ST. LOUIS -- It was no surprise that at 12:22 EDT this morning David Wells was still awake. The stunning part is that Wells, notorious for his... Read more
CHICAGO -- The professorial 38-year-old bounded up the dugout steps, his hand aloft, acknowledging the legion of 39,215 who packed Wrigley Field... Read more
CHICAGO--Grasping for a positive takeaway from what so far has been a lost weekend in Wrigleyville?
Maybe it is this: Manny Ramirez, who until... Read more
CHICAGO -- Tim Wakefield didn't throw a complete game last night. He played one.
The Sox righthander went to the Wrigley Field mound amid a... Read more
He has been around for seven major league seasons, but that doesn't exempt Matt Clement from allowing the stench of a sour outing to linger.
His... Read more
It was David Wells's night, but the bonus for the Red Sox is that the Keith Foulke who resurfaced last night after barely pitching for a week bore... Read more
If the Red Sox were baseball doctors they'd prescribe a tried-and-true remedy for all teams in a malaise: Play the Cincinnati Reds.
In sweeping... Read more
For a reason to smile at the ballpark, it was hard to top the Duncans, Patrick and Patrick of Everett, yesterday afternoon at Fenway Park. Father's... Read more
CLEVELAND -- His eyes fatigued and his voice steady but quieter than usual, David Wells looked less like Boomer and more like a Baby Boomer. In... Read more
CLEVELAND -- His ability to project the future prices of many types of goods made John Henry a billionaire capable of one day buying the Red Sox.... Read more
CLEVELAND -- Dustin Pedroia was drafted last June, joined the Red Sox system midsummer as a shortstop, and hit .400 at Single A Augusta and .336 at... Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- The first time Phillies manager Charlie Manuel saw Manny Ramírez was in the Cleveland Indians' instructional league, when Manuel... Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- It started with Sliding Tim Wakefield on a Sunday night two weeks ago in Wrigley Field. And if it seems a stretch to single out one... Read more
PHILADELPHIA -- He's one of the only remaining Sox players who can still provide ammo for the fellowship of the miserable. Oh, there's still some... Read more
It was all too good, far too good to continue. The wins, 12 in 13 games. The hits, 10 or more in 12 of 13 games. The starting pitching, 9-0 with a... Read more
We do not have to quote him on being squeezed by plate umpire Larry Young, or bail him out by saying Mark Bellhorn should have tagged out Jody... Read more
All they wanted was a routine ballgame.
No late-game disasters.
Good starting pitching, timely hitting, effective relief. The Sox needed it... Read more
It won't be anywhere as dramatic as the Tampa Summit called by their Yankee cousins earlier this week, but with Theo and the Trio on the premises... Read more
A season is all about evolution, a player finding himself, and, when called for, management finding someone new. Plenty of that was on display... Read more
If anything could be gleaned from his outstanding performance yesterday, it's that Roy Halladay, the man his Toronto Blue Jay teammates call Doc,... Read more
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Keith Foulke says when he's out in public people call him Kevin (Faulk). Maybe that's because the diminutive Patriots running... Read more
If Keith Foulke had been merely bad, Shaughnessy would be onto something. The American League East race really would be over.
The mystery is how... Read more
ARLINGTON, Texas -- These are gut-check times.
Times when a team could use bullpen woes as an excuse for going into a tailspin, throwing up its... Read more
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