// Manny Ramirez

Extending Francona: If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

Sports Illustrated writer Jon Heyman tweeted Tuesday that the Red Sox “intend” to pick up manager Terry Francona’s two-year, $9 million extension, meaning that Francona will be with the ball club through 2013. Already the second-longest-tenured manager in Red Sox history, Francona and general manager Theo Epstein also tie Chicago White Sox GM Kenny Williams […]

Et Tu Manny? Ramirez and Damon Both Sign With Rays

SI.com is reporting that the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to contracts with f0rmer Red Sox Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon. According to Sports Illustrated, the deals are pending physicals and are one-year deals. Damon’s deal would be worth $5.25 million, plus a potential $750,000 in bonus money based on attendance, while Ramirez will be […]

Red Sox Eliminated From 2010 Playoffs; Lose to White Sox in 9th

Ever take a test in high school or college and know you totally bombed it? You sat down, looked at the exam, blanked on more than half of the answers, and just filled in bubble “C” all the way down, hoping to strike gold and pass the test? Well, that’s how the last couple weeks […]

Overextended Papelbon Blows Game for Fizzling Red Sox

Jonathan Papelbon entered the game in the eighth inning with the Red Sox clinging to a 4-3 lead and pinch hitter Manny Ramirez at the plate.  Everyone in the ballpark and watching on TV were hoping for a strikeout. Instead, he hit Manny, which was probably the second most desirable result. Papelbon worked the Red […]

“Hurricane” Earl Delays Manny’s Return

As powerful Hurricane Earl headed right toward New England, hurricane warnings were issued for much of Massachusetts. The Red Sox, rightfully so, postponed Friday’s Red Sox-White Sox affair at Fenway Park, creating a doubleheader for Saturday. Then, a combination of wind shear from the jet stream, colder Atlantic Ocean waters, and an oncoming cold front […]

The Couch Potato Report: Tiger is Near, Lock Up Your Daughters!

The unofficial end of summer is upon us, as the Labor Day weekend ushers in our last long weekend of good weather. Well, if you don’t count this cute little hurricane that’ll paying us a visit. A lot of great things happen in the sports world in September. Major League Baseball’s pennant races heat up. […]

It’s Official: Manny Belongs to Chicago

After the Chicago White Sox were awarded a waiver claim on Manny Ramirez, the Dodgers will simply hand him and his $4.3 million obligation to Chicago Monday, according to baseball sources. Ramirez was reportedly looking for a contract extension in exchange for waiving his no trade clause, but withdrew that demand when he was benched […]

Manny Ramirez To White Sox?

After being placed on waivers by the Dodgers, the White Sox have successfully placed a claim on the slugger. The teams now have until Tuesday (the playoff-eligible deadline for new teams) to work out a trade or to simply hand Ramirez and his $4 million+ remaining salary to Chicago. Ramirez does have a no-trade clause, […]

Beckett, Red Sox Drop Second Straight in the Bronx

So much for that thunderous roar back into the standings. While a sweep would have been the nail in the proverbial coffin for your 2010 Boston Red Sox, the best that this team can hope for at this point is a split of the series. Doesn’t it taste just as bitter? As Josh Beckett and the […]

The Couch Potato Report: Sox, Softball, and Snooki

During the 2008 Presidential election, we heard both Barack Obama and John McCain use the rhetorical expression “you can’t put lipstick on a pig” multiple times as their respective campaigns waged on towards election day. One of my friends from across the pond has a different way of saying the same thing… “you can’t polish […]

Manny’s Fireworks Not Enough in Game 2

Manny was Manny again at Fenway Saturday. The same chorus of cheers and boos greeted him, he played DH, and he lost, 5-4 on a walk-off single. But more on that later. After six straight outs, Manny led off the 2nd inning with a single, then stole 2nd base when James Loney struck out. Victor […]

Manny Ramirez Set to Return to Fenway Park

No one really knows what to expect from Red Sox fans this Friday night. With the Red Sox hosting a three-game interleague series against the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend, every fan in Red Sox nation is trying to decide how to react when they see Manny Ramirez in Fenway Park again. We’ll probably see […]

The Couch Potato Report: Manny, Monkeys, and More Vuvuzelas!

We’re down in the dumps. We’re beaten. We’re depressed. Bostonians over the last five weeks have had to suffer through not one, but two epic defeats, after Thursday night’s disappointing loss by the Celtics out at Staples Center in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, at the hands of bitter rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers. […]

Does a Sox-Less All-Star Starting Lineup Mark the Fall of Red Sox Nation?

In case any of you Sox fans have noticed, and judging by the votes, you haven’t, the 2010 MLB All Star game is fast approaching. But for anyone expecting to see a Red Sox player jog out of the dugout in Anaheim for the start of this year’s Midsummer Classic, be prepare to be anywhere […]

Hey Lowell, Why the Long Face?

Over the past week or so, it’s been made abundantly clear that Mike Lowell is no longer happy in Boston.  It’s sad, but who can blame him?  Lowell has been fighting injury and giving his all to the Red Sox since 2006, and his efforts have not gone unnoticed.  There’s a reason Red Sox Nation […]