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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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  • Gameday Live 90 Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays

     
    Good evening baseball fans. Marcus Henry is back to take through the first of two critical games against the Rays. The Yankees, who sit five games over .500 take on a Rays team that can no longer be called a......
  • Bigger series: Rays or Red Sox?

     
    Long-lived rivalry notwithstanding, this series may be almost as significant for the Yankees as the just-concluded one against the Red Sox. I say almost only because it's a two-game series so there is not as much potential for a big......
  • Yankees lineup -- last game before the break

     
    Today, as you all know, is the last game before the All-Star break. The Yankees have a chance to go into the break with some real momentum. They've already picked up three games on the first-place Rays in the past......
  • All-Star Game: Pregame chatter

     
    Greetings everyone. Roderick Boone here today/night to take you through the final All-Star Game here at Yankee Stadium. We should be in for a lot of pomp and circumstance and I'll try to give you as much color as I......
  • Manny being Manny, Part 287

     
    Opposing teams have had to put up with Boston slugger Manny Ramirez admiring his disappearing home runs; his teammates have had to stomach Ramirez failing to run out ground balls and the odd just-miss home run, and the Red Sox......
  • Orioles odds

     
    BodogLife.com provides updated World Series odds. The Orioles are 300-1, so hit the ATM on your way home. Here’s the list: Boston Red Sox: 3/1 Chicago Cubs: 7/2 Tampa Bay Rays: 9/2 Los Angeles Angels: 7/1 Chicago White Sox: 12/1......
  • Giving "Shoeless Joe" and the Black Sox another chance

     
    On the agenda for the recent two-week pilgrimage I made to Las Vegas was a totally wholesome event in which I participated along with a buddy who also committed journalism here at the Sun and now works at USA......
  • Gameday Live 96: A's at Yankees

     
    Yankees (50-45) vs. Oakland (51-44) Mike Mussina (11-6, 3.16) vs. Greg Smith (5-7, 3.43) The Yankees return from the All-Star break with a new face in the lineup and a familiar one on the mound. With Mike Mussina taking the......
  • Rizzo family battles on; DT interlude; Media Daze

     
    If you get the Sun-Sentinel, and shame if you don???t, you hopefully saw THIS STORY that ran Saturday about Anthony Rizzo, younger brother of FAU senior lineman John Rizzo. Anthony is not quite as big as his older brother,......
  • Orioles' Trembley unsung hero so far

     
    It was refreshing for Orioles fans to see Baltimore come back on the Red Sox last night, 10-6, on the strength of some timely hitting. Getting 15 hits was terrific. Even better was making sure those runners counted. For instance, Freddie Bynum and......
  • Tied in the fifth

     
    After five innings, Orioles starter Radhames Liz has thrown 40 balls and 40 strikes. He's also fumbled a 3-1 lead.Liz walked No. 9 hitter David Eckstein to open the fifth inning. Big, big mistake. The Blue Jays scored twice and......