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Aug. 12, 2008

Aug. 12, 2008 Remember good, ol’ Charlie Zink? If so … Good grief! Get outdoors now and then! Just kidding, folks … sort of. Zink made his big-league debut at Fenway Park against Texas. Four-and-one-third innings later, Zink said good bye. The  allowed 11 earned runs on eight hits, including four doubles. He left after his 85th pitch of the night. There is no word on his handing the ball to Terry Francona and asking “What kept you?” But the 28-year-old knuckleballer may well have been thinking it. Tim Wakefield was on the disabled list with a ...

How the Red Sox imploded in the space of two weeks

How the Red Sox imploded in the space of two weeks Rightfully, the rhetorical bombs slamming the Red Sox are the greatest show of emotion they have endured for at least 10 years. The fuse finally finished burning, launching the salvos after Sunday’s horrific loss to the Blue Jays. When folks recall this edition of the Red Sox and how they imploded in the space of two weeks, George Springer’s three-run bomb off Matt Barnes will be remembered as the moment they scraped bottom. It turned an 8-6 lead, which needed protection for just four more outs, ...

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