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Rob Gronkowski and David Ortiz
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WEEI
April 09, 2019 - 3:36 pm
The Red Sox celebrated their 2018 World Series title before their 2019 home opener on Tuesday. The pregame festivities featured all the returning players getting their rings, a bunch of former Red Sox -- including their most recent World Series MVPs -- taking the field, and members of the Super...
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USA Today Sports
Nick Friar
April 09, 2019 - 2:26 pm
It’s been said quite a bit since the turn of the century, but it’s hard to believe just how many championships the city of Boston has celebrated since the Patriots won their first one. While the Pats set the standard professional sports teams across the country, never mind Boston, the fact the Red...
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Alex Reimer
April 09, 2019 - 12:53 pm
Red Sox chairman Tom Werner says he’s hopeful the team will extend Mookie Betts before the reigning AL MVP reaches free agency in two years, but he recognizes Betts’ right and apparent interest in exploring the open market. In an interview Tuesday with Dale & Keefe ahead of the home opener,...
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Fenway Park green monster
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Ryan Hannable
April 09, 2019 - 12:52 pm
Tuesday is a special day in Boston. The Red Sox will receive their World Series rings in a pregame ceremony before the home opener. In addition, the Patriots will also be honored for winning the Super Bowl over the Rams. While Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Rob Gronkowski are not expected to attend...
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USA Today Sports
Nick Friar
April 09, 2019 - 11:55 am
Dustin Pedroia’s return to the Red Sox lineup presents Alex Cora with a few possibilities. The second baseman is set to bat seventh, where he can provide another headache for opposing pitchers in the lower third of the order — the section of the lineup where things typically get easier for opposing...
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Alex Reimer
April 09, 2019 - 11:44 am
The Red Sox are turning the page past last season’s World Series victory, at least according to the team’s Opening Day hype video. On Tuesday morning, the Red Sox posted a 90-second hype video, which says the team recognizes the challenges that lie ahead this season. “Now, it gets harder,” the...
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Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale
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Ryan Hannable
April 09, 2019 - 11:36 am
There was a lot of concern following Chris Sale's last start when he threw just 25 four-seam fastballs, averaging 89.1 mph, the lowest velocity for any of his 289 career starts. But, there was a legitimate reason. And not because he's saving himself for October. Sale was battling a stomach illness...
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USA Today Sports
Alex Reimer
April 09, 2019 - 10:24 am
While the Red Sox didn’t make any significant additions to their baseball team this offseason, America’s Most Beloved Ballpark ™ once again underwent some noteworthy alterations . Ever since John Henry and Co. purchased the Red Sox in late 2001, they’ve poured around $300 million into Fenway Park,...
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Ryan Hannable
April 09, 2019 - 10:11 am
After a tough road trip, the Red Sox will get a spark in addition to returning to Fenway Park -- the return of Dustin Pedroia. Pedroia was reinstated off the injured list prior to Tuesday's game and will bat seventh against Blue Jays right-hander Matt Shoemaker. The 35-year-old began the season on...
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USA Today Sports
Nick Friar
April 09, 2019 - 7:10 am
The Red Sox sent shock waves across Major League Baseball when they signed Jenrry Mejia to a minor league contract leading up to the 2019 season. The right-handed reliever became the face of modern performance-enhancing drugs use in MLB when he received a lifetime ban in 2016 for failing his third...
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