1. Will Broken Ankle Cost Derek Jeter Chance to Beat Pete Rose's Hits Record?

    As replays showed Derek Jeter 's ankle turning grotesquely as he dove to stop a ground ball in the 12th inning of last night's ALCS opener, sports fans of a certain era immediately ...

    Saul  Wisnia Written by Saul Wisnia about 2 years ago 8,057 reads 63 comments

  2. Voting for All-Fenway Red Sox Team: Did the Fans Get It Right?

    Red Sox fans have long been considered among the most knowledgeable in baseball, but could they be trusted to choose the best players to ever don a home uniform in the first 100 ...

    Saul  Wisnia Written by Saul Wisnia about 2 years ago 5,717 reads 16 comments

  3. Oil Can Boyd Opens Up About 1986, Bobby V., and How He Really Got His Nickname

    It’s been 20 years since Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd pitched in the big leagues, but he can still bring some heat when it comes to conversation. I met up with Boyd for a book signing at New England Mobile Book Fair in Newton, Mass...

    Saul  Wisnia Written by Saul Wisnia about 2 years ago 2,408 reads 2 comments

  4. Bobby Valentine Channels Grady Little: Red Sox Death Watch Continues

    This morning I went out to grab my morning paper—yes, I still get one—and noticed a pack of turkeys striding across my neighbor's lawn. I almost felt compelled to go over and give them directions to Fenway Park...

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  5. One Red Sox Fan's Incredible (and Telling) Bobby Valentine Encounter

    As the crazy saga of Bobby Valentine’s managerial meltdown in Boston continues, I thought I'd add another tale to the mix, courtesy of my friend and sometimes Fenway Park seatmate Nancy...

    Saul  Wisnia Written by Saul Wisnia about over 2 years ago 1,741 reads 11 comments

  6. Mike Trout May Be the MVP, but He Shouldn't Be Rookie of the Year

    After watching him help the Angels sweep the Red Sox earlier this week, and based on his entire body of work this season, it's clear that Mike Trout is one of the most exciting young players in the majors...

    Saul  Wisnia Written by Saul Wisnia about over 2 years ago 5,260 reads 45 comments

  7. Sweet Caroline—a Nice Tradition or the End of Real Red Sox Fans?

    Of all the Johnny Pesky stories to come out the past week, one mentioned in an article by Martine Powers of the Boston Globe stood out...

    Saul  Wisnia Written by Saul Wisnia about over 2 years ago 2,905 reads 18 comments

  8. Johnny Pesky: 'Mr. Red Sox' Is at Rest and in Cooperstown

    The word came over the car radio as I was somewhere between Springfield and Albany last night. Once the initial shock set in, I couldn't help but think how fitting it was that I was en route to Cooperstown when I heard Johnny Pesky had died...

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  9. Will Middlebrooks Latest Red Sox Rookie to Suffer Similar Major Injury

    Will Middlebrooks saw his terrific rookie season come to a grinding halt on Friday night, but he can take solace in knowing he’s in very good company...

    Saul  Wisnia Written by Saul Wisnia about over 2 years ago 1,770 reads 17 comments

  10. 8 Reasons to Keep Watching the Boston Red Sox

    The Red Sox may yet have a push for the second Wild Card in them, but even if they continue to struggle along playing .500 ball and miss the postseason, there are still plenty of reasons for fans to keep watching through September...

    Saul  Wisnia Written by Saul Wisnia about over 2 years ago 1,223 reads 7 comments

  11. Jon Lester Doesn't Get a Win, but Does Reach a Milestone

    Although Jon Lester did not emerge as the winning pitcher in the Boston Red Sox 's 8-6 victory over the Yankees Saturday night, he did reach a milestone that serves as a reminder to just how good he's been in the past—and could be again...

    Saul  Wisnia Written by Saul Wisnia about over 2 years ago 976 reads 6 comments

  12. 9 Easy Steps to Getting Through a Jon Lester Sunday at Fenway

    Jon Lester summed up yesterday’s 15-7 game at Fenway Park quite succinctly when he said (h/t csnne.com), “I’m not a big fan of sucking...

    Saul  Wisnia Written by Saul Wisnia about over 2 years ago 612 reads 8 comments

  13. Boston Red Sox Need No More “Consistent” Starts from Josh Beckett

    There were a lot of late-arriving fans at Fenway Park Friday night, and they had the right idea: This year, with Josh Beckett pitching, the worst parts of the game for the Red Sox almost always come early...

    Saul  Wisnia Written by Saul Wisnia about over 2 years ago 726 reads 4 comments

  14. Five Reasons to Stay Positive About the Red Sox—For Now

    If you have been listening to sports talk radio in Boston during the past four days, you know that fans and media pundits have all but thrown in their Morgan Magic towels on the 2012 Red Sox season...

    Saul  Wisnia Written by Saul Wisnia about over 2 years ago 2,308 reads 12 comments

  15. Boston Red Sox: A Closer Look at the Terrific First Half of David Ortiz

    The "teaser" headline on the front page of Thursday's Boston Globe was simple and to the point: Ortiz clouts No. 400 as Sox drop another . In a way, it was a perfect summary of the entire first half of the Red Sox season...

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  16. Boston Red Sox: What Woeful Stat Must Be Improved to Contend in the Second Half?

    If the Red Sox expect to be in the running for a playoff spot in the second half of the season, they need to improve in one crucial area: their record in low-scoring games...

    Saul  Wisnia Written by Saul Wisnia about over 2 years ago 516 reads 4 comments

  17. Kevin Youkilis: For This Red Sox Fan, Youk's Departure Hurts on Several Levels

    Even with the Red Sox playing better and making their long-awaited push toward the top of the AL East, my next trip to Fenway for the upcoming Yankees series will feel somewhat empty...

    Saul  Wisnia Written by Saul Wisnia about over 2 years ago 1,475 reads 25 comments

  18. For Father's Day, a (G)love Story

    “You be Jason Varitek, and I’ll be Tim Wakefield,” my daughter yells, grabbing her mitt and heading to the backyard for some post-dinner pitching...

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  19. Theo Epstein Defends Red Sox Tenure, Blames John Lackey Signing on 'the Monster'

    In a wide-ranging interview on Boston's 98.5 The Sports Hub, Chicago Cubs general manager Theo Epstein discussed his decade as GM of the Red Sox and admitted that his "one ...

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  20. Jarrod Saltalamacchia: Boston's Catcher on Record-Setting Pace for Red Sox

    Fresh off his latest home run—a two-out, two-strike, two-run bomb in the ninth inning last night to temporarily tie up the Red Sox - Orioles game at Fenway Park—it seems ...

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  21. Boston Red Sox: Daniel Bard's Problems Were Predictable

    Take a dominant reliever who can throw 98 mph for two innings and convert him into a starter. Although nobody really knew how this was going to work out for Daniel Bard and the ...

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  22. David Ortiz Is Closing in on 400 Home Runs -- in Case You Have Not Noticed

    When David Ortiz homered last Friday at Toronto , it gave him 13 long balls for the season. Much has been made of Big Papi's big start, but there has been almost no mention of the milestone he is quickly closing in on—400 home runs...

    Saul  Wisnia Written by Saul Wisnia about over 2 years ago 1,819 reads 12 comments

  23. Getting to Fenway Park: How Boston's Beloved Ballpark Came to Be

    Today’s casual fan might be under the assumption that Red Sox baseball began with the opening of Fenway Park, but of course this is far from the truth...

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  24. Can Josh Beckett Stop His "Saberhagen Syndrome" with the Red Sox?

    Josh Beckett certainly pitched well enough to win Saturday, but a no-decision against the Rays kept his record at a ho-hum 4-4. Even after three straight strong starts, his ERA is still a less-than-impressive 4...

    Saul  Wisnia Written by Saul Wisnia about over 2 years ago 566 reads 0 comments

  25. Could Fight with Tampa Bay Rays Ignite the Boston Red Sox?

    Their team was down 7-4, but Red Sox fans who stuck around for the end of Friday's game against the Rays at Fenway Park had to be intrigued by what they saw in the top of the ninth inning...

    Saul  Wisnia Written by Saul Wisnia about over 2 years ago 3,575 reads 12 comments