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Boston Red Sox

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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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  • Jhonny Peralta's signing by Cardinals touches a nerve

    The first major free-agent signing of the off-season, the St. Louis Cardinals' acquisition of shortstop Jhonny Peralta, has exposed still-open wounds in Major League Baseball on the topic of performance-enhancing drugs.
  • Matt Kemp is back but Dodgers offense still missing in loss to Arizona

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    Dodgers are feeling some heat and it's not even October

    PHOENIX — The clinching is slowly becoming a clenching. The Dodgers are going to win a game that puts them in the playoffs, and it will probably happen this week, but at this rate the sounds of cork popping will be drowned out by teeth grinding....

    Diamondbacks walk off with 7-6 win after Orioles come back to tie twice late

    PHOENIX —  The Orioles’ night ended Monday with Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Adam Eaton hitting a ball into the swimming pool in right-center at Chase Field then and running into a pile of teammates at home plate. On a night in which...

    Adam Jones fills in for Buster Olney on ESPN.com, praises Buck Showalter

    Adam Jones fills in for Buster Olney on ESPN.com, praises Buck Showalter
    We already knew that Adam Jones was the Orioles' undisputed king of Twitter, but now he can add ESPN.com blogger to his digital resume. With Buster Olney taking vacation this week -- or at least as much of a vacation you can take as a baseball writer in...