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July 7, 1957

July 7, 1957 While the Red Sox hammered the Orioles at Fenway, 11-2, Ted Lepcio struck out three times, lifting him over Jackie Jensen for the team lead. Lepcio had 34 K's on the season, Jensen had 32 through the first 78 games of the year. Entering Thursday night's game against the Yankees at Fenway, the Red Sox' 83rd game of the year, Trevor Story led the pack having fanned 100 times. J.D. Martinex was second with 75, followed by Xander Bogearts and Bobby Dalbec, each with 66. Read into that what you will. You ...

Power outage endures

We've seen more than enough of Bobby Dalbec Someone who wrote an essay in this space last summer urged Red Sox fans to show patience with Bobby Dalbec. The warm glow of genius felt awfully good. For a few weeks last season Dalbec looked like he had figured out big-league pitching and looked ready to take flight. Well, that has come to an end. Dalbec is hitting .141. He has struck out 24 times in 71 at bats. And it is no longer April, as in “You can’t really judge a big-league ballplayer in April, especially when ...

Money, money, money, money

Of course Bogaerts is feeling resentful Decades after the free agent era grabbed baseball by the shoulders and feverishly shook, these tales get no easier to digest. The Red Sox reportedly offered Xander Bogaerts what amounts to a four-year contract extension worth $90 million. Bogaerts' agent called that a slap in the face. No doubt noting that the Red Sox had just signed Trevor Story to a six-year deal worth $140 million, Bogaerts has a right to be miffed. Professional athletes take competitiveness to a level beyond our norms. Watching another man saunter in and immediately climb ...

April 15, 2022|Categories: MLB, Red Sox|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Red Sox finally hit the market

Trevor Story coming to Fenway One day Xander Bogaerts says the Red Sox didn’t waste a single match on lighting the hot stove during this abbreviated off-season. Two days later, the Red Sox signed one of the elite free agents on the market, shortstop Trevor Story. It would be easy to write this off as coincidence. Since there is no fun in that, we’ll assume Bogaerts has the power to slip into Chaim Bloom’s noggin and whisper commands. Bogaerts’ next trick? He should demand the Red Sox work on their tattered bullpen. Story has had a fine career ...

March 20, 2022|Categories: MLB, Red Sox|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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