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Alex Reimer
June 08, 2018 - 12:38 pm
From the outside, it remains hard to believe there isn’t an active openly gay player in any of the five major professional sports leagues. It seemed like there was a breakthrough roughly five years ago, when Jason Collins came out at the end of his NBA career, Michael Sam announced he was gay prior...
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Alex Reimer
May 17, 2018 - 1:30 pm
Red Sox manager Alex Cora did something this week that his predecessor almost never did publicly: he pushed back against one of his players. Reliever Carson Smith blamed fatigue for his shoulder subluxation, which occurred when he threw his glove after allowing a home run Monday. But Cora discarded...
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Alex Reimer
April 26, 2018 - 1:08 pm
Red Sox president Sam Kennedy says restoring the name of Yawkey Way to Jersey Street doesn’t damage Tom Yawkey’s philanthropic legacy, despite his foundation’s arguments to the contrary. The Boston Public Improvement Commission voted unanimously Thursday to scrap the Yawkey Way monicker. In a...
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Ryan Hannable
April 19, 2018 - 12:00 pm
Last week, Boston's Public Improvement Commission postponed its vote on a request by the Red Sox to change the name of Yawkey Way. The Red Sox want the street to return to its original name of Jersey Street. Appearing on Ordway, Merloni and Fauria Thursday, Red Sox president Sam Kennedy gave an...
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Alex Reimer
April 05, 2018 - 10:33 am
The Red Sox’ likability and popularity have been constant conversations around the team for the last couple of years. Even though the 2018 season is just one-week old, Red Sox president Sam Kennedy says there are already signs fans are embracing this year’s club. In an interview Thursday with “Kirk...
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February 20, 2018 - 11:32 am
Earlier this week, Red Sox owners John Henry and Tom Werner defended their team’s recent performance, emphasizing its back-to-back first-place finishes. Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy delivered a similar message on Kirk & Callahan Tuesday, just hours after the club inked J.D. Martinez to...
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Alex Reimer
September 29, 2017 - 2:27 pm
Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy has orchestrated an aggressive response to the two reported racial incidents that occurred at Fenway Park earlier this year. When reflecting on the season, he thinks they wound up bringing the team closer together. In an interview Friday with OMF, Kennedy discussed the “Take...
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Alex Reimer
September 28, 2017 - 4:18 pm
Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy hears the criticism surrounding his organization’s response to the two reported racial incidents at Fenway Park this season. But he says he doesn’t care. The Red Sox hosted an event titled “ Take the Lead ” Thursday, which marked the unveiling of an anti-racism public...
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Alex Reimer
September 14, 2017 - 4:21 pm
The four activists who unfurled an anti-racism banner on top of the Green Monster Wednesday didn’t accomplish much. The message, “Racism is as American as baseball,” was ambiguous at first glance. Hearts and minds were not changed. But that doesn’t mean they’re the enemy. The level of vitriol that’...
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Alex Reimer
September 14, 2017 - 1:26 pm
The bad blood appears to be boiling between the Red Sox and Yankees over last week’s sign-stealing accusations. In an interview Thursday with OMF, Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy said he hasn’t communicated with the Yankees since they publicly accused the Sox of using an Apple Watch to steal...
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