World Series

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Rob Bradford
October 24, 2018 - 4:16 am
"Normal." That's the point, it shouldn't just be "normal," as Rafael Devers said while walking out of the clubhouse early Wednesday morning. The feeling should be different. It's the World Series. It is what the Red Sox' third baseman has probably dreamed of for a good chunk of his 22 years on this...
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Rob Bradford
October 24, 2018 - 1:47 am
Monday was already a pretty fun day for Drew Pomeranz. The Red Sox pitcher had resigned himself to the fact that his existence with the team was to throw on the side throughout the postseason, and pitch to his own hitters when called upon. That's exactly what Pomeranz did the day before the World...
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Rob Bradford
October 24, 2018 - 12:03 am
Remember when Chris Sale was supposed to be the be-all, end-all. You don't have the ace doing ace-like things in the postseason you don't have a chance. Well, after their 8-4 win over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday night, that narrative has certainly taken an about-face. (For a...
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WEEI
October 23, 2018 - 8:22 pm
Bill Belichick told Ordway, Merloni & Fauria this week that he might not have time to get to a World Series game, but it turns out he did have time to get involved in one way. The Patriots coach narrated FOX's World Series open, which aired just before Tuesday night's Game 1 between the Red Sox...
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John Tomase
October 23, 2018 - 5:55 pm
Alex Cora has finally earned the attention of an honored guest at the World Series – his mom. Her name is Iris and she told her son she’d come over from Puerto Rico and watch him manage when he reached the World Series. “I got mad at her, honestly,” Cora said. “I was like, when I didn’t see her, I...
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WEEI
October 23, 2018 - 4:21 pm
Alex Cora is showing some faith in third baseman Rafael Devers. After platooning Devers and Eduardo Nunez on a left-right basis to begin the playoffs, it looks like Devers is now the everyday starter regardless of matchup, as the 21-year-old gets the start in Game 1 of the World Series against left...
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Lucy Burdge
October 23, 2018 - 12:49 pm
Nomar Garciaparra is a legendary former Red Sox shortstop but his old fans in Boston will be disappointed with his World Series prediction . During a recent radio interview AM 570 LA Sports, the SportsNet LA analyst, who also played for the Dodgers, talked about the World Series between his two...
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USA Today Sports
Rob Bradford
October 23, 2018 - 12:41 pm
It might be one of the most surprising stories of the 2018 Red Sox season. A kid gives Mookie Betts a necklace -- made up of a plastic ball and bat dangling from a string -- back in spring training. Betts starts wearing it, rarely taking it off either on or off the field. Eight months later it is...
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Brandon Workman
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John Tomase
October 23, 2018 - 12:13 pm
His secret exposed, Red Sox reliever Brandon Workman leans forward, ever so slightly, and furrows his brow. “Who said this, first off?” he asks conspiratorially, admitting nothing. Uhh, everyone, he’s told. Nathan Eovaldi. Heath Hembree. Craig Kimbrel. Joe Kelly. And Matt Barnes, definitely Matt...
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