Big Papi blew a head gasket tonight in Baltimore over a high and outside pitch that should have been called ball 4 , but was called a strike. Fenway Refugees reports that when he struck out 2 pitches later, he had some choice words for home plate umpire Tim Timmons, who tossed the big guy […]
Video: Ortiz steals 2nd base, gives it to Pedroia Ortiz on Pedroia: "When we play night game, this bastard [is] here by noon."
In these new times of terror and vigilance we live in, it is always like a ray of light in the darkness when we hear and read accounts of heroic deeds such as Bostonians running towards the Marathon explosions rather than away from to help casualties, or Marathon runners continuing running two miles past the […]
From The Daily Kos: [A]ccording to his 2007 financial disclosure forms, Romney—who claims to be a Red Sox fan—was invested in the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network, the broadcast arm of the New York Yankees corporate empire. As the anchor says at the end of this clip from 2007, “You never know until you look […]
Mike McDermott of The Providence Journal reports that: A fire broke out in a mailroom at Fenway Park this morning and caused $100,000 worth of damage — mostly caused by the water that was used to put the fire out — the Boston Fire Department announced today. There were no injuries.
The Boston Phoenix published their annual Unsexiest Men list, and 3 current Red Sox, 1 former Red Sox, and 3 Red Sox advertising gnomes made the 2011 edition. The winners: #77 Manny Ramirez #62 Furniture Guys: Bob, Bernie, Jordan #29 John Henry #9 John Lackey & Josh Beckett
I didn’t know a whole lot about Bobby V., so when I read on ESPN that he said, “I hate the Yankees,” I thought that he’s going to be media darling, but can he manage? So I checked in with a long-time Mets fan friend of mine, and this is what he had to say […]
Pedro Martinez has just announced his retirement. He is arguably the best pitcher that ever donned red hose, and to honor him this week, BSFTP goes back to a great day in history (for more than 1 reason) to the day he fanned 17 Yankees, allowing only 1 hit, no walks, no balks, no […]
Bill Monboquette tossed a no-hiiter for the Red Sox on August 1, 1962 against the Chicago White Sox. The Red Sox line-up in 1962 included Yaz LF (.291 BA, .844 OPS), Jim Pagliaroni C, (.292, .892), Pete Runnels 1B (.333, .903), and Lou Clinton RF (.295, .928) in the heart of the order. With […]
BSFTP goes back to 1965 when Jim ‘Catfish’ Hunter won his 1st MLB game at Fenway Park. Hunter was signed by the Kansas City Athletics in 1964 and made his MLB debut the next season. He spent 15 years in the bigs, winning 18+ games 6 seasons in a row. In 2 of those seasons, […]
This off season’s inaugural edition of BSFTP doesn’t delve too far into the past. I’m going right to the heart of disappointment. I want to get this one out of the way ASAP- September 28, 2011. To describe this one as the ‘heart of disappointment’ might be a bit of an understatement. The Red Sox […]
“Box Scores From The Past” will be returning soon this off season. Due to equal parts shock, protesting Wall Street, old age, therapy, and conditioning; yeah, that’s it- conditioning; I was totally unprepared to resume posting BSFTP this early. Be watching starting around the 1st Monday of November. If there is a particular game that […]
“Moneyball” the book is one of the greatest baseball books out there and is now a movie starring Brad Pitt as Billy Beane. Beane must figure a way to put together a championship team in 2002 after winning 102 games in 2001 and losing 3 key players to free agency. Beane embraces Jamesian computer-generated analysis […]
“Knuckler” is the biography of Tim Wakefield, longtime Boston Red Sox knuckleball pitcher, written by Wakefield with Tony Massarotti. It tells a great story of his progression from his backyard in Melbourne, FL, fiddling with the pitch in high school and college, and through the 2010 season. Wakefield has experienced a number of highs and […]