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  • January 27, 2009
    By Mike Miliard

    1932-2009.



    "Fenway Park, in Boston, is a lyric little bandbox of a ballpark. Everything is painted green and seems in curiously sharp focus, like the inside of an old-fashioned peeping-type Easter egg. It was built in 1912 and rebuilt in 1934, and offers, as do most Boston artifacts, a compromise between Man's Euclidean determinations and Nature's beguiling irregularities.



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  • January 12, 2009
    By Mike Miliard

  • January 08, 2009
    By Ryan Stewart


    Above: New Red Sox pitcher John Smoltz

    Unlike many local scribes, I don't have much interest in rehashing the Teixeira saga. If what we are hearing is true, then he just wanted to be a Yankee more than a member of the Red Sox. It's not fun to hear, but it happens. That the Red Sox are left without an alternative to bolster their offense speaks less to their lack of preparation - at what point will people learn that this isn't ever an issue with this front office? - but more to the market.


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  • December 23, 2008
    By Mike Miliard

    Quite an off-season for the MFY this year, eh?

    Didn't they do something similar six years ago?

    Look at it this way: with more than $400 million spent on just three guys so far (soon to be four? why not?!) and vast riches already committed to many others, they'll sure be sorry when the economy finally implodes! And then the schadenfreude will be delicious.

    Right? Right?

  • December 12, 2008
    By Mike Miliard

    Eh. Not the biggest fan.

    I mean, I’m hardly some sanctimonious history prude, averse to any change whatsover.


    But nor do I believe in change for change’s sake (or for the sake of moving more merch in the team store).


    I just happen to think the jerseys — especially the primary road uniform — are really bland.





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  • December 05, 2008
    By Ryan Stewart


    Bring it on, Hal and Hank

    Buster Olney reports that the Red Sox are scheduled to meet with CC Sabathia next week (that's a subscriber link). Olney seems to have no idea what the Red Sox are doing, which at least is honest. We have no idea either, frankly, but that's not going to stop us from speculating.


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  • December 01, 2008
    By Ryan Stewart


    L - R: Clay Buchholz, Justin Masterson, Michael Bowden

    This is not news by now: the Red Sox are likely to need a catcher for the 2009 season and beyond. There are options: Varitek could return, they could import a veteran like Bengie Molina or Pudge Rodriguez, Josh Bard could make his triumphant return, they could trade for a youngster from another team who's available, or simply call up George Kottaras from Pawtucket.


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  • November 18, 2008
    By Mike Miliard

    Kapow!

    First Sox since the Hit Dog in '95. And Mo's probably twice his size. Literally.

    Ain't that something?

    16 first-place votes. Not too shabby at all at all.

    From SoSH: "Never in my lifetime did I think a munchkin my size would win an MVP award in baseball. Nice work there shrimp."

    He offers hope to and inspires pride in short men everywhere.

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  • November 13, 2008
    By Ryan Stewart


    Oh, don't pretend you don't know what book it is

    Tony Maz keeps saying the Red Sox' priority at the winter meetings will be to sign Mark Teixeira, which, as we discussed earlier, they should do if they can. At the same time, though, it's hard to understand why that situation would be their first priority, since they've known for a long time now that they would be facing a tough decision on their catching situation.


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  • November 13, 2008
    By Ryan Stewart


    Like a chainsaw bayonet, Mark Teixeira is a major offensive upgrade

    The offseason is upon us - Oakland, Colorado, Washington, and Florida certainly have gotten started on things and Atlanta and San Diego may be next - and so now it is time for us to lay out our road map for what we feel the Red Sox should do to put together a competitive team in 2009.


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  • October 31, 2008
    By Mike Miliard

    RED SOX EXERCISE 2009 CONTRACT OPTION ON RHP TIM WAKEFIELD

    BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today exercised the 2009 contract option on righthanded pitcher Tim Wakefield.

    The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein.

    Wakefield posted a 10-11 record and a 4.

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  • October 20, 2008
    By Mike Miliard


    I’m not sad.

    There are things I keep playing over in my mind, sure. The fact that Alex Cora started at short. The fact that JD Drew didn’t actually go around. The fact that Pedroia “just got under it.”

    But I’m not sad.

    It was a damn great series. And they’re one hell of a baseball team. They played us tough, and we gave it right back to them, and in the end they edged us out by just that much.



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  • October 17, 2008
    By Mike Miliard

  • October 17, 2008
    By Mike Miliard

    This just in.

    You know it's a big deal when 88-year-old men feel compelled to blog about it the next day:

    "In a surprise move, Red Sox manager Terry Francona last night accepted an offer from Senator John McCain to supervise every aspect of his faltering campaign for the Presidency in the period remaining before November 4th, Election Day.

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  • October 17, 2008
    By Mike Miliard

    If nothing else this October, we’ll have this.

    Good Lord.

    What is it with these guys?

    Is there something hardwired in their DNA that makes it difficult to thrive in any situation other than teeth-grinding adversity? Are they like a writer (say, like me perhaps?) who’s able to produce only with a Damoclean deadline looming over his head?

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