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  • Bobby Doerr, Red Sox legend and oldest Hall of Famer, dies at 99

    11/14/2017 2:08:26 PM PST · by DFG · 17 replies
    Big League Stew via Yahoo ^ | 11/14/2017 | Liz Roscher
    Bobby Doerr, legendary Boston Red Sox second baseman and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, died on Monday at age 99. Doerr was the oldest living major leaguer and the only Hall of Famer to live to 99. Doerr played in the majors for 14 seasons, from 1937-51, and spent all of it with the Red Sox. Doerr was the last living major leaguer to have not just debuted in the 1930s, but to have played in the 1930s at all. He was on teams with baseball greats like Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, Jimmie Foxx and Dom DiMaggio, but...
  • Is Henry ‘haunted’ about his newspaper’s past, too?

    09/15/2017 5:28:24 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 7 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 9/15 | Peter lucas
    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will most likely bow to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry and change the name of Yawkey Way. Of that that there is little doubt. Henry has thrashed the late Tom Yawkey, the former longtime owner of the Red Sox for being an alleged racist over his long delay in hiring black baseball players when he owned the team from 1933 to 1976. Henry, who is “haunted” by the Red Sox being the last team in baseball to hire a black player, wants Yawkey Way, a street by Fenway Park, renamed “David Ortiz Way” or “Big...
  • Shattuck: Social justice at Fenway, or a special kind of stupid?

    09/15/2017 2:18:37 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 13 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 09-15-17 | Tom Shattuck
    Stupidity is as American as baseball. This summer the World Series of Stupid has taken place at Fenway Park. Wednesday night a dim-witted band of social justice warriors unfurled a banner on the left field wall which read, “Racism is as American as baseball.” It took five of them to come up with that sad and mangled attempt at profundity. Many in the park wondered whether the sentiment was pro- or anti-racism. When CSNNE reporter Evan Drellich caught up with them, they expounded in an equally flaccid manner, saying, “We want to remind everyone that just as baseball is fundamental...
  • New contract ties David Ortiz to Red Sox in variety of roles

    09/14/2017 9:51:16 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 14, 2017 | Enrique Rojas
    David Ortiz is back with the Boston Red Sox. The Dominican slugger signed a contract tying his future with the organization in perpetuity. "Forever" was the word used by the team in a press release sent Wednesday announcing the new terms of their relationship. Ortiz will serve as a mentor of current players, will be active on free-agency recruiting efforts, will perform a series of special appearances for the team and will work on business venture development for Fenway Sports Management and its partners.
  • Fans removed from Fenway Park after lowering 'Racism is as American as baseball' sign

    09/14/2017 9:49:30 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 35 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 13, 2017 | ESPN news services
    BOSTON -- Four fans seated above the Green Monster at Fenway Park dropped down a sign that read "Racism is as American as baseball" during the fourth inning of the Red Sox's game against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. The sign was draped over the top middle section of the Green Monster and had a black background with white letters.
  • Yawkey T stop could be renamed if street changes (Boston)

    09/06/2017 8:11:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Sept. 6, 2017 | Matt Stout
    The state Department of Transportation will “follow the lead” of the city and rename the Yawkey commuter rail station — as some lawmakers have advocated — if Boston officials ultimately rebrand nearby Yawkey Way, a MassDOT spokeswoman said. State transportation officials say they aren’t “actively exploring or considering” renaming Yawkey Station amid a debate over its controversial namesake, former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey.
  • Red Sox Stole Signs Electronically From Yankees, Other Teams

    09/05/2017 4:45:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    espn ^ | 9/5
    Commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed Tuesday that the Boston Red Sox used electronic communication from the dugout to steal opponents' signs and relay them to Boston players during games. Baseball's investigation of the Red Sox is ongoing, Manfred said from Fenway Park ahead of Boston's game against Toronto, but he expects it will be completed before the end of the regular season. News of the investigation was first reported by the New York Times. The Red Sox were accused of stealing signs electronically against the Yankees at Fenway Park. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images Major League Baseball does not have a policy against...
  • Red Sox owner John Henry “haunted” by Tom Yawkey’s racist past, wants to rename Yawkey Way

    08/17/2017 4:53:36 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | Auigust 17, 2017 | Bill Baer
    The Boston Herald’s Michael Silverman reports that Red Sox owner John Henry is “haunted” by the racist past of previous owner Tom Yawkey and wants to rename Yawkey Way, the tw0-block street that runs from Brookline Avenue to Boylston Street.
  • Red Sox have fan throw out first pitch; disaster results (funny)

    08/16/2017 10:27:21 PM PDT · by Enchante · 38 replies
    Twitter video ^ | August 16, 2017 | Chad Amaral
    First pitch tonight at Fenway..missed his target, by just a little bit. #RedSox
  • Boston Red Sox Legend Curt Schilling Says He'll Run Against Elizabeth Warren for US Senate

    10/18/2016 9:10:22 AM PDT · by drewh · 49 replies
    CBS ^ | 1 hour ago | Dayn Perry
    The former major league pitcher has had political aspirations for some time Curt Schilling, who pitched for parts of 20 seasons in the major leagues and won 216 career games, has announced his intention to run for U.S. Senate against Democrat Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts. Here's what Schilling said on Tuesday: Schilling, 49, self-identifies as a conservative, and has established himself as a controversial political gadfly since retiring from baseball in 2007. Schilling previously said he would run for president in 2020 or 2024. As for Warren, 67, she's in her first term in the Senate. In 2012, she defeated...
  • 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...
  • Red Sox scrap 'racially insensitive' David Ortiz bobbleheads

    08/09/2016 4:59:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 9, 2016 | Darren Rovell
    Boston Red Sox fans who attend Tuesday night's game against the New York Yankees will no longer receive David Ortiz bobbleheads. The team promised to distribute Ortiz bobbleheads to the first 15,000 fans entering Fenway Park before Boston's game against the Yankees, but Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said he elected to postpone the promotion after doing a quality check. "I thought the bobbleheads were an inaccurate portrayal of David," Kennedy said. "To go further, I thought the facial features were racially insensitive."
  • Red Sox honor victims of Orlando shootings with moment of silence, rainbow flag

    06/14/2016 6:46:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Springfield (MA) Republican ^ | June 14, 2016 | Jen McCaffrey
    BOSTON – Prior to the the series opener against the Orioles, the Red Sox held a moment of silence for the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando over the weekend. A rainbow flag hung alongside the American flag at half-mast during the game and the club. The Red Sox have also committed to donating proceeds from the 50/50 raffle to victims and their families of the Pulse nightclub tragegy through the Florida Disaster Fund activated by Florida Governor Rick Scott.
  • Curt Schilling not happy ‘bloody sock’ game cut from...‘30 for 30’ [ESPN purges history]

    05/02/2016 3:10:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    wash post ^ | 5/2/16 | D Bieler
    Curt Schilling was recently fired by ESPN in large part because of his frequent social-media activity, specifically controversial memes and comments shared by the former pitcher. So when reports circulated online that ESPN had cut Schilling’s memorable “bloody sock” performance in the 2004 ALCS from its Sunday airing of a “30 for 30″ documentary about that Red Sox-Yankees showdown, it was no surprise to see him weigh in quickly, and strongly.
  • Baseball Legend Curt Shilling Fired By ESPN for Comments on Transgender Bill

    04/21/2016 1:20:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    wcbm.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | wcbm.com
    BOSTON — Former Red Sox pitcher and ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling has been fired from his position as an analyst for ESPN following comments he made on social media earlier this week regarding the bills going through several states to require people to use the bathroom of their assigned gender. The bill impacts the transgender community, because many of those individuals prefer to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify.
  • Former Red Sox third baseman Frank Malzone dies at 85

    12/29/2015 1:45:03 PM PST · by massmike · 12 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 12/29/2015 | GLOBE STAFF
    The Red Sox on Tuesday confirmed the death of third baseman Frank Malzone, who played for the team from 1955 to 1965. Malzone, 85, was a six-time all-star who had a career .274 batting average with 133 home runs and 728 RBIs. Malzone played the final season of his career in 1966 with the California Angels.
  • Former major-league outfielder Dave Henderson dead at 57

    12/27/2015 1:56:22 PM PST · by RckyRaCoCo · 26 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 12-27-2015 | Dayn Perry
    Dave Henderson, who spent parts of 14 seasons as a major-league outfielder and authored one of the most famous postseason home runs in history, has died at the age of 57. MLB announced his passing on Sunday.
  • 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) ...
  • PawSox Officials Say New Stadium Deal Officially Dead

    09/19/2015 8:00:49 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 23 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/19/15 | CBS
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Officials with the Pawtucket Red Sox say the baseball club will end its pursuit for a proposed stadium on waterfront land in downtown Providence. PawSox Chairman Larry Lucchino said in a statement Saturday that the group tried hard to make the deal work, but Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo determined the land was not suitable for a new ballpark. A spokesman for House speaker Nicholas Mattiello said Friday that negotiations between the state and the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox had stopped. “It is disappointing that negotiations have ended at the I-195 property. I thought...
  • 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....