Tag Archives: Boston Red Sox

  • 9 Reasons MLB Should Shorten Its Season

    9 Reasons MLB Should Shorten Its Season

    Have you looked at the calendar recently? It’s October 28. Halloween is three days away. November is four. The NFL regular season is more than halfway over. And yet we’re only four games into a World Series that’s going to take at least six and quite possibly seven games to decide. This isn’t the natural […]

  • Game One of the World Series Summed Up in Two GIFs (GIFs)

    Game One of the World Series Summed Up in Two GIFs (GIFs)

    Coming into the 2013 World Series, all the experts were predicting a close, exciting battle between two balanced teams who were obviously the best in baseball. St. Louis has the edge in pitching. Boston has the edge in hitting. It was gonna go six or seven games, and they were going to be taught thrillers. […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 10/23/2013 — Jon Lester

    Stat Line of the Night — 10/23/2013 — Jon Lester

    The 2013 World Series kicked off last night in Boston, as the Red Sox hosted the St. Louis Cardinals for Game One of the Fall Classic.  This contest featured two of baseball’s best starting pitchers in Adam Wainwright and Jon Lester, but only one would look like one of the game’s best. That one was […]

  • 10 Best World Series Rivalries

    10 Best World Series Rivalries

    The 2013 World Series gets underway tomorrow, and it won’t just be any old matchup. This year’s Fall Classic will feature two of Major League Baseball’s most iconic and historic franchises: the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. Now, any baseball fan over the age of 18 certainly remembers the last time these two teams […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 10/17/2013 — Mike Napoli

    Stat Line of the Night — 10/17/2013 — Mike Napoli

    The Boston Red Sox entered Thursday night’s game with the opportunity to take control of their American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers before heading back to Beantown for Game Six on Saturday.  And they’d take full advantage of that opportunity, thanks in large part to the bat of Mike Napoli. The Red Sox […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 10/15/2013 — John Lackey

    Stat Line of the Night — 10/15/2013 — John Lackey

    Question:  How do you top Justin Verlander‘s incredible performance that saw him allow only four hits and one run while striking out ten over the course of eight innings? Answer: Pitch 6.2 innings of shutout baseball while allowing only four hits and no walks against, and striking out eight. That is exactly what Red Sox […]

  • Tigers’ Torii Hunter Vanishes Behind Wall During Attempted Catch (GIF)

    Tigers’ Torii Hunter Vanishes Behind Wall During Attempted Catch (GIF)

    Next time you hear someone say the magic is gone from professional baseball, direct them to this GIF, which shows the Detroit Tigers’ Torii Hunter attempting to catch Red Sox David Ortiz‘s grand slam home run. As you can see, Hunter made a slight miscalculation as he approached the bullpen, and ended up doing a […]

  • David Ortiz Gets Hit in the Groin with a Baseball (Video)

    David Ortiz Gets Hit in the Groin with a Baseball (Video)

    The Boston Red Sox are not a particularly likable franchise anymore. They were, prior to 2004, when they hadn’t won a World Series in almost a century. But since then, they’ve become insufferable, surpassed only by the Yankees. This is why we loved it when they imploded in 2011. Guys eating fried chicken and drinking […]

  • This Day In Sports History (September 12th) — Carl Yastrzemski

    This Day In Sports History (September 12th) — Carl Yastrzemski

     It was on this day in 1979 that Carl Yastrzemski hit his 3,000th career hit.  He became the fifteenth player in Major League history to reach that milestone. Carl Yastrzemski  played his entire 23-year baseball career with the Boston Red Sox, accumulating a total of 3,419 hits thanks to a .285 career batting average.  On […]