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The latest Boston Red Sox news and Red Sox rumors. This page also includes Boston Red Sox schedule, scores and stats. 

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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Rob Bradford
August 22, 2008 - 2:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA -- Some in Boston would respond to Dodgers' manager Joe Torre's assertion that Manny Ramirez , 'has a lot of ballplayer in him,' with, "Yeah, among other things." But after taking the temperature of Los Angeles clubhouse prior to the Dodgers' game with the Phillies, Friday night at...
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Rob Bradford
August 22, 2008 - 11:40 am
PHILADELPHIA -- "Hi!" There you go. That was our conversation. Manny Ramirez , dressed in his No. 99 Dodger Blue was in lock-down mode when it came to media matters. The pause button definitely went on today. It started when the clubhouse first opened and the Philly press was ready to pounce,...
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Rob Bradford
August 22, 2008 - 3:45 am
Just in case you want to check in later, I'll be in Philadelphia covering the Dodgers-Phillies game. You can probably figure out why ... (and no it has nothing to do with Greg Maddux ' second-first start with the Dodgers). I'll bring you every dreadlocked update possible throughout the late...
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Rob Bradford
August 22, 2008 - 2:36 am
Woke up this morning and this thought popped into my head -- is it so ridiculous to suggest the Red Sox would not trade Jon Lester straight-up for Johan Santana . First we can go to the numbers: Santana has a 2.75 ERA compared to Lester's 3.17. Santana is 11-7, while Lester is 12-4. (I know, wins...
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