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Don Orsillo reportedly asked to lie about being fired by NESN

    Late last month NESN announced popular broadcaster Don Orsillo would not be returning for next season in a move that did not sit will with many Red Sox fans. Despite firing Orsillo, the network reportely wanted the long time play-by-play announcer to lie and communicate his leaving as a mutual decision. Per sources, NESN – facing huge backlash – asked Don Orsillo...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Aims To Continue Winning Ways In Red Sox-Phillies Opener

The Boston Red Sox will begin their final interleague series of the season Friday night at Fenway Park against the Philadelphia Phillies. Joe Kelly will take the mound of the Sox. He’s won six straight starts and finished August with a 2.68 earned run averaged, 28 strikeouts and 11 walks in 37 innings pitched. He’ll face a Phillies team that ranks 13th out of 15 National League...
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi Hits Walk-Off Homer For Greenville (Video)

Andrew Benintendi has demolished minor league pitching since the Boston Red Sox drafted the outfielder in the first round (No. 7 overall) out of the University of Arkansas back in June. The 21-year-old outfielder showed Thursday night he also has a flair for the dramatic. Benintendi crushed a walk-off home run for the Red Sox’s Single-A affiliate in Greenville. The Drive were trailing...
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

How Good Can the BBC Outfield Be?

The Red Sox have had a bad outfield for as long as I can remember, but I have kids so I can’t remember much. And as it turns out, a bit of research reveals I probably can’t remember my own birthday. The Red Sox outfield produced the 16th best fWAR last season and the best in all of baseball as far back as two years ago, in 2013. But, take Jackie Bradley’s defense (and that...
Via BP Boston
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Henry Owens Meltdown Leads To 13-8 Evil Empire Win

(Getty Images)After impressively setting down the first four batters of the game, rookie left-hander Henry Owens let the next eight Evil Ones reach base. By the end of the second inning, it was 8-1 Yankees. Despite a valiant comeback (after being down at one point by 11 runs), The Carmine Hose fell short yet again, 13-8. The only bright light was the three more hits by Xander Bogaerts...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Xander Bogaerts’ New Swing

With the benefit of hindsight, past doubts regarding Xander Bogaerts seem hard to believe, but the youngster entered the season as one of the Red Sox’s biggest question marks. After a surprisingly woeful rookie campaign, many wondered whether Bogaerts could stick at shortstop in Boston. His fielding prowess had long come under scrutiny, and the club’s decision to shift him...
Via BP Boston
2 days ago  |  Discuss

6 (Mildly) Intriguing Potential Red Sox September Call-Ups

One of the silver linings of the last month of the year for bad teams is the hope that comes with September call-ups. Unfortunately for the 2015 Red Sox, there aren’t a lot of exciting prospects that will be making their debuts this month. Of course, part of this is because so many of their top young talents have already debuted. We’ll still be able to watch guys like Eduardo...
Via BP Boston
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Owens Rocked as Yankees Offense Explodes As Sox Fall 13-8

Henry Owens was all over the place today and unable to make it out of the second inning and the Yankees offense was able to put up 13 runs. 
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Pregame Notes 9/2/15: Starting Lineups, Ramirez Still Out, The BBC Excels, Vazquez Improving

The Boston Red Sox finish their three-game series with their rivals from the Bronx on Wednesday afternoon at Fenway Park.
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Meet the New and Almost Identical Joe Kelly

Not unlike the rest of us, the Red Sox are just tossing in the surf waiting for the inevitable to happen. Inevitable demise = fun! Their starting pitching is a huge reason why they’re in this unenviable position, and as a starting pitcher for Boston, Joe Kelly is an individual part of that collective failure. Boston was depending on him to pitch like a major-league starter, to...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod snaps photo for couple while out in Boston area

As a member of the Evil Empire, New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez is a marked man in Boston to say the least. But he apparently isn’t so sour on the town and its Red Sox-loving residents that he wouldn’t do a favor for a nice couple while spending some time taking in the sights at Harvard. With the Yankees in town for a three-game series at Fenway Park, Rodriguez took...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Shaw says he's not a pothead...he promises

Photo Credit: Travis Shaw's TwitterScott Levesque Twitter: @mendoza_linesIt was much ado about nothing according to Travis Shaw.The interwebs went banana sangwich on Monday when ESPN televised Shaw's bat and the sticker attached to it.It caught so much fire Shaw had to issue a Twitter response clarifying that indeed it was an Ohio State Buckeye leaf and NOT a "cannabis flower" ...
Via RedSoxLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Planning the Red Sox Future

The Boston Red Sox are sliding towards a last place finish in the AL East for the third time in the last four years. As September arrives, the rosters expand, and they get a better chance to see who fits in their plans, especially in the eyes of new President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski. Here are some possible September call-ups and future plans for the 40-man roster...
Via Total Sports Live
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lovullo: I don’t see Hanley Ramirez playing left field again in 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox’s outfield just got a lot less crowded. Interim manager Torey Lovullo said ahead of Boston’s game against the New York Yankees on Tuesday that he does not foresee Hanley Ramirez playing in the outfield again this season. This came shortly after Alejandro De Aza was traded to the San Francisco Giants at Monday’s Major League Baseball waiver...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox- Racial Issues Matter

Three players a largely responsible for the Red Sox’ recent surge- Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr and David Ortiz. Betts has a chance to become the Sox first 20-20 man (homers and stolen bases) in a number of years. Bradley has blossomed in August, both at bat and in the field.  Ortiz is approaching 500 homers. The Globe’s Peter Abraham has all kinds of statistics...
Via Fenway West
3 days ago  |  Discuss

August a Roller Coaster Month for Red Sox Nation

The Boston Red Sox are in a much different situation going into September than they were going into August. They’ve had a handful of young players burst onto the scene. Their offense has been excellent, their starting pitching has improved, but their bullpen has proven to be in need of a drastic makeover. There have also been several major developments not involving players that...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox confiscate Don Orsillo posters to hinder fan protest

The Boston Red Sox told employees to confiscate signs from fans supporting announcer Don Orsillo prior to Monday’s game against the New York Yankees. News emerged last week that NESN would not be bringing back Orsillo as the TV play-by-play announcer next season and instead would promote Dave O’Brien from the radio team to TV. The news was met with contempt from Red Sox fans...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fenway Park staff reportedly confiscating Don Orsillo signs

Monday night is the first Red Sox game at Fenway Park since news of Don Orsillo’s impending departure has become public. Red Sox Nation is showing their support for Orsillo during the game with the Yankees, but the staff at Fenway Park is reportedly confiscating pro-Orsillo signs. They're confiscating any signs at the gate at Fenway Park that have anything to do with Don Orsillo...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox chairman calls Dave O’Brien an upgrade over Don Orsillo

In case Red Sox fans weren’t incensed enough at the team’s ownership over the ouster of Don Orsillo, they’re about to get a lot angrier. On Saturday, Red Sox chairman Tom Werner offered high praise for O’Brien while simultaneously (and perhaps unwittingly) burying Orsillo. Here are some of the relevant comments from the Boston Herald. Werner on adding O’Brien… “I think...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Looking To Put A Dent In Evil Empire's Plans

The Red Sox will host The Bronx Embalmers for a three-game set starting tonight. As The Evil Ones sit 1.5 games out of first, Boston has a great opportunity to bury them even deeper into the AL East standings. While recently putting up football-style offensive numbers, The Pinstriped Posers have been on a fairly long downward slide—relinquishing what seemed like a comfortable...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen Lets Down Red Sox Again, Lose To Mets, 5-4

(Getty Images)In a recurring 2015 theme, the Red Sox bullpen gave away another win—yielding a tie-breaking run in the seventh inning in a 5-4 loss at Flushing Meadows. Jackie Bradley, Jr. (RBI double) and Mookie Betts (RBI triple) had tied the score at four—before the 'pen let the game slip away. David Ortiz clouted his 494th career HR—allowing him to pass Lou Gehrig and Fred...
Via FenwayNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

In a Lost Season, the Red Sox Still Have Me Punching Walls

Now wait, before you judge: punching walls is a good thing. At least as I see it. Sure, the wall hates it and the noise gives the neighbors even more fodder for their eventual lawsuit against me. But if the Boston Red Sox, owners of the worst record in the American League, can still inspire me to bouts of screaming, drinking and wall-sparring, then they’re doing something right...
Via Surviving Grady
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Finding signs of life for the Boston Red Sox

Are the Boston Red Sox contenders this year? (waiting for you to stop laughing) Okay, now that you’ve gotten that out of your system: have you noticed that the Red Sox haven’t been terrible lately? And that as things stand currently, they’re only 7.5 games out of a Wild Card spot? Could they actually make a run in September and get back to the postseason? In a word: no...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Sox should trade Blake Swihart, Travis Shaw and Jackie Bradley Jr this offseason...or not

Scott Levesque Twitter: @mendoza_linesI've compared the 2015 Red Sox to having tiny pieces of bamboo shoved down my fingernails - it's painful. Yet, the Red Sox have a lingering question that continues to hover over the organization as they finish out another last place season:What will the Red Sox do with their young talent?More specifically, will the Red Sox keep Travis Shaw...
Via RedSoxLife
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NESN replaces Don Orsillo with Dave O’Brien in Red Sox booth

NESN shocked the baseball world today when reports made the rounds that the network would be replacing very popular play by play man Don Orsillo on Red Sox telecasts next season.  Those reports were confirmed this evening when NESN announced that ESPN veteran and current Red Sox radio announcer Dave O’Brien would be taking over the television duties in 2016. Here is NESN...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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