World Series

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John Tomase
October 20, 2018 - 12:54 pm
Outside-the-box ideas are great, but sometimes we overthink them. Case in point: the theory that Mookie Betts should start at second base in the National League games of the World Series. The unorthodox move would allow the Red Sox to keep ALCS MVP Jackie Bradley Jr. in the lineup against either...
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Ryan Braun
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John Tomase
October 20, 2018 - 1:34 am
The Red Sox need to wait one more day to learn their opponent in the World Series. On Friday night, the Brewers beat the Dodgers, 7-2, to force a Game 7 in the National League Championship Series. The two teams will square off again on Saturday night, with the winner advancing to Boston to open the...
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Rob Bradford
October 19, 2018 - 11:45 am
HOUSTON -- In among the champagne celebration stood perhaps the first World Series storyline: Steven Wright. The knuckleballer wasn't a member of the American League Championship Series roster after being taken off the American League Division Series after just one day due to his ailing right knee...
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Mookie Bretts and Rafael Devers
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John Tomase
October 18, 2018 - 11:29 pm
As the Red Sox barreled to the conclusion of the greatest regular season in franchise history, the words grew to something between an admonition and a threat: We will ultimately judge you on the playoffs. The 108 wins. The third straight division title. The stomping of every challenger in the...
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John Tomase
October 18, 2018 - 6:22 pm
There's only one way Chris Sale won't start Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday -- if the Red Sox end the series on Thursday, in which case Sale will start Game 1 of the World Series against either the Dodgers or Brewers. Speaking to reporters before Game 5 of the ALCS in...
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Rob Bradford
September 29, 2018 - 12:31 pm
The Red Sox may be taking the postseason one game at a time, but they won't be afraid to talk about more than that. Speaking before his team's second-to-last regular-season game Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he is encouraging his team to verbalize the loftiest of goals heading through the...
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Rob Bradford
September 25, 2018 - 7:56 am
While the Red Sox breaking their organization's record for most wins in a season was certainly something, it was just one of two takeaways from the Monday night win over the Orioles. And the second one is actually something that might matter the most. The Sox have clinched home-field advantage...
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Alex Reimer
November 02, 2017 - 11:51 am
The Astros’ Game 7 victory over the Dodgers Wednesday might have been anticlimactic end to an epic World Series. But the four-run snoozefest still delivered massive ratings for MLB. The contest delivered an 18.8 overnight rating on FOX, which is the second-best number since Red Sox-Cardinals Game 4...
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Rob Bradford
November 01, 2017 - 11:59 pm
Expect Alex Cora to be introduced as the next Red Sox manager over the weekend. And when he sits in front of the media at Fenway Park, he will be doing so a world champion for the second time in his professional baseball career. Houston's bench coach was able to celebrate as a world champ for the...
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Rob Bradford
October 30, 2017 - 2:17 pm
I was like many of you. When the Astros pulled ahead by three runs heading into the ninth inning Sunday night, I gave up. The nightly routine was put in motion, taking Melatonin while scrolling through Twitter until nighty-night time came calling. But as I started going through the tweets, it...
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