// Derek Jeter

Why Watch the Red Sox? This is the End!

So maybe this occasion doesn’t call for a parade down the Charles, but it certainly is a cause for celebration. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been searching for reasons to keep watching the Red Sox, if only to feel like a better fan and to justify to myself (and my girlfriend) why I […]

Why Watch the Red Sox? Mooooookieeeee and the Rooooookieeeeees (and Some Guy Named Jeter)

And then there were two. This afternoon, the Boston Red Sox play their second to last game of the atrocity that is the 2014 season, though you’d be excused for confusing them with the Pawtucket Red Sox. Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Mike Napoli, and Shane Victorino are all out for the season, leaving a collection […]

Derek Jeter with Walk-Off in Final Game at Yankee Stadium

Don’t hold your breath, Red Sox fans. Something’s telling me you might not be seeing much of Derek Jeter on the field at Fenway Park in the final three games of the season and his career. On Thursday night, in his final game at Yankee Stadium after a 20-year career as a New York Yankee, Jeter […]

Why Watch the Red Sox? For the Magic Number 1

Thank the baseball gods that there are now less than four games left in this abomination of a Red Sox season. All are against teams officially eliminated from the MLB postseason – the rubber game against the Tampa Bay Rays, then three against Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees – meaning the Red Sox can’t even play […]

Video: Red Sox Turn 2-6-3-4-5-3 Double Play (But Still Lose to Yankees)

I’m hard pressed to think of another Red Sox-Yankees series in September that had less meaning, but then again I’m only 25, so what do I know? What I do know is that this Red Sox season is hopelessly lost, and now it’s all about enjoying the little things in life/baseball. So even though the […]

Nike Jordan Brand Commercial Pays Re2pect to Derek Jeter (Video)

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 […]

Ranking the AL East: Shortstop

These past couple weeks we have analyzing and ranking the AL East position by position. In most posts, including last week’s which focused on third base, our rankings have been fairly similar. This week however, the shortstop rankings are wide open with no two lists looking the same. Who got it right or is the […]

Yankees Captain Derek Jeter to Retire After 2014 Season

That sound you hear? That’s the sound of 29 teams other than the New York Yankees groaning after learning they’re going to have to come up with another parting gift to give to another Yankee legend and first-ballot Hall of Famer. One year after greatest-closer-of-all-time Mariano Rivera completed his farewell tour of Major League Baseball, […]

Yankees Sign C McCann to Five-Year, $85M Deal

Move over, Chris Stewart. Adios, Austin Romine. Better PEDs luck next time, Francisco Cervelli. Brian McCann is the new catcher for the New York Yankees. According to the Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham, McCann has signed a five-year contract worth $85 million with the Yankees. The deal also contains a vesting option for a sixth year […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ellsbury, Red Sox Walk-Off with 4-3 Win Over Yankees

On his 29th birthday, Jacoby Ellsbury drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning off reliever Dave Robertson for a 4-3 walk-off win over the New York Yankees. His fourth hit of the game helped the Red Sox play the role of playoff spoilers, and dropped the Yankees into a tie for […]

Ichiro Homers Twice Off Beckett, Red Sox Fall to Yankees

The New York Yankees might be heavily reliant on a long ball driven offense, but when they receive starting pitching like they did on Sunday night from Hiroki Kuroda against the Red Sox, the combination goes a long way towards success. The Red Sox were unable to figure out Kuroda, with two solo shots from […]

Bronx Bombers Blast 5 HR, Red Sox Fall in New York

Franklin Morales is having an exceptional season for the Boston Red Sox, becoming a starter out of nowhere. Unfortunately the New York Yankees remain kryptonite against the former reliever, blasting solo home runs off of Morales on Friday night in a 6-4 Red Sox loss. This year Morales has allowed eight home runs to the […]

Ciriaco Plays Hero Again as Red Sox Edge Yankees in 10 Innings

The Red Sox edged out a victory in 10 innings against the Yankees Sunday night, winning by a score of 3-2. The rubber match of the three-game weekend series in New York was highlighted by the pitching staffs of both teams. There was very little offense to speak of as Felix Doubront and Hiroki Kuroda […]