Kansas City Royals defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As the Olde Towne Team hits a rough patch in the season, it may be a good time to look back on what a wild and wacky offseason it was in Red Sox Nation.

First, Boston lowered the boom on manager Grady Little. The franchise made a big preemptive strike against the Evil Empire when it landed Curt Schilling -- a player the Yankees coveted -- in a trade from the Diamondbacks.

Schilling said one of the biggest reasons he approved the trade back to the ...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With his first child scheduled to graduate from high school today and his wife understandably anxious about making the milestone a memorable event, Terry Francona hurried home by private jet after last night's game "to save my marriage."

The Red Sox manager had plenty of time en route to consider how to save his team from a debilitating June swoon.

With Tim Wakefield struggling to reverse a trend in which Sox starters have posted a 7.98 ERA over t...