1. Later Lugo; Red Sox designate shortstop for assignment

    For once, Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com got it right. Today it was declared official that Julio Lugo was designated for assignment meaning the Boston Red Sox have 10 days to either trade the ridiculously overpaid shortstop and flat out release him...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 107 reads 0 comments

  2. Red Sox Second Half Must and Must Nots

    Red Sox Nation is going through some major withdrawal, but once Friday kicks in, it'll be a 74-game marathon to the American League East finish line. Clay Buchholz has something to prove once and for all at the major league level Friday...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 162 reads 0 comments

  3. 2009 MLB All-Star Game: Random Thoughts and Reflections

    Here are some random thoughts, questions, and reflections from the 2009 MLB All-Star Game... FOX had the worst camera angle in the history of the All-Star Game being televised for the ceremonial first pitch thrown by President Barack Obama...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 439 reads 5 comments

  4. How ESPN and the MLB Ruined the Original Home Run Derby

    After all of the hype, the 2009 Home Run Derby is over with Prince Fielder of the Milwaukee Brewers being crowned champion over the Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz Monday night at Busch Stadium in St...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 215 reads 0 comments

  5. Clay Buchholz vs. Roy Halladay on Friday: what does this really mean?

    The Boston Red Sox made an interesting move on Sunday when they officially promoted Clay Buchholz from Triple A Pawtucket...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 432 reads 3 comments

  6. Red Sox weekly recap (Week 14)

    Believe it or not, there's one more game until the All-Star Break, and the Boston Red Sox are looking to take three out of four over the Kansas City Royals...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 83 reads 0 comments

  7. Red Sox-Royals: Pitching duel Goes the Red Sox Way

    No one thought it was going to be this epic of a pitcher's duel between Jon Lester and Brian Bannister, we'll take it. In the end it was the Boston Red Sox that triumphed...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 72 reads 0 comments

  8. Royals-Red Sox: Final Home Series Crucial for Boston Before Break

    This is it. The final home stretch. This will either make or break the Boston Red Sox, who are barely hanging on to the lead in the American League East over the New York Yankees...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 52 reads 0 comments

  9. Breaking News: Boston Globe's Marc J. Spears Leaves for Yahoo! Sports

    Reported by Boston Sports Media Watch via Twitter: "Marc J. Spears leaving the NBA beat at the Boston Globe for the NBA beat at Yahoo! Sports" Bruce Allen, author of BSMW, got the word from ...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 773 reads 2 comments

  10. Welcome Back to Boston, Nomah

    Believe it or not, it's been five years since Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein shocked the baseball world and traded away fan favorite and five-time All-Star Nomar Garciaparra on the July 31st deadline in 2004...

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  11. Tim Wakefield is officially an All-Star

    A dream has finally come true for Boston Red Sox veteran pitcher Tim Wakefield. After posting arguments about why Wakefield should and shouldn't be selected as an All-Star, the managers have spoken and selected him for the American League roster in St...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 41 reads 14 comments

  12. Red Sox Weekly Recap (Week 13)

    The Boston Red Sox are approaching the halfway point of the 2009 season and have met expectations thus far. However, the Seattle Mariners are trying to do something that has never been done in the franchise's 32-year history...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 52 reads 0 comments

  13. Takashi Saito Snaps Sox Series Streak

    Red Sox Nation to bullpen...come in bullpen. Are you there? Hello? Bullpen? Hello? Anybody there? All good things eventually have to come to a close and Saturday afternoon that's what happened to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 37 reads 0 comments

  14. Sean Casey Takes a Whack at Color Commentating

    Friday night, NESN had a very special treat up in the broadcasters booth as Sean Casey, "The Mayor," returned to Boston to color commentate with Don Orsillo...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 429 reads 0 comments

  15. Jason Bay Needs Red Bull Energy Shots

    Newly sworn in U.S. citizen Jason Bay is looking for a U.S. energy boost. Bay, a Canadian native, was sworn in Thursday morning at Faneuil Hall in Boston...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 85 reads 0 comments

  16. July Becomes a Test Month for Red Sox

    On June 1, I wrote a post here on Batter-up with Bruno entitle, "Red Sox need to bloom in June," which was the day after Boston salvaged a win in a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 81 reads 0 comments

  17. Boston Red Sox Swing It around After Bullpen Meltdown

    After Tuesday night's complete bullpen meltdown by Justin Masterson, Manny Delcarmen, Hideki Okajima, and Takashi Saito, the Boston Red Sox brushed it aside and got right back to business this ...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 88 reads 2 comments

  18. John Smoltz Redeems Himself Against Orioles

    After giving up four first inning runs against the Washington Nationals on June 25, John Smoltz rightly redeemed himself tonight against the Baltimore Orioles before his outing was cut short due to an hour and 11 minute rain delay at Camden Yards...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 163 reads 2 comments

  19. Mike Lowell to 15-Day Disabled List: Good Thing David Ortiz Is Back

    Boston, we might have a problem. Today, the Red Sox placed Mike Lowell to the 15-day disabled list due to a right hip strain and called up infielder Jeff Bailey from the Pawtucket Red Sox. The move was reported on the PawSox Twitter page...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 56 reads 0 comments

  20. Tim Wakefield's an All-Star in Boston's Eyes

    He's got a knuckleball that floats like a butterfly, but stings like a bee. He might be one of the most underrated pitchers of his kind in the game today, but the Boston Red Sox know how lucky they are—and how valuable Tim Wakefield really is...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 197 reads 8 comments

  21. Red Sox Weekly Recap (Week 12)

    It's been all about pitching this week as Josh Beckett and Tim Wakefield earned their ninth and 10th wins respectively against the Atlanta Braves. Jon Lester evened out his record to 6-6, looking more like his dominating self...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 63 reads 0 comments

  22. Legendary sports columnist Garry Brown retires after 59 years

    This article is also published on Sox and Dawgs as a guest contributor. Today marks an end of an era in Western Massachusetts...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 325 reads 0 comments

  23. What were you expecting, a no-hitter?

    Calm down Red Sox Nation. So John Smoltz didn't pitch a no-hitter after not pitching in almost a year. He wasn't lined up for his first win of the season either, however after his first inning ...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 102 reads 2 comments

  24. John Smoltz Could Be the Key Factor for the Red Sox in October

    John Smoltz, a living pitching legend, is finally making his debut with the Boston Red Sox tomorrow night as they go for the "sweepage" over the Washington Nationals...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 139 reads 6 comments

  25. AL East Breakdown: Red Sox Are Strong Contenders

    As the Major League Baseball season is creeping towards the halfway point, division standings are becoming more important by the day...

    Amanda Bruno Written by Amanda Bruno about 5 years ago 46 reads 0 comments