| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:10 PM
(Paterson, N.J.) The other day Junot Diaz drove back to his home state. He had promised a college friend who teaches eighth grade here in this tattered, slate-colored, chain-link-fenced town, that he would make an appearance. And so he'd collected his...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:29 PM
BOSTON — One led the American League in stolen bases this season. The other led the American League in getting hit by pitches. Some have claimed, somewhat unfairly, certainly callously, that one does not play in pain. The other almost seems to...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 7:37 PM
BOSTON — Maybe it was the 90-degree heat, and we're not only talking about Hiroki Kuroda's fastball here. Maybe we can blame some of this stuff on the final day of an oppressive heat wave.
Makes people do crazy things.
Makes people do things...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 9:52 PM
BOSTON — All that stuff about Fear the Beard, and the hard truth is that through two chilly October nights at Fenway Park Anibal Sanchez and Max Scherzer had cut through the most productive lineup in baseball like Schick and Gillette. All that stuff...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:52 AM
While the road to Red Sox deliverance from baseball's most pathetic joke in 2012 to its most joyous resurrection in 2013 figures to lead to a wicked celebration in the coming hours, it seems worth pointing out that the road has been paved by a number of...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 5:36 PM
From the number crunchers at ESPN: The probability of the Patriots rallying from four points down and 70 yards away in the last 1:20 and that the Red Sox would rally from four runs down in the eighth inning to win on the same day was 0.2 percent....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:41 PM
When the Detroit Tigers take the field Tuesday afternoon, check out their eyes. Expect blank faces, distant stares.
Their most important need going into Game 3 of the American League Championship Series may not be great pitching and hitting. It may be...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:03 AM
BOSTON — Only moments after the Red Sox had completed one of the greatest one-year turnarounds in baseball history, clinching their first World Series title at Fenway since 1918, David Ortiz broke free of a crowd of teammates and planted a giant...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 8:00 PM
In Boston this week, a patchwork collection of athletes with grimy beards and dirt-caked knees had the remarkable strength to elevate a city torn by tragedy.
A baseball season that began with the horror of the Boston Marathon bombing ended with 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....
| Feb 1, 2012
| 3:59 PM
No. 15 Blue Jays: 16th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Dodgers.
One more year, two at the most.
Unless that pesky Mayan calendar is correct, and the Earth drifts into a black hole or is attacked by a higher species we never knew...