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Nov. 11, 2003

Nov. 11, 2003 Manny was really being Manny in the weeks following Grady Little’s decision to leave Pedro Martinez on the Yankee Stadium mound in Game 7 of the ALCS. The Red Sox left fielder had let it be known that he wanted to play for the Yankees in 2004. Seeing an up-side to letting Ramirez go - freeing up some money for their own off-season maneuverings - the Red Sox placed him on irrevocable waivers. No one, including the Yankees, put in a claim. Ramirez’s agent, Jeff Moorad, at the general managers meetings in Phoenix, announced that his client ...

November 12, 2023|Categories: History, MLB, Red Sox|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Oct. 16, 2003

Oct. 16, 2003 The Red Sox rallied for three runs in the seventh and two more in the ninth to stop the Yankees in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series, 9-6. So it was on to Game 7 at the big ballpark in the Bronx, with Pedro Martinez facing Roger Clemens … but let’s not think about that. Presumably, the Yankees had this series wrapped up when they won Game 5 at Fenway Park, 4-2, with Game 6 almost universally considered a layup.  Jason Giambi provided a bit of heft to that assumption with a homer off John ...

October 16, 2023|Categories: History, MLB, Red Sox|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

On Red Sox, Yankees and Belichick’s fate

Orioles have flipped the AL East power structure Warns col July 22 Floating down a lonesome stream of consciousness, wondering how quickly Bill Belichick will feel serious heat if the Patriots stumble out of the gate … Having hit the 100-game mark Saturday the Red Sox have proved to be better than expected. Well, at least better than one humble observer expected. They have wobbled back and forth between the over- and under-.500 mark. They have caught the Yankees, making them co-habitants of the American League East basement. Both of the former AL East perennial power-brokers in ...

July 22, 2023|Categories: Patriots, Red Sox|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

July 18, 1993

July 18, 1993 Year 1 of Butch Hobson’s tenure as Red Sox manager was a roller-coaster ride. July represented the top of the track - a 20-7 record, with as good a chance as any other nine to enjoy the ride to the end. A sunny Saturday at Fenway Park featured a satisfying win over the Seattle Mariners. Bob Zupcic’s two-run single gave the Red Sox a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the seventh, and that’s how the game ended. Danny Darwin worked into the eighth inning for the win, Jeff Russell finished it off for ...

July 10, 1953

July 10, 1953 There’s nothing like avenging an All-Star snub by making the manager’s ballclub look downright feeble. Mel Parnell did precisely that, shutting down the Yankees at the Big Ballpark in the Bronx, 4-0. It was the Red Sox’ southpaw’s second shutout in eight days, the first coming at Fenway Park for his 100th career win. That one also came against Casey Stengel’s Yankees. “It was a pleasure to show up the old son of a gun,” Parnell said to a Boston Globe scribe. “Casey was dying on the bench. I kept looking over at him ...

July 5, 1978

July 5, 1978 As one would assume when the Red Sox are universally considered the greatest (or damned near) Boston American League Baseball Club of all time, there was no comparable sports news up for discussion. Among the big topics of the day: Alabama football coach Bear Bryant was at Fenway Park to see his old quarterback Butch Hobson. Bryant was not asked if his lack of passing game struggles Hobson’s right arm resist the awkward motion of throwing baseball. Don Zimmer was asked if having an 8½ game lead in the AL East had a soothing ...

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