// Terry Francona

Red Sox on Wrong End of Walk-off

If nothing else, this season has been full of drama for the Red Sox. This time, it was another trough rather than a crest, and the Rays walked off with a win 3-2 in 10 innings. The Sox took the lead in the 4th when Adrian Beltre hit a sac fly following a single from […]

Felix Doubront Gets the Call…to the Bullpen

The Major League Baseball trade deadline came and went for the Red Sox, absent of any wave-making news. There was no Manny Ramirez to ship out of town or Eric Gagne headed in, this year, Boston brass felt fine standing pat. Relief pitching often comes at a premium mid-summer, and rather than invite new faces, […]

Red Sox Throw Away Rubber Match But Get It Back

The “Seinfeld” spirit is alive and well with Detroit, who handed the Red Sox a 4-3 victory after Boston handed back a 3-0 lead. The biggest enemy of both sides, at least early on, was the Sun, which led to Marco Scutaro singling on a pop-up to short, then stealing 2nd. Even with J.D. Drew […]

Red Sox Harpooned By Mariners

Yet again, Boston had a chance to ride decent pitching to a win, but they completely screwed it up again, giving way to the Mariners 4-2. The Mariners rank 27th out of 30 of all major league teams, and are one of four not above .400, and don’t have Cliff Lee, but still, the Red […]

Beckett is Back as Sox Win 2-1

The Red Sox were able to hold off the Seattle Mariners Friday night 2-1, but the focal point was the pitcher who didn’t even factor into the decision. Sure, Josh Beckett was back last night, but Red Sox fans couldn’t help but wonder which version of their two-faced ace would actually show up. In his […]

Michael Bowden: The Reliever

When Michael Bowden was asked to move into a relief role just a few weeks ago after spending his entire career as a starter, he embraced it as an opportunity to impact the major league club. Though he had been performing well as a starter prior to his move to the bullpen, it appears Felix […]

Boston Red Sox – Team of Broken Dreams (And Ribs, And Feet)

We all know the situation; the Red Sox are taking on injuries like the Titanic took on water. It’s not a pretty sight. They’re now three games behind the Rays for the Wild-card, and five behind the Yankees for the division. They went 4-6 in their last 10 games before the All Star break, while […]

Walking Wounded Sox Pull Out Win in San Francisco

It’s safe to say they needed this win. It’s been a tough interleague road trip out west for the Boston Red Sox, and they headed into Saturday’s game with the 2008 A.L. MVP Dustin Pedroia shelved for what seems to be indefinitely with a fractured left foot. Pedroia suffered the injury when he fouled a […]

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 […]

Boston on Wrong End of Home Run Derby Against Oakland

If I came back in time and told you Boston scored eight runs Thursday, you probably would think they crushed the Athletics because of their supreme pitching staff. What supreme pitching staff? Hardly anything went right for the Red Sox, and when they tried to claw their way back into it, they always, ALWAYS, screwed […]

Tom Thibodeau To Go?

The NBA coaching carousel never stops spinning and the current darling of the circuit is Boston Celtics assistant coach and defensive wunderkind Tom Thibodeau, who has drawn interest from the New Orleans Hornets, Chicago Bulls, and New Jersey Nets. In light of the Celtics recent defensive lapses against the Orlando Magic, and with ESPN reporting […]

Yankees’ Protest Denied

Major League Baseball denied the New York Yankees protest of the game Tuesday night in which the Red Sox emerged victorious. The protest occurred as a result of pitching coach John Farrell taking Josh Beckett out mid-inning due to injury and not following the proper procedure in the eyes of Yankee manager Joe Girardi. A […]

Wake-Up Call Win For The Sox

If the Red Sox want to get a fresh lease on the season, they’d do well to seize the spirit of Sunday’s 9-3 win over Yankees and start printing shirts with a new mantra: Win Ugly. While it certainly won’t be played on ESPNClassic anytime soon, the Sox staved off a sweep behind a steady […]

Red Sox Fall to Orioles in Matsuzaka’s Return

2010 was supposed to be a fresh start for Daisuke Matsuzaka after his injury plagued 2009 season, but his debut was not the outing Sox fans had been hoping for. While Matsuzaka would allow just one hit over the first four innings, things fell apart in the fifth and Daisuke ended up in a familiar […]

No-Nonsense Rays Pummel No-Offense Red Sox

Before the season, Boston concentrated on bolstering their pitching and defense, but did not think about how useless all that is without bats. It showed Sunday, as Boston was held to two walks and five runs, as they lost to the Rays, 7-1. The still winless Jon Lester took the loss, giving up all seven […]