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Mookie weekend at Fenway

Red Sox got about 60 cents on dollar in Betts deal Floating down a lonesome stream of consciousness, seeing the world through a haze of annoyance … For those baseball-loving souls who have been living under a boulder, be advised that Mookie Betts returns to Fenway Park this weekend. The Dodgers and Red Sox have a three-game series, of which you may see only two. Apple TV-+ owns the rights to Friday night’s game. Make that the exclusive rights to Betts’ first step into the batters box, inspiring a massive fan reaction. It says here it will ...

Blame game has begun

Players? Bloom? Cora? Who takes the fall? The worst of the worst Red Sox plays of a maddening season came Saturday. Bottom of the ninth. One out. The Blue Jays lead 5-4, but the Red Sox are rallying, having started the inning down by two runs. Luis Urias, having singled in a run, is on first. Reese McGuire is on second. Connor Wong skies a long drive to left-center. Center fielder Kevin Kiermaier takes it up against The Wall. Kiermaier peers in and may have been startled to see second base unoccupied. He knew someone was on ...

Red Sox hold off Pirates in spite of themselves

Red Sox need all the luck they can get When a manager scowls after a win, it is fair to assume that the frustration has taken hold of his baseball soul. Consider Red Sox manager following his club’s 5-3 decision Tuesday night at PNC Park, home of baseball’s free space on the bingo board, the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Red Sox bolted to a 4-0 lead before the half-Bucs took their first swing. Make that 5-0 in the top of the second inning. Their first-inning offensive included Eric Hosmer’s bloop to shallow left field that Pittsburgh shortstop Oneil ...

Season-opening blues

Red Sox sputtering in first two games Losing their first two games of any season will generate far more panic in New England streets than losing two games in the middle of July. Losing their first two games of the season to the Ever-Evil Empire will blow the top of Red Sox Mountain. Thus, the Red Sox went into the Sunday night game at Yankee Stadium 0-2, not looking particularly potent in the process. Their bullpen took the loss the opener, Nick Pivetta took the loss Saturday, a five-plus-inning stint that had optimists muttering “Except for two bad ...

April 10, 2022|Categories: MLB, Red Sox|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Travis Shaw saved the Red Sox’ dignity Monday afternoon

Travis Shaw saved the Red Sox’ dignity Monday afternoon Travis Shaw saved the Red Sox’ dignity Monday afternoon. Please note the word dignity – not season.  Shaw drilled a grand slam over the Red Sox bullpen in the 11th inning, lifting the Red Sox to an 8-4 win over the Texas Rangers. Yes, those pesky Texas Rangers, who were poised to take two of three at Fenway Park. Yup, the Texas Rangers, now 43-81. That is five more wins than the Baltimore Orioles, the rust standard for long-term baseball futility. Texas scored two runs in the ninth ...

Is it too much to ask that they behave like happy drunks?

Is it too much to ask that they behave like happy drunks? During Sunday night’s Red Sox-Yankees game, ESPN’s Matt Vasgersian and Alex Rodriguez briefly discussed the nitwit who chucked a ball at Boston left fielder Alex Verdugo on Saturday night. In a rare, if easily done call, Major League Baseball slapped a lifetime ban on the fool. He is not only banned at Yankee Stadium, but also from all 30 big-league yards. That’s a lot of beer sales lost. Capping the brief interlude on fan behavior, Rodriguez wondered aloud how that may affect fans at Wrigley ...

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