// Carlton Fisk

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 […]

Carlton Fisk Arrested on Suspicion of Drunk Driving, Given DUI

Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk, a former Red Sox star, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Monday night at around 7:20 p.m. Police said Carlton Fisk was found fast asleep behind the steering wheel of his Ford 150 in the middle of a corn field in Illinois. Officers said he had […]

Kelly Shoppach, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and the Unexpected Catching Controversy

When “Oh Captain My Captain” Jason Varitek retired from professional baseball and the Boston Red Sox during spring training, I felt a sense of relief followed by a twinge of nostalgia. While I would no longer have to reintroduce my fist to my face with every Tek tapper to the second baseman, the reins were […]

What to Do With Jason Varitek

To the surprise of Red Sox Nation and likely the front office, Hall of Fame, and Carlton Fisk biographer Ray Buck (author of Carlton Fisk: The catcher Who Changed “Sox”) Red Sox bullpen coach Gary Tuck made some suprising comments: “I think Jason Varitek can catch as long as he wants to catch…I think he can […]

Red Sox to Retire Jim Rice’s Number

With a Hall of Fame induction coming this Sunday, Jim Rice will soon be embedded in Red Sox history by having his number retired. Rice’s No. 14 will be the seventh Red Sox number retired and eighth overall, following the league-wide retiring of Jackie Robinson’s No. 42. His number will be placed on the Fenway […]

Bruce, Dunn Lead Reds Past Sox

There’s a lot of fanfare around the fact that the Red Sox haven’t visited Cincinnati since 1975 when the upstart Red Sox met up with the Big Red Machine in the World Series. The Red Sox did win a game there, leading to the Game 6 dramatics when Carlton Fisk willed his HR fair. You […]