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Rob Bradford
August 27, 2008 - 3:48 am
There are some things that you just can't miss the opportunity to do, and sitting in the visitors dugout at Yankee Stadium after pitching two innings on the Yankee Stadium mound is one of them. As we sit here in the fourth inning the Boston media is losing 5-1 as Bill Burt of the Eagle-Tribune just...
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Rob Bradford
August 26, 2008 - 3:14 pm
Sources confirm to WEEI.com that the Red Sox are close to agreeing on the principles of a trade that would send outfielder Mark Kotsay to the Sox from the Atlanta Braves for what is believed to be a minor leaguer not on Boston's 40-man roster. The teams still have to agree to the minor leaguer...
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Rob Bradford
August 26, 2008 - 1:36 pm
The title this entry has to do with David Ortiz , but, no, there is no rant or the like. Just as batting practice  was coming to an end at Yankee Stadium , Ortiz walked into the dugout, redirected focus toward the right field bleachers and said, "See that big guy, 10 rows up along the aisle," the...
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August 26, 2008 - 1:18 pm
Tonight marks the first game between the Red Sox and Yankees since the trade of Manny Ramirez to the Dodgers. Obviously, the left fielder was not forgotten. Prior to the game, as Kevin Youkilis concluded an autograph-signing session for fans in New York, a kid in a Yankees cap asked, "Do you miss...
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Rob Bradford
August 26, 2008 - 5:36 am
I sit here next to FOBF Ian Browne of MLB.com , on a train bound for New York. I like to call it the WEEI Express. (Branding, baby, branding!) While I venture back into blogdom at 50-something mph, Young Browne is watching the cinematic classic "Smart People." I graded it out to a B- mostly due to...
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August 26, 2008 - 3:07 am
There are no maybes - this IS the last series between the Red Sox and Yankees at Yankee Stadium . Amazingly, in the final week of August, it is far more likely that both the Red Sox and Yankees miss the playoffs than that they both play in October. With just five weeks of baseball left, the season...
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Rob Bradford
August 25, 2008 - 5:53 pm
Sean Casey has experienced a meteoric rise in the last few hours. Not only did he post his first video blog entry over at City Hall , but he also will be inducted into Foley's Irish-American Baseball Hall of Fame . Casey will be one of nine people inducted into the establishment's shrine, joining...
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August 25, 2008 - 3:58 am
It could have been worse for Jacoby Ellsbury . In fact, it once was. Ellsbury's catch against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre yesterday, in which he slammed against a chain-link fence in right-center, was not the most violent of his career. As a college sophomore, Ellsbury was playing right field...
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Rob Bradford
August 25, 2008 - 2:26 am
As my colleague Mike Felger points out, points out, and then points out again, Clay Buchholz has disappointed this season. Expectations were high. Higher than high. Higher than Yao Ming , Sandy Allen , and Tommy Chong  combined. But few would have expected that on Aug. 25 we would be staring at...
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Rob Bradford
August 23, 2008 - 4:24 pm
A few thoughts as we head into a new week: Guitar Hero isn't truly heroic until this man gets involved -- Esteban . This guy fascinates me. Who would have ever thought this guy was from Pittsburgh? It was a bad day for the Red Sox and some Chinese diver. Those who had Zhou Luxin in the platform...
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