Yes, Jason Varitek will make $40 million by the end of 2008, and yes, his unquantifiable contributions are part of the reason. But that... Read more
SEATTLE -- Raise your hand if you want to see anyone but Johnny Damon play center field for the Red Sox next season. The can't-miss kid, Hanley... Read more
SEATTLE -- It's one of those shared bits of folk wisdom that carries as much currency on Tobacco Road as it does in the Back Bay: If it ain't... Read more
SEATTLE -- His emotional state, measured in word and expression, fell somewhere between blithe and indifferent. Four hundred home runs? Fifth... Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Red Sox are staying in San Francisco this week, just off Powell Street, where the cable cars rattle their way through... Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Rene Lachemann, who in 40 years in the game rarely has missed a chance to crack wise, laughed when he heard that Red Sox third... Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Bunt single. Single. Single. Fielder's choice. Sacrifice fly. Double. Single. Single. Fly out. Line out. Single. Single. Home... Read more
New York, Chicago, and two Californias (Dodgers-Angels, Giants-A's) own the true regional rivalries this weekend. It is the ninth year of... Read more
The frustration is mounting for Edgar Renteria.
Friday night, he left seven men on base. Last night, his weekend didn't get any better in the... Read more
If they were cars, John Smoltz would have been the gas-guzzling SUV while Matt Clement would have been the economical, efficient, precision driving... Read more
TORONTO -- For Mike Timlin, the scoreless streak was 15 2/3 innings, for Alan Embree 7 1/3 innings. And yet, in two Reed Johnson swings that sent... Read more
TORONTO -- The way Johnny Damon puts it, the Sox felt a ''calm" last season, even as they stumbled along for four months before turning in a... Read more
TORONTO -- After three losses in Toronto, Red Sox manager Terry Francona announced that both first baseman John Olerud and catcher Kelly Shoppach... Read more
NEW YORK -- How many baseball games have been played? A billion? A trillion? Let's just say ''many."
And in those games, how many times do you... Read more
NEW YORK -- It was eerily similar to a 25-8 Red Sox win over the Florida Marlins June 27, 2003, at Fenway Park, but Carl Pavano was in no mood to... Read more
NEW YORK -- This will go down as a 2-4 road trip, but, as David Ortiz's two home runs made Yankee Stadium feel like the youth field across the... Read more
What began at 7:08 p.m. at Fenway Park last night and lasted until 8:07 (when Bronson Arroyo exited) wasn't a baseball game as much as a laser... Read more
For John Halama, the only drawback to his Memorial Day relief performance was its timing. The Red Sox lefthander entered Monday's 8-1 loss to... Read more
He had cranked two doubles and a home run off Tim Wakefield last night, but Miguel Tejada still insisted after Baltimore's 9-3 win over the Red Sox... Read more
He is a humble, self-deprecating guy, who actually said not more than 30 minutes after blasting a walkoff three-run homer off Orioles closer B.J.... Read more
Red Sox Nation already loved Johnny Damon, but after a three-run double in the eighth inning last night off Angels reliever Scot Shields, the... Read more
It's disconcerting, if not downright alarming, when the emotionally poised Alan Embree thinks that relieving anxiety the way Derek Lowe did... Read more
All week, the chatter was about Johnny Damon's pedicure, Jason Varitek's back waxing, and Kevin Millar's pumpkin facial. Yesterday, all the action... Read more
ST. LOUIS -- On the 222d day, the Cardinals finally won.
It was that long between Oct. 27, 2004, when they suffered the indignity of losing Game... Read more
ST. LOUIS -- Could Terry Francona and one of his pitchers face the wrath of league disciplinarian Bob Watson again?
Francona, who has been... Read more
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