// Josh Hamilton

Video: Texas Rangers Fan Dies Catching Foul Ball

Update: The Texas Rangers have set up a fund for firefighter Shannon Stone, the man who tragically fell to his death at the stadium. If you would like to contribute to the fund, click here to donate. A minimum $10 donation is required. I welcome you all donate whatever you can. —- A fan fell […]

Fantasy News Flash: Josh Hamilton Out for Two Months

Reigning A.L. MVP Josh Hamilton will miss the next eight weeks after suffering a broken shoulder in Tuesday afternoon’s loss to Detroit. In what is being called a controversial play, Hamilton was sent to home plate from 3rd base by his third base coach during a shallow pop up near home plate. Hamilton slid head […]

Lester Cools Down Rangers’ Bats as Red Sox Win 3-1

It seemed all too familiar heading into the ninth inning on Saturday night. The starter pitches a gem, leaving the bullpen to deliver the last three outs. What seems like an easy task, at least for most major league teams, has become Terry Francona’s White Whale. For the past two nights, the Red Sox looked […]

Bullpen Impressive, but Sox Unable to Overcome 6-Run Rangers First Inning

The Boston Red Sox began the second half of their season Thursday night against the first-place Texas Rangers at Fenway Park, sending knuckleballer Tim Wakefield to the hill. Wakefield had struggled of late, going 1-3 in has last four decisions and sporting an ERA over 5.00 (5.22 coming into the game). The Rangers countered with […]

Does a HR Derby Victory for Ortiz Mean a Cursed Second Half?

Tuesday morning was good to me. I woke up with David Ortiz as the home run champion (or Jose Ortiz if you’re Bobby Valentine) and George Steinbrenner dead. Apparently God had been getting my letters about my deep seeded desire to witness a Red Sox player be named the best at batting practice and see […]

Youkilis Doubles in 12th, Sox Win 8-7

The Red Sox managed to avoid another loss in wild fashion against the Rangers on Wednesday night, with more unlikely heroes emerging to send Texas to its sixth straight defeat in an 8-7 win in 12 innings. Josh Beckett was far from magnificent, allowing seven runs on seven hits and five walks over seven innings […]

2009 Fantasy Baseball Season Wrap-Up

Aaaaaaannnnnnnnnnd that does it! The baseball season has officially come to an end. This of course means that fantasy baseball has officially closed in the year 2009. If we all want a taste of this game again, we will have to wait a few months until the 2010 draft preparations begin. Congratulations to all of […]

TGIF: 2009 OF Rankings

Aaaahhhh finally, a position with some depth. It can be argued that you should address your shallower positions (2B, 3B, SS) in the first rounds and wait on the outfielders. This is actually a great way to draft. With more power than any other place on the diamond, the outfield has the luxury of hefty […]

TGIF: First Half Awards

The stars are shining bright here at the Sports of Boston First Half Fantasy Baseball Awards. In fact the award show just may take home the award for longest award show name. Wow, I don’t know who to thank. The first half had it all. Ups, downs, lefts, rights, you name it baby. This award […]

Fantasy Wrap-Up: Week 15 (7-7 – 7-13)

[View League Standings and Recent Transactions] The All-Star break is finally here. Monday night’s home run derby was highlighted by the feel good story of the year in Texas OF Josh Hamilton. Hamilton’s 28 long balls in one round is a brand new record. I just hope that he has not zapped his power supply […]

Josh Hamilton Home Run Derby Video

Writing about Josh Hamilton‘s 28-HR, first-round performance in the 2008 MLB Home Run Derby would do him a disservice. So, in respect for Hamilton, here is video footage of his final four record-breaking home runs. Bobby Abreu had the previous record with 24 first-round home runs.

Baseball: Pick-Ups and Drop-Offs

A short segment on fantasy baseball players to look for, either during your draft or in the current free agent pool. Depending on your own league settings, you might want to look deeper into the stats and see what secret sexy baseball Casanova you can find. Don’t get too charmed by speed: a guy who […]