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Wagner Joins Red Sox, Big Papi Back to Hitting Walk-Offs

A weekly column taking a look at the sports stories that left us asking the question, “did that just happen?” In no particular order… Billy Wagner is traded to the Red Sox Despite all of the debate this was potentially going to cause, apparently the Red Sox management thought it was worth it to trade […]

Ellsbury “Steals” Franchise Record as Sox Win 6-3

The Red Sox managed to eke out a win against the White Sox Tuesday night despite a few strange errors, finally ending the game with a safe score of 6-3. The Sox took the lead in the first inning and Jacoby Ellsbury racked up his 55th stolen base of the season, breaking the 1973 club […]

Beckett No Match for Sabathia, Sox Lose 8-4

The Yankees out-homered the Red Sox Sunday night in an 8-4 loss, bumping Boston down to 7.5 games behind the first-place Yanks. In a pitching match-up between CC Sabathia and Josh Beckett, Beckett was just unable to match Sabathia’s strong outing. Beckett gave up a career-high five home runs, including one by Derek Jeter on […]

The Boys are Back: Brett Favre, Tom Brady, Michael Vick

A weekly column taking a look at the sports stories that left us asking the question, “did that just happen?” In no particular order… Brett Favre pulls another “just kidding” and is back from retirement Surprise. Since he’s only done this two other times (note: sarcasm), I think this latest move didn’t actually shock anyone, […]

Red Sox Rally in Ninth for Huge Comeback Win

It came down to the wire – two outs in the top of the ninth – when the Red Sox busted out, coming from behind and scoring a total of six times in the inning for the 8-4 win. The game started out as a pitcher’s duel between Jon Lester and Kevin Millwood, although the […]

Youkilis Suspended, Remy Makes Return to Fenway

An all-Red Sox edition this week, in no particular order… David Ortiz opens up about his name being on the 2003 steroids list After making everyone wait to hear what his story would be on the situation, David Ortiz finally spoke out in a press conference, admitting that he was “careless” about buying over-the-counter vitamins […]

Victor Martinez Joins the Sox, Jerry Remy Cancer-Free

Here’s a weekly a column taking a look at the top five sports events this past week that left us all asking the question “Did that just happen?” In no particular order… Red Sox trade for Victor Martinez, get rid of Adam LaRoche Almost as soon as the Red Sox acquired first basemen Adam LaRoche, […]

Sox Can’t Catch Up, Lose Second Straight Against Rays

The Red Sox continue to have their struggles against the Tampa Bay Rays, as they dropped their second straight game Wednesday night, 6-4. It started out well, at least – Jason Bay, on returning to the lineup after missing two games due to a pulled hamstring, smacked his 21st homer of the season. But the […]

With Victor Martinez, What Happens Next?

With the addition of Victor Martinez to the Red Sox, the team now has plenty of options. Martinez has the capability to be a complete utility man for the Sox: he can play first base, he can catch, and he can be the DH – he’s already proven he can hit. In only his second […]

Buchholz Stumbles but Sox Crush Orioles in 18-10 Win

The Red Sox dominated the Orioles Sunday afternoon in a 23-hit game that ended 18-10 in favor of the Sox. Clay Buchholz started for the Sox but didn’t last long in the game and almost blew a 7-0 lead. Buchholz gave up seven runs in four innings and was replaced by Manny Delcarmen in the […]

David Ortiz and PEDs, Matsuzaka Shifts the Blame

Here’s a weekly a column taking a look at the top five sports events this past week that left us all asking the question “Did that just happen?” In no particular order… David Ortiz named for using performance enhancing drugs The New York Times reported on Thursday morning that David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez were […]

Red Sox Give Up Lead in AL East, Sign Adam LaRoche

Here’s a weekly a column taking a look at the top five sports events this past week that left us all asking the question “Did that just happen?” In no particular order… Tim Wakefield placed on 15-day DL Biggest surprise of the week? It was to me – I certainly didn’t see this coming. But […]

Brady’s Back, Pedro Martinez signs with Phillies

Here’s a weekly a column taking a look at the top five sports events this past week that left us all asking the question “Did that just happen?” In no particular order… Tim Wakefield doesn’t play in the All-Star game …and neither does Beckett. Regardless of Joe Maddon’s intentions for their roles as pitchers, it […]

Nothing New as AL Trumps NL in All-Star Game

The American League did it again, winning their twelfth All-Star game since 1996 in a record 2-hour, 31-minute game by a score of 4-3. Tim Lincecum started the game for the National League but found himself quickly in trouble as the AL squad was able to rack up two runs, one a result of an […]

Wakefield Makes a Rookie Appearance, Ortiz Can Finally Hit?

Introducing a weekly a column taking a look at the top five sports events this past week that left us all asking the question “Did that just happen?” In no particular order… Celtics Sign Rasheed Wallace Surprise! Well, maybe not, but the Celtics have assured the rest of the NBA that they are able and […]