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Jim Hackett
November 01, 2018 - 11:13 am
Damage done. One hundred and 19 wins and three tough postseason opponents left behind both bested and beaten down, while this century’s fourth World Series championship parade rolled through the streets of Boston on Wednesday. Your Boston Red Sox have now entered rare space, winning four...
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Ryan Hannable
October 31, 2018 - 11:12 pm
FOXBORO — Rob Gronkowski has been a member of the Patriots since 2010, so it’s not very hard to tell when something seems off. Wednesday was one of those days. The tight end stepped to the podium for his typical Wednesday press conference, but after three minutes of fair questions and short,...
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David Price
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John Tomase
October 30, 2018 - 10:26 pm
The Red Sox owe their World Series championship to David Price as much as any other player. Once he solved the riddle against the Astros, he pitched lights out. He easily could’ve won World Series MVP over Steve Pearce – Price would’ve gotten my vote – for winning Games 2 and 5 against the Dodgers...
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Ryan Hannable
October 30, 2018 - 7:20 pm
Despite a great deal of buzz the last few days, the Patriots ultimately stood pat at this year’s trade deadline. It was the first time since 2014 the team did not make a deal at or near the deadline. There certainly were a few positions worth upgrading — wide receiver, linebacker and running back...
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Rob Bradford
October 30, 2018 - 11:34 am
Alex Cora deserves to make more money. I know, it's a bit uncomfortable to read or write those words when talking about any human being who is pulling down a nice $800,000-a-year paycheck. But this is the world of professional athletics and the existence of a manager who just led the Red Sox to the...
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Alex Reimer
October 30, 2018 - 10:26 am
The unfortunate masses who tuned into “Monday Night Football” to watch the Patriots outlast the Bills in a primetime slog that made us all yearn for passed balls and pitching changes were simultaneously invited to one awkward hangout. Joe Tessitore, seemingly desperate to ingratiate himself with...
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Ryan Hannable
October 30, 2018 - 2:11 am
In case you weren’t aware, the NFL’s trade deadline is set for Tuesday afternoon. The Patriots have made deals during the season leading up to the deadline in a number of recent years beginning with Aqib Talib in 2012, defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga in 2013, linebackers Akeem Ayers and Jonathan...
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Max Muncy
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John Tomase
October 27, 2018 - 5:44 am
A 3-0 World Series lead dangling like the treasure in an Indiana Jones movie, Alex Cora cracked his whip around something solid and swung daringly into darkness. Land on the other side, like the cinematic hero, and a championship would effectively be his. But here’s the danger of hurling headlong...
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Alex Reimer
October 26, 2018 - 11:41 am
Los Angeles is where aspiring movie stars go and wait tables while they wait to get cast as extras in random network sitcoms. It is also the place where scorned Red Sox stars go for redemption. In recent years, several discarded Red Sox mainstays have been rejuvenated in Dodger blue. Perhaps the...
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Alex Reimer
October 25, 2018 - 10:49 am
The Red Sox did not invite Curt Schilling to a first pitch ceremony involving some members of the 2004 championship team, permitting the World Series hero to play his new favorite role: victim. In an email to me, Red Sox spokeswoman Zineb Curran said Wednesday’s event, which involved seven players...
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