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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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  • Joba and Jon Lester

     
    Yankees and Red Sox fans were able to co-exist in harmony for a night as their respective team's favorite pitchers visited Sacred Heart University to talk about the storied New York-Boston rivalry. The two pitchers addressed several topics spanning their....
  • Joe Torre has some yucks with Letterman to end tour

     
    This is my newspaper story about Joe Torre's appearance on "Late Show with David Letterman." If you click below, you can read every word of Torre's two-segment visit. This concludes my participation in the Joe Torre Book Tour. We now......
  • The DC twins

     
    Definitely a good sign that Ryan Church and Brian Schneider are in camp early - especially since there was speculation that could have been traded away during the offseason. Church, coming off a pair of concussions last season, was virtually......
  • SNY to televise Red Sox-Mets tilt at Citi Field April 3

     
    SNY will show 12 Mets spring training games and WPIX four, beginning Feb. 26 on SNY against the Marlins, a team that played a bit of a role late in the Metropolitans' past two regular seasons. The highlight: The first......
  • Five years ago ...

     
    Hat tip to RiverAveBlues.com for reminding me that it was five years ago yesterday that Alex Rodriguez was traded to the Yankees from Texas for Alfonso Soriano and Joaquin Arias. Here's my question. If you could change any ONE thing......
  • Sorry for the silence

     
    Sorry for the lack of posts yesterday. I was given a last-minute assignment and have been busy trying to preparre for that while covering the team. I'm going to be away from Yankees camp in Tampa for a few days......
  • Mets lose, 6-4; Santana wins?

     
    Jose Valentin at shortstop? It's not enough for the Mets to send their All-Star shortstop to the World Baseball Classic, they have to contribute their backup as well in Alex Cora? Not that it mattered much to the sparse crowd......
  • Fox features Mets, Yankees in regional '09 slate

     
    The Mets and Yankees both are scheduled for eight appearances on Fox this season. Click below for the full schedule.......
  • Remember Bob Page? Here he is before his NY days

     
    Loyal reader Greg Diener thought you might find this 1986 clip of former SportsDesk host Bob Page on a Detroit sports talk show - two years before he moved to MSG. Why? Why not? I particularly enjoyed the commercials......
  • Thoughts under the mango tree

     
    Spent a little time yesterday with Pedro Martinez, as you could tell from the previous post, and I have to say we miss the wacky three-time Cy Young winner in Port St. Lucie. It was tough to gauge his bullpen......
  • Not Yankees against the world but Yankees against the USA

     
    The Yankees are about to take on Team USA, whose captain is none other than Derek Jeter. I caught up w/former Yankee LaTroy Hawkins a little bit ago, and his fortunes have changed for the better since he went from......