West Coast Still Leaves Sox Winless

The Red Sox have just been swept in their last two series and headed to Seattle in hopes of getting their first win of the west coast road trip.  Clay Buchholz took the mound for the Sox and while he pitched well, the team would still end up with another loss at the end of […]

Want to Be the Red Sox Spring Training PA Announcer?

Start practicing your, “Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to Jetblue Park.”  The Red Sox are looking for a new PA announcer for spring training. Here’s the details: NBC2 has teamed up with the Red Sox and Hodges University to find a new voice for 2012. If you think you have what it takes […]

Sox 67

In early January of 1967, baseball in Boston was not a particularly hot topic. In world news, one headline announced: ” LBJ asks for 6% income surtax to offset war cost.” A later one says “He stakes future on moderate war”, whatever that meant.The football world was building up to the first Super Bowl (it […]

Red Sox Trade For Bailey

The Red Sox have sent Josh Reddick and prospects Miles Head and Raul Alcantara to Oakland in exchange for closer  Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney.  The deal fills two of the big holes for the Red Sox and solidifies the bullpen.  Now if the Red Sox could add a quality starter or two the […]

Oki Signs With the Yanks

Hideki Okajima has signed a minor league deal with the Yankees and will try to make the major league team in spring training. We’ll see if he can regain his stiff but the OkiDoki was missing last season.

Sox Rotation

The Red Sox starting rotation, as most fans would agree, is still up in the air. The only sure things seems to be Josh Beckett and John Lester. Clay Bucholz also may qualify, but he is coming off a long-term injury. Alfredo Aceves and Daniel Bard have been mentioned, but Aceves was primarily a reliever […]

The Unsexiest Men of 2011

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

Quote of the Day

“A lot of relievers are in the bullpen (despite) having starters’ stuff because they don’t have the ability to repeat their delivery for 100 to 130 pitches. It depends on body type. It depends on their arm.” –Bob McClure on taking a wait and see attitude about bringing Bard and Aceves into the rotation.

McClure to be Red Sox Pitching Coach

Bob McClure, no relation to Troy McClure, is set to be named as the next Red Sox pitching coach.  McClure will replace Curt Young who re-joined the Oakland A’s.  You may know McClure as the Kanas City Royals pitching coach for the past 6 years.

Crawford Still Has Not Spoken With Valentine

Carl Crawford did not answer Bobby Valentine’s phone calls or text messages and only when this spat started to get some press did Crawford’s agent get in touch with Valentine.  Bobby V. tried to put a good spin on the issue when he spoke with WEEI: Speaking to his agent, he is working. We have […]

Quote of the Day

“Watching the guys in this league that had a lot of success in a starting role that I thought I could do that.  You know, I got as good of or better raw stuff than them and I try to keep myself in good shape and everything that it pointed to me having success in […]

Bogar to Become Red Sox Bench Coach

Tim Bogar will have to wave runners in from the dugout since he is being promoted to bench coach.  Bogar made some questionable decisions about sending runners last season but he is a well repected coach and should be a great help to Bobby Valentine.  Jerry Royster is the guy rumored to take Bogar’s place […]

Sox 67 – Frank Malzone

Starting with this piece, I am changing my focus a bit. The 25th anniversary of the 86 Sox is almost over. I wish to concentrate now on an even more interesting season- it will soon be 45 years ago- the 1967 Impossible Dream. If you check the Globe for the first week of 67, you […]

Inside View of Jet Blue Park

The Red Sox new spring training home, Jet Blue Park, is nearing completion.  Check out this video to get an inside look of the park.  There is a vintage scoreboard on the Green Monster and the dimensions are the same as Fenway.  One strange thing is the Monster seats, they are below the top of […]

Red Sox Still Talking With Madson

Ben Cherington was on MLB Network Radio today and said that the Red Sox are continuing to have discussions with free agent closer Ryan Madson and his agent.  The Red Sox appear to be in the driver’s seat with Madson because most of his other options have dried up.  Cherington also said the Red Sox […]

Rudolph the Red Sox Reindeer!

Yesterday, like most of Red Sox Nation, I received a Sox e-card for the holidays.  It was Rudolph The Red Sox Reindeer!  If by chance you didn’t get it, click on the image below to see the ecard for yourself.  It’s cheesy, but also adorable. 

Quote of the Day

“He’s a winning player. That’s a huge pickup for us.” –Dustin Pedroia upon learning the Red Sox had signed Nick Punto.