June 2008

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The July Jubilee Starts Tomorrow

Monday, June 30th, 2008

SOX1FAN.com will celebrate the arrival of the mid-point in the season starting tomorrow with our July Jubilee. We will have special articles all month, starting with a series of interviews with some of the Red Sox top prospects. Each interview will be presented in three parts… and I will leave one day between the conclusion […]

Breaking News: Sox, MLB Add Extra Security In Tampa In Response To Threat

Monday, June 30th, 2008

The Boston Herald is reporting that the Red Sox received a threat through the mail targeting black and latino players on the team… allegedly pinpointing at least two specific players. Reporter Jeff Horrigan reports that the Sox and Major League Baseball have sent specialized security teams to Florida for the next three days in response […]

More Boorish Behavior From ManRam: ProJo Report Says He Manhandled Team’s Traveling Secretary

Monday, June 30th, 2008

In today’s issue of the Providence Journal, reporter Sean McAdam is reporting that Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez manhandled the team’s traveling secretary (Jack McCormick) on Saturday, knocking him to the ground. The report says that Ramirez asked McCormick to get sixteen tickets for that evening’s game — which had been sold out for months. […]

This Day In Baseball History: June 30th

Monday, June 30th, 2008

In 1908, Red Sox legend Cy Young no-hit the NY Highlanders, later the NY Yankees, in a game Boston won 8-0… it was the third time the 41-year old accomplished the feat. In 1948, at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Bob Lemon threw the AL’s first night time no-hitter, blanking the Tigers, 2-0. In 1961, Whitey […]

In The Silo: PawSox Pummel Rochester; Bowden, Sea Dogs Fall To Trenton

Monday, June 30th, 2008

June 29th In Rochester, NY, the Pawtucket Red Sox rebounded nicely from last night’s loss… a day after their eight-game winning streak was snapped, the PawSox pounded six home runs en route to a 10-0 win over the Red Wings (MIN). Jonathan Van Every tied a team record with three home runs in the game […]

Two Days Remaining In All-Star Voting… Drew, Tek Need Help!

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Come on Red Sox Nation! There are less than forty hours left in all-star balloting (voting ends Tuesday night at 11:59 PM) and we need to make a final push for The Olde Towne Team Jason Varitek has fallen 145,000 votes behind Joe Mauer at catcher… J D Drew is only 53,000 votes behind Vladimir […]

Red Sox Fall Out Of First Place With Another One-Run Loss To Astros… On To Tampa Bay!

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

The sophomore odyssey of Hideki Okajima continues to be a rough one… in 2007, he was nearly a sure bet, in 2008 it has been the flip of a coin (at best). His complete and utter lack of consistency leads me to wonder why Terry Francona would bring him into a close game with a […]

This Day in Baseball History: June 29th

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

In 1941, in a doubleheader with the Senators, NY Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio tied and then broke the American League consecutive game hitting streak of 41 games, established by George Sisler… in the opener he hit a double off Dutch Leonard, and in the nightcap he hit a seventh inning single off Walt Masterson. In […]

Angels Duo Throws No-Hitter, But Halos Lose Anyway

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

LA Angels starter Jered Weaver and reliever Jose Arredondo combined to no-hit the LA Dodgers last night, yet the performance still wasn’t good enough to get the Angels a win. Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley and two relievers shut out the Angels in the Dodgers 1-0 victory. Weaver was victimized by his own fielding error with […]

In The Silo: PawSox Fall In Extra Innings, Sea Dogs Lose Late

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

June 28th In Rochester, the PawSox rallied from a 5-1 deficit to send the game into extra innings, and then took the lead in the top of the tenth inning before finally succumbing to the Rochester Red Wings (MIN), 8-6. Trailing 2-0 entering the fifth inning, second baseman Gil Velazquez homered (#2) to pull the […]

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