The Red Sox finally put an end to the annual contract negotiations between the club and David Ortiz with an extension that could keep Boston's favorite hitter in a Red Sox uniform through 2017. Ortiz will be 42 in 2017 so no doubt the contract with the notoriously statistically-based Red Sox ownership is in part a recognition of Big Papi's incredible contributions to the club as he enters his 11th season as a Red Sox.
With Opening Day just around the corner, it's a good a time as any to look ba... [Read more]
The 109th edition of the World Series kicks of later tonight at Fenway Park when the Boston Red Sox host the St. Louis Cardinals. The Series pits two of baseball's most historic franchises from baseball cities and matches up the teams tied for the best record during the regular season, 97-65. It is first time since 1999 that the two teams with the best records have met in the Series, and this marks just the third time in history ('49 and '58) that the World Series teams have had the same record.... [Read more]
The 2013 American League Championship Series shifts to Detroit on Tuesday following one of the biggest swings in momentum in playoff history. After being all-but-no-hit in game one, the Red Sox were down 5-1 in the eighth inning in game two, just four outs away from heading to Detroit down two games to none with what was supposedly an unstoppable offense that had been rendered powerless.
Instead, David Ortiz did what David Ortiz does and blasted a Joaquin Benoit fastball into the bullpen for a ... [Read more]
The MLB playoffs are underway and in the American League the Boston Red Sox have completed one of the most impressive regular-season turnarounds we've seen recently. The Olde Towne Team went from a 69–93 record and a last place finish in the AL East to a 97-65 record, tying the St Louis Cardinals for the best record in baseball. Now they aim to build on that turnaround and win what would be the team's third World Series title in nine years.
But will the Red Sox win the World Series?
This is a ... [Read more]
The 2013 All-Star break is upon us, signaling the halfway point of the baseball season and providing us with a game featuring the best players in the game, as decided by fans. With recent additions and changes due to player availability, the 2013 All-Star Game will feature 39 players (out of 77) who have never been in the game before, the highest all-time (That is more than when the first All-Star game was held in 1933).
The game of course goes down at City Field, home of the New York Mets. The... [Read more]