Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s weekly recap of all things Spring Training for your Boston Red Sox. Without further ado, let’s get right to it: Red Sox versus Rays and Cardinals Monday was another case of the split-squad blues for your Boston Red Sox. Half the squad took on the Tampa Bay Rays, while [...]
Welcome back to your weekly review of all things Red Sox. This week featured another full slate of games for the Boston Red Sox, so without further ado, let’s get to it. Boston vs. Baltimore Boston’s week began Monday against the Baltimore Orioles. It was a rough day for Tim Wakefield, who allowed nine hits [...]
Welcome to Sports of Boston’s brand new weekly review of the Boston Red Sox Spring Training. Each Sunday we’ll recap the previous week’s games, making sure you get all of the important details of each game. We’ll recap top hitters and top pitching performances from each and every game. So without further ado, here we [...]
After sweeping both Northeastern and BC, the Boston Red Sox faced off against their first major league foe of spring training, the Minnesota Twins. Josh Beckett took the mound for this game, giving an early sign as to who might be at the top of the Red Sox starting rotation. The Red Sox got a [...]
There can be only one! So said Christopher Lambert playing Connor MacLeod in the 1986 cult classic “Highlander,” and so say I playing the role of Red Sox 25-man roster prognosticator. And by “one,” naturally I mean “two,” as it appears there are only two spots up for grabs in Fort Myers this year. You’ll [...]
Fort Myers, Florida is perfect this time of year. The temperature averages in the 70s and there is a breeze at all times. When in this area, you are close to Fort Myers Beach, or Sanibel Island, some of the nicest beaches in the country. It doesn’t have the tourist congestion Orlando or Miami has, [...]
Having heard that Spring Training is a great way to watch baseball, I decided this year to catch some games myself and see what the experience was all about. Luckily, my uncle lives in Florida, so I was able to stay there. I was able to catch two games: Tigers vs. Yankees in Tampa, and Rays vs. [...]
Alex Rodriguez told the assembled media outside the Yankees Spring Training complex Tuesday that he used an over-the-counter substance (named “boli”) from the Domican Republic that was supposed to be an “energy-booster.” A-Rod said that his cousin injected him with the substance twice a month during six-month cycles for a three-year period from 2001-2003.
Alex Rodriguez, with his Yankees teammates by his side, will follow in the footsteps of Jason Giambi and Andy Pettitte before him. Tuesday, A-Rod will face the New York media for the first time since admitting to using performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-2003. “When I see him tomorrow, I’m going to give him a big hug [...]
J.D. Drew is already injured, so don’t count on him playing a full season this year. Drew is still battling back soreness from his herniated disk last season. Drew said that an MRI taken after the 2008 playoffs revelead no serious damage, and he could play right now if the team needed him.
The Boston Red Sox will keep their spring training home in the Fort Myers area for 30 more years after signing an agreement on Saturday with Lee County, Fla. They were rumored to be heading elsewhere for spring training as early as next year. Sarasota topped their list of other destinations, but that deal fell [...]
The Boston Red Sox won’t be moving to Sarasota for spring training. The city and county said Tuesday that they have ended negotiations with the club and are giving up the effort to get the team to move its spring home from Fort Myers to Sarasota. This is relatively surprising, as the Sox seemed destined [...]