1. The post-Manny batting order

    Exit Manny; enter Jason Bay. Exit a left-fielder, enter a left-fielder. Exit the cleanup hitter; enter … well, where should Jason Bay hit? Jason Bay made perfectly clear at his ...

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  2. Boston 2, Oakland 1: Jason Bay Gets It Done

    Jason Bay received all the attention he deserved scoring twice—one being the game winning run—in the Boston 2-1 win over the Oakland Athletics...

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  3. Pepsi’s TRIVIA: Bay in the Bay

    The last trivia question asked who leads all batters with home runs against the New York Yankees, and the answer was Jimmie Foxx with 70. Leaderboard is updated. The new trivia question: Name the 3 Canadian players with more career HRs than Jason Bay...

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  4. Turn the Page

    It’s hard to remember a longer week in recent Red Sox memory. It seems like ages since the Red Sox went into extra innings to beat the Seattle Mariners in the last game of the three game set just over a week ago...

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  5. Fireside Chats #18: Where we live in a Manny-less Nation

    Boston Red Sox podcast for MVN Radio Episode 18 where we live in a Manny-less Nation and break down the day that was on Trade Deadline 2008...

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  6. MANNY TRADED (Jason Bay heads to Boston)

    Check out my trading deadline winners and losers. Who will replace Hansen in bullpen? Activate Colon and put Buchholz in pen? Lincoln Holzkom, Eric Hull, David Pauley, Chris Smith, ...

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  7. Jed Lowrie: Is He In the Red Sox Plans?

    Let’s take a break from the Manny furor for a second… Ever since Jed Lowrie took over at shortstop, the furor over the production out of shortstop immediately abated; Red Sox fans had their guy in place...

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  8. The Manny Ramirez Trade Thread

    The latest iteration: The commissioner’s office has been informed of a deal involving the Pirates, Red Sox, and Marlins. The teams, I am told, have not agreed on the specific prospects to be included in the deal...

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  9. 7/30: Avoid The Sweep

    Prev. Gm : Los Angeles Angels (66-40) @ Boston Red Sox (61-47) Joe Saunders (13-5, 3.10) @ Josh Beckett (9-7, 3...

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  10. Pepsi’s TRIVIA: ManRam hits 50 HR against Yanks

    The last trivia question asked who Derek Lowe struck out to clinch the 2003 ALDS, and the answer was Terrence Long. Leaderboard is updated...

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  11. Relief Help On The Way?

    I know, if you’ve watched the Red Sox since the All-Star Break, it’s hard to believe this team is still leading the Wild Card race and stands just two games back of the Rays for first place...

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  12. POLL: Justin Masterson’s nickname

    Here are the results of the nickname “contest” for Justin Masterson: Monsterson 27% of all votes Jedi Masterson 17% of all votes The Master 15% of all votes Sergeant (for his ...

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  13. Manny makes his case

    I know, I know….it’s less than 12 hours since I called Manny out in this very space (see An Open Letter to Manny Ramirez) and he’s already making me feel a little regretful for my stance...

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  14. Jon Lester Clutch Again; BOS 9, NYY 2

    Jon Lester has come up big in his last two starts with wins that we needed. Sunday was no different. Over seven innings of work Lester only gave up two runs on nine hits walking one and striking out eight...

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  15. 7/27: Red Sox Rebound?

    Prev. Gm: New York Yankees (58-45) @ Boston Red Sox (60-45) Sidney Ponson (6-1, 4.02) @ Jon Lester (8-3, 3...

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  16. An Open Letter to Manny Ramirez

    July 27th, 2008 Dear Mr. Ramirez, I’ve long admired your ability to hit a baseball. In my book, you will go down as one of the most feared and productive hitters in baseball during your sixteen major league seasons (1993-present)...

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  17. 7/26: Yankees Quickly Approaching

    Prev. Gm: New York Yankees (57-45) @ Boston Red Sox (60-44) Andy Pettitte (11-7, 3.86) @ Tim Wakefield (6-7, 3...

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  18. Latest On Manny

    This may be the last straw when it comes to dealing with Manny Ramirez. Rumors floated around the ballpark last night that the Red Sox front office was considering suspending the Boston ...

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  19. 7/25: It’s On

    Prev. Gm: New York Yankees (56-45) @ Boston Red Sox (60-43) Joba Chamberlain (2-3, 2.52) @ Josh Beckett (9-6, 3.98) 7:05 PM EDT | Fenway Park (Boston, MA) TV: NESN RADIO: WRKO 680, SBN 1150 GAME NOTES: Nothing beats Red Sox vs...

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  20. Mastering a New Role

    Believe it of not but Justin Masterson once did a reasonable impersonation of Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon. Masterson, who was optioned to Pawtucket on July 7 and recalled by Boston on July 20 when David Aardsma was placed on the D...

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  21. POLL: Retired numbers still a debate

    Well, never has a poll been so inconclusive in its results. When asked “Which, if any, current Red Sox player should have their number retired by the team?”, the crowd answered with parody...

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  22. Mike Lowell under the radar, on pace for over 100 RBI

    Mike Lowell was the talk of the town last year and netted the World Series MVP award. He was also bestowed with the most famous award of all time, the 2008 Fire Brand of the Year Award. And yet, he’s not engendering the same amount of chatter this year...

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  23. Boston Red Sox Sweep Seattle Mariners in Extras 6-3

    It took a little longer than most would like, but the Boston Red Sox completed the three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners on a two-RBI single by Mike Lowell. Sean Casey added an RBI single to make it 6-3 in the top of the 12th for added measure...

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  24. Lowrie: Long-Term Solution At Short?

    The Red Sox signed Julio Lugo prior to the 2007 season mostly out of necessity. Sure, Theo Epstein long favored Lugo at an eventual replacement at shortstop when he hit free agency ...

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  25. 7/22: Road Winning Streak?

    Prev. Gm : Boston Red Sox (58-43) @ Seattle Mariners (38-61) Daisuke Matsuzaka (10-1, 2.65) @ R.A. Dickey (2-4, 3...

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