On the outside, Jace Andrews of Montgomery, Texas, appears no different from any other 12-year old boy. He likes to play sports, including baseball, and hopes to someday work at either Fenway Park or ESPN. The ambitious son of John and Julie Andrews has battled adversity since the beginning of his life, which includes a nine-hour open heart procedure just days after birth.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted Jace’s wish to see Fenway Park, with tour guide Dustin Pedroia leading the way. Jace idolizes the Red Sox second baseman, who inspires Jace because of the Pedroia’s ability to make it to the major leagues, despite his size. Continue reading Dustin Pedroia grants wish of 12-year old boy »
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The Red Sox won 14-1 Monday night, which by itself is worthy of a CNN breaking news alert. David Ortiz launched two home runs, passing Yaz on the all-time home run list… and even Stephen Drew hit a home run.
But, perhaps nothing was more amazing than Brock Holt’s amazing catch while playing in a position that’s foreign to him: right field. Continue reading Video: Brock Holt Makes Unreal Catch in Red Sox 14-1 Win Over Blue Jays »
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Jon Lester is the ace of the Boston Red Sox, but for how much longer will he hold that title?
Lester is set to become a free agent following the 2014 season, in which he will have the ability to sign with any team that offers him a contract, which means that his time in the Red Sox organization could be coming to an end. The 30-year-old pitcher was drafted by Boston in the second round of the 2002 amateur draft, and has been at the heart of their two most recent World Series championships.
Lester has also conquered his fair share of demons off of the diamond. During the 2006 season, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His recovery was inspirational as he returned to the major leagues as soon as the 2007 season. On the other end of the spectrum, Lester was at the center of the chicken-and-beer fiasco a few years ago when the clubhouse fell apart. The native of Tacoma, Washington has known no other baseball home than Boston, making this impending free agency crucial for his legacy as one of the greatest Red Sox pitchers of all-time. Continue reading Red Sox Face Dilemma with Jon Lester »
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Red Sox beat writer Nick Cafardo wrote an article yesterday for the Boston Globe saying that Cole Hamels might be a viable trade option for the Boston Red Sox and would make “perfect sense” for the Sox to pursue him.
Blasphemy. Blasphemy, I say.
Hamels, the hard throwing southpaw from San Diego, has had a successful 9-year career so far and has been a quiet ace all season long, despite his 3-5 record on a terrible Phillies team. He led his team to a World Series championship in 2008 and won the World Series MVP award. This is a very good pitcher with a long track record of success and he’s got an affordable contract.
That said, the Sox would be foolish to make a trade for him. Continue reading Red Sox Interested in Cole Hamels: Would This be a Mistake? »
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A Nike Jordan Brand commercial, featuring Derek Jeter and a star-studded cast of his fans paying their respects for 20 years in a New York Yankees uniform, will run during today’s All-Star Game.
The commercial, which will air before Jeter’s at bat, is for Nike’s Jordan brand. Mike Jordan, Billy Crystal, Rudy Guliani, Jay-Z, Phil Jackson, Tiger Woods, among other athletes and celebrities all take their turn tipping their cap in “Re2pect” to Number 2.
Continue reading Nike Jordan Brand Commercial Pays Re2pect to Derek Jeter (Video) »
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The All-Star Break is here, and it’s still a chaotic time. The whole NL has gotten a whole lot closer. The AL West has the two best and two worst teams in baseball (including a tie between Arizona and Houston). Four divisions are led by no more than 1.5 games. Those teams looking for an edge in the playoff race have more incentive than ever to pull off a trade with a team in a selling mood. It’s an exciting time in the season, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, July 14: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 15 »
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