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Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox
Originally the Boston Americans, founded in 1901, the Red Sox won the first World Series in 1903. Playing its games from 1912 to the present at tiny and quirky Fenway Park, with its 37-foot high wall in left field called "The Green Monster" and other unique features, the Red Sox are woven deeply into the fabric of New England, the capital of a fandom referred to as "Red Sox Nation," because of its widespread reach. From 1978-2003, the Red Sox's decades-long inability to win the World Series -- often at the hands of the New York Yankees, often in improbable and heartbreaking ways -- became the primary identity of the franchise, summed up as "The Curse of the Bambino," a reference to the sale... Show more »
Originally the Boston Americans, founded in 1901, the Red Sox won the first World Series in 1903. Playing its games from 1912 to the present at tiny and quirky Fenway Park, with its 37-foot high wall in left field called "The Green Monster" and other unique features, the Red Sox are woven deeply into the fabric of New England, the capital of a fandom referred to as "Red Sox Nation," because of its widespread reach. From 1978-2003, the Red Sox's decades-long inability to win the World Series -- often at the hands of the New York Yankees, often in improbable and heartbreaking ways -- became the primary identity of the franchise, summed up as "The Curse of the Bambino," a reference to the sale of Babe Ruth to the New York club. But the fortunes of the franchise changed in stunning fashion in 2004. Again facing the Yankees in the ALCS, the Red Sox lost the first three games, losing Game 3 at Fenway 19-8. But in the ninth inning of Game 4, Dave Roberts stole second base off closer Mariano Rivera, then scored the tying run. David Ortiz got the first of two straight walk-off hits in the 12th inning with a two-run homer. He repeated the feat later that same day in Game 5 with a single in the 14th inning. In Game 6, Curt Schilling pitched with a sutured right ankle, blood oozing through his sock, but earned the victory, forcing a Game 7 that the Red Sox won easily. It was the first time in baseball history a team won a series after trailing 0-3. The Red Sox then swept St. Louis in the World Series, its first title in 86 years. The Red Sox would win again in 2007, recovering from a 3-1 deficit to Cleveland in the ALCS, then sweeping Colorado for the title. « Show less

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  • Orioles in position to at least hold fans' attention

     
    The next three weeks will decide for Orioles fans whether they will have a baseball season -- or at least be convinced that there's a reason to keep their minds on baseball instead of counting the days until the Ravens...
  • Big Papi and Big Poppy

     
    Couldn???t resist this minor league giveaway: The Lancaster JetHawks, a Boston Red Sox affiliate, gave out ???Big Poppy??? bobblehead dolls on Saturday. That???s right, the doll looks like David ???Big Papi??? Ortiz, but has a big orange ???poppy???...

    Before heading to the ballpark...

     
    I just hope I can find my way. It's been a while. I might have to stop and ask for directions.It's called Camden Yards, right?I freaked out this morning when I pulled back the curtains in my bedroom and saw a bright light. It momentarily blinded me...

    Larry Rocca knows Japanese in restaurants, taxis, bars

     
    Tuesday's newspaper column comes in three pieces, one about "The Zen of Bobby V" on ESPN2 Tuesday night, one about Terrell Owens' guest appearance on "Under One Roof" Wednesday night and one about how Cablevision's pending takeover of Newsday might...

    Ads on WNBA uniforms

     
    We???re used to ads on soccer jerseys, but are we ready for them in our other sports? The WNBA and McDonald???s announced a partnership today that has the fast food giant sponsoring Tip-Off of the league???s 12th season, which...