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Why Watch the Red Sox? David Ortiz Poised to Top the Record Books

10 games and counting. That is all that is left in this abomination of a season for the Boston Red Sox. This is my #100happydays submission — that 2014 is kindly petering out and I can start looking forward to next season. But unfortunately, there are still games left and I can’t distract myself with […]

Book Review: How the Red Sox Explain New England

“How the Red Sox Explain New England” is a very interesting account of the history of the Boston Red Sox. Rather than reading like a droll history novel, it is more of a collection of 13 different topics relating to the Red Sox, their players, their history and whatever other fun tidbits fans, athletes and […]

Reaction to Dan Shaughnessy’s “It’s hard to get excited about these Red Sox”

Heading into the 2013 season, the Red Sox are determined to turn things around and get back on top of a competitive American League East division. Going in with a fresh start, I’m curious of what will be different this season than last season. Will clubhouse issues still exist? Will the starting pitching improve? Did […]

What should the Red Sox do with Alfredo Aceves?

When Red Sox hired John Farrell, the first thought was forgetting the Bobby Valentine drama and the 2012 season and focusing on getting back on track for the 2013 season. Farrell is a perfect choice to manage the Red Sox, an organization hoping to move on from past troubles. But for those thinking that firing […]

Red Sox Should Thank MLB Player’s Union for Nixing A-Rod Trade, PED Circus

On December 18, 2003, the trade that would have sent AL MVP Alex Rodriguez to the Boston Red Sox for Manny Ramirez went dead. The Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox passed the deadline set by MLB Commissioner Bud Selig to complete the blockbuster, ending negotiations and the prospect of Rodriguez in a Red Sox uniform. A […]

Alfredo Aceves Needs No Defined Role for Success with the 2013 Red Sox

Alfredo Aceves has the type of arm that can bounce back fast after pitching several innings in an appearance, but right now, the Red Sox rotation is full. Aceves, 30, now needs to fight for a spot in the crowded bullpen for that one or two long-relief spots. Sure, he can be a lights-out guy […]

Bobby Valentine to Host NBC Sports Radio Show

Former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine will continue to be heard from over the course of the 2013 baseball season–as a radio show host as part of NBC’s Sports Radio lineup. Beginning in April around the start of the baseball season, the talkative Valentine will be heard daily, with his view being presented regularly as […]

The Changing Landscape of the American League East

Buckle your seat belts, ladies and gentlemen. This is not in the AL East we’re used to any more. After a turbulent regular season, marked by the Baltimore Orioles making the playoffs and the Boston Red Sox finishing in last place, the offseason that followed has been equally hectic. A flurry of big-name acquisitions by […]

Robin Yount Goes “Dick Cheney” on Former Red Sox Third Base Coach Dale Sveum

Apparently Robin Yount, the former outstanding shortstop and center fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers, still holds a grudge against Dale Sveum for working for the NL Central rival Chicago Cubs. According to ESPN, the Hall of Famer pulled a “Dick Cheney” and accidentally shot Chicago Cubs manager (and former Brewers manager) Dale Sveum while the […]

What Should the Red Sox do with Alfredo Aceves?

It’s safe to say that the 2012 season for the Red Sox was a complete disaster, from the Bobby Valentine drama to the departures of several key players, including Kevin Youkilis, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett. Another notable headache was pitcher Alfredo Aceves. With Andrew Bailey on the disabled list to start the […]

Bobby Valentine Cowardly Accuses David Ortiz of Quitting

After a horrific season in which the Boston Red Sox started bad, continued to be bad and then finished the season… bad … Bobby Valentine had a chance to walk away with some slight measure of dignity. He could’ve simply taken his firing like a man, then gone back to his gig on TV, which […]

Terry Francona to be Named Cleveland Indians Manager

Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona has already made his way back to baseball after a year working for ESPN. Francona will be named manager of the Cleveland Indians on Monday. Francona was selected over Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr., who has been a managerial candidate the last couple years in Toronto (2010) and […]

Bobby Valentine To Be Fired After Season Ends

This is no surprise to anyone who has paid even a little bit of attention to the Red Sox during this troublesome season. A report surfaced today on WEEI’s website citing John Heyman as the source of the update. The article goes onto say that the firing will officially happen either Thursday or Friday. Valentine […]

Our Long (Red Sox) National Nightmare is Over

Back in the 1930s, a man named Frank Winter docked a pair of schooners in the small coastal town of Wiscasset, Maine. His intention was to use them to ship lumber and coal up and down the New England coast, but before the plan materialize, Winter died. The people of Wiscasset, being Mainers, weren’t about […]

Bobby Valentine Thinks He’ll Stay with Red Sox in 2013; Ben Cherington Disagrees

With the Red Sox season winding down, there’s pretty much only one thing on the mind of Boston fans: who’s going to manage the team in 2013? According to Bobby Valentine, he’s going to be back, and better than ever. In an article on WEEI by Alex Speier, Valentine is answers queries about his job […]