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Major League Baseball’s Instant Replay Problem

In 2008, Major League Baseball began to review difficult home run plays, allowing umpires to come together and discuss the potential need to check a video replay to get a correct call. While that same rule still applies today, the 2014 season will likely welcome new uses of instant replay for base running, plays at […]

Red Sox seek future shortstop in Iglesias, Bogaerts

The Boston Red Sox have endured years of uncertainty at the shortstop position since the departure of longtime great and fan favorite, Nomar Garciaparra. Most players at the position signed by former general manager Theo Epstein experienced “short stops” in Boston, but the time may have come for the organization to take advantage of an […]

Bruins Take 2-1 Series Lead as Rask Silences Blackhawks

The Boston Bruins defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday night, giving them a 2-1 lead in the best of seven series, which will remain in Boston for Game 4 on Wednesday. Coming off of two thrillers in Chicago, which included a combined four overtime periods, the […]

Walks Sting Lester as Rays Thump Red Sox

Jon Lester turned in his shortest and worst start of the season as the Boston Red Sox fell to the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 on a night where the Sox southpaw ace tied a career-high by allowing seven walks. The Rays homered three times against Lester, as Desmond Jennings, Evan Longoria and Matt Joyce all […]

Doubront Suffers Tough Loss as Quintana Quiets Red Sox Offense

Felix Doubront pitched just about as well as anyone could reasonably expect–but the White Sox still managed to outlast the Red Sox as Chicago prevailed with a 3-1 win. The Red Sox were without a hit against Chicago starter Jose Quintana until David Ortiz lofted a single to center field, followed by two more singles […]

Middlebrooks Delivers in 9th as Sox Rally in Dramatic Fashion

The Boston Red Sox were down to their last strike against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night, trailing 3-1 with Will Middlebrooks at the plate in the top of the ninth with the bases loaded against Rodney. The third baseman delivered for Boston, drilling a bases-clearing double into the left-center gap, giving the Red […]

Drew’s Grand Slam Leads Red Sox to Blowout Win Over Rays

The Boston Red Sox had been struggling mightily over the last few games with runners in scoring position, but on Wednesday night the team broke the trend in a big way against the Tampa Bay Rays, as they snapped a three-game losing streak with a 9-2 win. In the third inning, Boston broke through against […]

Moore Too Much for Red Sox as Offense Keep Scuffling

The Boston Red Sox continued their slide in the American League East on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field as they fell to the Tampa Bay Rays by a final score of 5-3. After an early lead on a mammoth home run by David Ortiz, the team surrendered five runs to the Rays in the fourth […]

Buchholz, Red Sox Breeze by Astros as Ortiz Hits First HR

On paper, the match up between the American League Cy Young award frontrunner in Clay Buchholz and far from perfect Philip Humber looked like a potential Boston blowout. And at least on this Thursday night at Fenway Park, the reality was close to those expectations. The Boston Red Sox improved to an impressive 15-7 mark […]

Red Sox Correct to Send Jose Iglesias to Triple-A

Last week, the Red Sox made the inevitable decision that most fans disapproved of. The team sent 23-year-old Jose Iglesias back down to the minor leagues in order to activate shortstop Stephen Drew from the 7-day disabled list as the veteran returns from a concussion. In six games with the Red Sox, Iglesias had shown off […]

Nava’s 7th Inning HR lifts Red Sox in Home Opener

Celebration swept across New England on Monday afternoon as the Boston Red Sox kicked off their home schedule with an exciting 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles, their ninth consecutive win on Opening Day at Fenway Park. The team was coming to Fenway strong off of a 4-2 road trip within the division, winning series […]

Happ-less Sox Shut Down, Lackey Injured

Everything seemed to be going according to the plan general manager Ben Cherington had in mind through the first four games of the season for the Boston Red Sox. The team was hitting, pitching, and playing good defense. On Saturday, the team experienced the type of loss that forced Red Sox Nation to put the […]

Red Sox Batter Yankees on Opening Day

No one knows what to expect this year in the American League East. Even the best of analysts have admitted the division is a true crapshoot, where any of the five great teams could finish in any of the five spots in the standings. This small hint of optimism that everything could work out for […]

How Many Games Will the 2013 Red Sox Win?

It’s never easy to try and predict how many games any team will win, especially in baseball, and especially entering a year where the Boston Red Sox find themselves in one of the strongest divisions — on paper, that is. It’s unclear as to how things will really play out, especially with all the players who […]

Is David Ortiz the Achilles’ Heel for the Red Sox?

When the Boston Red Sox signed slugger David Ortiz to a two-year deal for $26 million, a gentle quiver traveled across Red Sox Nation. Of course, the return of the lone familiar face from the 2004 World Series championship team is a good thing–Ortiz is the most dangerous offensive threat the Sox have these days. […]