The Mashup

August 11, 2009 - 9:03 am
Another franchise player, another preseason injury. Haven't we seen this before? Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers wide receiver, left Monday's practice with a right shoulder injury . Initial reports from Smith's agent Derrick Fox indicated he will be out a minimum of two weeks but we all know how...
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August 10, 2009 - 7:04 am
Let's try to forget this past weekend's demise of the Red Sox and move on to a bit of a lighter subject -- Twitter. By now most people are aware of the social networking phenomenon that allows people to inform others about every detail of their lives through status updates. Athletes in particular...
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August 09, 2009 - 11:12 am
A Spice Girls song  blasted over the Gillette Stadium  loud speakers Saturday night. No, it wasn't a reunion concert, thankfully. It was a pre-game warm-up song for the Revolution and L.A. Galaxy. The song no doubt welcomed Spice spouse David Beckham  to Foxboro along with 26,623 nearly...
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August 07, 2009 - 7:42 am
For the fourth year in a row, Sox fans will get the opportunity to watch Boston'€™s minor league teams in action during a doubleheader at Fenway this Saturday featuring some of the best raw talent in the farm system. Since August 2006, '€œFutures at Fenway'€ has featured two Sox minor league...
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August 07, 2009 - 5:28 am
So the Red Sox got manhandled by the Yankees Thursday night '€“ big whoop. Boston may have lost that minor battle, but ultimately the city has won, and will continue to win, the greater war. When it really boils down to it, this rivalry isn'€™t about baseball but rather about pride. It'€™s...
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August 06, 2009 - 2:15 pm
While the Patriots' Tom Brady has been the big name around Gillette lately, he might have to step aside Saturday night when David Beckham hits the turf in Foxboro. The LA Galaxy will face the Revolution Saturday night for the first time since July 4 in L.A., when the Galaxy handed the Revs...
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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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