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.

Red Sox Sign Nick Punto

The Boston Red Sox have signed infielder Nick Punto to a two-year $3 million contract.  Punto will be used as a utility infielder to give Youk, Scutaro and Pedroia a day off now and then.  With Lowrie headed to Houston, the Sox needed a new utility guy.

Lowrie Traded to Astros for Mark Melancon

Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland are headed to Houston for pitcher Mark Melancon.   The move gives the Red Sox several options to choose from for a closer.  Melancon saved twenty games for the Astros last year so he will be in the mix with Jenks and Bard to fill the hole left by Papelbon’s departure. […]

Jim Rice- a black athlete in Boston

On December 28, 1986, a letter appeared in the “Fans View” section of the Globe, written by a man from Lexington. It was an open letter to Jim Rice. The first paragraph talked about Tommy Harper’s cash settlement in his lawsuit with the Sox, an issue about which I recently wrote. The fan wrote that […]

To Tender or Non Tender That Is The Question

The Red Sox went through the process of either tendering or non tendering players yesterday.  All in all there were not many surprises.  The Sox tendered contracts to Aceves, Bard, Morales, Aviles, Ellsbury, Lowrie and Saltalamacchia.  The only player non tendered was Rich Hill, a lefty reliever.  Now I know usually lefty relievers are considered […]

Hey, Hey, Hey, Matt Albers is Back

The Red Sox have re-signed relief pitcher Matt Albers to a one-year $1.075 million contract.  Let’s hope it is the first half Matt Albers and not the second half Matt Albers that will pitch for Boston next season.

No Christmas Presents For Red Sox Fans

Imagine your parents saying, “You got some expensive presents for Christmas last year, so don’t expect much under the tree this year.”  That is exactly what Ben Cherington has been saying to Red Sox fans lately: Last offseason there were a couple of opportunities for us to make big deals that we thought were in […]

Quote of the Day

“Uh, well, Tek.” -Jon Lester when asked, “What kind of quality do you look for in a catcher?”

Bobby V – Too good to be true?

Is Bobby Valentine for real? The Globe’s Peter Abraham writes that since being named Sox manager on November 29, he has passed through 14 time zones, going from Japan to New York to Boston (to formally announce the job) to the Dominican Republic and then back home to Connecticut to repack for a flight to […]

Red Sox Tickets On Sale Dec. 9

Get ready for the virtual waiting room; Red Sox tickets go on sale at 10 am Eastern on Saturday, Dec. 9th.  I hope Santa will be nice to you this year and get you some good seats to enjoy the Fens in its 100th year.  You can purchase tickets online on the Red Sox site […]