MLB

May 19, 2014 - 6:56 am
In the wake of a historic suspension sentence for his role in the Biogenesis PED scandal , Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez privately informed advisers last summer that he was prepared to retire from baseball , according to the New York Daily News. "€œHe had been talking about retirement...
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Mike Petraglia
May 18, 2014 - 9:20 pm
Torii Hunter is one of the most forthcoming players in all of baseball. And after he homered in his team's 6-2 win over the Red Sox Sunday night, completing Detroit's first Fenway sweep in 31 years, Hunter didn't hold back. He said the three-game sweep, in which the Tigers outscored the Red Sox ,...
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Mike Petraglia
May 05, 2014 - 7:42 am
It was one of the moves made in the offseason that was intended to improve the safety of the catcher and base runner at home plate. The " Buster Posey Rule" (listed at the bottom of this page) was implemented this offseason to clarify the existing rule that says the catcher cannot block the plate...
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Mike Petraglia
April 24, 2014 - 8:33 pm
It was a night that John Farrell and the Red Sox desperately needed a mentally tough pitcher on the mound. Felix Doubront was not that pitcher Thursday night. In one of the ugliest games of the Farrell era in Boston, the Red Sox committed four errors in the first three innings, finishing with five...
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Mike Petraglia
April 22, 2014 - 8:06 pm
Johnny Damon had warned Jacoby Ellsbury before the game Tuesday that he would find out just how vicious Red Sox fans could be for leaving Boston for the Yankees . After all, when Damon signed with the Bronx Bombers prior to the 2006 season, he was roundly booed and excoriated every time he set foot...
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Mike Petraglia
April 22, 2014 - 4:06 pm
That didn't take long. Jacoby Ellsbury returned to Fenway Park for the first time since signing a seven-year, $153 million deal with the Yankees and received a mixture of boos and cheers in the lineup introductions about 15 minutes before first pitch. He received more boos as he was announced as...
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Mike Petraglia
April 21, 2014 - 12:30 pm
There's very little that can truly scare Mike Napoli . Sleeping on the bottom bunk of bed that has a grown man and starting pitcher on top qualifies. Monday was one of those truly bizarre days at Fenway, thanks to the unkind schedule-maker and MLB that had the Red Sox play a nationally televised...
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April 09, 2014 - 4:52 pm
Perhaps it's overstating it to say A.J. Pierzynski expected David Ortiz to drive a rocket about 100 feet beyond the fence in right field in the eighth inning Wednesday for the game-winning three-run homer in a 4-2 win over the Rangers. But certainly it's safe to say he wasn't surprised. After all,...
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Mike Petraglia
April 08, 2014 - 7:23 pm
Forget the 3-5 record, the .211 average with one homer with runners in scoring position and the five ground ball double plays Tuesday night in a 10-7 loss to the Rangers. Jonny Gomes isn't worried about the timely hitting yet because, the way he looks at it, the Red Sox haven't really started...
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Mike Petraglia
April 06, 2014 - 2:56 pm
The mere thought might provoke snide laughter among skeptics. One week into the season and the Red Sox are a tired group. How else to explain sloppy play and mental lapses on Friday, Saturday and Sunday? The Red Sox not only lost their home opener, spoiling the ring ceremony glow a bit, they were...
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