// Jim Rice

Top 10 Most Annoying Sports Personalities of All Time

Many of us Bostonians understand our home teams in a way that many well known commentators and sports personalities ever could. Over the course of my time as a Boston sports fan, I have noticed many announcers/sports personalities that are completely off in their analysis. This could include why a team is struggling, their insights […]

Is Dwight Evans A Hall Of Famer? Yes.

One of the greatest moments in baseball history may have never happened if it wasn’t for Dwight Evans. It was the 11th inning of the six game of what would later be named one of the best World Series of all-time. With Ken Griffey on first and the season on the line, Cincinnati’s Joe Morgan hits […]

One More Inning Too Much To Ask For From Boston

Three more outs. Three runs ahead. No problem? Not for the 29 other teams, anyway. The Boston Red Sox were in that exact position Thursday, but gave up a four-run 9th inning to Toronto, blowing the game 6-5. Both teams jostled for positioning during the first two innings, until the Red Sox got their first […]

Philly Phlunks in Boston Yet Again

One night after a 12-2 trouncing of the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park, Boston defeated Philadelphia one more time, by the incredibly close score of 10-2. Big news was made before the game began when Daisuke Matsuzaka, freshly recovered from a food-poisoning-induced vomiting Wednesday, was scratched from his starts just moments before the game began. […]

Wagner Joins Red Sox, Big Papi Back to Hitting Walk-Offs

A weekly column taking a look at the sports stories that left us asking the question, “did that just happen?” In no particular order… Billy Wagner is traded to the Red Sox Despite all of the debate this was potentially going to cause, apparently the Red Sox management thought it was worth it to trade […]

Jim Rice Calls out Manny, A-Rod, and Jeter as Bad Influences, Later Retracts

Former Red Sox player and Hall of Famer, Jim Rice, currently finds himself amidst a self-created controversy for singling out Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez, and Derek Jeter as bad influences on America’s youth while at the Little League World Series this past weekend. Rice compared current MLB players to those of his generation, citing that […]

David Ortiz and PEDs, Matsuzaka Shifts the Blame

Here’s a weekly a column taking a look at the top five sports events this past week that left us all asking the question “Did that just happen?” In no particular order… David Ortiz named for using performance enhancing drugs The New York Times reported on Thursday morning that David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez were […]

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 […]

Rice a Deserved Hall of Famer?

Monday afternoon, and more than 20 years after his career ended, Jim Rice was finally elected to Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame. He became only the third player to ever be elected on his last try, joining Red Ruffing (1967) and Ralph Kiner (1975). He received barely enough to be elected, appearing on just […]

Jim Rice Elected to Hall of Fame

After 15 long years of waiting, former Red Sox left fielder Jim Rice was elected to the MLB Hall of Fame today. This was Rice’s last chance to be elected to the Hall by the Baseball Writers Association of America or he would have had to get in through the veteran’s committee, a much harder […]

The Future for Jim Rice

Today, Jim Rice didn’t make the Hall of Fame for the 14th time. As the HoF guidelines says, you only have 15 years to make a bid. Other players have been in this same position. Here are a couple names: Nellie Fox gained 74.6 percent of the vote in his final opportunity. Orlando Cepeda’s final […]

Jim Rice Misses Hall of Fame Again

Jim Rice hopefully will get in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009.(Courtesy of MLB.com) Red Sox outfielder and legend Jim Rice missed making the Hall of Fame in his 14th year of eligibility, meaning he has one more year of appearing on the HOF ballot. Rice got 72.2% of the vote (392 votes), which […]