“How the Red Sox Explain New England” is a very interesting account of the history of the Boston Red Sox. Rather than reading like a droll history novel, it is more of a collection of 13 different topics relating to the Red Sox, their players, their history and whatever other fun tidbits fans, athletes and [...]
Former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield has joined NESN as an in-studio Red Sox analyst. His first appearance will be on Saturday night’s pre-game show with Tom Caron and Jim Rice.
On a rainy Tuesday afternoon which featured the honoring of Tim Wakefield, the Red Sox swept away the Seattle Mariners in the short two-games series with a 5-0 win, led by a dominate rebound start from Josh Beckett. David Ortiz opened up the scoring in the third when he homered deep to right field off [...]
As I sat in my white plastic folding chair in the middle of the World Financial Center Plaza, eyes glued to the massive five story screen erected along the Hudson River in New York City, Knuckleball! seemed to unfold in slow motion over the course of two hours. Maybe it was because I was still [...]
I have always dreamed of being a major league baseball player, but in the last few years, as I’ve grown up from an adolescent benchwarmer on my high school baseball team to a still slightly immature but somewhat more realistic 23-year-old, my baseball idols have shifted. Instead of the Nomar Garciaparras and the Nolan Ryans, [...]
The Red Sox put it all together on Friday afternoon in their home opener with a strong 12-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. The Sox had contributions all around, most notably a great start from Josh Beckett who rebounded from an ugly performance last Saturday to lead Boston to a 12-2 win. Despite all [...]
After fifteen seasons, three All-Star appearances, and two World Series trophies with the Boston Red Sox, Jason Varitek will retire at the age of 39, Peter Abraham reports.
It’s official: Theo Epstein is only worth a mopup reliever who had a terrible, John Lackey-esque ERA in AAA. Apparently, the Wrong Chris Carpenter is Significant Compensation for a GM who delivered two World Series to a franchise that hadn’t won one for 86 years. So who will be the next Harvard basketball player to [...]
It’s tough to look at anything with proper perspective, especially in the now-now-now Twitter world. This is especially true in the case of Tim Wakefield. Looking at his raw numbers, we see this: a 45-year-old man retires after a mediocre 7-8 season with a 5.12 ERA. Good riddance. Next! Looking a little deeper, we see [...]
Longtime Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield’s playing days are now over. The 45-year-old knuckleballer retires with exactly 200 major league wins, 186 of those coming with the Red Sox (he’s six wins shy of tying Cy Young and Roger Clemens for the most wins with the Red Sox in franchise history). He played 17 seasons [...]
Week of 2/5 – 2/12/12 This was a week filled with curious and controversial decisions like Kevin Youkilis popping the question to Tom Brady’s sister, Rob Gronkowski partying like he’s on the Jersey Shore right after losing the Super Bowl, and Tom Brady’s wife publicly blaming the receivers for blowing the big game. What could go [...]
The Red Sox have openly invited both veterans Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek to spring training, but it remains to be seen if either is willing to play again or lean towards retirement. They are two of the limited number of players remaining from the legendary 2004 championship team, and may choose retirement because of [...]
The Boston Red Sox have been rumored to be after just about every starting pitcher for the past fifteen seasons. There will never be a winter where the Sox aren’t in the running, even if it’s hearsay, for a free agent. With a little less than three weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, we know [...]
Jason Varitek is gone. Now it’s Jarrod Saltalamacchia‘s turn. The Red Sox signed Saltalamacchia to a one-year, $2.5 million contract Sunday, the Boston Globe reported, avoiding arbitration and giving Saltalamacchia a $1.75 million bump over his 2011 salary.
Tim Wakefield‘s declaration at the end of September that he wanted to return to the Red Sox made perfect sense: if the team wanted him back, why not? The fans have always loved him; he needs just seven wins to break the team’s career wins record; and figuring out what to do next – every [...]