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Bloom settles back, let's the season unfold After days and weeks of anticipation, the big-league trade deadline came, it went, and a minor league shortstop is all the Red Sox claimed. Now we have the post-mortems, being ably steered by Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom. There is not much middle ground; you agree with Bloom’s approach - that is the Red Sox are doing better than expected on the field, proving that Bloom’s plan is working. This is not the time to abandon the hunt for long-term championship contention. Or you look at the bottle ...

Boston’s biggest series of the season began with a clank Monday afternoon

Boston’s biggest series of the season began with a clank Monday afternoon Before teeing off on the Red Sox, we will concede that the pandemic has not been particularly kind to them. They have had to stock their lineup with names of no-repute, with some of them quickly establishing reputations of futility. It should be noted, however, that the pandemic has been unkind to other teams in all sports, not to mention the millions of people who do not play games for a living. Now, let’s rear back and let loose: The last two days against the ...

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