognize Star Wars Day on Monday with a “May the 4th Be With You” event. Fans can take photos with Darth Vader...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of 1975 Team May 5 At Fenway Park

This embed is invalid" /> The atmosphere at Fenway Park will be especially festive May 5. Members of the Red Sox’s 1975 American League championship team will return to Fenway on Tuesday for a 40th anniversary celebration before Boston’s 7:10 p.m. game against the Tampa Bay Rays. In addition to there being a pregame ceremony featuring players from...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox #MyFenway Promo Will Get You Fired Up For Opening Day (Video)

If you’re a Boston Red Sox fan, you’re probably already fired up for Opening Day. That said, even the most passionate supporters need a kick in the pants every now and then. And the Red Sox absolutely hit a home run with their new #MyFenway commercial. The promo knocks you to the ground with reminders about Bucky Bent and Aaron Boone before picking you right back up with memories...
Via NESN.com
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Fans Look Back, Fondly Recall Fenway Park Childhood Memories

Boston Red Sox fans all remember their first time. They remember the first time walking down Yawkey Way and smelling the hot dogs and sausages, with vendors’ shouts filling the air and serving as the soundtrack. They remember walking through the turnstiles and into the hallowed grounds. They remember walking through the dark concourses and up the ramps...
Via NESN.com
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Mets360.com
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...
Via Around Citi
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...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
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...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
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...
Via Fire Brand AL
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...
Via i70baseball
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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via FenwayNation
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,"...
Via Fox Sports North
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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via Pine Tar Press
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...
Via Royals Blue
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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