BALTIMORE -- It came to this: After traveling 41,442 miles, facing 25,592 pitches, and enduring more ups and downs than their Delta charter, the... Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The blueprint was followed down to almost every nuance, every wrinkle, every desired contour.
Think about it. In your perfect... Read more
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The temptation is overwhelming. Go ahead, admit it. You're fighting it as you read this. You are thinking this series is... Read more
Poor David Ortiz. All he had to protect him were his silly little goggles as his teammates ambushed him in the postgame frenzy. A bottle of Great... Read more
NEW YORK -- Of course he would be here. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera understands duty and obligation. He has been the most dominant closer in... Read more
NEW YORK -- He brought this on himself; the mocking, the demeaning (albeit clever) signs, the pressure of finding himself enclosed in a ballpark... Read more
With regard to the ongoing saga of the Boston Red Sox and their futile pursuit of one lousy little World Series triumph, I have always been of the... Read more
Carlton Fisk in 1975. David Ortiz in 2004. Twelfth inning both times.
Hold on to those tickets for this afternoon's fifth game of the 2004... Read more
New England is at once sleepless, breathless, and full of hope. David Ortiz and the Red Sox just beat the Yankees in two extra-inning playoff games... Read more
NEW YORK -- Whaddya think? Let him close tonight? He threw only 99 pitches and he was still pumping high-octane gas at the end. Curt Schilling... Read more
NEW YORK -- Every once in a while an Oscar winner gets up there and wings an acceptance speech because "I never thought I'd win, so I didn't... Read more
What is it about Red Sox players hitting the foul pole late at night to win World Series games?
At 11:56 last night, Sox second baseman Mark... Read more
Finally! Red Sox win World Series
By Mike Dodd, USA TODAY
ST. LOUIS — The Boston Red Sox, the symbol of heartbreak and human foible to sports... Read more
It might have been the last Fenway Park game of the magical 2004 season. And if it was, there'll be a parade in Boston sometime before Election Day... Read more
ST. LOUIS -- It looks as if the planets really are aligned for the Red Sox this time. A lunar eclipse is due to start less than an hour before the... Read more
ST. LOUIS -- They did it for the old folks in Presque Isle, Maine, and White River Junction, Vt. They did it for the baby boomers in North Conway,... Read more
Faithful is a book co-written by Stephen King and Stewart O'Nan. It chronicles exchanges between King and O'Nan about the Red Sox's upcoming 2004... Read more
NEW YORK -- This felt like October, a chilling 43 degrees at gametime, bunting lining the facing of the second and third decks at Yankee Stadium,... Read more
NEW YORK -- The "C" stitched on Jason Varitek's uniform and absent but implied on Derek Jeter's stands for captain.
Yet in a matinee in the... Read more
NEW YORK -- It felt manufactured, made for TV, an exploitation of baseball's best feud, the idea of the Red Sox beginning the 2005 season in Yankee... Read more
TORONTO -- Having witnessed moments last October when he was so resilient, so clutch, so unfailingly self-confident, it's somewhat odd to realize... Read more
TORONTO -- Pitchers in their 40s might be in vogue around major league baseball, but they're not the easiest guys to manage. Well, they are if... Read more
TORONTO -- They've played in St. Louis, Fort Myers, Fla.; Sarasota, Fla.; Jupiter, Fla.; Dunedin, Fla.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; St. Petersburg,... Read more
ACTON -- At 2 p.m. yesterday, classes ceased for a group of anxious fifth- and sixth-graders, and a television was turned on.
It was the moment... Read more
The mock cheers that have greeted Mariano Rivera this week every time he has shown his face in Fenway Park come as no surprise to Worcester's... Read more
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