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Andrew Benintendi Lights Up Internet With ‘Catch Of The Year’

We knew he could hit but boy can the kid cover some ground in left field.  Wonderboy Andrew Benintendi continues to awe Red Sox fans, who are oh so thankful that their fearless GM didn’t deal the rookie for any deadline trade baggage.  If you haven’t seen the catch yet, prepare to be amazed.  It’s one of the best I’ve ever seen. read more

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Sox Offense Has Been Key To Success in 2016

The Boston Red Sox now find themselves in second place (a few percentage points of difference) in the AL East Division behind the Baltimore Orioles. Things had been rolling along nicely but the Sox hit a wall of sorts and they have now lost six of their last ten games.  Still, the shuffle of the past two seasons saw seen them finish near the bottom so being nearly atop the division for a change is a welcome relief for Red Sox Nation. read more

Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.

Travis Shaw Emerges In Place Of Pablo Sandoval

After winning the starting third baseman job over Pablo Sandoval in Spring Training, Travis Shaw has become one of the most important players in the Red Sox lineup.

The 26-year old has yet to miss a game this season, playing 25 games and hitting .322 with a .923 OPS, three home runs, and 17 RBIs. read more

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Red Sox Hover Around .500 as First Month of Season Comes To a Close

As the first month of the 2016 season comes to a close the Red Sox have been playing some solid baseball. Looking to improve on last years difficult season the Red Sox changed General Managers and have been getting solid contributions from players that were added to bolster the pitching staff. More importantly they are playing well together again and functioning once again as a team. read more

Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.

Red Sox Open Season in Spectacular Fashion on the Road in Cleveland

In what he currently states will be his last Opening Day Road Game….David Ortiz was quoted as saying “It’s the beginning of the season” then after hitting a amazing 2-Run HR in the ninth inning at Progressive Field…. he followed up with “As the light goes on, so goes Big Papi!”. read more

Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.

Carson Smith Will Start Season on DL

The Boston Red Sox will have to start their season off without relief pitcher Carson Smith in the bullpen.

Smith exited Monday’s exhibition against Miami after facing just one batter, complaining of cramping in his right forearm.

An MRI the next day revealed a strain of the flexor mass muscle. This is not good news, though it could have been worse as forearm cramping can be a sign of needing Tommy John surgery. read more

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Breaking Down the David Murphy Signing

On Monday night, David Murphy and the Boston Red Sox agreed on a minor league contract.

Murphy is going back to the place it all started. He spent the first two years of his career playing for the Red Sox in 2006 and 2007. Since then, he has played for the Rangers, Indians, and Angels. read more

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Hanley Ramirez’s Move to First Means Improvement

There’s no denying the fact that three-time all-star Hanley Ramirez’s first season back in Boston didn’t go too well.

His fielding was disastrous in left field, a position he switched to after playing at shortstop and third base for the majority of his career. The team performed better without him in the lineup late in the season, and he finished the season with a batting average of .249, the lowest in his career. read more

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Right Price for the Red Sox

Last season the Red Sox Struggled to fill the huge gap left by Jon Lester going to the Chicago Cubs. Many pitchers tried but Lester’s mastery on the mound has been proven to be irreplaceable. Entering this post season many in Red Sox nation expected and called for the signing of a big name free agent to balance out the starting rotation. GM Dave Dombrowski responded to this angst by delivering the top free agent pitcher of these winter meetings….. none other than Ace lefty David Price.

This is a major coup because not only does it give the Red Sox one of the most consistent lefties of the past 10 years…. Behind Lester of course…. but it keeps rival teams in the AL East like Champion Toronto Blue Jays, big spenders New York Yankees and competitive Tampa Bay from using the tall lefties wide array of pitching skills against them on a regular basis. read more

Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.

Lefty Rookie Henry Owens Goes To the Mound For the Red Sox

In their final weekend of the 2015 MLB season the Boston Red Sox will face the Cleveland Indians in a three game concluding series. It will put to an end a rather turbulent, up and down season for the Boston Baseball Team. Besieged by injuries, frequent personnel changes, and their manager’s sickness during an important part of the season it was very difficult for this year’s team to string together any continuing sense of camaraderie or a team-building atmosphere. Amidst all the turmoil, the Red Sox were still able to bounce back to have a spectacular record in September, making them hover around the .500 level as the regular season closes. Some players like David Ortiz (who in a definite Hall of Fame highlight treated fans to his 500th Career Homerun) ,Xander Bogaerts(First career Grand Slam last week) , and Brock Holt(the Lone All-Star Representative) put up amazing numbers that show they can contribute to the team for years to come. Players like Mookie Betts, Blake Swihart, and even Jackie Bradley Jr. had an amazing amount of playing time where they removed any doubts to show that they can compete at the MLB level consistently. These prospects and one of the better performing Farm Systems in MLB should relieve many sighs and worries within Red Sox Nation about the future of the club. The main needle in the foot of the Red Sox this season however was their lack of pitching. Clay Buchholz started strong but the heavy load caused him to be injured and he finished the season on the DL. Pitchers like Miley, Porcello, and Rodriguez displayed moments of brilliance where they could step up and pick up the slack but the Sox are going to have to trade for consistent starters to go work along with a re-strengthened bullpen if they want any real chance of competing next season. Luckily, Dave Dombrowski has been proven and hired to be able to assemble and re-build amazing pitching staffs. Sadly, for the current Red Sox it looks for now like a lot of re-working will have to be done. In this final weekend series facing the Cleveland Indians ……………… Lefty Rookie Henry Owens goes to the mound to show his abilities Friday Night, with a Pitcher to be Determined on Saturday , and Rick Porcello pitching the final game on Sunday. Owens has had some decent games and his E.R.A. is solidly in the 3’s (not bad for a rookie) he looks to be part of the as of now unclear puzzle of Re-building a pitching squad that is in much need of help. Let’s hope the Red Sox Re-building process goes smoothly during the end of this season, through the Off-Season(including Winter Meetings), and into early next year. This Sox Fan thinks it may take most of an exciting 2016 which will be a return to playoffs season that will set up the Red Sox to be back at the top in 2017, 2018, and beyond. So please be patient Fenway Faithful as we continue to say Go Sox Go.

Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.

Red Sox Winding Down Season Against the Orioles

The Red Sox have had a rough season. Loaded with talent they got off to a decent start but the lack of solid pitching, personnel changes and injuries have taken a toll on them and have made it difficult to string together enough wins to post at least a .500 record. With about 10 games to play they have returned to their winning ways in the month of September but face a deficit from frequent summer losses that looks to be insurmountable. Some players like Ortiz, and Bogaerts who hit his first Major League grand sllam this past week have been bright spots in an otherwise turbulent, albeit up and down season. The Red Sox are looking to rebound against the surging Baltimore Orioles who make the trip to Fenway to face some Rookie pitchers and then Henry Owens on Sunday. Wren has now joined Dombrowski’s team as they look to re-build and re-structure a winning roster for next season. Let’s hope they turn things around sometime soon.

Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.

Legendary Red Sox Hitter David Ortiz Finally Joins 500 Homerun Club

We all knew it would happen sometime….then finally it happened last Saturday September 12, 2015. Red Sox 1B/DH/3-time World Champion David Ortiz has now joined the All-Important 500 Homerun Club. Making him a stronger contender for the MLB Hall of Fame, maybe even on a first ballot! (Anything later will be an injustice!) read more

Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.

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