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  • Red Sox pull plug on David Ortiz bobblehead night, deeming figures 'racially insensitive'

    08/10/2016 11:06:27 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/10/2016 | Staff
    BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox canceled a David Ortiz bobblehead promotion Tuesday night when the figurine turned out to be "racially insensitive," said team president Sam Kennedy. The bobblehead depicts Ortiz addressing fans at Fenway Park following the Boston Marathon bombings, but Kennedy said it didn't much resemble the retiring slugger and was not fit for distribution. Kennedy saw the final version of the bobblehead for the first time Tuesday afternoon after they were delivered. "My two immediate reactions were first, it was a really inaccurate portrayal of what he looks like," Kennedy told The Associated Press. "My personal...
  • Hal 'Skinny' Brown, former MLB pitcher, dies at 91

    12/18/2015 4:20:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Greensboro News & Record ^ | December 18, 2015 | Staff Reports
    Greensboro resident Hal "Skinny" Brown, who pitched in the major leagues for 14 seasons, has died at age 91 ... Brown, who was 6 feet 2 and 180 pounds during his playing days, compiled a record of 85-92 with a 3.81 earned-run average in 358 appearances with the Chicago White Sox (1951-52), Boston Red Sox (1953-55), Baltimore Orioles (1955-62), New York Yankees (1962) and Houston Colt .45s (1963-64) ...
  • David Ortiz Further Cements Hall Of Fame Career With 500th Home Run

    09/12/2015 6:23:47 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 41 replies
    NESN.com ^ | 12 Sep 15 | Nicholas Goss
    David Ortiz has provided Boston Red Sox fans with countless memories. He helped end the 86-year World Series drought in 2004, played a key role in raising another championship banner in 2007 and won MVP of the 2013 World Series in one of the most historic performances in postseason history. In addition to that playoff success, Big Papi has created many more special moments with walk-off hits, towering home runs and an engaging personality. Ortiz reached another milestone in his Hall of Fame-worthy career Saturday by hitting his 500th career home run in a win against the Tampa Bay Rays....
  • Two women shot outside Fenway Park; gangs eyed (Boston)

    09/06/2015 10:28:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 7, 2015 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Bullets spraying from a suspected gang-related beef outside Fenway Park early yesterday morning wounded two women at a popular meet-up corner, broke glass at the entrance to the Red Sox ticket office and punched a baseball-size hole in a window at Boston Beer Works. “The bullet went in there. We have no idea where the bullet went,” Boston Beer Works general manager Dan Quintino told the Herald as he carefully peeled back the duct tape temporarily patching the damage just above his head. Shattered glass littered the floor at the base of a large beer vat overlooking Brookline Avenue.
  • Curt Schilling compares Muslim extremism to Nazis

    08/25/2015 10:31:15 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 25, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Curt Schilling took on the Internet – and the entire Muslim world – on Tuesday and lost. Badly. The two-time National League strikeout king took to Twitter to voice his concern over Islamic extremism. He posted a photo of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler with the words, “It's said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?” The 48-year-old also tweeted, “The math is staggering when you get to true (numbers).” Schilling, who won three World Series championships during his 20-year MLB career, deleted the post after 10 minutes. Currently working with...
  • Lackey, Victorino lead Red Sox to World Series title

    10/30/2013 8:41:17 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/30.2103 | Fox News
  • Mourn Not the Post, but the Press

    08/07/2013 1:17:06 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 12 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | August 7, 2013 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In the past week, The New York Times Co. announced it was selling the Boston Globe to Boston Red Sox owner John W. Henry, and Washington Post Chairman Donald Graham announced Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos was buying the paper that Graham's family has run for decades. Both papers went cheap. The Times bought the Globe in 1993 for $1.1 billion and is now selling it for $70 million. The price tag on the Post was just $250 million. The combined $320 million market value of these two big-city dailies is about as much as the federal government now spends in...
  • Former Red Sox great George 'Boomer' Scott dies at age 69

    07/29/2013 8:28:54 PM PDT · by massmike · 6 replies
    http://bostonherald.com/ ^ | 07/29/2013 | John Tomase
    Sad news out of Mississippi — we must bid farewell to The Boomer. Former Gold Glove first baseman George Scott, a fan favorite during two stints in Boston, has died at age 69. Scott was a member of the Impossible Dream Red Sox in 1967, when he won the first of his eight Gold Gloves, and he had his last All-Star season here in 1977 after returning from a five-year stint in Milwaukee. Scott finished with 271 homers and 1,051 RBI. He was inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2006. Scott wasn't the only former Red Sox...
  • Boston Red Sox Could Be on the Block

    09/13/2012 8:56:44 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 48 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 9/13/12 | Charlie Gasparino
    The team is owned by the Fenway Sports Group, which also owns the English football team Liverpool FC. While no final decision has been made about a potential sale, and the talks appear to be in the early stages, executives at Fenway Sports are debating whether they have the financial resources to run both teams, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. The Red Sox have publicly denied that they are for sale. Reached Thursday, a spokesperson for the team said of the potential sale that “there is no truth to that rumor.” However, there has been talk...
  • Curt Schilling calls R.I. Gov. Chafee a "dunce"

    08/20/2012 9:15:45 PM PDT · by South40 · 15 replies
    CBSNews.com (AP) ^ | August 20, 2012
    (AP) PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Former major league baseball pitcher Curt Schilling, whose video gaming company recently collapsed, called the governor a "dunce of epic proportions." Schilling, who won a World Series with the Arizona Diamondbacks and then two with the Boston Red Sox, criticized independent Gov. Lincoln Chafee in a Saturday exchange on Twitter about the collapse of 38 Studios, which got a $75 million loan guarantee from the state in 2010.
  • UPDATED: Tierney brother-in-law lashes out at congressman after sentencing

    06/29/2012 12:13:43 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 17 replies
    Salem (MA) News ^ | 6/29/12 | Julie Manganis
    SALEM (MA)— Moments after learning he’ll spend the next three years in prison, Daniel Eremian unloaded on his brother-in-law, Congressman John Tierney, calling the Salem Democrat “the biggest liar in the world.” “He knew everything that was going on,” said Eremian, 62, the former owner of Brodie’s Pub in Peabody who now lives in Boca Raton, Fla. “He sat in the boxes with bookies at Fenway Park.” He called Tierney’s claims to the contrary “hogwash.” Tierney, through his spokeswoman, Kathryn Prael, denied Eremian’s claims in a statement earlier tonight. “Today, clearly bitter at having lost his case and harboring old...
  • Ted Williams memorabilia to be auctioned in Boston [Fenway Park]

    04/25/2012 7:10:00 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 16 replies
    AP via The Boston Herald ^ | , April 25, 2012 | staff reporter
    <p>Fans can see hundreds of items once owned by Red Sox [team stats] slugger Ted Williams at a preview of the first major auction of his sports, military and personal memorabilia.</p> <p>The preview takes place Wednesday through Friday at Fenway Park [map] and is open to the public. The auction will be Saturday and some of the proceeds will benefit The Jimmy Fund, the official Red Sox charity.</p>
  • Hall of Fame manager Dick Williams dies at 82

    07/07/2011 4:34:17 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    AP ^ | July 07, 2011
    Hall of Fame manager Dick Williams, who won two World Series titles with Oakland and led two other franchises to pennants, has died. He was 82. Williams died from a ruptured aortic aneurysm at a hospital near his home in Henderson, Nev., the Hall of Fame said.
  • Red Sox and ItGetsBetter.org [YouTube vid -- anti-homosexual bullying ad]

    07/01/2011 12:18:57 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 1, 2011 | MLB
    The Red Sox have joined the "It Gets Better Project" and "The Trevor Project" to inspire hope for young people who may be struggling
  • RED SOX DENY YANKEES A CHANCE AT DIVISION CROWN

    10/03/2010 2:40:23 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 55 replies
    TSN ^ | Oct. 3, 2010 | Staff
    Jed Lowrie hit two home runs and knocked in three as the Red Sox handed the Yankees an 8-4 loss on the final day of the season to deny New York a chance at a second straight American League East title. ...While Boston (89-73) is sitting out postseason play for the first time since 2006, it cost rival New York (95-67) a shot at wrapping up homefield advantage throughout the AL playoffs, as the Yankees needed a win and a Tampa Bay loss Sunday to do so. The two teams came into the final day of the regular season with...
  • Boston Celtics the professional basketball team

    09/19/2010 11:19:18 AM PDT · by alyas33 · 8 replies
    bostonsportsstuff ^ | alyas yossef
    The Boston Celtics is a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, playing in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team is owned by Wycliffe Grousbeck and coached by Doc Rivers, with Danny Ainge as the President of Basketball Operations. Founded in 1946, their 17 NBA Championships are the most for any NBA franchise. The Celtics' greatest domination came from 1957 to 1969, with 11 championships in 13 years, and eight in a row, the longest consecutive championship winning streak of any North American professional sports team. They currently play their home...
  • Ralph Houk, Yankees Manager, Dies at 90

    07/21/2010 9:15:52 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 21, 2010 | Richard Goldstein
    Ralph Houk, a third-string catcher for the Yankees who went on to win three straight American League pennants and two World Series championships in his first seasons as their manager, died Wednesday at his home in Winter Haven, Fla. He was 90.
  • In 8th Inning, Coakley, Schilling Throw Hardballs

    01/18/2010 10:53:48 AM PST · by presidio9 · 7 replies · 999+ views
    FOX News ^ | January 18, 2010 | Kimberly Schwandt
    Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling took new aim at one another Monday, the day before voters hit the polls for the special election to fill the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat. Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling took new aim at one another Monday, the day before voters hit the polls for the special election to fill the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat. Still shaking his head at being called a Yankee fan, the Red Sox great told Fox News that Coakley doesn't understand Massachusetts...
  • Astros Hire Mills

    10/27/2009 11:44:19 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 377+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 10/27/2009 | Staff
    The Houston Astros have hired Brad Mills from the Boston Red Sox as their new manager....
  • 114-year-old NH woman becomes oldest American (loves Boston Red Sox, Hershey's Kisses and ice cream)

    09/13/2009 12:48:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1,315+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/13/09 | AP
    <p>MANCHESTER, N.H. – A 114-year-old New Hampshire woman who loves the Boston Red Sox, Hershey's Kisses and ice cream is believed to be the oldest American.</p> <p>Mary Josephine Ray secured the title of the oldest person in the US after the death of Gertrude Baines on Friday in Los Angeles.</p>