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Video: Dobson Debuts with Can’t-Miss TD Catch from Garoppolo

Who says preseason games are meaningless? Sure, the only snap that Tom Brady played in the New England Patriots’ final preseason game was as the holder on an extra point attempt, and typical starters Rob Gronkowski, Jerod Mayo, Dont’a Hightower, and Sebastian Vollmer, among others, didn’t even dress for Thursday night’s “game.” Nonetheless, last night’s game was […]

Video: Napoli Beaned, Homers into Fifth Deck in 7-Run 11th Inning for Red Sox

Tuesday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays started off reasonably well for Mike Napoli, with a first inning single that allowed him to eventually score on a double by Will Middlebrooks. Then the game took a turn for the worse for the Red Sox first baseman, as he struck out swinging in the third, then was […]

Video: Celtics Smart (Aleck) Pranks Fellow Rookies for SportsNation Scavenger Hunt

First, Marcus Smart was highly touted for his play as a member of the USA Select Team, younger players chosen to play against the candidates for the USA National Team in this summer’s FIBA World Championship. The Celtics rookie, one of just two first-year players picked to play against the best American NBA players, was […]

ESPN Broadcasting Red Sox-Yankees on Sunday Night Baseball from Green Monster

Even after the team shipped out a fifth of the 25-man roster, including its two best starting pitchers in Jon Lester and John Lackey, the Red Sox just keep coming up with reasons for fans to tune in after the trade deadline. First, it was the potential awkwardness of Stephen Drew and Chris Capuano switching dugouts to […]

Cespedes in RF, Batting Cleanup for Red Sox Debut at Fenway

After arriving late to yesterday’s game against the New York Yankees, newly acquired Yoenis Cespedes will make his debut for the Boston Red Sox today. He is in right field batting cleanup behind David Ortiz. Cespedes, of course, was acquired from the Oakland Athletics at the trade deadline for Jon Lester, who will coincidentally be making […]

Awkward Turtle: Former Red Sox Capuano and Drew to Take Field at Fenway…as Yankees

In April, Chris Capuano looked like he would be a key part of the Boston Red Sox bullpen, a vaunted lefty reliever who had given up zero runs in 11 appearances. Two months later, the Red Sox re-signed Stephen Drew, solidifying the left side of the infield to make a push for the playoffs. Today, both […]

Former Celtic Paul Pierce Signs With…the Wizards?

If Celtics fans weren’t used to seeing Paul Pierce in a Nets jersey last season, this year isn’t going to get any easier. In the latest domino to fall since LeBron James decided to return to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers, the former Celtic Pierce has decided to join the Washington Wizards, according to an ESPN report. […]

Uehara Named All-Star After Yankees’ Tanaka Goes to DL

Sure, the Boston Red Sox may be in last place in the American League East, 9.5 games out of wild card contention, and only 2.5 games ahead of the lowly Houston Astros (you know, the franchise all but actively trying to lose games). But damn it all, they’ll still have two representatives at the 2014 All-Star […]

Video: Jerry Remy Loses Tooth on Red Sox Broadcast

For those of you Boston fans depressed by the fact that the Red Sox are on the verge of being swept by the lowly Chicago Cubs — led by former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein, no less — here is the moment of levity that you’ve been looking for. Jerry Remy lost one of his teeth […]

Buchholz Activated from DL, Capuano Designated for Assignment

After making two rehab starts in Pawtucket, Clay Buchholz has been activated from the 15-day disabled list to make his first start in almost a month against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday night. He’ll be looking to salvage the finale after the Red Sox dropped the first two games of the series by scores of 12-3 […]

First Round Pick Dominique Easley Officially Signs with Patriots

Are you ready for some football? Apparently first round pick Dominique Easley is, as the New England Patriots officially announced his signing on Monday. He was the final unsigned rookie draft pick of the Patriots. Easley, who was the 29th overall pick out of Florida, reportedly signed a four-year contract worth $7.3 million, including a $3.63 […]

Did Red Sox DFA Sizemore Just to Avoid $500K in Bonuses?

Attempting to make a comeback after injuries forced a two-year hiatus from professional baseball, Grady Sizemore was the feel-good story of spring training for the Boston Red Sox. Three months later, that good will is long gone. The Red Sox designated Sizemore for assignment on Tuesday after the former All-Star managed to hit just .216/.288/.324 in  52 games, striking out […]

Video: Brock Holt Saves the Day (Again) with Web Gem

Is there anything Brock Holt can’t do? Seriously, this is starting to border on the ridiculous. It’s crazy enough that he leads the Boston Red Sox with a .338 batting average after notching another multi-hit game (2-for-4) and scoring both runs in Tuesday night’s 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins. But now he’s making highlight […]

Video: Jackie Bradley Jr. Makes Catch Against Monster, Doubles Runner Off First

Jackie Bradley Jr. is batting .203 with a .290 on base percentage for the 2014 season. His slugging percentage is a paltry .292, and in case you’re wondering, no, it’s not good when your OBP and your SLG are equivalent (unless your name is Barry Bonds, maybe). In the past seven days, Bradley has (somehow) […]

MLB Suspends Red Sox SP Workman Six Games, Doesn’t Punish Rays’ Price

In the now ritualized skirmishes between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays, Rays starting pitcher David Price plunked David Ortiz in the first inning in a pretty blatant retaliation for last postseason, then hit Mike Carp three innings later. Red Sox starter Brandon Workman responded in kind by throwing behind the head of Evan Longoria […]