// Japan

An Early World Cup Run Down

The World Cup isn’t even a week old, but now is a perfect time to see how the world’s biggest sports event has been going. There have been some surprises, and some expected results. From the defending world champions in action, to the much-hyped U.S. vs. England, to the host nation South Africa kicking things […]

Red Sox Target Japanese Lefty Hisanori Takahashi

The Red Sox may be interested in signing Japanese lefthander Hisanori Takahashi, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. MLBTradeRumors.com reports that the Giants and Dodgers are in the lead for his services, but the Red Sox still may hold interest. Four teams (Giants, Dodgers, Red Sox, and Padres) have reportedly offered Takahashi a minor-league deal. The […]

Sox Settle for Split in Japan

Jon Lester allowed a colossal 3-run HR to Emil Brown which broke the game wide open, giving the A’s a 4-0 lead and an eventual 5-1 win. Manny Ramirez provided all the offense for the Sox with his 491st career HR, and his 5th RBI so far this season, to bring the Sox within 3. […]

Sox Open Season with 6-5 Win Over Oakland

Read the in-game live blog Hideki Okajima pitched a scoreless ninth inning and earned the win as the Sox bats woke up in extra innings. In the 10th, Manny Ramirez doubled home David Ortiz and Julio Lugo after Big Papi was intentionally walked before him. Papelbon was shaky in the bottom of that inning, allowing […]

Red Sox-A’s Live in Japan

Sox-A’s: Starting Lineups LIVE In-game coverage below… 1. Dustin Pedroia, 2B 2. Kevin Youkilis, 1B 3. David Ortiz, DH 4. Manny Ramirez, LF 5. Mike Lowell, 3B 6. Brandon Moss, RF 7. Jason Varitek, C 8. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF 9. Julio Lugo, SS 1. Travis Buck, RF 2. Mark Ellis, 2B 3. Daric Barton, 1B […]

Sox Now 2-0 in Exhibition Play in Japan

The Red Sox showed why they’re the WORLD Series Champions, by every meaning of the phrase. The Sox have impressed thus far in Japan, beating the Hanshin Tigers and Yomuri Giants in exhibition play. In the first game against the Tigers, the Red Sox won 6-5. David Ortiz and J.D. Drew had home runs as […]

Red Sox Protest Underscores Baseball Labor Issues

Yesterday’s mandate by the Red Sox was historic to younger baseball fans, but to those who have followed the game for at least 40 years, it probably seemed like business as usual. To anyone who has very closely followed how Bud Selig has run MLB’s front office, it was the old used car salesman making […]

Red Sox Nearly Boycott Japan; Situation Fixed

There was nearly a hiccup in the plan for the Red Sox to jettison to Japan after their final spring training game against the Blue Jays. Early this morning the Sox players voted unanimously to boycott the game against the Jays and the trip to Japan if their coaches and trainers were not given compensation […]

Sox to Advertise on Uniforms in Japan

Sox CEO Larry Lucchino is posing here with a Red Sox jersey embedded with the EMC ad.(Courtesy of Boston Herald) The Red Sox will take advantage of another opportunity to make a little more money when the team travels to Japan at the beginning of the regular season. They have stuck a deal with EMC […]

Red Sox 2008 Season Starts in Japan?

Tokyo Dome(Courtesy of TGnoom, flickr.com) Yahoo reports that the Red Sox may begin their 2008 season in a series against Oakland in Tokyo Dome. This game would be a first for both teams opening their seasons in Japan. The Athletics also seem quite open to the idea. Athletics player representative Huston Street said the club […]