OAKLAND, Calif. -- Odd to be back here. It was 11 months ago that Derek Lowe punched out Terrence Long and performed a regrettable salute to cap... Read more
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A professional athlete sidelined by an injury might as well be a dead man. Harsh, but true. If you are too hurt to play, you... Read more
OAKLAND -- Amid the stormy gloom in Gotham, the rain-idled Yankees last night had plenty of time to gather in front of their televisions and watch... Read more
SEATTLE -- Forget about the curse and the Sports Illustrated jinx. The Red Sox last night fell victim to a brief revival of their first-half... Read more
SEATTLE -- So, Jason Varitek, we all know you are the de facto captain of the Boston Red Sox. You are the quiet leader of this team, the man who... Read more
SEATTLE -- Former Red Sox righthander Carl Mays died in 1971, the year Pedro Martinez, Kevin Millar, and Bill Mueller were born. When Mays died,... Read more
SEATTLE -- Something was wrong, and it troubled Jason Varitek.
No, it wasn't Manny Ramirez's base-running blunder that cost Varitek an RBI and... Read more
Kevin Millar, at the center of a scrum of New York media types seeking some back-page material for the weekend Red Sox-Yankees series, insisted... Read more
It was uglier than a Muddy River bullfrog, but with the Yankees playing actual baseball again and another Battle of the Bronx beginning tomorrow,... Read more
Raise a cup to the computer nerds. If not for the number crunchers on Yawkey Way who were savvy enough last November to allay Curt Schilling's... Read more
NEW YORK -- No romantic comedies on the big screen in the visitors clubhouse at 161st Street last night as the Red Sox prepared to renew their epic... Read more
NEW YORK -- Slice it any which way and the pie looks the same. The piece that represents the odds of the Red Sox overtaking the Yankees for the... Read more
Forget the Yankees, Angels, A's, Twins, and anyone else you might think stands in the way. Last night was all about the Red Sox regaining their... Read more
As the late, great broadcaster Ned Martin might have exclaimed, "Mercy."
For the second straight game, the Red Sox last night overcame an... Read more
Maybe now's the time for Papa Jack to break out his signature T-shirts, emblazoned with his rally cry: "Somebody gotta pay."
With the Yankees... Read more
In the dead of winter last January, Terry Francona faced the largest crowd of Red Sox fans since he succeeded Grady Little as the franchise's 44th... Read more
No frothy champagne showers. No celebratory sprints to the Baseball Tavern. No grateful hugs from principal owner John W. Henry.
On the first... Read more
Leave it to the greatest rivalry in sports to nearly turn a lovefest into an alley fight.
One minute, all was bliss in the Fens yesterday as the... Read more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The wackiest bunch of barnstormers in 21st century baseball, the renegade Red Sox last night played their way into the... Read more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Take it from Theo Epstein, who sounded a little bit like Tina Turner revving up in the opening of "Proud Mary" when he... Read more
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- As long as the last ember flickered in their fading bonfire of opportunity, the Red Sox planned to keep hope alive. As long... Read more
BALTIMORE -- All Tim Wakefield needed to do last night, it turned out, was pitch adequately and emerge uninjured to secure a spot in the postseason... Read more
BALTIMORE -- Giving new meaning to an old baseball expression, gopher ball, the Red Sox remained in the dark last night about their first-round... Read more
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