| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:50 PM
UNCASVILLE — Pete Walker lives about 15 minutes from the Mohegan Sun, so participating in the Connecticut Sports Foundation's annual celebrity dinner was convenient.
But Walker, a former major league pitcher and current Toronto Blue Jays...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:32 PM
There is a leftover tidbit to this year's World Series Game 3, when umpire Jim Joyce called obstruction at third base to end the game and send the Boston Red Sox to defeat.
When Joyce's father died in 2009, among the things buried with him was a Red Sox...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Terry Francona, who led the Cleveland Indians to their first playoff berth in six years, was honored Tuesday as American League manager of the year.
Francona had never received a first-place vote in previous years, even when he led the Boston Red Sox to...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 9:25 PM
In a 30-minute presentation Monday at the esteemed Economic Club of Chicago, Cubs President Theo Epstein dazzled an audience of 800 local movers and shakers with a detailed plan of player development.
Epstein kidded about the club's presumption he would...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Sporting beards that would make Gandalf the Wizard jealous, the Red Sox turned in a magical season —an odyssey that sprang from too much chicken and beer in the clubhouse under Terry Francona, to the Bobby Valentine experiment and finally to the top...
| 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
| 3:01 AM
They paid for their chance to see history. Oh, they paid plenty. Somebody's not going on vacation to Aruba next year. Some kid's college fund just went up in smoke.
Watch the Red Sox capture their first world championship at Fenway Park since 1918 in...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:49 PM
BOSTON — The link between Boston Red Sox Manager John Farrell and former boss Terry Francona remains strong, although there has been less dialogue between them during the World Series.
"We talked more probably in the division and Championship...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:02 PM
They did it. A Boston Red Sox team that was given up for lost in 2012 came back to win the World Series in six intense and exciting games against the St. Louis Cardinals.
For Red Sox fans, the 2013 season was a gift from the baseball gods, a magical...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:08 PM
Even with a resurgent John Lackey starting Wednesday night in hopes of leading the Boston Red Sox to their first World Series-clinching victory at Fenway Park in 95 years, their bullpen could be crowded.
"They know the urgency," pitching coach Juan...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 10:59 PM
ST. LOUIS -- Jon Lester pitched the Boston Red Sox within a whisker of yet another World Series championship.
Lester bested Adam Wainwright once again, journeyman David Ross hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning and the Red Sox downed the St....