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VIDEO This Japanese baseball player has the best/worst batter’s box antics

@kiwami_douga These videos, originally posted by Hardball Talk, is of a hitter in Japan displaying the best (or worst) antics anyone has ever seen in the batter’s box.  Eat your heart out Nomar Garciaparra, Big Papi and anyone else who feels compelled to adjust your gloves, spit in your hands, grab your boys or check out the women in the stands between every pitch. 噂の...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Japanese High Schooler Has Hilariously Complicated At-Bat Ritual (Video)

If you thought Nomar Garciaparra’s pre-at-bat ritual was complicated, then wait until you get a load of this high school baseball player from Japan. The baseball player in question most likely drives pitchers crazy — if this is his routine every time he steps up to the plate, that is — because his warm-up includes spinning his bat like a samurai sword, as well as some pretty...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nomar Garciaparra Turns 42 Years Old Today

 (Photo File/National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)Red Sox great Nomar Garciaparra turns 42 today. For those fans too young to remember him, imagine having an elite superstar in the lineup every night—an offensive and defensive force at shortstop. For most of his nine seasons in Carmine Hose, Nomar was a rock star to The Nation—and deservedly so. He pissed off elements of the...
Via FenwayNation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox First Rounder Andrew Benintendi Showcasing His Promise

Spanning a century of Red Sox lore, the Royal Rooters have been some of the most loyal fans in all of baseball. Their deep passion for players, coaches, and the history of the Red Sox transcended the seasons of disappointment and unfulfilled promise in a seemingly eternal quest to break the “Curse of the Bambino”. During the 86 year World Series championship drought, the fans...
Via Baseball Essential
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees First Rounder Kyle Holder Takes First Step in Pro Career

The shortstop position holds a considerable amount of prestige and importance. As the unofficial captain of the infield, the shortstop is responsible for positioning, situation, execution. A unique blend of agility and dexterity is required to play on the left side of the diamond. It is a position that was predicated with defense exclusively throughout much of baseball history....
Via Baseball Essential
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Yes, there is still hope for the 2015 Red Sox

Bill Foley (@Foles74)Contributing WriterWould the Red Sox be better off with an actual panda playing third base?Jesse Johnson, USA Today SportsIs it possible that Mike Napoli was out by more than 90 feet on that play at the plate?Does DirecTV offer a partial refund for MLB Extra Innings if your team is mathematically eliminated from the playoffs before the end of June?Is John Farrell...
Via RedSoxLife
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

These Videos of Dave Roberts and Nomar Garciaparra Returning to Fenway Will Make Your Day 100 Percent Better

I’m not lying. I’m not. See? The post These Videos of Dave Roberts and Nomar Garciaparra Returning to Fenway Will Make Your Day 100 Percent Better appeared first on Surviving Grady.
Via Surviving Grady
May 19, 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...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Happy Nomar Day!

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterJohnny Pesky and Nomar Garciaparra. (Reuters Pictures)Happy Nomar Garciaparra Day! On May 5th 2010, the Red Sox hosted "Nomar Garciaparra Night", honoring Nomah. Johnny Pesky gave two official seats from Fenway. Five years later we still remember an honor the greatness of one of the best batters in Red Sox history. From 1996 to 2003 (his service time...
Via RedSoxLife
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays’ L.B. Dantzler Developing Well at First Base

Addressing the first base position was an area the Toronto Blue Jays wanted to focus on during the 2013 draft. They did just that when they selected L.B. Dantzler, who at the time was a little known prospect that gained a lot of exposure during his first two seasons of professional baseball. Picked in the 14th round; after a senior season at the University of South Carolina that...
Via Baseball Essential
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Retires Paper All-Star Ballots

The advancement of modern technology and communication transformed our culture over the past generation by removing previous barriers in society. Once a vast array of multifaceted personalities separated with geographic constraints, our world compressed and messages became instant. Gratification, reward, and fulfillment would arrive without thought and the economy flourished as...
Via Baseball Essential
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Brady Aiken Will Re-Enter 2015 MLB Draft

LHP Brady Aiken, last year’s number one overall pick, has enrolled at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The talented lefty is now eligible to enter the MLB draft for a second consecutive time in 2015. IMG Academy Director, Dan Simmons, released a statement regarding Aiken joining the training facility. IMG announcement: “We’re excited for Brady [Aiken] to join us at IMG...
Via Baseball Essential
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Pawtucket Red Sox sale complete, eying move to Providence

Per Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, the sale of the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox has been completed, and includes minority ownership by the Boston Red Sox. The sale is expected to be officially announced sometime today. Sale of Triple A Pawtucket complete; Red Sox will be minority partners in new PawSox ownership group http://t.co/hJOVgK6FHd via @BostonGlobe — Alex Speier (@alexspeier...
Via Baseball Essential
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Herald's Buckley Nails Olympic/Fenway Nexus

Steve Buckley of The Boston Herald is one of the few courageous sports journalists left in the city. Unjustly tagged with chasing Nomar Garciaparra out of town, Buckley has been a consistently clear thinker on a range of topics over the years. His column in today's paper is just the latest example. First, Buckley rightly opposes Boston's incredibly dumb 2024 Summer Olympic bid. If...
Via FenwayNation
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 TOC top ten: shortstops

For years, the shortstop position was focused on defense. Then, the focus shifted to offense after the rise of Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Nomar Garciaparra (among others) in the late-90s. Now, defense appears to be back in vogue, but there are a few defenders in the league that aren’t just a glove – they have ridiculous bats too. Thus, our top shortstop heading int the...
Via The Outside Corner
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 TOC top ten: shortstops

For years, the shortstop position was focused on defense. Then, the focus shifted to offense after the rise of Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, and Nomar Garciaparra (among others) in the late-90s. Now, defense appears to be back in vogue, but there are a few defenders in the league that aren’t just a glove – they have ridiculous bats too. Thus, our top shortstop heading int the...
Via Bloguin Best
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Four Red Sox Players Still Alive On HOF Ballot

Two of today's inductees into MLB's National Baseball Hall of Fame wore Red Sox caps—obviously Pedro Martinez, but also John Smoltz for a brief moment in time. Further down the ballot, some other former Carmine Hosers attracted votes. Specifically, they were: Curt Schilling (39.2%); Roger Clemens (37.5%); Lee Smith (30.2%) and Nomar Garciaparra (5.5%). Schilling is the most likely...
Via FenwayNation
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Appreciating this year’s likely one and done players

We’re just hours away from the announcement of the 2015 Hall of Fame class. While there are plenty of worthy candidates on the ballot this year, some have no shot at getting elected. Sure, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez are going to coast in this year, and John Smoltz and Craig Biggio look like they’ll roll in this year, but there are plenty of players that aren’t going to...
Via The Outside Corner
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Appreciating this year’s likely one and done players

We’re just hours away from the announcement of the 2015 Hall of Fame class. While there are plenty of worthy candidates on the ballot this year, some have no shot at getting elected. Sure, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez are going to coast in this year, and John Smoltz and Craig Biggio look like they’ll roll in this year, but there are plenty of players that aren’t going to...
Via Bloguin Best
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Dominating righty Pedro Martinez waits for call from Hall of Fame

  As a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, Nomar Garciaparra watched Clayton Kershaw become the dominant pitcher in the National League, winning three of the last four NL Cy Young Awards — the last one unanimously. But when fans ask if he's ever witnessed anyone as good as the LA left-hander, Garciaparra stops them cold. ''Hang on,'' he says, ''I got to play with Pedro Martinez....
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez waits for call from Hall of Fame

BOSTON (AP) As a Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, Nomar Garciaparra watched Clayton Kershaw become the dominant pitcher in the National League, winning three of the last four NL Cy Young Awards - the last one unanimously. But when fans ask if he's ever witnessed anyone as good as the L.A. left-hander, Garciaparra stops them cold. ''Hang on,'' he says, ''I got to play with Pedro...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Nomar Garciaparra, What Could Have Been?

Let’s play some word association.  What is the first thing you think of when you hear the name Nomar Garciaparra?  For me, it would have to be his unique batting nuances; the obsessive adjusting of the batting gloves, the toe tapping in the batter’s box, and the rotation of the bat as he does his toe tapping.  Those are his trademarks, his calling cards, and his version of...
Via Baseball Essential
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez, Nomar Garciaparra Among New Baseball HOF Candidates

Boston Red Sox legends Pedro Martinez and Nomar Garciaparra are among the new Baseball Hall of Fame candidates eligible for 2015 enshrinement. The Baseball Writers Association of America announced the 2015 Hall of Fame candidates on Monday, featuring 34 players — 17 return candidates and 17 newcomers. Martinez seems to be a slam dunk for enshrinement...
Via NESN.com
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Nomar And Russell Martin Did Tequila Shots?

As we have said many times over the years, almost any story in baseball has some Red Sox connection. So it is with Toronto's recent free-agent signing of catcher Russell Martin. The Canadian native recounted a story of his first call-up with the Dodgers back in 2006—where one of his new teammates was none other than Nomar Garciaparra. The 'Big Blue Machine' was in the midst of...
Via FenwayNation
November 20, 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
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