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2014 Topps Gypsy Queen Preview

For the past ten years, trading card companies like Topps have relied heavily on vintage style card sets to help keep collectors interested in the hobby. Sets that feature card designs that have ranged anywhere from the 1960s all the way back to the early 1900s. This week Topps continues their annual look into the […]

A Brief History of Stolen Bases and the Red Sox

The Red Sox have never been about stolen bases. It’s nothing new. We all know that the Sox have always been loaded with lineups consisting of lumbering sluggers. Many teams were built around hitters who could take advantage of the ballpark’s friendly dimensions. They were righties whose only goal was powering the ball to left […]

2013 Red Sox Depth Chart: Outfield – Jacoby Ellsbury, Shane Victorino, Jonny Gomes

The Red Sox outfield has the chance to be the heart of the 2013 Red Sox. Led by Jacoby Ellsbury, this group features newcomers Jonny Gomes and Shane Victorino, and possibly new acquisition Mike Carp. Jacoby Ellsbury Show me what you got, pretty boy.  Sure, we’ve all gotten drunk and screamed those very words at […]

Why the Red Sox Should Not Trade Their Catchers

Mike Napoli is a 31-year-old man with a degenerative hip condition. There is no chance that he is playing catcher in a Red Sox uniform. I don’t care what he does when he most likely leaves town at the end of the year, but as long as he’s wearing a red ‘B’ on his cap […]

Is Jose Iglesias the Next Starting Shortstop for the Red Sox?

The Red Sox seem to change shortstops on a yearly basis. Every year it’s a new face. Every year they find a guy who actually ends up being pretty good (Orlando Cabrera, Mike Aviles, Alex Gonzales) and every year they ship him out like nothing happened. Jose Iglesias could be the end of this revolving […]

The Future Looks Bright for Felix Doubront

Felix Doubront is going to have a great 2013. Actually, he needs to have a great 2013. All the Red Sox do. But, if he doesn’t, I can guarantee he won’t make it to the All-Star break in the starting rotation. He’ll be in the bullpen where many believe he’s best suited. I don’t want […]

Should the Red Sox Retire Wade Boggs’ Number?

One of the highest honors a player can achieve after retirement is having his number retired by his former team. Being inducted into Cooperstown will always be the apex of a career well played, but a retired number can be just as special. It’s a distinct honor to forever have your jersey number taken out […]

Are David Ortiz’s Contract Complaints Valid?

How can David Ortiz possibly feel humiliated with a one-year contract worth over $14 million? He does realize that he’s well over the wrong side of 30, doesn’t he? He is aware that he only plays half the game, right? Humiliated was the wrong word to choose. I wish someone would humiliate me like they […]

Is Dwight Evans A Hall Of Famer? Yes.

One of the greatest moments in baseball history may have never happened if it wasn’t for Dwight Evans. It was the 11th inning of the six game of what would later be named one of the best World Series of all-time. With Ken Griffey on first and the season on the line, Cincinnati’s Joe Morgan hits […]

Reviewing NESN’s Jenny Dell (So Far)

The 2012 season is about a month old and already two things are very clear: I miss last year’s bullpen and last year’s “sideline” reporter. Sorry folks, but Jenny Dell is not really doing it for me. I know, I know, the women reading this are calling me a superficial pig and the fellas reading this […]

Aceves, Melancon Blow Saves as Red Sox Suffer Stunning 13-12 Loss

After eleven innings and an Alex Avila home run, the Boston Red Sox are still winless, losing their third straight game of the young season by a final score of 13-12. Tigers Some Tough Kitties The only good thing, the only bright spot in all of this is that The Red Sox won’t see the Tigers again for […]

Manny Ramirez’s Return: Orioles or A’s… Why Bother?

Do you ever get the feeling like there’s no one on earth who loves you? That feeling that you’re completely alone in the world, completely abandoned by people who once cared so much for you? I bet that Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles fans feel that way all the time. These two franchises had so much to look forward […]

No Edwin Jackson? No Roy Oswalt? No Problem.

The Boston Red Sox have been rumored to be after just about every starting pitcher for the past fifteen seasons. There will never be a winter where the Sox aren’t in the running, even if it’s hearsay, for a free agent. With a little less than three weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, we know […]

So Long, J.D. Drew! Good Riddance

After what seemed like 25 years in a Red Sox uniform, J.D Drew will not be in the Red Sox line-up next season. No, he didn’t hurt himself not caring about anything. His five-year paid vacation is finally up. He had teased retirement ever since he signed that five-year deal and now that it’s time […]

What Should the Red Sox do About Josh Beckett?

It seems many fans have found their scapegoat for 2011′s collapse in starter Josh Beckett. Yes, it’s true he was the ring leader in the whole fried chicken and beer “issue,” but that doesn’t mean we need to run him out-of-town. Before I use numbers to state my case, can we please stop with this […]