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  • Boston Red Sox Legend Curt Schilling Says He'll Run Against Elizabeth Warren for US Senate

    10/18/2016 9:10:22 AM PDT · by drewh · 49 replies
    CBS ^ | 1 hour ago | Dayn Perry
    The former major league pitcher has had political aspirations for some time Curt Schilling, who pitched for parts of 20 seasons in the major leagues and won 216 career games, has announced his intention to run for U.S. Senate against Democrat Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts. Here's what Schilling said on Tuesday: Schilling, 49, self-identifies as a conservative, and has established himself as a controversial political gadfly since retiring from baseball in 2007. Schilling previously said he would run for president in 2020 or 2024. As for Warren, 67, she's in her first term in the Senate. In 2012, she defeated...
  • Red Sox pull plug on David Ortiz bobblehead night, deeming figures 'racially insensitive'

    08/10/2016 11:06:27 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/10/2016 | Staff
    BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox canceled a David Ortiz bobblehead promotion Tuesday night when the figurine turned out to be "racially insensitive," said team president Sam Kennedy. The bobblehead depicts Ortiz addressing fans at Fenway Park following the Boston Marathon bombings, but Kennedy said it didn't much resemble the retiring slugger and was not fit for distribution. Kennedy saw the final version of the bobblehead for the first time Tuesday afternoon after they were delivered. "My two immediate reactions were first, it was a really inaccurate portrayal of what he looks like," Kennedy told The Associated Press. "My personal...
  • Red Sox scrap 'racially insensitive' David Ortiz bobbleheads

    08/09/2016 4:59:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 9, 2016 | Darren Rovell
    Boston Red Sox fans who attend Tuesday night's game against the New York Yankees will no longer receive David Ortiz bobbleheads. The team promised to distribute Ortiz bobbleheads to the first 15,000 fans entering Fenway Park before Boston's game against the Yankees, but Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said he elected to postpone the promotion after doing a quality check. "I thought the bobbleheads were an inaccurate portrayal of David," Kennedy said. "To go further, I thought the facial features were racially insensitive."
  • Red Sox honor victims of Orlando shootings with moment of silence, rainbow flag

    06/14/2016 6:46:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Springfield (MA) Republican ^ | June 14, 2016 | Jen McCaffrey
    BOSTON – Prior to the the series opener against the Orioles, the Red Sox held a moment of silence for the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando over the weekend. A rainbow flag hung alongside the American flag at half-mast during the game and the club. The Red Sox have also committed to donating proceeds from the 50/50 raffle to victims and their families of the Pulse nightclub tragegy through the Florida Disaster Fund activated by Florida Governor Rick Scott.
  • Curt Schilling not happy ‘bloody sock’ game cut from...‘30 for 30’ [ESPN purges history]

    05/02/2016 3:10:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    wash post ^ | 5/2/16 | D Bieler
    Curt Schilling was recently fired by ESPN in large part because of his frequent social-media activity, specifically controversial memes and comments shared by the former pitcher. So when reports circulated online that ESPN had cut Schilling’s memorable “bloody sock” performance in the 2004 ALCS from its Sunday airing of a “30 for 30″ documentary about that Red Sox-Yankees showdown, it was no surprise to see him weigh in quickly, and strongly.
  • Baseball Legend Curt Shilling Fired By ESPN for Comments on Transgender Bill

    04/21/2016 1:20:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies ^ | April 21, 2016 |
    BOSTON — Former Red Sox pitcher and ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling has been fired from his position as an analyst for ESPN following comments he made on social media earlier this week regarding the bills going through several states to require people to use the bathroom of their assigned gender. The bill impacts the transgender community, because many of those individuals prefer to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify.
  • Former Red Sox third baseman Frank Malzone dies at 85

    12/29/2015 1:45:03 PM PST · by massmike · 12 replies ^ | 12/29/2015 | GLOBE STAFF
    The Red Sox on Tuesday confirmed the death of third baseman Frank Malzone, who played for the team from 1955 to 1965. Malzone, 85, was a six-time all-star who had a career .274 batting average with 133 home runs and 728 RBIs. Malzone played the final season of his career in 1966 with the California Angels.
  • Former major-league outfielder Dave Henderson dead at 57

    12/27/2015 1:56:22 PM PST · by RckyRaCoCo · 26 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 12-27-2015 | Dayn Perry
    Dave Henderson, who spent parts of 14 seasons as a major-league outfielder and authored one of the most famous postseason home runs in history, has died at the age of 57. MLB announced his passing on Sunday.
  • Hal 'Skinny' Brown, former MLB pitcher, dies at 91

    12/18/2015 4:20:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Greensboro News & Record ^ | December 18, 2015 | Staff Reports
    Greensboro resident Hal "Skinny" Brown, who pitched in the major leagues for 14 seasons, has died at age 91 ... Brown, who was 6 feet 2 and 180 pounds during his playing days, compiled a record of 85-92 with a 3.81 earned-run average in 358 appearances with the Chicago White Sox (1951-52), Boston Red Sox (1953-55), Baltimore Orioles (1955-62), New York Yankees (1962) and Houston Colt .45s (1963-64) ...
  • PawSox Officials Say New Stadium Deal Officially Dead

    09/19/2015 8:00:49 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 23 replies
    CBS ^ | 9/19/15 | CBS
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Officials with the Pawtucket Red Sox say the baseball club will end its pursuit for a proposed stadium on waterfront land in downtown Providence. PawSox Chairman Larry Lucchino said in a statement Saturday that the group tried hard to make the deal work, but Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo determined the land was not suitable for a new ballpark. A spokesman for House speaker Nicholas Mattiello said Friday that negotiations between the state and the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox had stopped. “It is disappointing that negotiations have ended at the I-195 property. I thought...
  • David Ortiz Further Cements Hall Of Fame Career With 500th Home Run

    09/12/2015 6:23:47 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 41 replies ^ | 12 Sep 15 | Nicholas Goss
    David Ortiz has provided Boston Red Sox fans with countless memories. He helped end the 86-year World Series drought in 2004, played a key role in raising another championship banner in 2007 and won MVP of the 2013 World Series in one of the most historic performances in postseason history. In addition to that playoff success, Big Papi has created many more special moments with walk-off hits, towering home runs and an engaging personality. Ortiz reached another milestone in his Hall of Fame-worthy career Saturday by hitting his 500th career home run in a win against the Tampa Bay Rays....
  • Two women shot outside Fenway Park; gangs eyed (Boston)

    09/06/2015 10:28:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 7, 2015 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Bullets spraying from a suspected gang-related beef outside Fenway Park early yesterday morning wounded two women at a popular meet-up corner, broke glass at the entrance to the Red Sox ticket office and punched a baseball-size hole in a window at Boston Beer Works. “The bullet went in there. We have no idea where the bullet went,” Boston Beer Works general manager Dan Quintino told the Herald as he carefully peeled back the duct tape temporarily patching the damage just above his head. Shattered glass littered the floor at the base of a large beer vat overlooking Brookline Avenue.
  • Curt Schilling compares Muslim extremism to Nazis

    08/25/2015 10:31:15 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 25, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Curt Schilling took on the Internet – and the entire Muslim world – on Tuesday and lost. Badly. The two-time National League strikeout king took to Twitter to voice his concern over Islamic extremism. He posted a photo of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler with the words, “It's said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?” The 48-year-old also tweeted, “The math is staggering when you get to true (numbers).” Schilling, who won three World Series championships during his 20-year MLB career, deleted the post after 10 minutes. Currently working with...
  • Pedro Martinez, Hall of Fame 2015

    07/26/2015 2:07:55 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 19 replies
    Martinez went 19-7 in 1998 and finished second in the American League Cy Young Award vote, then posted a season for the ages in 1999 – going 23-4 with a league-best 2.07 ERA and 313 strikeouts, winning the pitching Triple Crown. He became just the eighth pitcher to post two 300-strikeout seasons, set a new mark (since broken by Randy Johnson) with 13.2 strikeouts per nine innings and finished second in the AL Most Valuable Player voting. ... (next season) He allowed just 128 hits in 217 innings pitched en route to a WHIP (walks plus hits divided by innings...
  • After fighting for her life, Red Sox fan hit by bat now fighting for custody

    07/10/2015 8:20:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    FOX Boston ^ | July 8, 2015
    ( -- Red Sox fan Tonya Carpenter is still fighting back from horrific injuries after being hit by a broken bat at Fenway Park, but now she's facing a new battle -- one fought in court. Friends fear her ex-husband is trying to capitalize on her ordeal. Court documents FOX25 obtained ask a judge for both custody and child support from Tonya Carpenter, but the still-recovering woman and her friends say, especially after all that she's been through, it's way off base. Tonya Carpenter stared death in the face when she was struck in the head by a flying bat...
  • Woman still in hospital after being hit by broken bat

    06/06/2015 7:22:10 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    A fan whose head was bloodied by a broken bat that flew into the stands at Fenway Park was in the hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. The game between the Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox was halted in the middle of the second inning Friday as emergency crews tended to the woman and wheeled her off the field on a stretcher. Oakland's Brett Lawrie broke his bat on a groundout to second base for the second out of the inning and part of it hurtled into the stands. Boston police spokesman David Estrada confirmed the woman was seriously...
  • Red Sox ball girl has priceless reaction after fielding Eric Hosmer's fair ball

    07/19/2014 10:40:05 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Mark Townsend
    It was the best and the worst of life as a major league ball girl all wrapped up in one play. On one hand, the ball girl stationed along the right field line at Fenway Park on Friday night got to be part of the action, impressively fielding Kansas City Royals slugger Eric Hosmer's well hit grounder with millions of people watching. On the other hand, she somehow missed the fact that the ball crossed over first base in fair territory, meaning she had just interfered with a live play.
  • Yankees fan caught sleeping on TV sues ESPN, MLB for $10 million

    07/07/2014 4:41:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 7/7/14 | Troy Machir
    A New York man who was caught sleeping at a recent Yankees game against the Red Sox on ESPN is filing a $10 million defamation suit against broadcasters Dan Shulman and John Kruk for their "avalanche of disparaging words," according to the New York Post. Andrew Robert Rector admitted that he "briefly slept" while in attending the April 13 game between the A.L. East rivals, and when ESPN cameras caught him sleeping during the fourth inning, the Sunday Night Baseball announcers launched into what he described as an "unending verbal crusade" against him, with their "vituperative utterances" redistributed on the...
  • Watch Bill de Blasio Get Booed by Mets Fans, Throw a Pretty Good First Pitch Anyway (Sox Fan)

    03/31/2014 5:36:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Joe Coscarelli
    Boston Red Sox diehard Bill de Blasio, as the new mayor of New York City, was all but required to throw the opening first-day pitch at Citi Field as the New York Mets take on the Washington Nationals. Tradition also dictates that he get booed heartily, which he did. The New York Times runs down the recent history: “Koch hated baseball, never stayed more than a few innings at most,” Mr. Roberts told us. “Dinkins, of course, liked tennis most.” “Giuliani was a die-hard Yankees fan.” (Yet he, too, threw out ceremonial pitches at Mets games.) “Bloomberg was pretty indifferent.”...
  • Hey John Henry

    02/25/2014 1:45:51 PM PST · by luke1825 · 8 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 02/25/2014 | Peter Lucas
    Bring back Barnicle. That's what The Boston Globe should do: It should rehire Mike Barnicle. It should get off its high moral horse, forgive and forget, and bring back the controversial columnist. It would put some life back into the troubled newspaper. The fact of the matter is, the paper hasn't had a popular, highly readable, entertaining general-assignment columnist since Barnicle was drummed out of the Globe City Room on plagiarism charges. While many Globies have tried to be the new Barnicle, nobody has succeeded.
  • Curt Schilling announces he has cancer

    02/05/2014 5:09:48 PM PST · by matt04 · 8 replies
    Curt Schilling, the former Red Sox pitcher and current ESPN analyst, announced in a statement with the network this afternoon that he has cancer. "I've always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges. We've been presented with another challenge, as I've recently been diagnosed with cancer,'' said Schilling, who turned 47 in November. "Shonda [Schilling's wife] and I want to send a sincere thank you and our appreciation to those who have called and sent prayers, and we ask that if you are so inclined, to keep the Schilling family in your prayers."...
  • David Ortiz brings Ring Number 3 home

    10/31/2013 7:22:00 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 21 replies ^ | 31 Oct 13 | Michael Silverman
    He’s got three rings now, but it’s No. 3 that David Ortiz can wear with the most pride.Pride for this city he plays in, and pride in the way he plays for this city.David Ortiz won the 2013 World Series Most Valuable Player award in a decision that could only be described as a complete lock midway through the series. It was as much of a lock as this entire Red Sox season came out of the blue in so many ways, both tragic and ecstatic.Ortiz dominated Cardinals pitching in the first five games to the point that, by Game 6...
  • Red Sox Live Blog: Sox Win World Series

    10/31/2013 3:25:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | October 31, 2013 | Michael Hurley
    Final, 6-1 Red Sox: It’s all over. The Boston Red Sox are world champions. David Ortiz had a World Series like few others, hitting .688 and driving in six, and was named the MVP of the series.
  • Lackey, Victorino lead Red Sox to World Series title

    10/30/2013 8:41:17 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/30.2103 | Fox News
  • Obama didn't seriously consider going to Red Sox game

    10/30/2013 3:24:36 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    "The president did not consider attending the game tonight," Earnest told reporters traveling on Air Force One. "As you know, the president is regularly mindful of the impact that his presence can have on the ability of other people to go about their lives, in this case to attend a World Series game. So, the president is not planning to attend and didn’t really ever seriously consider attending."
  • Source: BPD planning for possible Obama Fenway visit -

    10/29/2013 3:44:33 PM PDT · by matt04 · 57 replies
    Boston police are preparing for the possibility that President Obama will make a visit to Fenway Park tomorrow night, sometime during Game 6 of the World Series. The White House schedule has not listed an appearance at Fenway during Obama’s planned visit to Faneuil Hall tomorrow afternoon. But a law enforcement source tells the Herald that Boston police are not ruling it out and they are including it in their contingency planning. City officials announced preliminary security plans for the home game at a press conference today. They are asking fans with tickets to take the T if possible. For...
  • (Vanity)Congrats Red Sox! Good Luck!

    10/19/2013 9:02:24 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 40 replies
    10/19/2013 | wheresmyusa
    Congrats to Boston!! See you in the World Series! (Go Cards) ;)
  • Where's Craig Kimbrel? Not in the game (Oct. Baseball Live Thread)

    10/08/2013 10:04:36 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 1,446 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 8, 2013 | David Schoenfield
    Craig Kimbrel is supposedly the heir to Mariano Rivera. In his postseason career as closer, Rivera recorded 27 appearances of 2+ innings. Uribe bunted two balls foul, ... and then tomahawked a high fastball from David Carpenter into left-field stands for a shocking two-run homer .... Note that I wrote "David Carpenter" and not "Craig Kimbrel." The Braves had to win this game. Lose, and they go home. Somehow they lost -- in the late innings, no less -- without using the most dominant relief pitcher in the game. The sad thing is, Gonzalez apparently didn't even think of using...
  • Red Sox rule!!! Yankees are toast, dead, kaput..A-Rod still sucks...and all other baseball stuff..

    08/08/2013 11:40:01 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 93 replies
    one man's opinion...'s sort of a slow news day. All anyone wants to talk about is Megyn Kelly getting the 9pm slot at FOX News. So, rejoicing as I am in the completely unexpected success of my beloved Red Sox this season, and hopeful of pissing off as many Yankees fans as possible, I thought I'd start a baseball thread.
  • Peavy to Boston, Iglesias to Detroit in three-team trade

    07/31/2013 4:45:12 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 17 replies
    Sox Prospects ^ | July 30, 2013 | Jim Crowell
    While we are still waiting on all the details to come in, the Red Sox are close to acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox. According to reports, Jose Iglesias (pitcured) will be sent to Detroit, and outfielder Avisail Garcia is going from Detroit to Chicago. Alex Speier of is reporting that 19-year-old Lowell infielder Cleuluis Rondon is one of three lower-level prospects who will be sent from Boston to Chicago to finalize the deal. We will have more information when this deal becomes final. UPDATE (12:02 AM): The Red Sox have announced the trade, including the...
  • Sox propose to immortalize Carl Yastrzemski

    07/27/2013 6:36:01 PM PDT · by massmike · 20 replies ^ | 07/27/2013 | Donna Goodison
    The Boston Red Sox are planning to immortalize Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski with a statue outside Fenway Park. The proposed “Last at Bat” statue — of which an artist’s rendering was submitted to the city and obtained by the Herald — depicts Yaz holding a bat aloft in one hand and waving his helmet in the other. Yastrzemski retired from the Red Sox in 1983, after playing his entire 23-year professional baseball career with the team as a left fielder and first baseman. The Red Sox want to place the Yastrzemski statue on Van Ness Street, between the statues...
  • Red Sox fan awarded $4.3 million after being stabbed by Yankees fan

    06/28/2013 2:30:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 28, 2013 | Mike Axisa
    A Red Sox fan from New Hampshire has been awarded $4.3 million by a jury following a 2010 incident in which he was harrassed and stabbed by a Yankees fan, reports the Associated Press. The incident took place in a Connecticut restaurant called U.S.S. Chowder Pot III. Yankees fan John Mayor was harrassing fellow patrons and trying to start a fight while bartenders continued to serve him alcohol, according to an attorney representing the man stabbed. Mayor was convicted of assault and is serving a 10-year sentence in prison. Monte Freire, the Red Sox fan, suffered a brain injury and...
  • Red Sox hire John Farrell as new manager

    10/20/2012 10:05:34 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    comcast sports ^ | 10/21/12 | comcast sports
    Bringing to an end a quest that began a year ago, the Red Sox hired John Farrell to be their new manager, signing their former pitching coach to a multi-year deal. The Sox, who first attempted to hire Farrell in October of 2011 only to be rebuffed by the Toronto Blue Jays' demand for pitcher Clay Buchholz. After a drawn-out interview process, the Sox hired Bobby Valentine, whom they fired the day after the 2012 season following a 69-73 season, the worst record for a Red Sox team since 1965. Farrell, 51, managed the Toronto Blue for the last two...
  • Bobby Valentine will not return as Red Sox manager in 2013

    10/04/2012 10:58:27 AM PDT · by matt04 · 18 replies
    The Boston Red Sox today announced, following a meeting among team leaders and Manager Bobby Valentine, that Bobby will not return in 2013. A search for a new manager will begin immediately. “Our 2012 season was disappointing for many reasons,” said Executive Vice-President/General Manager Ben Cherington, who made the announcement and who will lead the search. “No single issue is the reason, and no single individual is to blame. We’ve been making personnel changes since August, and we will continue to do so as we build a contending club. With an historic number of injuries, Bobby was dealt a difficult...

    10/03/2012 8:32:28 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    WEEI ^ | 10/3/12 | Alex Speier
    NEW YORK -- According to The New York Times, Bobby Valentine suffered minor injuries to his knees and hip riding his bike in Central Park on Tuesday afternoon. The Red Sox manager was reading a text from second baseman Dustin Pedroia, informing the manager that he would play despite a broken finger, and according to the newspaper, when he looked up from the text, he had to avoid a collision. From The New York Times: On the wet, slippery path, Valentine was reading a text on his phone from Dustin Pedroia, the Red Sox second baseman, and riding his bicycle....
  • Varitek named special assistant to (Red Sox)general manager

    09/27/2012 8:25:06 PM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    Jason Varitek is coming back to the Red Sox. The club named its longtime catcher and former captain as a special assistant to the general manager on Thursday, less than a year after his 15-season playing career came to an end. "Jason was one of the most respected players of his era and will be a key voice as we move forward," general manager Ben Cherington said in a statement. "He will be involved in a number of areas, including Major League personnel decisions, evaluations, and mentorship and instruction of young players. We are fortunate to have him in this...
  • Dodgers, Red Sox talking blockbuster

    08/24/2012 6:53:08 PM PDT · by Bullish · 27 replies ^ | 08/24/12 | By Alex Angert /
    BOSTON -- The Red Sox are talking with the Dodgers about a deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to Los Angeles, according to a source. Their season spiraling downward at a rapid pace of late, the Red Sox could be on the verge of a blockbuster trade that would give them significant financial flexibility going forward. first reported the trade discussions between the two teams. Earlier on Friday, confirmed that the Dodgers were awarded a waiver claim on star first baseman Gonzalez. Later in the day, reported that the Dodgers...
  • Pesky, beloved Red Sox legend, dies at 92

    08/13/2012 6:27:00 PM PDT · by matt04 · 6 replies
    Johnny Pesky, who during a six-decade-long association with the Red Sox as player, manager, broadcaster, coach, and executive became one of the most popular figures in the team’s history, died Monday. He was 92. A lifetime .307 hitter, Mr. Pesky recorded 200 or more hits in each of his first three seasons, leading the American League in that category all three years. He hit .331 in 1942, his rookie season, finishing second to Ted Williams in the batting title race and was third in most valuable player voting. An All-Star in 1946, he was a fine fielding shortstop, his primary...
  • Report: Red Sox Legend Johnny Pesky Passes Away at Age 92

    08/13/2012 1:09:31 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies ^ | 08/13/2012 | Mike Cole
    The Red Sox family lost one of its most cherished and loved members on Monday. Johnny Pesky, who has been one of the faces of the franchise since the 1940s, passed away on Monday, according to multiple reports. He was 92 years old. Pesky made his major league debut with the Red Sox in 1942, and he spent the majority of his playing career in Boston. He also spent three years as the manager in Boston, and he has long been a member of the organization following his playing days and time as manager. He also missed three seasons of...
  • Red Sox mascot stolen from Fenway

    07/27/2012 12:43:03 PM PDT · by matt04 · 5 replies
    Where’s Wally? The costume of the Red Sox mascot, Wally the Green Monster, has been stolen from Fenway, Boston police said this afternoon. Police said they believe the thief was wearing the costume. At about 2:22 p.m., a security officer at Fenway reported the theft. The thief was last seen at Boylston and Dartmouth streets. Wally was seen around 1:30 p.m. walking in Copley Square during the summer arts festival. It’s unclear how many Wally costumes there are.
  • U.S. Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) spends $20,000 on fundraisers at Fenway Park

    07/18/2012 1:10:22 PM PDT · by matt04 · 2 replies
    U.S. Rep. Richard Neal spent more than $20,000 on two recent fund-raisers at Fenway Park. Neal, who represents the 2nd Congressional District, invited donors to join him at a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game on April 20 and at a 100th anniversary of Fenway Park celebration and game against the Cleveland Indians on May 11. His fund-raising report released Monday for the quarter that ran through June listed Neal as spending $5,142 at Aramark Fenway to pay for food and drinks, and another $1,680 on Red Sox tickets. However, Neal’s finance report covering the previous quarter reported that Neal...
  • Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford stands by allegation of racial slur ("Monday")

    07/09/2012 9:35:10 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 57 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 7/7/12 | Christopher Gaspar
    The wounds are always there, even if they’re not always visible from afar. Like the indentations on the Green Monster, they’re historical scars. All it takes is a few ignorant people to reopen an old wound and reinforce an outdated stereotype. It was just 10 weeks ago that a segment of angry Bruins fans took to Twitter and spewed racially-charged insults at Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward, whose goal had eliminated the Bruins from the playoffs. Now, we’ve been forced to confront Boston sports’ racial dark days again. Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford, on a rehabilitation assignment with Double...
  • Obama's Red Sox Joke Booed in Boston

    06/26/2012 5:46:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Rush ^ | June 26, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's an Obama fundraiser event in Boston and taxpayers are having to cover security for that, or in Massachusetts somewhere. Obama went up there for his fundraiser in Boston, made some joke about the Red Sox trading Kevin Youkilis to the White Sox. He got booed in Boston, couldn't understand it. He's such a "man of the people." He had no idea how seriously Bostonians take the Red Sox. They weren't crazy about the trade. There's Obama, so-called White Sox fan, and they've seen Obama throw first pitches. They know they're looking at a freakin' girl throw...
  • Boston boos for Obama spur Youkilis-gate

    06/26/2012 11:23:57 AM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    President Obama grabbed hold of the third rail of Boston politics and didn’t let go Monday night: He brought up the Red Sox. “Finally,” the president said, wrapping up his introductions at a fundraiser there, “I just want to say thank you for Youkilis.” That would be Kevin Youkilis, beloved slugger, who was traded this week to the Chicago White Sox, Obama’s hometown team. The crowd, members of which paid at least $144 a ticket to see the president at Symphony Hall, immediately booed playfully. “I’m just sayin’. He’s going to have to change the color of his socks,” Obama...
  • Public address announcer Carl Beane killed in car crash in Sturbridge, Mass.

    05/09/2012 1:27:41 PM PDT · by matt04 · 17 replies
    It’s breaking news from the world of sports. He was the man behind the microphone at Fenway Park. Carl Beane was killed in a single car crash on Holland Road in Sturbridge, Mass. earlier Wednesday. He was 59 years old. He began his career as the public address announcer at Fenway in 2003. In his second year, he announced the first two games of the World Series and went on to see the Sox become champions for the first time in 86 years. Beane again had the honor of announcing games during the 2007 World Series. According to his website,...
  • Red Sox sellout streak a real numbers game

    05/04/2012 7:49:15 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 30 replies
    Tickets given away help keep team's record alive At 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, in the seventh inning of a game against the Oakland A’s, the Red Sox cut off ticket sales at Fenway Park with an estimated 300 seats unsold, according to a Globe gate-by-gate review and interviews with team executives. At 10:19 p.m., the Sox announced the game was sold out. Seconds later, they said they had extended their sellout streak to 723 games, the longest in the history of Major League Baseball. But had Fenway Park really sold out all 37,495 seats? The answer, it seems, depends on how...
  • Beloved At One Hundred

    04/20/2012 3:48:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | April 20, 2012 | annem040359
    Today the Major League Team in baseball, the Boston Red Sox home stadium, Fenway Park turns 100 years old. Fenway Park, considered not only by Red Soxs Nation to be its most beloved home, but in the MLB, it is also as well. Today I took a few minutes to sing “Happy Birthday” to honor Fenway Park. Even though during the pre game ceremony there was a special toast using grape juice, I toasted using ginger ale. While it does not have the added features that many of the newer MLB stadiums in other parts of the country. But what...
  • Obama Booed at Fenway Park!

    04/20/2012 1:50:47 PM PDT · by Andy'smom · 101 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 4/20/2012
    Racists! Obama Booed At Fenway Park…
  • Fenway Park celebrates 100 years as America's oldest working Major League ballpark

    04/20/2012 1:34:53 PM PDT · by matt04 · 17 replies
    is 100 years old Friday, the park is hosting a Centennial Celebration. What better way to kick off the next century of competition between two teams that make up one of the greatest rivalries in sports than with a rematch? The Red Sox play the New York Yankees, the same team they played on April 20, 1912, when the opponent was called the New York Highlanders. Both teams will wear throwback uniforms, and fans will man the stands as they've done for generations -- staring out across the hallowed ground where the greats of the game, like Babe Ruth and...
  • Red Sox tickets anyone?

    04/11/2012 9:14:04 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 35 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 4/11/12 | Brian McGrory
    There’s a guy I know named Bill who happens to be in possession of large amounts of free time. Bill got lucky in life, defying every expectation ever set for him. Now he wanders from one day to the next, a ship across the placid skin of the Pacific, never spying obligation on the horizon. So when I found myself with a pair of tickets to the Red Sox Friday home opener but with a conflict that keeps me from being there, Bill was my first logical call. He has absolutely nothing else going on. “Do you want seats to...