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To Boo or Not to Boo? Ellsbury Returns to Boston with Yankees

To boo, or not to boo? That is the question Boston Red Sox fans are presented with as Jacoby Ellsbury makes his return to Fenway Park adorned in the pinstripes of the New York Yankees. On the one hand, he’s a Yankee. On the other, he helped bring two World Series trophies to Boston in […]

Yankees vs. Red Sox: Round 2 in Boston

Overview The New York Yankees comes to Boston tonight to start the second act of the perennial drama that is the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry. In their first meeting the Sox dropped three out of four games in New York. The Yankees have since found themselves at the top of the AL East with an 11-8 […]

Red Sox vs Yankees Preview

Red Sox vs Yankees Preview The Boston Red Sox (4-5) and the New York Yankees (4-5), commonly referred to as the greatest rivalry in baseball, will meet tonight in New York for the first time in the 2014 season. The Red Sox are coming off a big comeback win against the Texas Rangers and the […]

Photo: Ellsbury Called “Trader” by Red Sox Fan in Houston

It’s unclear why this Red Sox fan felt the Houston Astros home opener was the appropriate venue to air her grievances with Jacoby Ellsbury’s change of allegiances over the offseason. But apparently she felt the need to tout “Elsbury’s” new side hustle working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: Yes, she also […]

Yankees Captain Derek Jeter to Retire After 2014 Season

That sound you hear? That’s the sound of 29 teams other than the New York Yankees groaning after learning they’re going to have to come up with another parting gift to give to another Yankee legend and first-ballot Hall of Famer. One year after greatest-closer-of-all-time Mariano Rivera completed his farewell tour of Major League Baseball, […]

Circling Back to Stephen Drew

In my first ever post for Sports of Boston I wrote about how the Red Sox should bring back Stephen Drew on a two-year deal. Three months later and not much has changed on Drew’s front. His agent Scott Boras is still waiting for a market to materialize and the Red Sox hold all the […]

Assessing Masahiro Tanaka’s Potential Impact

The 7 year $155 million dollar contract that Masahiro Tanaka signed with the Yankees should not be a surprise. Brian Cashman can say that the Yankees want to limit their spending, but in the end the Steinbrenner’s desire to win (and win now) leads to large and often absurd contracts. With the $20 million dollar posting fee […]

Yankees Land Masahiro Tanaka for $155 Million

After reportedly whittling his decision down to five teams, including the Boston Red Sox, Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka has decided to sign with the New York Yankees, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. The deal is for a reported seven years and a whopping $155 million, and includes an opt-out clause after the fourth year. The […]

A-Rod Suspension Set at 162 Games

After a long an arduous process A-Rod’s appeal of his suspension has finally been settled. Originally at 211-game ban, the suspension has been reduced to 162 games including the playoffs. It remains to be seen whether Rodriguez’s camp will take legal action to reduce the suspension ever further or even do away with it completely. […]

Derek Lowe Announces His Retirement

Long-time major league pitcher Derek Lowe has retired from the game after 17 seasons. Said Lowe, “I’m officially no longer going to play the game…But I was able to play 17 years on some pretty cool teams and win a World Series. So, everyone’s got to stop playing at some point, and this is my […]

Boston Marathon Bombings: Support Pours in from Around Sports World

In the wake of the bombings that left three dead on Patriots’ Day, a day inextricably linked with Boston sports since the first running of the Marathon in 1897, tributes poured in from leagues, teams and athletes around the nation and worldwide. Monday was also Jackie Robinson Day, when Major League Baseball celebrates the legacy of the […]

Ciriaco Plays Hero Again as Red Sox Edge Yankees in 10 Innings

The Red Sox edged out a victory in 10 innings against the Yankees Sunday night, winning by a score of 3-2. The rubber match of the three-game weekend series in New York was highlighted by the pitching staffs of both teams. There was very little offense to speak of as Felix Doubront and Hiroki Kuroda […]

Ciriaco Triple Helps Red Sox Hold Off Yankees for 8-6 Victory

The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 8-6 in Game 2 of the weekend series in New York. Jon Lester was the starting pitcher and recorded a no decision. Lester had a much better outing this game than his recent starts, going six innings strong, allowing four earned runs on four hits with two walks and […]

Yankees Put Away Red Sox With Ease in Series Opener

The Yankees beat the Red Sox 10-3 on Friday night in Yankee Stadium. Aaron Cook who has been a bright spot in the Red Sox rotation, looked lost as the Yankees scored six earned runs against him in just four innings pitched. It looked as if things were going to go the Sox way as […]

Why the 2012 Red Sox Should Throw in the Towel

The last place Boston Red Sox, now 6.5 games out of first place in the American League East, have reached a breaking point. The team, since last September, has won 38 games and lost 52 (14 games under .500). In other words, they are a bad baseball team. With the Yankees surging, the Orioles playing […]