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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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  • Some thoughts on Orioles' next moves after winter meetings

    Some thoughts on Orioles' next moves after winter meetings
    The Orioles returned from the winter meetings with nothing more than two selections in the Rule 5 draft, a high-upside project in right-hander Jason Garcia and a right-hander with a steady minor-league resume in Logan Verrett. Other than that, the...
  • Fighting Back Against DOT's War on Highway Exit Numbers

    Just when you think you the state Department of Transportation couldn't inconvenience you anymore, they announce a plan to change the numbers of all the highway exits. Why? To be in lock step with the dumb-ass federal system used in other states,...
  • Magna Vista, Lafayette's foe in 3A state championship game, has made the most of second chances

     Magna Vista, Lafayette's foe in 3A state championship game, has made the most of second chances
    The 1986 New York Mets are a prime example of how dangerous a team given a second chance can be. Magna Vista (13-1) brings a 2004 Boston Red Sox level of danger into its 3A football state championship game meeting against Lafayette (14-0) on Saturday at...
  • Former Marlin Dempster aims to aid Cubs revival in new front-office role

    Former Marlin Dempster aims to aid Cubs revival in new front-office role
    There was never any doubt Ryan Dempster would be a success, no matter that he elected to do. Always a jokester, an aficionado of clubhouse pranks, he was the pitcher in the wry during a 16-year career that began with the 108-loss Marlins in 1998 and...
  • There were plenty of winners and losers at baseball's winter meetings

    There were plenty of winners and losers at baseball's winter meetings
    In Ned Colletti's first winter as Dodgers general manager, he made three trades, a perfectly reasonable volume. In Andrew Friedman's first winter in charge, he dominated the winter meetings by making four trades within 24 hours. There was the midnight...
  • After winter meetings, Cubs still looking to supplement roster for 2015

    SAN DIEGO — Despite sprinting out of the blocks with three significant acquisitions this week, the Cubs are far from finished in restructuring their roster for 2015. "We still have a lot of work to do," general manager Jed Hoyer said Thursday as...
  • Orioles have signed Cuban outfielder Elier Leyva, source says

    Orioles have signed Cuban outfielder Elier Leyva, source says
    The Orioles made their latest acquisition in the international free agent market by signing Cuban outfielder Elier Leyva earlier this month, according to a club source.  Leyva, 24, signed with the Orioles for a bonus of $180,000, the source said.  The...
  • Hawks' Nwakamma Named America East Men's Player Of Week

    Nwakamma Wins Award Hartford senior forward Mark Nwakamma, who averaged 20.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Hawks, was named America East men's basketball player of the week. ... Shannon Samuels of UMass Lowell, a senior guard from...
  • Cubs agree to one-year deal with Jason Motte

    The Cubs will have to make room on their 40-man roster once free-agent reliever Jason Motte passes a physical examination, and changes could be coming in the bullpen. Motte, 32, was one of the hardest throwers in the National League before suffering a...
  • On The Fly: Patriots-Packers Should Be A Fun Battle

    On The Fly: Patriots-Packers Should Be A Fun Battle
    The Patriots are at the Packers Sunday, which should be a good one. Yahoo Sports' power rankings have the Patriots (9-2) No. 1 and the Packers (8-3) No. 2. Super Bowl preview? We're a long way from that, but you never know. If the Patriots do win Sunday,...
  • The American League East waits for no one

    The American League East waits for no one
    Nobody should be surprised that the Orioles' American League East competitors are driving the free-agent market right now. That’s not exactly a new concept, and it isn’t necessarily reason for alarm. The Boston Red Sox had to move quickly...