George Steinbrenner Flipped Off Red Sox After 2003 ALCS, Kevin Millar Says

George Steinbrenner apparently knew how to add insult to injury. Former Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Millar was on “The Dan Patrick Show” on Tuesday, and he told a story about something the late New York Yankees owner did after his team’s victory over the Red Sox in Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series. Boston obviously was crushed, but Steinbrenner...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Millar: George Steinbrenner flipped Red Sox double-bird in 2003

One of the most heartbreaking losses in franchise history for the Boston Red Sox came in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS, when Aaron Boone hit a solo home run off Tim Wakefield in the 11th inning to send the New York Yankees to the World Series. Can you guess who was there to rub Boston’s nose in it after the incredible series? George Steinbrenner. The Boss himself, of course. During an...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox Millar: Steinbrenner flipped us double bird

Did The Boss taunt Boston with the bird? According to former Red Sox first baseman Kevin Millar, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner gave Boston's team bus two middle fingers after the famous Aaron Boone game. Millar, while on the "Dan Patrick Show" Tuesday, claimed that while the Red Sox were waiting to pull out of Yankee Stadium after losing the 2003 ALCS thanks to Boone's game-winning...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

George Steinbrenner flipped off Red Sox bus after 2003 ALCS

Divisional rivals in MLB often act a lot like siblings who cannot stop beating up on one another. Such has long been the case between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox—two of the most storied franchises in the big leagues with a long history of mutual hatred. On this note, we bring to your attention a humorous history lesson. Speaking on the “Dan Patrick Show” Tuesday...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

John Henry Connection Brought Dave Dombrowski To Boston Red Sox

BOSTON — With respect to the storied history of the Red Sox, it wasn’t tradition that brought Dave Dombrowski to Boston. It wasn’t the allure of Fenway Park, or even the three World Series trophies that reside in its trophy case. No, Dombrowski’s decision to sign on as the Red Sox’s president of baseball operations primarily was the result of his longstanding relationship...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Skip Schumaker talks nickname, fantasy football on 'Intentional Talk'

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Skip Schumaker joined Chris Rose and Kevin Millar on MLB Network's 'Intentional Talk' Tuesday and the results were hilarious. Rose and Millar first asked him about his defensive play on Aug. 2 to which he replied, "I'm just so happy it went in the glove." Schumaker explained how he got his nickname 'Skip.' He said his dad decided to give him a nickname...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Network will air an MLB Now-themed game broadcast next Wednesday

A year ago during the NLCS, Fox Sports 1 aired a sabermetric themed companion feed to Game 1, featuring a variety of analysts in a roundtable discussion during the game. The “JABO presents…” broadcast received solid reviews across the board (including from myself), and continued the trend of second screen, alternate feed broadcasts across sports. A similar idea will be implemented...
Via Awful Announcing
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: A's Reddick does spot-on Hulk Hogan impression on 'Intentional Talk'

Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick makes two things quite apparent: he's very good at defense, and he's a gigantic pro wrestling fan.He drove the point home once again on Wednesday, when Chris Rose and MLB Network's 'Intentional Talk' did some on-location shooting at Coliseum in Oakland.Reddick chatted with Rose and Kevin Millar (via satellite) about the 2015 A's,...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Millar got a mini Gatorade bath from Salvador Perez

On Tuesday’s episode of Intentional Talk, Kevin Millar was live at Minute Maid Park interviewing a number of Astros and Royals players. One of those players was Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez, who had a little surprise for Millar when teammate Mike Moustakas showed up to take a selfie. The ol' bait and switch on @KMillar15 by @Royals' @SalvadorPerez15 and @Mooose_8! #Selfie...
Via Awful Announcing
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper hates BYU, says many Mormons do

Bryce Harper is Mormon, but that does not mean he likes the most famous Mormon school in the country — BYU. In fact, Harper says he hates it. During an interview with Chris Rose and Kevin Millar on MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk” last week, Harper was asked to correct the most inaccurate Mormon stereotype. “Oh...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Nats Bryce Harper styles his hair for 30 minutes before games

Bryce Harper styles his hair for 30 minutes before games. “It takes a lot less than it does to get ready for a game,” Harper explained to hosts Chris Rose and Kevin Millar, as transcribed by D.C. Sports Bog. “Seriously, it takes me about 30 minutes to do my hair before a game. [Jayson Werth] takes a little bit of time, too. He’s got his Murray’s [pomade]. So he throws his...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

A trio of sports personalities will be featured on ABC’s BattleBots

The easiest way to get a new TV show greenlit nowadays is to bring back an old show and put a fresh coat of paint on it. That’s what ABC is doing with BattleBots, which had a five season run on Comedy Central between 2000 and 2002. ABC has brought BattleBots back for a six episode run this summer, and three familiar faces from the world of sports will be involved. Molly McGrath...
Via Awful Announcing
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Gives Chris Rose Fashion Advice On MLB Network (Video)

It’s always entertaining when Kevin Millar catches up with a Boston Red Sox player on MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk.” Pablo Sandoval’s appearance Thursday lived up to the hype. Millar chatted with Sandoval before the Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 5-1 in the teams’ series opener at Globe Life Park. Sandoval answered several “rapid fire” questions toward the...
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer Explains the Nationals' Chocolate Sauce Shower Celebrations

The Washington Nationals have a new and unique celebration for a player who wins a game with a walk-off hit. The player gets showered by Hershey’s syrup. Pitcher Max Scherzer talked about this ritual when he was on MLB Network’s ‘International Talk’ with hosts Kevin Millar and Chris Rose. “You know, what’s your favorite ice cream topping?” Scherzer asked. “Chocolate...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Did ESPN and the Boston courtiers spend the winter drinking Redsocks' Kool-Aid?

In this millennium, ESPN's broadcast booth has been a virtual Hebrew Home at Riverside - (I've been there; it's like a college campus!) - for homey and verbose ex-Redsock lug nuts.Terry Francona (2012) practically switched seats with Bobby Valentine (2011), and then there was Nomar Garciaparra (2010-13) and now the eternally bloody-socked Curtis Montague Schilling. Let's not forget...
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Touches On Every Topic Imaginable With Kevin Millar (Video)

It’s always a barrel of laughs when David Ortiz and Kevin Millar get together. Ortiz checked in with Millar this week on MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk.” The former Boston Red Sox teammates discussed pretty much every topic imaginable over the course of their roughly 10-minute conversation. It was entertaining, to say the least. Ortiz shared his thoughts on Rusney Castillo’s...
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Things I’ve Said Before Red Sox Spring Trainings: A Brief History of Delusion

I’m the first to admit that days buried under piles of winter snow can make a man crazy. As evidence, I’ll submit some of the spring training prognostications I’ve made over the last 25 years or so. While at first glance they may look like the ramblings of a guy who’s taken leave of his senses, I prefer to think of them as proof that hopes springs pretty ******* eternal...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez’s Hall of Fame induction brought out his best

On Tuesday, Pedro Martinez was one of four players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. After the announcement, Pedro made an appearance on MLB Network. After a relatively basic interview with Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds, Ron Darling, and Bob Costas, Kevin Millar jumped into the fray, and Pedro had no issues having some fun with his former teammate. Ignoring Millar’s offensive...
Via Awful Announcing
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez: Nolan Ryan, Bret Saberhagen Were My Heroes Growing Up (Video)

Pedro Martinez is a hero to many, but even the Boston Red Sox great has a select few pitchers that he grew up admiring. The three-time Cy Young and eight-time All-Star was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame — along with Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio — with 91.1 percent of the vote in his first year on the ballot. Shortly after the announcement was made Tuesday...
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Millar, John Lackey Rock Cowboy Hats At NFC Wild Card Game (Photo)

Kevin Millar and John Lackey made their NFL allegiances pretty clear Sunday. The two former Boston Red Sox went to the NFC Wild Card Game in Dallas between the Cowboys and the Detroit Lions, and they wore some sweet cowboy hats to show their support. They even ran into fellow Cowboys fan and former Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster, who elected to wear something much more subtle. ...
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dream Job: Acquired!

I’ve been sitting on some pretty big news for a while now. About two weeks ago, I went to Secaucus, New Jersey for a job interview at MLB Network – and I was offered the job! I couldn’t be more excited to start – this is everything I worked for in graduate school, and everyone I met when I was down there as extremely friendly and welcoming. Perhaps the most exciting part...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Network announces offseason plans

The MLB offseason is upon us (BOOOOOOO), and that means MLB Network needs to kick into offseason mode. But even without live games on the slate, there will be plenty of live programming this fall and winter on the network. There will be five and a half hours of live studio programming (to start) beginning on Monday, November 3rd. Hot Stove returns for a third season, and will be...
Via Awful Announcing
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Trot Nixon: I’ll Never Forget Playing For Boston Red Sox Fans (Video)

Boston fans never will forget Trot Nixon. The former Red Sox outfielder never will forget them, either. Nixon joined host Chris Rose and former teammate Kevin Millar on MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk” this week as the Red Sox celebrated the 10th anniversary of their 2004 World Series win. The topics ranged from Boston’s epic title run to Nixon’s clutch heroics. Nixon spent...
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s 2004 World Series Win Changed Life As Boston Fans Knew It

Joe Castiglione’s famous call still stands. Can you believe it? The Red Sox broke the Curse of the Bambino and won their first World Series since 1918 exactly 10 years ago Monday. The triumph not only ended a stretch of intense playoff futility. It changed life as Boston fans knew it. Back in 2004, the phrase “We believe” was tossed around with regularity. A more accurate rallying...
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Clutch Hits, Long October Games Highlight 2004 Boston Red Sox Season

It’s hard to believe, but a decade has passed since the Boston Red Sox broke the Curse of the Bambino and won their first World Series since 1918. Since then, Boston fans have been spoiled with two more World Series championships and the attitude toward the Red Sox has changed from a team that always found a way to lose, to a strong organization that has won the most championships...
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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