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April 10, 2019 - 1:41 pm
Obviously, the ratings for the pregame ceremony celebrating the Red Sox World Series win on the Shaws/Star Market Red Sox Radio Network were off the charts. But as it turns out television didn't do so poorly, either. According to NESN, the broadcast televising the celebration at Fenway Park Tuesday...
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Rob Bradford
April 10, 2019 - 12:11 pm
Now that the ring ceremony is complete there isn't much to celebrate for Red Sox fans these days. Starting 3-9 will do that. So if they want to get creative in the search for optimism a worthwhile exercise would be to take a look at player by the name of Jarren Duran. Duran is an outfielder for the...
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Rob Bradford
April 10, 2019 - 10:50 am
Prior to Tuesday afternoon, the last time we saw a ring ceremony at Fenway Park Jake Peavy was right in the middle of the celebration. That was 2014. Five years later he's helping open for Willie Nelson. People ask me lots about how Jake Peavy is doing...here he is last night with his oldest son...
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Rob Bradford
April 10, 2019 - 9:26 am
Before Tuesday's home opener Alex Cora revealed Chris Sale had been battling an illness in between his first start and his second, potentially explaining some of the velocity issues the lefty experienced in Oakland. Considering the lack of transparency for what seemed like something that should...
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Nick Friar
April 10, 2019 - 7:34 am
With all the Red Sox struggles in the young 2019 season, it’s a bit surprising there haven’t been any Rusney Castillo calls to the postgame show yet. Not that it’ll make a difference. Castillo isn’t worth the risk with that gaudy contract. (Castillo’s contract does not count against Boston’s MLB...
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Nick Friar
April 09, 2019 - 9:10 pm
Chris Sale first became a full-time Major League starting pitcher at the beginning of 2012. From that point through April 2018, he dominated the months of March and April every season (combined 33 starts), averaging almost seven innings an outing with a 2.67 ERA and 9.6 K/9. Fairly different from...
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Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia
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Ryan Hannable
April 09, 2019 - 7:14 pm
It wasn’t exactly the game Dustin Pedroia envisioned, as he went 1-for-4 including hitting into a tough double-play in the Red Sox ’ 7-5 loss in their home opener, but the Red Sox second baseman was just happy to be on the field. Pedroia was activated off the injured list before the game as he was...
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Rob Bradford
April 09, 2019 - 5:50 pm
"1:10: Reminder of how good we are." -- The message on the clubhouse door prior to the Red Sox' home opener. The reminder didn't take. The rings. The Patriots. The alumni from past world championship teams. The video board montages. The standing ovations. The reality was that whatever happened...
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Nick Friar
April 09, 2019 - 4:38 pm
Perhaps most notable among the former Red Sox to make their return to Fenway Park for Tuesday’s World Series ring ceremony was Manny Ramirez. Although he expressed the team has invited him in the past, it’s not every day you see the 2004 World Series MVP back in Boston. In addition to playing a...
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale
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Ryan Hannable
April 09, 2019 - 4:12 pm
The talk going into Tuesday's Red Sox home opener for Chris Sale was his velocity following his last start when he threw 25 four-seam fastballs, averaging 89.1 mph, the lowest velocity for any of his 289 career starts. It was revealed before the game he was battling a stomach illness during that...
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