Writer Sums Up Titans-Jaguars Game With Hilarious Game Preview (Photo)

It’s no secret that America loves it some NFL football, but the league’s final installment of “Thursday Night Football” might seriously put their love to the test. Thursday night’s game features an AFC South matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars, two squads who at 2-12 are tied with the Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

A side of Mike Napoli you never knew

(Photo courtesy of Warner family)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer There is always a personal side to our Red Sox players, but we often are not given the chance to appreciate what they do off the field with their fame and fortune.This is a more lasting and human side that results from their contributions on the field.Red Sox players have always been helping with local children...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Cedar Rapids Kernels to Honor Autistic Bat Boy

Jon Teig has served as the bat boy for the Cedar Rapids Kernels since 2000. During his time in the dugout, Jon-Jon (as he’s often referred) has retrieved the bats of 2013 World Series star Mike Napoli, All-Stars Erick Aybar, Howie Kendrick and Mark Trumbo and even 2014 unanimous MVP Mike Trout. But here’s the best part…next August, the team’s longtime bat boy, who is autistic...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli of the Boston Red Sox Gives His Thanks

Mike Napoli of the Boston Red Sox has many things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, from a stable degenerative hip condition to being one year removed from a World Series. However, the one thing Napoli always preferred was giving help and bringing joy to the lives of young ones in any way he could. […]
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: For Any American League Team, Evan Gattis Makes Sense

Ever since Evan Gattis has emerged onto the scene as a part time catcher for the Atlanta Braves in the National League East, we have viewed him as the National League equivalent of Mike Napoli, but with the Braves now entering a rebuilding mode, could Evan Gattis be on his way to the American League? It would be a move that would make too much sense not to happen if in fact he...
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November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox's Napoli undergoes sleep apnea surgery

BOSTON -- Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has undergone surgery to correct his sleep apnea. Napoli was expected to remain at Massachusetts General Hospital for several days after the operation on Tuesday to improve the flow of air through his airway. Sleep apnea sufferers experience shallow breathing or pauses in breathing during sleep that can last up to several minutes. Napoli...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox 1B Napoli has surgery for sleep apnea

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli has undergone surgery to correct his sleep apnea. Napoli was expected to remain at Massachusetts General Hospital for several days after the operation on Tuesday to improve the flow of air through his airway. Sleep apnea sufferers experience shallow breathing or pauses in breathing during sleep that can last up to several minutes. Napoli...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli’s Surgery A Success

Mike Napoli #12 of the Boston Red Sox makes diving catch in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates during inter-league play at PNC Park on September 16, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. According to a press release from the Boston Red Sox, Mike Napoli‘s sleep apnea surgery went well. Here’s the release: BOSTON, MA - Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli today underwent...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Undergoes Successful Surgery To Address Sleep Apnea

Mike Napoli took a major step toward alleviating a longstanding issue. Napoli underwent successful surgery to address his sleep apnea Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox announced. The first baseman is expected to return home later this week after a brief hospital stay. Napoli’s procedure was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital by Dr. Leonard Kaban, chief of oral and maxillofacial...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli: I want to play in Boston for rest of my career

Mike Napoli has no complaints about his quality of life. Napoli, who is entering the second year of a two-year, $32 million contract he signed last offseason, isn’t shy about professing his love for Boston. The first baseman developed a unique relationship with the city during the Red Sox’s successful 2013, and he can totally envision continuing the relationship well into the...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Napoli is Boston Red Sox’s Next Iron Giant

Mike Napoli has long suffered from sleep apnea, a disorder that can leave the individual waking up in the morning feeling un-refreshed.  Other symptoms are daytime fatigue and sleepiness, insomnia, poor concentration and attention, and anxiety. Mike was cited it a text to WEEI’s Rob Bradford stating “I’ve been dealing with sleep apnea for a […]
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli to have surgery to correct sleep apnea

Plenty of big leaguers will have surgeries this off season to fix the little things that ail them. Happens every year. Mike Napoli is one of those guys. But here’s the thing, the Boston Red Sox first baseman has been dealing with finger, toe and back issues, but that’s not what he’s getting checked out. Dude is having, wait for it, facial reconstruction surgery. Yup, you read...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Say it ain't so... major reconstructive surgery for Mike Napoli

Will this face be back in 2015?Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Mike Napoli had a tough year in 2014.He battled injuries to his finger, back and toe this season.Along with this it was reported that he had been battling sleep apnea almost his whole career.Napoli wrote in a text to WEEI.com, "I've tried numerous things and none of them worked. Dental mouth piece, CPAP machine,...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston's Mike Napoli To Undergo Surgery For Sleep Apnea

The Red Sox slugger Mike Napoli has decided to undergo surgery to help his sleep apnea that has bothered him throughout his career. 
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Mike Napoli To Undergo Surgery To Alleviate Sleep Disorder

Mike Napoli’s one rather obscure ailment is the one he’ll undergo a procedure for this offseason. Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington revealed after the season that Napoli has been dealing with sleep apnea. Napoli told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford this week he’ll undergo bimaxillary advancement surgery to help alleviate the sleep disorder. “I’ve been dealing with...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli To Undergo Sleep Apnea Surgery

(Getty Images)Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli will have surgery to alleviate a sleep apnea condition he has dealt with his whole career. The procedure will happen in early November allowing him to recover in time for Spring Training. Napoli texted the following, "I've been dealing with sleep apnea for a long time, my whole career, I've tried numerous things and none of them worked...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox First Base Outlook: Mike Napoli’s Health A Key Factor In 2015

First base was a hot topic for the Boston Red Sox the last two offseasons. This year is much different. Mike Napoli was a free agent following the Red Sox’s 2013 World Series win, forcing Boston to make an important decision. The organization lacked internal options, so it was fairly obvious the Sox would need to sign a free agent. Napoli represented the best option and eventually...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox to help Napoli with sleep apnea issues

Napoli has struggled this season, nagging injuries haven't helpedSource: http://blogs.denverpost.comBrian Hines (@BringLesterBack)Contributing WriterIt was a rough season for the Red Sox and their fans. After winning the World Series they now sit at the bottom of their division. Somebody who didn't contribute as much as he did last year was Mike Napoli. Nap suffered an array of...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox 2015 Infield Preview

The Boston Red Sox ended a disappointing season, just one year removed from a World Series title, in last place in the AL East. Offensive production was a big issue for the Red Sox, and they will need solid production from the infield after totally retooling the outfield. Next year, we could see very interesting changes and tough decisions will have to be made this offseason. Let’s...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Update: Clay Buchholz, Mike Napoli, Will Middlebrooks

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz will undergo minor surgery on his right knee, reports Alex Speier of WEEI.com. Pete Abraham of TheBoston Globe adds that first basemen Mike Napoli will receive treatment for sleep apnea, while third basemen Will Middlebrooks will not play winter ball in an attempt to get healthy, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe: Buchholz...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Nap is that you?

Brian Hines (@BringLesterBack) Contributing Writer The 2013 World Series Champion Red Sox bonded through many things, one being facial hair. Players like Jonny Gomes and Mike Napoli led the way throughout the season and the playoffs with their superb beards. A friendly beard tug by Mike Napoli after a home run by GomesPhotograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images Mike Napoli had the...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli, Brock Holt Likely Done For Red Sox’s Season With Injuries

BOSTON — Mike Napoli and Brock Holt are unlikely to play again this season, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Napoli has been banged up all year with several ailments, including a finger injury that sent him to the disabled list at the end of May. Holt has been sidelined since Sept. 5 due to a concussion he suffered during a collision in Toronto at the end of August. The...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Shaves His Beard (Photo)

Let’s keep it real. Mike Napoli shaved for Derek Jeter because he’ll be in town this weekend and this is how he’s saying farewell.  Mixed emotions in regards to Mike Napoli’s shaving… Perhaps he should’ve kept a light beard? He sort of looks like Joba Chamberlain, before he has this Sons of Anarchy beard.  [NIS] The post Mike Napoli Shaves His Beard (Photo) appeared...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli shaved his beard, is barely recognizable

Mike Napoli has finally decided to say goodbye to the symbol of the 2014 World Series champion Boston Red Sox. I have followed Napoli pretty closely throughout his career, and if you showed me the photo above without any context I probably couldn’t even tell you who it was. [Related: Jonny Gomes got World Series […]
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

OK, maybe not like this — but Mike Napoli finally shaves beard

As MLB enters the final weekend of its regular season, it marks the end of a historic era. One that saw multiple World Series, a championship parade in a major metropolitan in the Northeast. Yeah, yeah . . . Derek Jeter is retiring. We get it. But while The Captain was busy perhaps playing his last game in the Bronx on Wednesday (you listening, Mother Nature?), this happened in Tampa...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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