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Alex Reimer
October 07, 2018 - 10:32 am
Aaron Judge might be an even better troll than power hitter. While leaving Fenway Park Saturday following the Yankees’ 6-2 victory, the slugger played “New York, New York” on his boombox when walking past the Red Sox’ clubhouse. Talk about making an exit. Here’s Aaron Judge walking past the Red Sox...
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Rob Bradford
October 06, 2018 - 11:47 pm
Jacoby Ellsbury replaced Coco Crisp midway through the 2007 American League Championship Series. The situation was flip-flopped the following postseason, with Crisp ultimately taking Ellsbury's job. In 2013 Jarod Saltalamacchia and Will Middlebrooks started their playoff run as starters, only to be...
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Rob Bradford
October 06, 2018 - 2:19 pm
This might not have been "Plan C and a half" as Alex Cora described his decision to start the eighth inning with Rick Porcello Friday night, but it certainly wasn't part of the Red Sox' original blueprint for the American League Division Series. The team announced that it was replacing Steven...
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Matt Kalman
October 06, 2018 - 2:01 pm
Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has one objective for his next start, which will probably come Monday in the home-opener against the Ottawa Senators at TD Garden. “Well I don’t want to get embarrassed again when I play, I think that’s what I’m working on,” Rask said after practice at Warrior Ice...
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Rob Bradford
October 06, 2018 - 11:14 am
When Aaron Hicks walked off the field in the fourth inning with a hamstring injury it wasn't any mystery who the Yankees would be replacing him with. That would be Brett Gardner. But it did make one wonder whatever happened to be the guy Hicks took the job from in the first place, Jacoby Ellsbury...
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Rob Bradford
October 06, 2018 - 10:21 am
It's the start people seem to avert their eyes away from. Eight innings. Two runs. Loss. That was the day David Price proved that he could actually make a start in the postseason and pitch really, really well. "He dealt," remembered Steve Pearce, who hit second in the lineup that went up against...
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Rob Bradford
October 05, 2018 - 11:16 pm
Dig in. That's probably the best direction anyone could offer after watching the Red Sox' 5-4 win over the Yankees in Game 1 of the American League Division Series Friday night. (For a complete recap, click here.) As WEEI.com's John Tomase tweeted in the middle of the Yankees' sixth- and seventh-...
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Rob Bradford
October 05, 2018 - 5:09 pm
The biggest questions about this Red Sox team heading into the postseason was undeniably involving the bullpen. So with the roster set for the American League Division Series -- putting Joe Kelly and Brandon Workman in the final two spots -- Alex Cora could start to formulate a plan for the final...
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Alex Reimer
October 05, 2018 - 2:12 pm
Bill Belichick usually can’t step away from the podium fast enough, but the often dour Patriots head coach had one message for reporters before ending his press conference Thursday: let’s go Red Sox. "I'd just like to wish the Red Sox well in their playoff series," he told reporters, per WEEI's...
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