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Why the Red Sox Have Beaten the Yankees

I’d prefer to title this “How the Yankees have had bad timing against Boston.” Yes, it’s well documented that the Yankees have lost all eight meetings so far against the Red Sox. But, I think we need a further examination as to why the Red Sox have won all eight games to see if we […]

How to Fix the World Baseball Classic

Now that the World Baseball Classic’s second tournament is finished, we can reflect on what has worked about it and changes that should be made to improve it. I have noted my issues with it in the past, but thanks to four days in Florida at an uncle’s place with nothing to do at night, […]

TGIF: 2009 Closer Rankings

Oh the noble closer. The anchor to any bullpen, this man puts the weight on his shoulders in the ninth inning and makes it his duty to secure a victory for his team. Depending on what format your league is, the closer could be a valuable commodity on draft day or just a filler in […]

How the Red Sox Handled Manny Ramirez

There never ceases to be drama around Manny Ramirez. The newest revelation is that after Manny refused to play two games, the Boston Red Sox had drafted up and submitted an official letter of intent to suspend Ramirez. We already knew of the displeasure that had been in the organization because Manny refused to play […]

How to Fix the Yankees 2009 Roster

The Yankees have quite a bit of holes to fill this offseason. Simply put their hitting last year was abysmal (partially due to injuries, but also some guys aging) and their starting pitching had so many injuries that they relied much too much on Sidney Ponson. Their fielding has sunk to a really poor level […]

Fantasy Wrap-Up: Week 21 (8-18 – 8-24)

Nelson Cruz Called Up to Play for Rangers Rangers’ OF Nelson Cruz was called up to the majors and will play almost everyday for the rest of the season. In Triple-A, he was absolutely destroying everything he saw with a .342 avg, 37 HR, and 99 RBI. In 96 games last year he hit very […]

Not Another Pink Hat 7-16

Yesterday, the New York Daily News printed an article with the back page headline “Papelbum” because Red Sox closer, Papelbon, said that he should close the All-Star game instead of Yankees player, Mariano Rivera. The tabloid quoted him saying, “If I was managing the team, I would close. I’m not managing the team, so it […]

All-Star Update: Yankees Fans Attack Papelbon

BREAKING NEWS: With one stroke of the bat, Red Sox RF J.D. Drew knocked in a 2-run shot off Cincinatti Reds SP Edinson Volquez to tie the All-Star Game at 2-2 in the 7th inning. We’ll keep you posted. Update: Sox Closer Jonathan Papelbon came in the 8th inning to a slew of boos and […]

Fantasy Wrap-Up: Week 12 (6-16 – 6-22)

With the All-Star break on the horizon, it is time to step back and really look at your team. I mean c’mon people, the season is almost half done. Right now, you need to look through all of your stats and determine what areas need improvement and what trades you have to make. You shouldn’t […]

To Start, or Not to Start, That is the Joba Question

As a Yankees fan, one of the biggest debates amongst most talking heads in New York has been whether or not Mr. Chamberlain’s future should be in the bullpen or be in the rotation. And certainly, this is an issue that Boston Red Sox fans should be interested in what the end result is as […]

Red Sox clinch AL East title

Red Sox fans can now finally celebrate. The Red Sox have clinched the American League Eastern Division championship for the first time since 1995. Earlier in the night, the Sox defeated the Twins, 5-2, with Daisuke Matsuzaka getting the win and Jonathan Papelbon earning the save. With the win, the Magic Number shrunk to just […]