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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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  • At least he didn't bury any of Ted Williams' body parts

     
    Here is the video of Monday night's report by Keith Olbermann regarding the latest bit of Red Sox memorabilia buried in the new Yankee Stadium. Here is my newspaper story on that topic. More later on Olbermann somehow relating......
  • Tipping pitches or pitching poorly?

     
    Manager Dave Trembley said he’ll announce his rotation for the Red Sox series tomorrow. I’m assuming that he’ll skip Steve Trachsel, whose turn is Friday, and go with Daniel Cabrera in that spot because the right-hander would be...
  • Do not eat shrimp if you want to hit home runs . . . I think

     
    I took the day off from blogging Saturday but got myself back into the spirit Sunday morning watching Stan Verrett co-anchor the late SportsCenter. Stan kept me on my toes by dishing one non sequitur after another, just to make......
  • Lineup and All-Star balloting

     
    The first results from American League All-Star balloting are out. Here's how some Yankees are faring: Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter each lead the voting by a large margin at their positions. Hideki Matsui is second in DH voting to......
  • This and that

     
    A moment of silence, please, for comedic actor Harvey Korman, who died yesterday at age 81. I spent most of last night on YouTube, checking out old clips of his appearances with Tim Conway on The Carol Burnett Show. When......
  • Bring on those Sawx fans!

     
    Okay, we're a little late to the party on this but considering the Red Sox are pulling into town for a weekend set and bringing the usual remenants of an old Grateful Dead concert with them, we figured it was......
  • AL balloting

     
    The latest results in the All-Star voting still show Brian Roberts as the only Oriole in the top five at any position. He ranks fifth among second basemen with 165,949 votes. Josh Hamilton has vaulted from sixth to second among......
  • One more night as the visiting team

     
    The sun is out, the sky is blue and, for one more night, Camden Yards will be bathed in red. And not just the cheap seats, or the ones behind the visiting dugout. Pretty much all of ‘em. Tonight’s game......
  • Video: Red Sox Nation goes head-over-heels at Camden Yards

     
    As many Orioles fans already know, Boston's Manny Ramirez hit his 500th career home run Saturday night at Camden Yards. Adding insult to injury, Ramirez's home run chase brought in more than the usual throngs of Red Sox Nation including,......
  • The morning after

     
    So do you like the Lakers or Celtics in the NBA finals? Anybody out there even watch the NBA? Without checking, give me the Washington Bullets’ starting five when they beat the Sonics to win the 1977-1978 title. I was......
  • In need of a short memory

     
    This is one of those games you want to forget about as soon as the final out is recorded. In fact, I'm not even sure there was a game tonight.“Anytime you lose it doesn’t sit with you very well,” said......