This Week in Red Sox 86

In late May and early June of 1986, Red Sox fans were starting to take notice-this team had a chance to be very good. On May 26, Roger Clemens breezed to a 7-1 complete game victory in Texas, holding the Rangers hitless for 7 2/3 innings. He eventually settle for a two-hitter to run his […]

Quotes of the day

Theo Epstein on the early days as GM of the Red Sox: “The one game losing streaks we have in Boston get a little tough sometimes…. I wouldn’t’ trade it for anything.” Terry Francona on the early days as manager of the Red Sox: “When we weren’t playing very well, I thought my name was […]

Beltre signs a 6 yr deal with the Rangers

I wondered where Adrian Beltre would end up….for a while it looked like the Angels, however…nope.  Beltre has signed a 6 year deal with the Texas Rangers.  It was reported last night that he is headed to Texas to get his physical in order to finish the deal.  The deal is said to be for […]

Rays may be interested in MDC…

It was reported yesterday that in an effort to add to their bullpen…the Rays among “several other teams” have expressed interest in Manny Delcarmen. He struggled with injuries in 2009 and 2010…and when he was sent packing in 2010, I can remember Theo remarking that trading MDC was an easy decision to make, especially since […]

Red Sox Sign Hector Luna

Without Bill Hall to fill in everywhere, the Red Sox have turned to super-sub Hector Luna.  The team signed Luna to a minor league deal.  Luna can play just about anywhere the team needs him…if only he could hit.

Box score from the past (04.22.07)

It is a rare feat hitting 4 home runs in a row in 1 inning. The last team to do it was the Arizona Diamondbacks in August of this past season. The Red Sox did it on April 22, 2007. Manny, J.D. Drew, Mike Lowell, and ‘Tek all connected for solo round-trippers off of pitcher Chase […]

Uncanny coincidence

I clicked on a link today when I was reading another Red Sox blog and found myself looking over a list of final Red Sox W-L records over the past 100+ years. I know I have looked over similar lists in the past and don’t know how I could have missed this, but these numbers […]

Red Sox Bring Back Okajima

Hideki Okajima will stay with the Red Sox after signing a one year deal with the club.  Even though it is a major league deal, Oki will likely have to win a spot in the bullpen in Spring Training.

15 Most Unusual Wind-Ups in MLB History

Matt Rudnitsky put together a list of the “15 Most Unusual Wind-Ups in MLB History” which includes at least 6 pitchers who have played for the Red Sox, and Bronson Arroyo is not one of them. This guy did not make the list, either:          

Is ‘el Gordo’ the Yankees Answer?

The Yankees have not been able to match the Red Sox pick-ups this offseason and they will have a gaping hole in their rotation if Andy Pettitte retires, and it sure looks like he is done.   Their answer may be none other than Bartolo ‘el Gordo’ Colon. (Bartolo has apparently lost 40 pounds so […]

Relive the 2004 Magic

Game Four and Game Five of the 2004 American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees will be featured in a new episode of MLB Network Countdown: Games of the Decade, 2000-2009 tonight, December 29 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Dustin and Andre’s Excellent Adventure

Rob Bradford of WEEI had Pedey on The Big Show and heard him tell this story. Pedroia and his family were vacationing with Dodgers OF Andre Ethier when Pedroia had to sprint across an airport terminal in order to make a flight. Here’s what he told WEEI – Boston about the situation: “They wanted me, […]