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Why Would Tim Wakefield Go to the National League?

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 […]

Wakefield & Matsuzaka: Trade Bait or Fifth Starters?

Red Sox spring training has not been very exciting in the traditional sense – few positional battles. Aside from Marco Scutaro and Jed Lowrie competing to be the everyday shortstop, which was uphill for Lowrie in any regard, and the search for a lefty reliever, the 25-man roster was essentially set at the beginning of […]

The Streak is Over: Brian McCann leads NL to First All-Star Game Victory Since 1996

The 81st Midsummer Classic took place Tuesday evening at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. At stake was home field advantage for the World Series. Coming into this All-Star Game, the American League was unbeaten in 13 match-ups (including a tie in 2002), but the National League had the overall better record at 40-38 (2 ties).  Starting […]

Nothing New as AL Trumps NL in All-Star Game

The American League did it again, winning their twelfth All-Star game since 1996 in a record 2-hour, 31-minute game by a score of 4-3. Tim Lincecum started the game for the National League but found himself quickly in trouble as the AL squad was able to rack up two runs, one a result of an […]

Tim Lincecum Eats Ice Cream Tacos…What?

From Yahoo Sports, Tim Lincecum is guilty of using performance-enhancing ice cream: According to the Associated Press, the reigning Cy Young downed an “ice cream taco” on Tuesday before going out and throwing a masterful complete game in a 4-1 win over the A’s in Oakland. The effort marked the fourth time that Lincecum has […]