Former Sox Closer Reardon Arrested on Charges of Armed Robbery

Former Boston Red Sox xloser Jeff Reardon was arrested Monday in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on charges he robbed a local jewelry store. Reardon, 50, allegedly entered Hamilton Jewelers at the Gardens Mall just before noontime and handed an employee a note that said he had a gun and the store was being robbed. Reardon is then alleged to have fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police…

October 20, 2012
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Epstein, Red Sox Havent Signed Deal

The Globe’s Dan Shaughnessey is reporting that Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein is working without a signed contract. Theo returned to the Red Sox on January 19th, but has yet to sign his new deal: ‘’We have a verbal agreement. We (just) haven’t gotten around to formalizing it. We trust each other and we have an understanding. I don’t have a problem with it, John (Henry) doesn’t have a…

October 20, 2012
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Another Chapter In “The Fiercest Rivalry In Sports”

Sports Illustrated has dubbed the Red Sox – Yankees rivalry, ‘the greatest rivalry in sports’… an opinion shared by many pundits across the United States—although you might get an argument domestically from Duke – UNC basketball fans or internationally from Real Madrid – FC Barcelona ‘footballers’. Even as provincial as we are here in the northeast, the intensity of the Red Sox and Yankees rivalry is legendary and transcends the…

October 20, 2012
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Bard Catching On In San Diego

Josh Bard was once one of the top prospects in the Cleveland Indians farm system (according to Baseball America); but, after struggling in his major league call-ups (.238, 13 HR in 495 career ABs), the luster on his star had long-sinced dulled when he was traded to Boston this past winter in the Coco Crisp / Andy Marte deal. He was brought to Boston to be Tim Wakefield’s catcher… and…

October 20, 2012
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Crisp Deal On Again?

According to Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Paul Hoynes, the proposed Indians – Red Sox trade that would send Coco Crisp, David Riske and Josh Bard to Boston for Andy Marte, Guillermo Mota and Kelly Shoppach is once again gaining momentum. Rumors have it that the trade will now contain contigencies with respect to Mota’s health (if Mota spends a certain amount of time on the DL in 2006 then the Red…

October 20, 2012
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All-Star Game Final Vote: Stumping For Liriano and Garciaparra

Don’t forget to vote for the last player to be selected on each of the AL and NL All-Star rosters. Baseball fans can vote on-line or via text message for one of five players from both the AL and NL. The player with the most votes from the fans makes the team… it’s that simple. You can vote from now until Thursday evening (6PM). SOX1FAN encourages Red Sox fans to…

October 20, 2012
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2004 World Series Ball Headed To Cooperstown

The Boston Red Sox and Doug Mientkiewicz have agreed to send the ball from the final out of the 2004 World Series to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. After the final out of Game 4 of the series, Mientkiewicz held onto the ball, gave it to his wife, and then secured it in a safe deposit box. He claimed ownership… joking that it was his “retirement fund”. Conversely,…

October 20, 2012
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Angels 7th Inning Spells Doom For Sox, Lester Loses First

By the time Sweet Caroline was playing over the loud speakers at Fenway Park, the Red Sox were down to their last six outs and the normally raucous Fenway crowd had thinned noticeably. Those who remained hoped for another late-inning rally by the resilient home team, but on this night there would be no ninth inning walk-off from Big Papi. Rookie southpaw Jon Lester (5-1) had a rough night at…

October 20, 2012
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Baseball America’s Top Prospect Suspended

Delmon Young is the top prospect in all of minor league baseball. He is the younger brother of Detroit Tigers outfielder Dmitri Young… and at twenty years old his entire career lays before him. The former first overall pick in the amateur draft (2003) is a five-tool player who has Tampa Bay fans drooling as they await his arrival. But for now, the only tools he is going to be…

October 20, 2012
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Five More Minor Leaguers Suspended For Drug Use

For the second time in a week, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball has issued suspensions to minor league ballplayers for drug use… this time, Bud Selig’s office issued five suspensions (on top of the four minor league pitchers who were issued suspensions last Wednesday). Arizona Diamondbacks minor-leaguer Angel Rocha was suspended for 100 games as a two-time loser under the MLB policy… the toughest penalty levied by baseball…

October 20, 2012
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