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Picture of Unruly ClubHouse Mars Tito’s Memory & Could Have Led to September Swoon – Fenway Park 10/17/11

What really happened and what really brought about the Red Sox September swoon in which they blew a 9-game lead over the Tampa Bay Rays to fail to make the post-season for the 2nd year in a row?  These are 2 questions for which we’ll probably never really  know the truth. The Boston Globe addressed [...]

Jacoby Ellsbury Wins Comeback Player of the Year Award – Will He Add MVP Trophy Too?! – Fenway Park 10/14/11

Given all the Francons/Epstein/Management issues the last few weeks, I thought I would focus on a “positive” today.  Jacoby Ellsbury won the AL comeback player of the year award yesterday and there is a lot to be thankful for with the improved play of Ellsbury. Ellsbury racked up a whopping 660 at-bats in 158 game [...]

Theo Epstein To Proceed Deliberately with Selection of New Manager – Fenway Park 10/3/11

Theo Epstein will take his time during the new manager selection process – just as he did when he hired Terry Francona 8 years ago before the start of the 2003 MLB season.  Epstein had this to say about the process – “As for the process and timetable, we haven’t even begun to tackle that.  [...]

Is Theo Next? Most Likely Not – Fenway Park 10/1/11

After the Red Sox/Terry Francona parting, rumors spread all over baseball that GM Theo Epstein might be next.  While Epstein is under contract for 2012, would the Cubs – who recently fired GM Jim Hendry – try to swoop in and make an offer Epstein couldn’t refuse.  Just as Theo helped the Red Sox break [...]

It’s Official – Red Sox & Manager Terry Francona To Part Ways – Fenway Park 9/30/11

It’s Official — the Red Sox and Manager Terry Francona have decided to part ways after 8 years and 2 World Series titles.  Francona met with owner John Henry, team president Larry Lucchino, chairman Tom Werner and General Manager Theo Epstein earlier today.  And while Epstein initially made a statement that all sides involved needed [...]

Red Sox Collapse Complete – O’s Top Sox 4-3 on Walk-Off Hit – Fenway Park 9/28

The Red Sox completed the worst collapse in baseball history with their 4-3 loss to the O’s on Wednesday night.  Leading 3-2 heading into the 9th inning, Jonathan Papelbon could not seal the deal as he gave up the game-tying double and then the go-ahead single with 2 out in the 9th inning.  But it [...]

Sox Lose Rain-Shortened Game 5-1 to Padres, Drop Series Too – Fenway Park 6/23/11

It was an all-around gloomy day for the Sox as they dropped a 5-1 contest to the Padres in a rain-shortened 8-inning affair at Fenway.  After enduring 3 different rain delays, the umpires finally decided to call the game.  John Lackey was downright bad – 4 walks, 4 hits, 5 ER in only 3 1/3 [...]

Red Sox Looking for “Ace” Josh Beckett to Get Club’s First 2011 Win – Fenway Park 4/5/11

After a frustrating opening series sweep at the hands of the Rangers, the Red Sox look to Josh Beckett to get the club back on track against the Indians in Cleveland tonight.  Beckett is coming off one of his worst seasons as a pro and because of that, Manager Terry Francona “demoted” him to the [...]

Francona Sets Starting Rotation – Jon Lester the “Ace” – Fenway Park Fort Myers FL 3/18/11

Manager Terry Francona has set his starting rotation, going with Jon Lester to open up the 2011 MLB season for the Red Sox against the Rangers in Texas. Lester will be followed by John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, Josh Beckett and Daisuke Matsuzaka.  The biggest surprise is the drop of Beckett all the way to the [...]

Manager Terry Francona Mum on Opening Day Starter — Fenway Park 2/23/11

Manager Terry Francona is staying mum on his opening day starter.  Some teams have a clear-cut #1 – like CC Sabathia for the New York Yankees, so it’s not really a big deal to officially name the opening day starter.  Other managers opted to go ahead and name their starter before a spring training game [...]