The Mashup

July 25, 2009 - 12:32 pm
Long before Manny was being Manny, Rickey was just being Rickey. At first glance, Rickey Henderson is the prolific leftfielder who played for nine teams in 25 seasons and became widely regarded as the sport'€™s greatest leadoff hitter of all time, holding the MLB records for career stolen bases,...
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July 24, 2009 - 8:33 am
As'€™s Alex Speier writes in Friday'€™s feature article, today marks the fifth anniversary of '€œperhaps the most important regular-season win in franchise history'€: the much heralded Red Sox-Yankees, Varitek/ A-Rod melee that ended with a Bill Mueller game-winning home run off...
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July 24, 2009 - 5:59 am
Jim Rice was a great baseball player who achieved many remarkable achievements not shown by statistics, but in honor of his Hall of Fame induction this weekend and number being retired by the Red Sox next week, LEEINKS is looking back to some other things that Jim Rice has done over the years. This...
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July 24, 2009 - 5:52 am
Summer after summer of his own elite baseball training camps have led up to a summer job teaching 10-year olds how to field ground balls. Not exactly what Zack Cox had in mind for this summer, but then again that's only his side job. Cox, an All-Star third baseman for the Cotuit Kettleers...
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July 23, 2009 - 6:30 am
The last time Michael Vick threw a touchdown pass was Dec. 31, 2006 in a 24-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles . The seven-yard pass to Warrick Dunn in the first quarter of the last game of the regular season was the last time we would see Vick throw a pass for the next two and a half years...
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DJ Bean
July 23, 2009 - 6:27 am
Good morning everyone and allow me to share some good news with New England: there is positively no way the Red Sox  can lose today, so for those who have had to endure the misery a losing streak brings for the last five days, take a breather and soak up the baseball that will be played around...
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July 22, 2009 - 10:07 am
Welcome to a special Welcome Wagon edition of the LEEInks! Today the Red Sox have acquired Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Adam LaRoche for minor league shortstop Argenis Diaz and pitcher Hunter Strickland . So who exactly is this guy? First things first: LaRoche is a 30-year-old native of...
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July 22, 2009 - 7:36 am
Good Morning New England! It's that time of the year again -- time to count down the days until the Major League Baseball trade deadline on July 31. With the deadline looming that can mean only one thing -- rumors and lots of them. If you're looking to catch up on the latest and greatest chatter...
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July 21, 2009 - 10:49 am
Today, July 21, is a notable day in American, as well as local sports, history. In 1925, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolution in class and was subsequently fined a hefty $100 after a heated trial that pitted science against religion. In 1969, Neil...
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July 21, 2009 - 6:41 am
Welcome to your Tuesday morning edition of the LEEInks. Today, the LEEInks pledges to stop being polite and starts getting real. The world of sports is now colliding with an equally bizarre and volatile realm: the world of reality television. This week, Terrell Owens launched his own reality show...
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