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Rob Bradford
May 23, 2019 - 3:37 pm
TORONTO -- Raise your hand if you saw this coming ... Didn't think so. Ryan Weber gives off the appearance of some sort of major league novice, offering the image of a contest winner or professional baseball-playing passerby. He is 28 years old with the looks of someone much younger. And watching...
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Rob Bradford
May 23, 2019 - 1:30 am
TORONTO -- The long hours had drifted into the next day with Alex Cora and his players just wanting to get back to the hotel as fast as possible. It was hard to blame them. Not only were the Red Sox staring at another tilt with the Blue Jays 12 hours down the road, but there was the task of using...
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Rob Bradford
May 22, 2019 - 1:18 pm
Things got interesting between Alex Cora and Marcus Stroman Wednesday afternoon. After the Red Sox' loss to the Blue Jays Tuesday night the Red Sox manager addressed why he complained to home plate umpire Alan Porter , explaining that he had taken issue to Stroman quick-pitching Michael Chavis...
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Rob Bradford
May 21, 2019 - 10:25 pm
TORONTO -- It really didn't seem a whole lot of emphasis was being put on Tuesday night's game in and around Rogers Centre. Most of the talk pregame was almost exclusively regarding the Victoria Day controversy, leading Jays general manager Ross Atkins to devote virtually an entire press conference...
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Rob Bradford
May 20, 2019 - 4:04 pm
Things couldn't have gone much better for the Red Sox on Victoria Day. Not only did the Sox celebrate the Canadian national holiday with a decisive 12-2 win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre Monday afternoon, but along the way they received a bucket full of key performances. (For a complete recap...
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Rob Bradford
May 20, 2019 - 10:15 am
Remember Edwin Jackson? He's the pitcher who has now pitched for 14 big leagues clubs. He is also the starter the Red Sox will be facing Monday afternoon at Rogers Centre. Jackson is making his second start for the Jays, coming off a five-inning, three-run, no-decision against the Giants. The last...
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Rob Bradford
April 12, 2019 - 12:47 am
That moment one week before was perhaps the most pointed Alex Cora has been this season. "I pay attention to details," the manager said after his team's final game in Oakland. "I love paying attention to details and that's something I took pride last year, and right now, we're not paying attention...
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Rob Bradford
April 11, 2019 - 5:09 pm
The Red Sox went the entire 2018 season with a single team meeting, that was until after Game 3 of the World Series. That one, of course, ended with Nathan Eovaldi getting a standing ovation. It was an approach that certainly wasn't the norm for a Major League Baseball team, a reality the players...
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Jim Hackett
April 10, 2019 - 11:09 pm
Winning begets winning, just see the 2018 World Series champion Red Sox for proof of that. However, on that same theme, losing most certainly begets losing and you need to look no further than the standings or the sloppy play of the first two weeks of the Red Sox new season for evidence. The Red...
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Rob Bradford
April 09, 2019 - 5:50 pm
"1:10: Reminder of how good we are." -- The message on the clubhouse door prior to the Red Sox' home opener. The reminder didn't take. The rings. The Patriots. The alumni from past world championship teams. The video board montages. The standing ovations. The reality was that whatever happened...
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