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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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:
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 […]
I found this while pokin’ around Google images and thought I would share this with all of you.
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.
Bud Selig and Donald Fagen? Donald Fagen and Ray Charles?! Ray Charles and Bud Selig?!!(OK, maybe this one is a stretch.)
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, […]
Dave Morehead spent 6 mediocre seasons with the Red Sox before being shipped off to Kansas City for 2 more of the same. His only claim to fame was in a game on September 16, 1965 at Fenway Park in which, if not for 1 pitch, he might have had a perfect game. He walked […]
Scott Lauber wrote a piece that appears in Sunday’s Boston Herald recapping Theo’s moves in a 25 day span. In comparing the left-handed heaviness of the batting line-up to the right-handed domination of the bullpen, Lauber drew an interesting comparison: “If the lineup leans more to the left than Keith Olbermann, the pitching staff is […]
What a long, strange trip it’s been… Monday, August 9, 2010 was Jerry Garcia Night at AT&T Park when the Chicago Cubs played the San Francisco Giants. Jerry was born and raised in San Francisco, and was one of the founding members of The Grateful Dead. The National Anthem was sung by founding members Phil […]
Nick Cafardo in today’s Boston.com: “I feel 100 percent right now,’’ said the 6-foot-4-inch, 275-pounder, who used to be summoned to the mound by White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen by Guillen spreading his hands apart, indicating, “Bring in the wide guy.’’
One of Boston’s favorites sons, Manny Delcarmen of West Roxbury, is still giving back to his home town despite being traded from the Red Sox to the CO Rox last summer. Manny was a key part of the 2007 World Series winning Red Sox team when he pitched 44 innings, allowing only 28 hits and 10 earned […]