Curt Schilling: ‘Chewing tobacco is what gave me cancer’

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling told WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Wednesday morning that chewing tobacco is what caused him to have squamous cell carcinoma, a type of mouth cancer. Schilling used chewing tobacco for three decades. “I’ll go to my grave believing that was why I got what I got,” he said on the radio show. “Absolutely. No question...
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Curt Schilling Reveals He Was Diagnosed With Mouth Cancer

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling was always an outspoken person during and after his highly successful major league career. However, the ex-ace has become very quiet in the last year or so. That’s in large part because Schilling has been battling cancer, a development Schilling announced in February. Other than announcement — and an appearance at a Red Sox game earlier...
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Red Sox Injury Update: Will Middlebrooks exits with hamstring tightness

On Tuesday, Will Middlebrooks suffered yet another blow in what has turned out to be a miserable 2014 season, when the Boston Red Sox third baseman was forced out in the fourth inning with right hamstring tightness. Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports that Middlebrooks was removed after running to first base on a single. Manager John Farrell told Lauber that the third baseman...
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Jake Peavy Thanks Red Sox Nation. In Tweets.

In case you missed it, the Peavs summed up his stay in Boston and thanked Red Sox Nation for their support in a series of tweets sent out yesterday. Here they are, in chronological order: 3 weeks late in doing this but as u all know life has been just a bit crazy! Boston, MA & #RedSoxNation: the words 'thank you' are simply — Jake Peavy (@JakePeavy_44) August 19, 2014...
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The problem with Xander Bogaerts is simple and obvious

Getty ImagesEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Everyone knows he is young.Everyone was excited about Xander Bogaerts first full year on the Red Sox after his exciting contributions to the 2013 postseason.Bogaerts hit .296 with an .893 OPS in 34 postseason plate appearances last October at the age of 21, but that version seems like so long ago.Up to May 31 this year, Bogaerts was...
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Red Sox Notes: Will Middlebrooks ‘Day-To-Day’ After Injuring Hamstring

BOSTON — The Red Sox played their American League-leading 48th one-run game Tuesday. Their record in such games dropped to an even .500 (24-24). The Red Sox suffered a 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. The Sox battled back to tie the game at three apiece but fell after the Halos produced a run with two outs in the ninth inning. It was just last week that Boston...
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Mookie Betts’ Outfield Defense A Work In Progress For Boston Red Sox

BOSTON — Mookie Betts still is navigating through unfamiliar territory. Some turbulence should be expected. Betts, drafted as a second baseman in 2011, has been learning the outfield for roughly three months. He has adapted well to the position change, largely because of his natural talent, but there are going to be growing pains. The Red Sox were offered a reminder during Tuesday’s...
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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Started With A Ball Player

An inspirational look into the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” and how it originated with baseball player Pete Frates and his journey with Lou Gehrig‘s disease. The frigid challenge has taken the world by storm raising awareness and money in search of a cure for the debilitating disease. The post ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Started With A Ball Player appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.
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Allen Webster Trending Upward, Gaining Confidence With Boston Red Sox

BOSTON — Allen Webster is trending in the right direction. Webster didn’t factor into the decision Tuesday as the Red Sox fell 4-3 to the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. The 24-year-old lasted six innings for the third consecutive start, however, and Boston can feel good about his progress since joining the major league squad on July 26. “I thought he threw a number of good...
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Jackie Bradley Jr., Anthony Ranaudo Make Impact In Pawtucket Win (Video)

The big league team couldn’t get it done Tuesday night, but their minor league team certainly did. The Boston Red Sox took a 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels in the ninth inning of their contest at Fenway park, but the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox delivered a 7-0 beating to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. contributed to the PawSox victory, going 2-for...
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Ah Fenway . . . and Boston

Never been to Boston?  Go; it’s a real treat for every stripe of American or the America-curious.  There is history to be seen every four or five steps.  And the food?  Scary good; not trying to plug anyone but have to say, the ciopinno at Neptune’s Oyster House in the North End is the only version we’ve found that rivals the great Tadich Grill in San Francisco.  But this...
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Red Sox Open To Trading Prospects ‘For The Right Player’ This Offseason

BOSTON — The Red Sox have stockpiled quality prospects, giving them a ton of flexibility this offseason. The Red Sox have been hesitant to trade their prospects over the last couple of years. General manager Ben Cherington noted Tuesday at Fenway Park, however, that he’s not opposed to dealing away young talent if a good opportunity presents itself. “I don’t think we’ve...
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Will Middlebrooks’ Unbelievable Play Against Angels Overturned (Video)

Will Middlebrooks robbed John McDonald on Monday. He nearly took a hit away from Albert Pujols on Tuesday. Pujols ripped a ball down the third base line in the third inning of the Boston Red Sox’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. Middlebrooks made a sensational play, although the Angels successfully challenged the initial out call. Middlebrooks showed great reaction...
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Kole Calhoun Robs Brock Holt Of Home Run With Incredible Catch (Video)

Brock Holt has been robbing major league hitters all season. He received a taste of his own medicine Tuesday. Holt tattooed a fly ball back toward the right field wall in the second inning of the Boston Red Sox’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. The deep drive looked destined to land in the Angels’ bullpen, but Kole Calhoun had other plans. Calhoun raced back...
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Red Sox-Angels Live: Allen Webster Faces Jered Weaver At Fenway Park

6:55 p.m.: Yoenis Cespedes is out of the Red Sox’s starting lineup. Cespedes’ absence is a routine off day, according to manager John Farrell. Cespedes, of course, suffered a hand contusion during Boston’s recent road trip, but that wasn’t a factor in Farrell’s decision. Daniel Nava will man left field with Cespedes out. Brock Holt will patrol right field while Mookie Betts...
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Charitable Roger Clemens Offering One-Of-A-Kind Auction Item At Fenway Park

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute considers former Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens as one of its most charitable athletes. His efforts and time that he sacrificed to help out children at the institute are still appreciated. Clemens is back at again, and he’s offering a one-of-a-kind auction experience, all for charity. He’s giving a fan and 10 friends an opportunity to hit...
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Dustin And Kelly Pedroia Have Contributed To Dana-Farber In Many Ways

Dustin Pedroia and his wife, Kelly, have contributed to the Dana-Farber hospital ever since they got to Boston. Kelly volunteered there for nearly four year,s and Dustin enjoys brightening the days of sick children at the Dana-Farber spring training trip. Pedroia talked about how he gets just as much out of their trip as the patients do. “Just knowing what they go through, it means...
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Boston Red Sox 2015 rotation preview

After the Boston Red Sox traded away four of the five members of their opening day rotation, they’ve had to inject youth into the lineup and pick up the pieces in preparation for the 2015 campaign. Let’s take a look at the options the Red Sox have and the odds for each pitcher in the starting rotation.   Clay Buchholz: The only member of the Opening day rotation left, has had...
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Boston Red Sox: Who is Rusney Castillo?

Over the last couple of days, it has become clear that the Boston Red Sox are front runners for Cuban defector Rusney Castillo. The Red Sox have been rather demure in regards to the foreign market these past few years and it looks like they don’t want to miss out on Castillo. Cuba is rife with baseball talent and lucky for us in the states, some of them have decided to leave for...
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Farrell: Either Betts Or Bradley, Jr.‚—Not Both

Bradley, Jr. And Betts: One Or The OtherIn major league baseball, the direct answer is definitely an endangered species. But, not with Red Sox manager John Farrell—at least yesterday, anyway. When discussing the demotion of Jackie Bradley, Jr. and the consequent ascension of Mookie Betts, the skipper stated, "Our roster couldn’t co-exist effectively with both—so it’s...
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Red Sox ‘Bullpen Cop’ Steve Horgan immortalized with own bobblehead (pic/vid)

One of the most memorable images from last year’s MLB postseason came from a person not even playing in the games. When Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz jacked a grand slam during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers that led the Sox to a huge win, a […] The post Red Sox ‘Bullpen Cop’ Steve Horgan immortalized with own bobblehead (pic/vid)...
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Red Sox Injury Update: Allen Craig starts rehab at Pawtucket

The Boston Red Sox fell to the Los Angeles Angels last night by the score of 4-2. The loss dropped the Red Sox to 56-68, last in the American League East. It's been a miserable season for the defending World Series Champions, who fell to 15 1/2 games back in the division. On the injury front, Allen Craig, who has been out with a sprained foot, began a rehab assignment last night...
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Who Bat Flips After Getting A Walk? David Ortiz Does (Gif)

This is obviously an old photo just because of the other two players photographed but you get the point of David Ortiz’s bat flips.  Big Papi is a lovable guy and when he gets a walk, he flips his bat in the most lovable of ways. Such poise. David Ortiz bat flips after a walk dot gif. — Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) August 18, 2014 Like a boss. [NIS] The...
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Sox Lose Series Opener With the Angels

The Red Sox headed into a 4 game series with the Angels who are in the middle of a division race with the A’s, so it seems like the Halos have a lot more to be playing for than the Red Sox. The Sox could help out their former teammates Lester, Gomes, Crisp, Lowrie, Reddick, Moss and Punto if they took a few games from the Angels, but it seems like they were unable to get that accomplished...
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Bullpen Cop Steve Horgan Immortalized With Bobblehead At Red Sox Game (Video)

Officer Steve Horgan officially has reached the big time. Horgan will always be remembered for one of the iconic images of the 2013 Boston Red Sox championship series. Serving as the Fenway Park bullpen cop, Horgan found instant fame as he raised his hands in celebration when David Ortiz hit a game-tying grand slam in the American League Championship Series. The image of Horgan with...
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