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App Tracks Best Places To Sit To Catch A Foul Ball At Six Stadiums

Baseball is notorious for its propensity to track every statistic possible, but surprisingly, baseball statisticians don’t track foul balls. That’s how IdealSeat was born. IdealSeat is an app that tracks the location of foul balls at a given stadium and uses a formula to figure out the probability of a ball landing in every section of the ballpark. Then, it tells the user...
Via NESN.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bud Bash Homers Of The Week: Mike Napoli Launches Moonshot In Toronto

The Boston Red Sox aren’t having the most successful season at the plate in 2014, but they still have players who can provide plenty of pop. Mike Napoli reminded us of that in a big way on Tuesday, when he smacked an absolute bomb into the top deck of the Rogers Centre in the 11th inning of Boston’s 11-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Napoli wasn’t the only player who displayed...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The longest homers of the week

This week’s list has a bit of a Mets vibe to it…of course, New York only benefited from the first homer you’re going to see on this list. 1. Lucas Duda vs Kevin Correia, 457 feet (August 24th) Lucas Duda’s power stroke this season is one of the best things to happen in years for the Mets. He hit this one a long way up the Dodger Stadium bleachers. 2. Mike Napoli vs Sergio...
Via The Outside Corner
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oh, Just Mike Napoli Launching a Home Run to the Fifth Deck of the Rogers Centre

Although his bat has been quiet of late, Mike Napoli remains a force to be reckoned with. The Italian Thor, you might say. For proof, I submit a home run he hit during last night’s Sox-Jays game at the Rogers Centre. A shot that hit the mother-effin’ fifth deck. And here’s a cleaner shot: Your browser does not support iframes. As you can see in my ****** vine, the ball landed...
Via Surviving Grady
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hulk Hogan talks WWE return in The Buzz podcast; Jehane 'Gigi' Paris is Fox-y

Jimmy checked in from vacation for the best reason possible: he recorded a podcast with Hulk Hogan. After all these years, Hulkamania is still running wild. On a new edition of “The Buzz with Jimmy Traina,” wrestling icon Hulk Hogan discussed his lengthy career, how his legacy compares to Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock, whether the NWO was ultimately bad for business and...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Take Another Game Against The Jays

The Red Sox actually won a game and hoped to be able to have two wins in a row.  The Sox had rookie Rubby De La Rosa on the mound vs. former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey.  The Sox went out to an early lead, allowed the game to be tied in totally Red Sox fashion, went into extra innings and then had a monster of an 11th inning to put the game to bed.  Mike Napoli hit a 3 run homerun...
Via Fenway West
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox offense comes alive in 11th, beat Blue Jays, 11-7

For the first 10 innings, the Red Sox seemingly couldn't come up with a big hit when they needed one. Then, in the top of the 11th, it seemed they couldn't stop. Breaking open a tie game, the Red Sox erupted for seven runs in the inning, giving them an 11-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Dustin Pedroia had a two-run single to put the Sox ahead and Mike Napoli and Allen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Extra-Inning Explosion A Sign Of Boston’s Spoiler Potential

The Boston Red Sox could become a very annoying team down the stretch. That’s a compliment. Several veteran players on the Red Sox acknowledged recently that this season has been extremely frustrating, especially given last year’s World Series run. No one within Boston’s clubhouse appears to be mailing it in, however, and the Red Sox absolutely have the potential to dash other...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Napoli crushes home run into upper deck

Mike Napoli nearly sent a baseball back across the border Tuesday. Napoli absolutely pulverized a three-run homer in the 11th inning of the Boston Red Sox’s 11-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The blast, which landed in the fifth deck, traveled an estimated 452 feet. Napoli’s home run is only the 17th ever hit into the fifth deck at Rogers Centre, according...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox use seven-run 11th inning to sink Blue Jays

  Mike Napoli and Allen Craig both homered in a seven-run 11th inning, Dustin Pedroia homered and had four RBIs and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-7 Tuesday night. Boston broke away from a 4-all tie for its second straight victory following an eight-game losing streak. Toronto fell to 6-16 in August and, at 66-66, dropped to .500 for the first time since May 15. Mookie...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Huge 11th inning sends Red Sox over Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) Mike Napoli and Allen Craig both homered in a seven-run 11th inning, Dustin Pedroia homered and had four RBIs and the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-7 Tuesday night. Boston broke away from a 4-all tie for its second straight victory following an eight-game losing streak. Toronto fell to 6-16 in August and, at 66-66, dropped to .500 for the first time since May...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seven Come Eleven: Sox Rally Late, Win, 11-7

(Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)Boston tallied seven times in the eleventh inning tonight to beat the Blue Jays, 11-7. A two-run double by Dustin Pedroia (who had four RBIs on the night), a three-run monster home run (into the top deck at SkyDome) by Mike Napoli and a two-run HR by Allen Craig (his first as a member of the Red Sox) highlighted the frame. Boston took yet another...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Absolutely Annihilates A Baseball Into The Third Deck Of Rogers Centre

Mike Napoli might have hit the longest home run of the season on Tuesday night in Toronto, and I’m still not sure it would have ever come down if that third deck at Rogers Centre wasn’t in the way. Napoli absolutely launched the three-run blast in 10th inning off of the Blue Jays’ Sergio Santos. Seriously, though, you’re gonna need to see it to believe it. And even then you...
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Not In Red Sox Lineup For Series Opener With Blue Jays

David Ortiz’s rough weekend will keep him out of the lineup for at least one game. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter was banged up during a weekend series with the Seattle Mariners, leaving Sunday’s game early after fouling a pitch off his right foot. He’ll sit out at least the first game of three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays starting on Monday night. With Ortiz...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Middle Of The Order Gets Boost In Series Finale (Video)

The Boston Red Sox’s heart of the order has the potential to do some serious damage. For the first time this season, David Ortiz, Yoenis Cespedes, Mike Napoli and Allen Craig will hit in the No. 3-6 holes, respectively, posing one challenge after the next for Seattle Mariners starting pticher Hisashi Iwakuma in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. While Ortiz and...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lots of Questions

The Red Sox hitting attack, so often their trademark, seems to have disappeared. As of last weekend, they were last in the AL in average (.244), runs, slugging percentage, and total bases. They were next-to-last in homers and rbi’s. If it were not for David Ortiz’ totals, they might have the worst stats since the “pitchers’ season” of 1968, 46 years ago. The Sox do have...
Via Fenway West
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Returns To Lineup; Xander Bogaerts Sits Vs. Mariners

The Boston Red Sox will look to end their six-game skid as they continue their three-game series against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. The Sox will look to rebound after the Mariners rallied for five runs with two outs in the ninth inning Friday night to beat Boston 5-3, and they’ll do so with Mike Napoli back in the lineup. The first baseman has missed...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Iannetta’s double in ninth lifts Angels over Red Sox

With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Huston Street struck out Angel Killer™ Mike Napoli with the tying run on 2B and the winning run on 1B. He earned the Save of a 4-3 Angels victory, but the real save came in the bottom of the second inning when Kole Calhoun lept up over the short Fenway Park bullpen wall in deep, deep Right Field and pulled back what would have been...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia, Mike Napoli Out For Red Sox’s Series Finale Vs. Astros

The birthday boy will take a seat for the Boston Red Sox’s series finale. Dustin Pedroia, who turns 31 on Sunday, is not in the lineup for Boston’s final contest against the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Pedroia left Friday night’s game after fouling a ball off his foot in the third inning, but was back in the lineup for Saturday night’s 10-7 win. Taking Pedroia’s place...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Sixth-Inning Explosion Powers Series-Opening Win Over Astros

BOSTON — Sometimes, one inning is all it takes. For the Red Sox on Thursday, that inning was the sixth. Boston sent 12 men to the plate in the bottom half of that frame, roughing up Houston Astros starter Scott Felman and two relievers for a season-high seven runs en route to a 9-4, come-from-behind victory at Fenway Park. “We came to life,” manager John Farrell said after...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli homer lifts Red Sox past Reds, 5-4

The Red Sox are not going to make some unforeseen postseason surge. But at least they can still play a winning brand of baseball. Mike Napoli’s two-run home run in the fifth inning yesterday put the Sox ahead to stay for a 5-4 victory against the Cincinnati Reds, their third win in a row and their first such streak since a four-game run coming out of the All-Star break. The...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Edward Mujica Starting To Salvage First Season In Boston

Mike Napoli said it best following Wednesday’s game: The Boston Red Sox are playing better baseball. The Red Sox wrapped up an eight-game, three-city road trip with a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Boston won five games on the excursion, marking the club’s first winning road trip of more than three games this season. The Red Sox return to Fenway...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Sweep Reds To Record First Winning Road Trip Of Season (Video)

For the second time this season, the Boston Red Sox swept the Cincinnati Reds. Mike Napoli’s two-run blast led Boston to a 5-4 win over the Reds, marking their first winning road trip of the season. More surprisingly than that feat, though, is that this was a one-run contest, as the Red Sox lead the league in one-run games this season. Boston is 24-23 in one-run games. Check out...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Leake homers but Reds fall short against Red Sox

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs to help the Boston Red Sox wrap up their first winning road trip of more than three games this season with a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. Right-hander Anthony Ranaudo became the first Boston rookie to start his career 2-0 since Justin Masterson won his first three in 2008 and the Red Sox...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Napoli, Sox Sweep Reds With 5-4 Victory

In a back-and-forth affair, the Boston Red Sox (54-65) beat the Cincinnati Reds (60-60) in another one-run game, 5-4, behind Anthony Ranaudo's pitching and Mike Napoli's stick. 
Via CLNS Radio
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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