Those who object to the Red Sox playing the Yankees so many times this early in the season -- seven times in a 10-day span ending next Sunday --... Read more
Had you asked the 35,011 fans at Fenway Park and the millions of viewers watching yesterday's game if the Red Sox were finished when the Yankees... Read more
When it's the Red Sox and Yankees, even in April, it always goes back to the Bible.
During the ninth inning, said Sox general manager Theo... Read more
NEW YORK -- It was like driving through the old neighborhood and passing the spot where your dog got run over when you were 10 years old.
This... Read more
NEW YORK -- Imagine winning a football game without making a first down. Or beating a basketball opponent without logging an assist.
The Red Sox... Read more
NEW YORK -- Pop the hood. Check the throttle. Heck, launch a complete, trouble-shooting computer scan.
Something is wrong. Maybe not wrong... Read more
NEW YORK -- Fire the manager. Trade Nomar. Buy every member of the team a brand new mitt, then shave all their heads. Fire Theo, bring back Dan... Read more
NEW YORK -- One win. One measly win. That's all the Red Sox figured they needed last night to free them from their prison of pain.
Then an... Read more
It's that time of year. Jason Varitek walked into the Red Sox clubhouse yesterday and stopped cold.
"I looked at the lineup," he said, "and... Read more
Almost a century ago, the Red Sox embraced a rally song, "Tessie," which the Dropkick Murphys yesterday performed at Fenway Park before the latest... Read more
Curt Schilling drummed into his teammates' heads that Saturday's third-inning brawl and the subsequent walkoff home run off Mariano Rivera would... 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
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
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
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