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Are David Ortiz’s Contract Complaints Valid?

How can David Ortiz possibly feel humiliated with a one-year contract worth over $14 million? He does realize that he’s well over the wrong side of 30, doesn’t he? He is aware that he only plays half the game, right? Humiliated was the wrong word to choose. I wish someone would humiliate me like they […]

Is Jacoby Ellsbury the New Manny Ramirez?

Recently, Jacoby Ellsbury has gained a negative reputation because of his rib injury. Is Red Sox Nation being too harsh on him? Who is really responsible for shedding this negative light on the swift outfielder?

Red Sox Nation Buys Naming Rights to New Yankee Stadium

A consortium of celebrity Boston Red Sox fans today announced that they have purchased the naming rights to Yankee Stadium, and might change the name to A.H.O.L.E. Stadium. The group, led by Red Sox owner John Henry and celebrity fans such as Ben Affleck and Denis Leary, among others, made an anonymous bid of over […]

Deadspin: Your Source for Witless, Misdirected Rage

I just read this on Deadspin, which is generally excellent. It’s by Drew Magary, who is also generally excellent. What do you think are the odds that the article, exhibit number 85,782 in the case of Drew’s irrational hatred of all things Massachusetts, is a pointless screed about how we Red Sox fans are naive […]

Red Sox Open Road Trip in Baltimore

The Red Sox have an opportunity to put their struggles behind them or exacerbate them as they embark on an eight-game, nine-day road trip to divisional foes Baltimore, Tampa Bay, and New York. The Red Sox just completed a split with the A’s in a frustrating series that has seen even the bullpen, and closer […]

Who Will be the Next Red Sox Whipping Boy?

The Boston tradition of public ridicule and scapegoating goes back as far as the pillories and (hanging tree) on Boston Common, and has been a part of the local sports scene at least since the days when Colonel Dave Egan and the gutless Knights of the Keyboard tried to run Ted Williams out of town. […]

Red Sox to Wrap Up Road Trip With Last Place Orioles

The Red Sox head back up to the mid-Atlantic to finish up the current road trip against division rival Baltimore.  Recently, Camden Yards has been one of the Red Sox homes away from home with plenty of Red Sox jerseys and cheering in Camden Yards. The fans in metro-DC have not had much to cheer […]

Red Sox Retake East Lead With Another Sweep of Yanks

Every June game for the Red Sox so far has been against a team leading their division at the time: Tigers, Rangers, Yankees, and Phillies. The hometown team has represented themselves very well, going 9-3 (including 5-1 on the road) and winning three of the four series, including two sweeps. The Red Sox spend the […]

Ortiz Homers Again and Tries Stealing

Amid rumors that David Ortiz is older than he claims, is he trying to turn back the clock and record his first 40-40 season?  Maybe not.  He hit his second home run of the season, a 300-footer off the Pesky pole (the shortest Major League home run possible) and attempted his second stolen base of […]

David Or-Tease’s Nation With Home Run, But Slump Continues

David Ortiz finally hit one out!  It barely cleared the wall in center, but sometimes the right bounce is all a hitter needs to get going and break the slump.  However, Big Papi’s slump continues, perhaps unsurprisingly, as he has not been hitting the ball well and continues to strike out.  Ortiz’ home run helped the Red […]

Red Sox Start Season Slowly

The Red Sox opened this week with the team that ended their 2008 campaign in the Americal League Championship Series, the Rays, at home and then ventured out west for a series with the Angels.  The team dropped two of three in each series, averting what could be a disasterous start, but digging a bit […]

2009 Red Sox Preview: Outfield

The Red Sox 2009 Opening Day outfield will be very different than the one that opened 2008.  Jacoby Ellsbury will be the lone holdover from the group starting both openers.  Last year’s left fielder Manny Ramirez left at mid season amid the contract drama and Brandon Moss started the 2008 opener and was also a part of […]

Yankees Complete Holiday Shopping, Sign Teixeira

The Yankees stole Mark Teixeira right out from underneath the Red Sox, giving him $1.5 million more per year over the eight years than the Sox offered, $180 million against $168 million. This is the third time Teixeira has gotten away as the Red Sox originally drafted him, but could not come to terms and […]

Red Sox 2008 Infield Review

In my report card, I gave the Red Sox infield a B+, citing the key contributions of some as a big positive, but the injuries as a weight around the infield’s neck.  The unit was carried by Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, and Mike Lowell before his late season injury.  David Ortiz, hampered by the wrist injury […]

Red Sox 2008 Report Card

The Red Sox season is over, sooner than we all would like to have seen it end. It was an up and down season, with the Manny Ramirez saga captivating the Nation for a couple weeks in July. The Sox had key injuries to the likes of David Ortiz and Mike Lowell. They also had […]