| Oct 13, 2013
| 10:14 PM
BOSTON — When Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino strolls to the plate at Fenway Park, the public-address system blares the opening lyric to his walk-up song:
"Don't worry about a thing …"
The Red Sox faithful promptly finish the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Why don't the Cubs make a push to get Joe Maddon from the Rays? I think he is, by far, the best manager in baseball and is personally worth 10 to 20 wins a year. He works mostly with young players in Tampa Bay, which obviously will be our core for the...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 9:54 PM
BOSTON — He pounded his chest twice as he rounded first base. He pounded his chest twice more after he rounded third and headed for home.
Shane Victorino pounded his chest so hard Saturday night that he ripped the hearts out of the Detroit Tigers....
| Oct 20, 2013
| 4:03 PM
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Season record: 97-65, National League Central champions.
How they got here: Beat Pittsburgh Pirates in five games in division series; beat Dodgers in six games in Championship Series.
Last World Series: Beat Texas Rangers in...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:59 PM
BOSTON — This story begins with a swollen lymph node in Lesley Breslow's neck when she was only 14 and, for her brother Craig, the story does not end until every kid goes home from the hospital free of cancer, free of fear.
The Red Sox relief...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:47 PM
BOSTON — In a World Series with no real villains and without a bizarre story line that someone like, oh, Alex Rodriguez could provide, the intrigue over Clay Buchholz will have to do.
"Right now [Buchholz] is scheduled to pitch on the weekend...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:08 PM
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox
Game 1: Wednesday, 5 p.m.
St. Louis (Wainwright, 19-9, 2.94) at Boston (Lester, 15-8, 3.75)
Game 2: Thursday, 5 p.m
St. Louis (Wacha, 4-1, 2.78) at Boston (Lackey, 10-13, 3.52)
Game 3: Saturday,...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:44 PM
BOSTON — Right down to that "giant booger" on Jon Lester's glove, matters had been more than a little goofy through the first 15 innings of the 2013 World Series.
We had some Cardinals minor league pitcher tweeting about Lester doctoring the...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:22 PM
ST. LOUIS — Pitching aside, Boston's margin for error in the next three games of the World Series could be razor thin.
Because the Red Sox are one of the few teams that use one player — David Ortiz — exclusively as the designated...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 9:30 AM
A moment of serious reflection: I’m watching game two of the World Series the other night with my kids, when my 11 year old daughter looks up and asks, “When’s halftime?” Of all my considerable failings as a parent, this was...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:03 PM
ST. LOUIS — Clay Buchholz not only has a chance to win a vital World Series game on Sunday night, the lean Red Sox righthander also has the chance to forever change the way so many Red Sox fans view him.
There is no pitching metric to put an exact...