Sox 88- Lou Gorman

Lou Gorman is often portrayed as a rather inept GM. His nickname, Uncle Lou, suggests and older man who means well, but basically is somewhat of a bumbler. His record with the Sox from 1984 to 1993 is an up-and-down one, but writers and fans seem to remember the mistakes more than his successes. His […]

Farrell vs Francona

Nick Cafardo, respected Globe columnist, began his "On Baseball" column last Wednesday with the line "The Red Sox' John Farrell was as surely the AL Manager of the Year as the sky is blue." He referred, of course, to the 112-96 baseball writers' vote naming Terry Francona to the award. Since the voting took place […]

Sox 88 – Wade Boggs

In mid-November 1988, several pieces appeared concerning the status of Wade Boggs. One, by Globe icon Leigh Montville, questioned why Boggs was held in such low esteem by Boston fans. In a piece entitled "No Love of Boggs" , Montville wrote:" He engenders no more affection than a trusty mixer on the kitchen counter….His uniform […]

Don’t Mess With the Staff

As the World Series glow slowly fades, thoughts about the future are everywhere. Repeating as World Champs isn't as easy as it was when the Yanks took 5 in a row from 1949 through 1953. Of course, free agency is a big part of that.   I'm not sure which Sox free agents will stay, […]

Sox 88 – Departure of Bruce Hurst

In early November 1988, an item from Dan Shaughnessy was entitled "Hurst Files   for Free Agency". The piece states that after two weeks of negotiations without an agreement for the lefty, he announced that he was "testing the waters". According to Shaughnessy, Bruce was looking for three years guaranteed, while GM Lou Gorman was offering two, […]

Three Games in April

Before the season, most writers were picking the Sox either fourth or fifth in the division. This writer chose not to predict in this way. I wrote that I did not care how many they won or where they finished in the standings. I only wanted a team that would be worth rooting for. That […]

Red Sox Have Some Difficult Offseason Choices Ahead

The 2013 season is in the books, duck boats and all.  Unfortunately it will be impossible to field the same team next season and Ben Cherington has some difficult choices ahead. The biggest is Ellsbury who will be a free agent and will be looking for a long term deal.  Ellsbury's agent is Scott Boras […]

Big Papi MVP

David Ortiz: World Series MVP

Once the Red Sox won the World Series, I don't think there was any surprise to anyone that David Ortiz was named the World Series MVP.  Sure, Jon Lester dominated in each of his starts and Koji Uehara made closing look easy, but when you put that up against the series that Papi had, it […]

Red Sox World Series Champs

Red Sox: World Series Champions!

The Red Sox came back to Fenway leading 3-2 and just one win away from making the unbelievable climb from worst record in the AL to World Series Champions.  The Sox had John Lackey on the mound against rookie phenom Michael Wacha.   Lackey continued his season of redemption and dominance and the Sox bats […]

John Lackey – Incredible Turnaround

Well, here we are. The Red Sox are a game away from their third World Series title in 9 years. The man entrusted with the ball in game 6 is none other than John Lackey.   Remember a year ago at this time? Lackey was coming off Tommy John surgery after two underachieving seasons, the […]

Sox 88 – World Series and Rich Gedman

Morgan Magic was over, but the A's went on to the World Series highly favored over the LA Dodgers. But Tony LaRussa's gang was in for a shock. Kirk Gibson limped to the plate and slammed a two-run walkoff homer against supercloser Dennis Eckersley to win game one. It was all downhill for Oakland from […]

Lester Shines, Papi Hits and the Sox WIN Game 5!

The Red Sox and the Cardinals came into this game with the series tied 2-2.  It was a rematch of Game 1 with ace against ace, Lester vs. Wainright.  Lester picked right up where he left off in Game 1 pitching deep into the game and leaving the mound in line for his 2nd win […]

Gomes Homers in Much Needed Sox Win

The Red Sox were coming into the 4th game of the World Series behind in the series 1-2.  The Sox had Clay Buchholz on the mound who many thought wasn't healthy enough to make the start, but the team needed him to come up big.  Buch didn't last long enough to get the win, but […]

Cards Walk Off in the 9th…kinda sorta

The Red Sox headed to St. Louis with the series tied 1-1.  The Sox had Jake Peavy on the mound who got roughed up by the Tigers in his last outing verses Joe Kelly of the Cardinals.   Peavy started last night's game with a little deja vu of the Tigers game.  Peavy looked pretty […]

Sloppy Play Spells Disaster for the Sox in Game 2 Loss

Coming into last night's game the Sox had won 9 World Series games in a row.  John Lackey was on the mound hoping to bring that number to 10.  Lackey would be faced up against Michael Wacha, who had been spectacular so far in the post season.  Lackey pitched well and left the mound with […]

Lester and Sox Bats Dominate in Game One of World Series

The Red Sox headed into the World Series for the first time since 2007 and facing the Cardinals, the team they took down in the historic run in 2004.  The Sox would send their ace Jon Lester to the mound vs. the Cards ace Adam Wainright.  Lester would look sharp out of the gate and […]

Red Sox World Series Roster

INFIELDERS  3B-SS Xander Bogaerts SS Stephen Drew 3B Will Middlebrooks 1B Mike Napoli 1B David Ortiz 2B Dustin Pedroia CATCHERS  David Ross, Jarrod Saltalamacchia OUTFIELDERS  CF Quintin Berry LF-1B Mike Carp CF Jacoby Ellsbury LF Jonny Gomes LF-RF-1B Daniel Nava RF-CF Shane Victorino PITCHERS  LHP Craig Breslow RHP Clay Buchholz RHP Ryan Dempster LHP Felix […]