The Mashup

DJ Bean
August 06, 2009 - 8:04 am
Tonight's start is a big example of why the Red Sox took a flyer on John Smoltz back in January. Boston wanted a clutch starter on the cheap, and the Smoltz wanted to prove that he still had it. When the Sox play their first of four at Yankee Stadium tonight they'll be looking to turn around a...
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DJ Bean
August 05, 2009 - 11:07 pm
There hasn'€™t been a shortage of discussion topics when it comes to the Red Sox recently. Though the Victor Martinez era has gotten off to a noteworthy start (10-for-21 with six RBI through four games), the team'€™s play since the All-Star break has been a reason for concern (3-9 against teams...
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August 05, 2009 - 7:55 am
Last night, Guillermo Mota hit Milwaukee's Prince Fielder in the thigh during the 9th inning of a 17-4 Dodgers win. Sounds harmless enough, right? Well, if it weren't for several teammates and Dodger Stadium security guards, Fielder would've gone after Mota into the Dodger clubhouse. In one of the...
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August 04, 2009 - 1:12 pm
The Red Sox walked away from the trade deadline a better team. They got an All-Star slugging catcher in Victor Martinez and a solid defensive first baseman in Casey Kotchman , and all it cost them was Justin Masterson , Adam LaRoche and two minor leaguers. Buchholz, Bowden, Bard '€“ all of them...
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August 04, 2009 - 9:53 am
Good afternoon New England! Please welcome the game of baseball back in to your consciousness after yesterday's night off. Tonight's game starts an immensely important stretch of the current road trip in Tampa/St. Pete against Dick Vitale's favorite team . On the hill for the Rays is ALCS Game 7...
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August 03, 2009 - 8:26 am
While the David Ortiz-Manny Ramirez steroids scandal didn't surprise many in Sox Nation it still hurt. It was a like a deep cut that was ignored, got infected and now has to be cleaned out and a bandage put over it to stop the fresh bleeding. The announcement last Thursday was embarrassing...
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DJ Bean
July 30, 2009 - 8:08 am
In this business, we like to give credit to those who gave us anything useful for our articles, blogs, you name it. For example, if I write something and Chris Price has a useful quote from a player that I throw in, I'll put at the bottom that he contributed to the report. Fascinating, right? Well...
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July 27, 2009 - 12:15 pm
Despite Monday being the 37th anniversary of the House Judiciary committee's vote to impeach then-president Richard Nixon, the LEEInks would like to take the time for a much more jovial occasion and send out big birthday wishes to Red Sox Nation's favorite "villain," Alex Rodriguez . Today, the...
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July 27, 2009 - 10:18 am
An eventful weekend for Major League Baseball leading up to the trading deadline started early with Mark Buehrle's perfect game and ended with inductions to the Basbeball Hall of Fame. Then, there was the death of a Phillies fan sandwiched in between. With the Hall of Fame inductions taking...
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July 27, 2009 - 10:16 am
Apparently, Gillette Stadium  has become the mecca of international soccer. Earlier this summer, it was SuperLiga 2009, where two Mexican clubs Santos Laguna and Atlas invaded the turf. A few weeks ago, the CONCACAF Gold Cup brought the US national team, Haiti, Grenada and Honduras to the...
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