Buchholz Dazzling In Win Over New Hampshire

If you are a Red Sox fan and have not seen Clay Buchholz pitch, what are you waiting for? Call the Portland Sea Dogs ticket office later this morning and buy a ticket to the game at Hadlock Field on Saturday. Get a seat behind home plate… pay extra if you have to. You are in for a heckuva treat! I had the pleasure of sitting directly behind home plate…

October 20, 2012
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2007 ALCS: Sox Road To Championship Number Seven Will Go Through Cleveland, Not New York

  News Note: The Yankees Lose! Th-u-u-u-u-u Yankees lose! The Cleveland Indians scored four runs off NY starter Chien-Ming Wang in an inning-plus en route to beating the Yankees, 6-4, to advance to the ALCS against the Red Sox. Today’s NY Post front and back pages help to stoke the fires of speculation about the team’s future… As the playoffs began, I predicted the Red Sox (in four), Indians (in…

October 20, 2012
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Boras Says Matsuzaka Prepared To Return To Japan

Agent Scott Boras held a press conference at 9:00 PM EST (6:00 PM PST) this evening… sort of a ‘State of the Negotiations’ address from his offices in California. During the press soiree, Boras declared “if the parties’ positions remain the same, Daisuke will return to Japan’. Only Boras and Matsuzaka know if he is bluffing in order to get the Red Sox to open their wallets wider or if…

October 20, 2012
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ALCS Game 3 Preview: Dice-K vs Westbrook

This evening at Jacobs Field in Cleveland, OH, Daisuke Matsuzaka will start the biggest game in his Red Sox career as he takes on Jake Westbrook and the Cleveland Indians. Dice-K came to the US with the reputation as being a big-game pitcher, but he has seldom performed at a level that warranted that cache during his initial season in the major leagues. Westbrook, a sinkerball pitcher, just never got…

October 20, 2012
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ALCS Game 3: Tribe Ride Westbrook and Home Plate Ump to 4-2 Win, and 2-1 Series Advantage

Almost without exception, it can be said that sports contests are best officiated when you hardly notice the umpires, referees, etc that are officiating the games… they blend into the fabric of the game seemlessly and make the calls (correctly) that need to be made. And then there are nights like last night… I rarely identify an official for having had a negative impact on the outcome of the game……

October 20, 2012
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Breaking News: Red Sox Petition City of Boston to Re-Name Street

In the latest development from Peyton Place (I mean Fenway Park), the Boston Red Sox have today asked the City of Boston to change the name of Yawkey Way to Lucchino Lane. As anticipated here a few days ago, the Red Sox have moved ahead with the franchise’s plans to make Lucchino the Center of the Baseball Universe in Boston. At a City Hall press conference this morning, Larry Lucchino…

October 20, 2012
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Boston Trade Market — July 31st: Pineiro, Cash Sent To St Louis

The Red Sox have traded Joel Pineiro and cash considerations to the St Louis Cardinals for a player to be named later. Pineiro, who started spring training as the Red Sox closer, had been designated for assignment by the Red Sox a week ago—meaning the team had a 10-day window to trade him, release him or send him to the Minor Leagues. Pineiro had accepted the option to Triple-A in…

October 20, 2012
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ALCS Game 5 Preview: Beckett and Sabathia

Last week I wrote a preview of the ALCS Game 1 matchup between Josh Beckett and Carsten Charles Sabathia… that article can be found here. In addition to the information provided in that article, we now have the results from Game 1 to factor in to tonight’s preview: Beckett pitched six innings and gave up two runs on just four hits and no walks… Sabathia pitched 4 1/3 innings and…

October 20, 2012
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Boston Braces For NY City Brawl

The Red Sox and Yankees begin a three-game series in the Bronx tonight with studs on the mound. Josh Beckett will start for the Red Sox while Randy “Big Unit” Johnson gets the nod for The Evil Empire. It will be Beckett’s first appearance on Yankee Stadium sod since October 25, 2003—when he pitched a 3-0 shutout in the deciding game (Game #6) of the World Series. Said Beckett: “I…

October 20, 2012
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ALDS Game 1: Red Sox Jump Out To Series Lead Behind Brilliant Beckett, 4-0

« Let’s Get Ready To R-U-M-B-L-E! | Home | Guest Blog: Frank Olcott (SOX1FAN.com Comment Contest Winner), Part II » ALDS Game 1: Red Sox Jump Out To Series Lead Behind Brilliant Beckett, 4-0 By Administrator | October 3, 2007 Angels starter John Lackey has said that he hates Fenway Park. It is his personal “House of Horrors”… and the nightmare continued tonight with the game’s second batter as Kevin…

October 20, 2012
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