10 Years: The Red Sox' Magical 2004 vs. 2014, The Nomar Trade

The 2004 season began with a series of ups and downs. April and May were good, June was down, and July was filled with new adventures and challenges. What made the 2004 Red Sox different than than the past few incarnations was the absence of their face of the franchise: Nomar Garciaparra. After suffering an injury during spring training, Nomar didn’t even make his season debut...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Years: The Red Sox' Magical 2004 vs. 2014 (June)

After a 15–6 April and a 16–14 May, the 2004 Red Sox looked like they were on their way to an amazing season. The team that fell to the Yankees in the ALCS the prior October won six out of their first seven contests. The Red Sox looked good. They looked sort of really good. Nomar Garciaparra was finishing his rehab in the minors and his return—also his season debut—was anxiously...
Via The Sports Post
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox 99- Sox and Yanks Fight for Division Lead

The division-leading Sox stayed strong as May drew to a close, but could not seem to shake the Yankees. A trip to the Big Apple got only one win, as Orlando Hernandez and Roger Clemens captured games 2 and 3. Local boy Brian Rose continued to shine, as the Townies took the opener 5-2. The righty went 6 innings, allowing only 3 hits and a run. Boston broke a 1-1 tie with 3 in the...
Via Fenway West
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox 99 – Nomar Explodes

The Sox continued hot in mid-May, spurred on by the tremendous hitting of third-year shortstop Nomar Garciaparra. The 25-year-old, still recovering from hip problems, slammed three homers-two of them grand slams-for 10 rbi’s in a 12-4 rout of shaky Seattle. Nomar became the fourth Red Sox player-and first since Fred Lynn in 75- to achieve 10 ribbies. He also became the 11th player...
Via Fenway West
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in History: 10 RBIs For Nomar Garciaparra

On May 10, 1999, the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 12-4 with the help of shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, who hit two grand slams along with a two-run home run, to become the first American League player to have 10 RBIs in a game since 1975. Garciaparra started the slug-fest with a first inning grand slam off of Brett Hinchliffe, who took the loss at the end of the game, into...
Via Grandstand University
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers' 24-7 network to debut Tuesday night

Los Angeles Dodgers fans who can't get enough of their team now have an outlet for their passion: A 24-hour television network dedicated to all things Dodgers. SportsNet LA debuts on Tuesday night, a day before the Dodgers open their spring schedule against Arizona. The network is the result of a 25-year, $8.5 billion deal between the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable. SportsNet...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Charging the Mound with Brad – Volume 5

It started with Alex Rodriguez in 1994, and then Derek Jeter in 95, and a year later the Red Sox brought up Nomar Garciaparra. I remember arguing with my friends that ARod was 10 times the shortstop that Garciaparra and Jeter were. His power, his speed, his glove and, most importantly he wasn’t a Yankee or Red Sox player, made me quite the fan. Cut to 2001 and Rodriguez is in Texas...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Hershiser, Garciaparra, Hairston Jr named analysts

Former major leaguers Orel Hershiser, Nomar Garciaparra and Jerry Hairston Jr. will serve as analysts in SportsNet LA's signature live daily show on the Los Angeles Dodgers, airing nightly during spring training and both pregame and postgame during the regular season. The network's program was announced Friday. During the regular season, ''Access SportsNet: Dodgers...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

A-Rod Signs with the Red Sox- ESPN's The Deal

In 2003, with Boston just weeks removed from the collapse in the ALCS to New York (thanks Aaron Boone), Red Sox front office has a brilliant idea to trade Manny Ramirez, Jon Lester and Nomar Garciaparra for baseball's best player, Alex Rodriguez. Not only did A-Rod have a squeaky clean image, but he could hit for power and play great defense at short stop. This was the deal that...
Via RedSoxLife
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

POLL: Views Still Mixed On Clemens In Sox HOF

FenwayNation readers remain divided on whether Roger Clemens should have been inducted into the Red Sox Hall Of Fame. Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Martinez and broadcaster Joe Castiglione were voted into the hall this week by a panel of 16. As the chart shows, while 48% support inducting Clemens into the Sox Hall, a slim majority (52%) feel it was wrong to let him in. You can...
Via FenwayNation
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Fan Favorites Amongst Sox’ HOF Inductees

Clemens, Martinez and Garciaparra were all beloved by the Fenway Faithful. A trio of fan favorites will be joining the best-of-the-best this summer at Fenway Park. Yesterday afternoon, it was announced that Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez, and Nomar Garciaparra will be inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame this season, an honorable mention more than deserving for the three former...
Via New England Sports React
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame means a lot to Nomar

Photo from NESNConor Frederick (@ConorJF1016)Contributing WriterDid anyone else besides me imitate Nomar Garciaparra's pre-AB rituals as a kid? When Nomar was on the Red Sox, I idolized him. Still do, as a matter of fact. I was devastated when he was traded, but when the move was made, I didn't know where it would all end up. I was really happy when the news broke that Nomar...
Via RedSoxLife
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Hall of Fame: Congratulations Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez, and Nomar Garciaparra

While it is not the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, it is still an honor for pitchers Roger Clemens and Pedro Martinez and shortstop Nomar Garciaparra to receive recognition in getting elected to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame as among the greatest players in team history. I do not mean a short history dating back to 1998 such as with the division rival Tampa...
Via Beantown Banter
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nomar Garciaparra ‘Lost For Words’ Over Red Sox Hall Of Fame Induction

Nomar Garciaparra learned Wednesday that he’ll join Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens and play-by-play announcer Joe Castiglione in being inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2014. The honor speaks volumes about Garciaparra’s time with the organization. Garciaparra, who was selected to five All-Star Games in nine seasons with the Red Sox from 1996-2004, said on WEEI’s Mut...
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox To Induct Four Into Team Hall Of Fame

The Red Sox announced that they will induct four new members into the Red Sox Hall Of Fame at Fenway Park. The four are: Nomar Garciaparra, Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens and broadcaster Joe Castiglione. The selections were made by a 16-person panel—comprised of club executives, print and broadcast media, BoSox club representatives, and baseball historians. Obviously, Nomar, Joe...
Via FenwayNation
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pedro, Nomar, Clemens, Castiglione To Be Inducted Into Red Sox Hall Of Fame

The Red Sox Hall of Fame will welcome four new members in 2014. Pedro Martinez, Nomar Garciaparra, Roger Clemens and Joe Castiglione have been selected as the 2014 Red Sox Hall of Fame inductees, the club announced Wednesday. Martinez, one of the most dominant pitchers of his generation, was a two-time Cy Young winner and four-time All-Star in his seven seasons with the Red Sox from...
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers, Time Warner announce details of SportsNet LA launch

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Time Warner have released the details relating to their new RSN, SportsNet LA, which launches on February 25th - right before the first Dodgers Spring Training game of the year. Over the 25-year life of the contract, the Dodgers will bring home $6 billion while $2.5 billion will go into baseball's revenue sharing pool. Before you start freaking...
Via Awful Announcing
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Broadcast team, assemble: Dodgers, TWC announce launch date, personalities

After being the worst-kept secret in baseball TV deals, the Dodgers and SportsNet LA today officially announced a launch date of Feb. 25.The channel will only be available to Time Warner Cable customers at launch, but that will change in the next month as discussions are underway with other distributors.This coincided with the Dodgers also announcing their new broadcast team for...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Finally: Dodgers Announce SNLA Launch Date And Team

Nearly a full year after SportsNet LA was announced, we finally have a launch date — February 25 — and a broadcast team. Though many of these names have slipped out over the last few months, the team has confirmed via press release that this is how the game broadcasts will run. Television Games in California, Arizona — Vin Scully, obviously Other games, play-by-play – Charley...
Via Dodgers Digest
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Popular Red Sox on 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot: Pedro Martinez, Nomar Garciaparra

The 2014 Hall of Fame Voting has completed , and now the discussion begins on who will earn induction in 2015. While no former Red Sox made it in this year (these three should have), next year’s ballot will consist of two former Red Sox players of note who will appear on the ballot for the first time: pitcher Pedro Martinez and shortstop Nomar Garciaparra. Pedro Martinez Starting...
Via Beantown Banter
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Countdown to Cooperstown: Derek Jeter

In the late 1990s, Derek Jeter wasn’t the best shortstop in the American League.  Alex Rodriguez was.  Jeter wasn’t the second best, either.  Nomar Garciaparra was.  But is there any question that Jeter will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame the first shot he gets five years after retirement? None at all. First and foremost, Derek Jeter is a first ballot...
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January 08, 2014  |  1 Comment

Jerry Hairston Jr. Joins Sports Net LA Crew

Looks like congratulations to J. Hair Jr. are in order! Per Chicago Cubs reporter, Bruce Levine, veteran utility journeyman Jerry Hairston Jr. will join Nomar Garciaparra in conducting pre/post game analysis for the new Dodgers channel, Sports Net LA, Congrats to Jerry Hairston on new deal as pre and post game analyst on the Dodgers TV games. 14 years and a ring is a...
Via The True Blue Crew
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers hire Hershiser as new team broadcaster

Old bulldogs never die, they just come back in a new incarnation. Orel Hershiser, the Dodgers' former Cy Young winner and last World Series MVP, is returning as a team television broadcaster, according to two people familiar with the situation who spoke to The Times on the condition of anonymity. Hershiser adds another big name to the broadcasting crew for the Dodgers'...
Via Fox Sports West
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

The Dodgers continue their raid of ESPN, reportedly hiring Orel Hersheiser

After going two seasons untouched, it appears the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball team will be forced to have a different look again in 2014.  The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Sportsnet LA, Time Warner's new cable channel exclusively catering to the Los Angeles Dodgers, have officially hired Orel Hersheiser as an analyst. This likely means Hersheiser is finished with a...
Via Awful Announcing
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Orel Hershiser, Nomar Garciaparra, Alanna Rizzo to Join Dodgers’ TV Crew for 2014

Via Valley Bay News
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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