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Video: Yankee Fan Multitasks – Talks on Cellphone, Catches Ball with Face

You know how we always wish that the omnipresent jackass on his cellphone at baseball games would get hit in his face while he carried on his undoubtedly unimportant conversation? Well…wish granted, courtesy of Seattle’s Rob Johnson, who delivered a well placed ground rule double to one lucky Yankees fan’s domepiece. Of course,  the always […]

The Lowell Question Remains Unanswered

Another day passed, another trade rumor thrown out the window and the question Theo Epstein has been facing for nearly a month remains. What do the Red Sox do with Mike Lowell? Lowell, an elite third baseman for the majority of his career, has found himself to be the odd man out in this year’s […]

Ken Griffey Jr. Retires After 22 Seasons

One of the greatest players in major league history, Ken Griffey Jr., retired on Wednesday, ending a Hall of Fame 22-year career with the team he started it with, the Seattle Mariners. He also played with the Reds and White Sox. Griffey retires with the fifth highest home run total (630) in baseball history, behind […]

MLB Predictions 2010: Lowell Won’t Be Traded, Mets Will Win NL East

This will hopefully be a weekly list of rants and meaningless predictions that have no validity whatsoever. It’s just designed to be a fun look into the possibility of what may come in the world of Major League Baseball. Enjoy it and feel free to add your own Nostradamus insight each week. FACT #1: The […]

Red Sox Trade Casey Kotchman to Mariners

With news that the Red Sox have signed free agent third baseman Adrian Beltre (who is considered the best defensive third baseman in baseball…and perhaps the best defensive player overall), first baseman Casey Kotchman became expendable. According to WEEI’s Alex Speier, the Sox have reportedly traded Casey Kotchman to the Mariners for “a minor-league player […]

Three Off-Season MLB Moves That Affect the Red Sox

Plenty of action has already taken place during the off-season. The Red Sox have made their share of moves (John Lackey) and also made intentions known (Adrian Gonzalez). This could force other players out to get rid of the surplus (Clay Buccholz). But, it’s not just the Red Sox that have been moving and shaking. […]

Halladay Traded to Phillies in 3-Team Deal

When the Hot Stove is burning, it’s really an inferno. In the same day John Lackey signed a five-year contract with the Red Sox (pending a physical), the Blue Jays have traded Sox nemesis Roy Halladay (a nemesis because he’s so good, not hated) out of the American League and to the Philadelphia Phillies, who […]

Mariners Trade Washburn to Detroit, Yankees Denied Starting Pitcher

Espn.com reports that the Seattle Mariners have traded starting pitcher Jarrod Washburn to the Detroit Tigers for two minor leaguers. The New York Yankees were talking to the Mariners as recently as yesterday about a deal for the Mariners lefty. The Yankees will now have to look elsewhere if they want to upgrade their rotation […]

Wakefield’s All-Star Nod Highlights Past Week

Welcome to the first installment of The Starting Nine. This column will take a look back at the past week for the Red Sox, and I will make nine comments, opinions, observation, etc. that stuck out to me throughout the week. This past week saw the Sox finish up inter-league play with Atlanta, a three […]

Sox Bullpen Falters Again Vs. Mariners

Jason Varitek provided the only runs at Fenway Park on Independence Day against the Mariners, hitting a two-run home run in the second off Garret Olson. Tek’s HR would be just one of the four hits Olson allowed. The Mariners lefty went 6 1/3 innings, striking out five and walking four. With the game tied […]

Mariners Squeak By Red Sox Again

All across New England on Saturday, families were flipping burgers, grilling hot dogs, and preparing to watch the fireworks in person or on television later that night. They were first treated to a Red Sox game, hoping for some fireworks on the baseball diamond. All they got was a pitiful offensive effort in a 3-2 […]

Hernandez, Mariners Open Final Homestand Before All-Star Break

The Red Sox continue to be hot and are holding off the surging Yankees in the division race.  The Red Sox have won seven series in a row, though the last five were against teams considered to not be contenders and have Seattle, Oakland, and Kansas City, and their combined .455 winning percentage, at home to end […]

Green’s Error Blows Game Against M’s

The Red Sox and Mariners were locked in a tight 2-2 game in the ninth inning Sunday night. Ramon Ramirez was on the hill, backed by a spotless 4-0 record in a great start to his Red Sox career. With two outs, No. 9 hitter Ronny Cedeno was at the plate, and it appeared the […]

Home Runs Power Sox over Mariners

With David Ortiz sitting out for the second straight game while he “rests,” the Red Sox needed some pop from other parts of the lineup (though Ortiz has provided none so far, anyway). They found it in a likely source: Jason Bay, who finished 1-4 with a two-run HR in the second inning. In the […]

David Ortiz Benched, Sox Lose to Mariners

David Ortiz has now been benched, at least for a couple days. But, who could blame Terry Francona? Papi was coming off a horrible game that has punctuated his season, going 0-7 with three strikeouts and 12 men left on base Thursday night against the Angels. He sat Friday night and watched his teammates play […]