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  • 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>
  • Times: Manny, Ortiz tested positive in '03

    07/30/2009 10:51:39 AM PDT · by BGHater · 34 replies · 1,310+ views
    MLB ^ | 30 July 2009 | Tom Singer
    Boston's erstwhile slugging duo reportedly on list of 104 According to lawyers who spoke to the The New York Times, and whose names were not revealed, David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez are on the list of 104 players who tested positive in Major League Baseball's 2003 survey testing for performance-enhancing drugs, testing that was agreed to and conducted only on the condition that the results would remain anonymous. Ortiz and Ramirez were members of the Boston Red Sox at the time and helped the club end an 86-year streak in which they hadn't won a World Series. Results from the...
  • Red Sox Slugger Keeps Soldier's Memory Alive

    03/22/2007 6:24:27 AM PDT · by JZelle · 6 replies · 610+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3-20-07 | Jerry Markon
    When Justin Allan Rollins learned that he was being deployed to Iraq last year, the soldier had a mission of his own: to see his beloved Boston Red Sox play at Fenway Park one last time. Spec. Rollins saw more than just a game that summer day. He got to meet one of his heroes, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. Ortiz signed a ball for him. Later, in the stands, Rollins turned to his father. "He said, 'If David Ortiz hits a home run, I can die a happy man in Iraq,' " recalled Kathryn Hanson, a close family friend....
  • Twins win, end Boston's playoff hopes

    09/24/2006 4:29:18 PM PDT · by frogjerk · 25 replies · 318+ views
    BALTIMORE -- During a game in which Torii Hunter homered and Minnesota got 19 hits against the Baltimore Orioles, the most significant play in an uplifting victory for the Twins was a strikeout by Michael Cuddyer. The swing-and-a-miss led to three runs, and Minnesota won 8-5 Saturday to inch closer to a playoff berth. The outcome eliminated Boston from postseason contention and enabled the Twins to reduce their magic number for clinching a playoff spot to three. Any combination of Minnesota wins and Chicago White Sox losses totaling three will ensure the Twins no worse than the wild card. Minnesota...
  • Sophocles at Fenway

    08/28/2006 4:43:36 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 21 replies · 572+ views
    Townhall ^ | 8/28/06 | Paul Greenberg
    BOSTON - The function of baseball at its best is that of any high art: to take us out of ourselves, to recall us to life, to disrupt the normal unhappiness. It breaks up what Walker Percy called the malaise of everydayness, and reintroduces us to the sublime. That's why I'm in this milling crowd inching its way toward storied Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox and field of too-often broken dreams. Sunday in the park with Ramirez and Papelbon and Youkilis is a kind of high holiday. The crowd itself is a study. There are ball caps aplenty...
  • Firm seeks (Red) Sox radio network name deal (may expand network, too)

    06/28/2006 11:40:58 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 1 replies · 176+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 06/28/06 | Sasha Talcott
    The owner of radio stations WEEI and WRKO, fresh from signing one of Major League Baseball's most expensive radio rights deals, has found a way to get some money back: selling naming rights to the Red Sox radio network. ``We'll be right back on the WEEI/WRKO (Your Company Name) Red Sox Radio Network," proclaims promotional material for the deal. Entercom Communications Corp., parent of the two stations, plans to mail out requests for proposals to 25 top advertisers this week to gauge their interest in the five-year agreement. The asking price: several million dollars a year.
  • Greenwell Moves From Baseball to NASCAR

    05/23/2006 11:36:41 AM PDT · by JZelle · 9 replies · 377+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5-23-06 | JENNA FRYER
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- It took Mike Greenwell 10 years to go from the Green Monster of Fenway Park to the green flag of NASCAR racing. The former Red Sox outfielder hung up his glove in 1996 eager to start a new athletic endeavor - racing cars. After a decade spent toiling around in late models, Greenwell will finally make his NASCAR debut in Saturday night's Truck Series event at Mansfield (Ohio) Motorsports Speedway. "I retired very early," Greenwell said. "I hit .297 my final year and I had 20 offers to go back and play the next year. "But...
  • Greater Media drops out; WRKO likely home of Red Sox

    05/05/2006 11:30:59 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 19 replies · 272+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 05/05/06 | Jesse Noyes
    In a stunning turn of events, radio company Greater Media this morning pulled out of the long-running bidding war with Entercom Communications for broadcasting rights for Boston Red Sox games. Sources say Entercom has won the hotly contested battle for Red Sox play-by-play. Entercom, parent company of local stations WEEI-AM (850) and WRKO-AM (680), is the only remaining bidder. WEEI, the top sports talker in the country, has been the longtime partner with the Sox. Entercom’s bid was said to have offered the Sox an option to buy an equity stake in WRKO in the future. Sources say that under...
  • Former Red Sox/Twins Pitcher Reardon Arrested

    12/27/2005 5:12:15 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 24 replies · 558+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/27/05 | Boston Globe
    Righthander Jeff Reardon, who was instrumental in the Minnesosta Twins' 1980 World Series championship and also pitched for the Red Sox from 1990-92, was arrested in Florida yesterday on suspicion of committing armed robbery. According to a release from the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department, Reardon, 50, entered a jewelry store in a shopping mall and handed a clerk a note demanding money. The clerk, believing he had a gun, filled a bag with an undisclosed amount of cash. Reardon fled with the cash and was followed by the store manager and arrested outside a restaurant, police said .
  • Johnny Damon's Soul For Sale on e-Bay

    12/21/2005 2:12:25 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 31 replies · 779+ views
    e-bay ^ | 12-21-05
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Johnny-Damon-Soul_W0QQitemZ5648873584QQcategoryZ2022QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Once a huge piece to the puzzle in the Red Sox triumphant 2004 World Series Championship, this 32 year old leadoff hitter has decided to sell his soul to the highest bidder. This package includes his wife (NY bidders please remember the Anna Benson Deal) Michelle. This Package is very marketable and loves the media. Winner will acquire very hard worker, with little league arm. Soul is defined as "the actuating cause of an individual life", in this case $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Please be advised when purchasing, honor is not available. THERE IS NO RETURN ON THIS SALE. this is not...
  • Schilling family is hosting nine from New Orleans (Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling)

    09/06/2005 8:55:43 AM PDT · by nutmeg · 26 replies · 878+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 6, 2005 | By Peter Schworm
    Last autumn, Curt Schilling helped the Red Sox win it all. Now, he and his wife, Shonda, are helping a New Orleans family of nine who have lost almost everything. Moved by the plight of thousands of Gulf Coast residents whose lives were shattered by Hurricane Katrina, the star pitcher and his wife arranged to fly up a family and to put them up in a Boston-area hotel, where the family has been since Saturday. The Fields family has seven children, four boys and three girls. They are between the ages of 5 and 12. The family fled its New...
  • Sox eye stopping epithet: Yankees T-shirt nixed

    08/25/2005 10:30:21 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 50 replies · 837+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 08/25/05 | Scott Van Voorhis
    Forget about strutting around in that ``Yankees Suck'' T-shirt next time you head over to Fenway Park to diss the Bronx Bombers. In a bid to restrain some of Red Sox Nation's more unruly fans, the Sox have begun a quiet policy of effectively barring display of the blunt T-shirts inside Fenway. Sox officials are strongly urging fans who show up with ``Yankees Suck'' shirts to turn them inside out. While declining to call it an outright ban, team communications chief Charles Steinberg claimed there have been no incidents where fans refused the team's request. Team executives rolled out the...
  • Sources: D. Lo sleazed his way outta Sox (Red Sox P, booze, broads)

    08/05/2005 12:17:41 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 13 replies · 6,032+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 08/05/05 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    Even though he was the hero of the playoffs and the World Series, Derek Lowe's off-field antics – chiefly his drinking and womanizing – doomed his chances to remain with the Red Sox, sources say. Lowe, who went to the Los Angeles Dodgers this season after the Sox showed no interest in re-signing him, just walked out on his wife of seven years and their three kids to move in with Left Coast TV sports gal Carolyn Hughes. The move shocked his heartbroken bride, Trinka, but according to those who know D. Lo, it wasn't entirely out of character. ``He...
  • Baseball has another Lowe-down cheater

    08/04/2005 1:52:09 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies · 8,674+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 08/03/05 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    Derek Lowe, the ex-Red Sox hurler who was the hero of last year's ALCS and the World Series, has abandoned his heartbroken wife and kids and moved in with a TV reporter who covers his new team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. That's according to Trinka Lowe, Derek's wife of seven years and the mother of their three kids, who said her husband has left her for Fox Sports Net's Carolyn Hughes. ``This is definitely the worst time of my life,'' Trinka told the Track. ``I don't even know how to describe it. I still love him. He's still the father...
  • Adding Injury to Insult (bad times for Nomar)

    04/22/2005 12:31:25 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies · 553+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 05/21/05 | Ray Ratto
    Athletes say they don't look back, ever. Athletes lie. Thus, it is safe to theorize the demons doing wind sprints in Nomar Garciaparra's head right now. Starting with, "Man, I'm glad I got married, otherwise the last 18 months would completely suck." The pain from a torn groin could have left Nomar Garciaparra seeing dollar signs now out of his reach.Thursday, Garciaparra got the cheery news that he'll miss at least the next two months with a groin muscle tear. This, after starting the season hitting .157. After watching the Boston Red Sox get their World Series rings. After watching...
  • Red Sox Set to Receive World Series Rings

    04/11/2005 10:23:45 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 72 replies · 1,152+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | 4/11/05 | Jimmy Golen
    BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox made their fans wait 86 years for another World Series title and only gave them five months to celebrate. The champions return to Boston on Monday for a combined celebration to mark their first title since 1918, their home opener and a game against the rival New York Yankees — any one of which would be enough for a sellout at Fenway Park. It's also the first game back for manager Terry Francona, who left the team after complaining of chest pains before the third game of the season. "We're excited to get back...
  • Isn't It Time We Said Goodbye To Fenway Park?

    04/03/2005 3:22:42 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 34 replies · 923+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4/03/05 | Michael Ryan
    The best movie ever made about baseball in Boston was a 1962 film by the Spanish surrealist Luis Bunuel, called The Exterminating Angel. The plot is twisted: People arrive for a dinner party, enjoy themselves, get drunk, snipe at one another, and trade gossip. Then, when the time comes to go home, they stand up, they approach the door. But not one of them can bring himself to pass through that door. They know that the party's over; they cannot leave it. Soon, this group becomes a sensation in the city. Townspeople gather on the street, staring, wondering why the...
  • Public profession: Baseball is a sport in need of heroes, and Curt Schilling fits the bill

    03/12/2005 4:26:16 PM PST · by rhema · 20 replies · 445+ views
    WORLD ^ | 3/19/05 | Marvin Olasky
    As Boston native Bob Kirk stood watching the Red Sox celebrate last October after winning the World Series for the first time in 86 years, he talked about his father who died of cancer the previous December. Mr. Kirk said, "His last words to me were, 'have they signed Schilling?'" Schilling is Curt Schilling, and yes, the Sox in signing him to a contract obtained not only one of baseball's top hurlers but a man who showed physical and spiritual courage during 2004 while tens of millions watched. He pitched two crucial playoff and World Series games with his own...
  • Close Doesn't Always Count in Winning Games (this isn't just baseball)

    03/06/2005 11:58:06 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies · 774+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 7, 2005 | BENEDICT CAREY
    TAMPA, Fla. - The most extravagant collection of celebrities this side of Oscar night meets in a windowless bunker every workday before 9 a.m. Here in their stocking feet are Jason Giambi, who has emerged at the center of a nationwide steroids controversy; Alex Rodriguez, who has been fending off insults in the news media from opposing players; Kevin Brown, the pitcher who last year broke a hand by punching a wall; and, a few lockers away, the newcomer Randy Johnson, the 6-foot-10 pitcher whose first visit to New York as part of the Yankees resulted in a public scuffle...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 3.2.05

    03/02/2005 5:09:11 PM PST · by GretchenM · 339 replies · 5,415+ views
    yahoo.com, whitehouse.gov ^ | Wednesday March 2, 2005 | GretchenM
    President Bush had some strong words to Syria to get out of Lebanon, noted here. He and Vice President Cheney welcomed and congratulated the World Series Cham-peens, the Boston Red Sox, who ended a drought of Biblical proportions with their first World Series win in 86 years. With Speaker Hastert and Senator Stevens, he presented the Congressional Gold Medal to Jackie Robinson's widow, Rachel Robinson, in the name of her husband. In Arnold, Maryland, the president participated in a job training and education dialogue, linked here. Secretary of State Condi Rice attended a one-day London meeting, info here, to discuss...
  • The Web: Online publishing ascending

    03/02/2005 12:33:47 PM PST · by kerrywearsbotox · 2 replies · 271+ views
    United Press International ^ | 3/2/2005 | Gene Koprowski
    CHICAGO, March 2 (UPI) -- An avid sports fan who produces a Web log on the Boston Red Sox is bought out by a major daily newspaper and hired as a sports producer for its Web site. This may sound like some wishful thinking, like some tenuous scenario in one of those fantasy baseball leagues many fans join, but the blog BostonDirtDogs.com, founded by Steve Silva, is now part of The Boston Globe online. Silva is now filing regular reports from the World Series champion Red Sox spring-training site in Florida."Newspapers are doing a lot of experiments online," said Chuck...
  • BoSox' Curt Schilling IN OHIO Hits Stump for Bush AfterAll.

    11/01/2004 9:35:37 AM PST · by ThankGod4W · 11 replies · 1,241+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | November 1, 2004 | AP
    WILMINGTON, OH -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling made a surprise appearance Monday with President Bush, limping to the stage to give Bush a strong endorsement. . . . . "On Tuesday, we need you to get out the vote. We need you to get your friends and neighbors out to vote -- tell them you're voting for President Bush and get them on board, too," Schilling said. "I know everbody wants to be on a winning team, and there's plenty of room on this bandwagon." In Burgettstown, PA, just west of Pittsburgh, Schilling hobbled to the stage with...
  • The Springsteens and the Schillers(Epitome of the Choice)

    10/29/2004 11:02:12 AM PDT · by Wonderama · 14 replies · 833+ views
    10-29-04 | Wonderama
    The Springsteens support Kerry, the Schillings support Bush. Bruce Springsteen held a free concert for Kerry with 80,000 people in attendance. Schilling helped the Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 84 years. While being interviewed by Good Morning America, Schilling threw in a last minute political comment. "just tell everyone to vote...and vote for Bush". The look on Charles Gibson's face was worth the price of admission. Both "celebrities" symbolize their perspective candidates values. Springsteen, a rich, famous musician who spends most of his time ensconced in his own world. Schilling is a rich...
  • Schilling on Good Morning America (leans right)

    10/28/2004 5:57:12 AM PDT · by bridgemanusa · 151 replies · 5,588+ views
    WBZ Radio Boston | October 28, 2004 | Eric B
    Curt Schilling was being interviewed by Charlie Gibson this morning and finished his interview with "Tell everybody to vote.. and vote Bush!". Shill is the man!!! Now, for my prophesy to be fulfilled, Bush will win, and will greet the Sox in the White House sometime after Nov 3.
  • This defeat not only thing haunting them

    05/18/2004 7:57:56 PM PDT · by CurlyBill · 48 replies · 2,280+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 17 May 04 | Dan Shaughnessy
    TORONTO -- Terry Francona gave all the standard answers to the standard questions after yesterday's 3-1 loss to Roy Halladay and the Toronto Blue Jays. The Sox had just played three weeks without a scheduled day off, they'd fallen out of first place, and they'd wasted another good performance by Pedro Martinez. They were looking forward to flying to Tampa for today's offday, and the rookies were putting on their Hooter's uniforms (the annual rookie hazing, usually reserved for a trip through Customs) when the press filed out of the manager's office. Oh, and one more thing, Francona remembered, "Watch...
  • Red Sox put Ramirez on Waivers

    10/30/2003 5:38:40 AM PST · by rs79bm · 22 replies · 136+ views
    BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox placed All-Star slugger Manny Ramirez on irrevocable waivers, The New York Times, the Boston Herald and the Providence Journal reported Thursday. The move means any major league team can have Ramirez -- if it is willing to pay his salary. The outfielder has five years and $104 million remaining on a $160 million, eight-year contract. He is scheduled to make $20.5 million next season. When contacted by The Associated Press, Red Sox spokesman Kevin Shea said: "The waiver procedure is a confidential procedure, and we're prohibited from commenting on it. We're not permitted to...
  • Yanks reach series on homer by unlikely hero (More pictures!!!)

    10/16/2003 10:53:51 PM PDT · by Carthago delenda est · 7 replies · 264+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | October 16, 2003 | unattributed
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Wow, what a shot! Aaron Boone set off bedlam in the Bronx on Thursday night with a leadoff home run in the 11th inning to give the New York Yankees a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox for a trip to the World Series and their 39th American League pennant. New York trailed 4-0 in the fourth inning and 5-2 in the eighth as Roger Clemens made an early exit in what looked to be the final game of his storied career. But the Yankees bounced back, rekindling all those painful memories that have haunted...
  • Push comes to shove for (Don) Zim(mer)[Hilereous]

    10/13/2003 1:37:34 PM PDT · by antaresequity · 41 replies · 440+ views
    ESPN web page ^ | 10-12-03 | Jim Caple
    Push comes to shove for Zim By Jim Caple BOSTON -- One day after his fight with Pedro Martinez during Game 3 of the Red Sox-Yankees series, Don Zimmer choked back tears and told a room filled with reporters that he was embarrassed by what happened. "I'm embarrassed for the Yankees, the Red Sox, the fans, the umpires and my family," he said. "That's all I have to say, I'm sorry."  Zimmer sheds crocodile tears as he prepares for battle in Game 4. At least, that's all he had to say to most reporters. He explained his feelings at...
  • Where's The Yankees Win The Yankees Win Thread

    10/10/2003 6:09:23 AM PDT · by kerouacbal · 105 replies · 280+ views
    ME
    I guess the obnoxious Boston Red Sox fans have nothing to say today. You Fans must all be democrats.
  • Cursebusters, Inc.?

    09/25/2002 7:28:41 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 20 replies · 241+ views
    The Polo Grounds: A Calm Review of Baseball ^ | 22 September 2002 | Jeff Kallman
    The Polo Grounds: A Calm Review of Baseball Sunday, September 22, 2002Cursebusters, Inc.? by Jeff Kallman Plans can change. Sometimes, maybe they should. Saturday in Seattle, they certainly should have. Not very nice, Seattle Mariners. The visiting Anaheim Angels were in town Saturday, needing one game to clinch a postseason spot. Who comes out to throw out the ceremonial first pitch? An assassin from yesteryear: Dave Henderson, Boston Red Sox, Class of '86. Talk about the hand that held the dagger thrusting it into the back of the sons who are not supposed to be visited with the sins of...
  • Have You Heard The New Bill Buckner Joke?

    08/02/2002 10:28:14 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 30 replies · 1,746+ views
    The Polo Grounds: A Calm Review of Baseball ^ | 2 August 2002 | Jeff Kallman
    Have You Heard The New Bill Buckner Joke? by Jeff Kallman "Mookie," the voice hailed the New York Mets' first base coach, "what do you say you hit me a few grounders?"Forgive Mookie Wilson if at first he had to retrieve his jaw from the Shea Stadium grass, before flashing his familiar, almost satchelmouthed grin. Not everyone gets the honour of hearing the newest Bill Buckner joke, especially when it's cracked by Bill Buckner himself. And especially when he cracks it at the bloody crossroads where Buckner and Wilson collided too profoundly to leave each other strangers.It was almost sixteen...
  • "Today, I Am Thinking About A Lot Of Things": Ted Williams' Hall of Fame Induction Speech, 1966

    07/05/2002 3:38:21 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 13 replies · 927+ views
    National Baseball Hall of Fame; "My Turn At Bat: The Story of My Life" (published 1969) | 1966 | Ted Williams
    I guess every player thinks about going into the Hall of Fame. Now that the moment has come for me, I find it difficult to say what is really in my heart. But I know it is the greatest thrill of my life. I received two hundred and eighty-odd votes from the writers. I know I didn't have two hundred and eighty-odd close friends among the writers. I know they voted for me because they felt in their minds, and some in their hearts, that I rated it, and I want to say to them: Thank you, from the bottom...
  • TED WILLIAMS DIES

    07/05/2002 1:45:43 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 18 replies · 480+ views
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 5 July 2002 | Wire services
    CRYSTAL, RIVER FLORIDA (TICKER) -- Hall of Famer Ted Williams, regarded as perhaps the greatest hitter in the history of major league baseball, died on Friday. He was 83. Williams, who suffered a series of strokes and congestive heart failure in recent years, was taken to Citrus County Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead of cardiac arrest at 8:49 a.m. EDT. Williams, who spent his entire 19-year career with the Boston Red Sox and was a first-ballot Hall of Famer in 1966, was the last man to hit .400 -- one of the few hallowed marks to go unchallenged...
  • Red Sox legend Ted Williams dead at 83

    07/05/2002 10:22:29 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 32 replies · 548+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 5, 2002 | Associated Press Staff
    Red Sox legend Ted Williams dead at 83 07/05/2002 Associated Press CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. - Ted Williams, the Boston Red Sox revered and sometimes reviled "Splendid Splinter" and baseball's last .400 hitter, has died at age 83. Williams, who suffered a series of strokes and congestive heart failure in recent years, was taken Friday to Citrus County Memorial Hospital "where he was pronounced deceased," said sheriff's department spokesman Lt. Joe Eckstein. He underwent open-heart surgery in January 2001 and had a pacemaker inserted in November 2000. AP The Hall of Famer, who managed the Texas Rangers when the team...
  • New Face of Red Sox is Little's

    04/12/2002 8:57:47 AM PDT · by BluesDuke · 5 replies · 248+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12 April 2002 | Jack Curry
    April 12, 2002 New Face of Red Sox Is Little's By JACK CURRY OSTON, April 11 — Thirty-one years ago, Grady Little's father gave him a simple piece of advice about his impending marriage that has defined a long and winding baseball career and, more specifically, the man. Bill Little offered the sound guidance that so many other parents have offered their children when he implored his son never to go to bed angry with his wife, Debi. The words resonated with Little. They were simple, yet vital. So Little took his late father's advice and incorporated it well...