Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
|Coming To Fenway?|
|Way To Go, Bud!|
allowing the Cubs to sell beer and wine in 'kiosks' outside 99-year old Wrigley Field. Fans would be allowed to “将塑料杯中的饮料带到广场” on Clark Street outside the stadium. But the Cubbies got a deal even sweeter than the Red Sox could extract from their good buddy Mumbles. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (formerly of the Obama 'brain trust') is also allowing the plaza to operate year-round, even when the Cubs are on the road. No wonder the residents of Wrigleyville have cynically named the mayor Cubs 2013 MVP。而且你认为政治在 Boston!
科罗拉多州和多伦多也在混合. With the pool of available backstops dwindling (Boston had designs on both McCann and Carlos Ruiz) the Red Sox might have to revisit a deal with Salty. The problem is he's looking for a three-year pact, and Boston is still risk-aversive enough to shy away from anything beyond two years. If that's the case, there may be a Dioner Navarro or an A.J. Pierzynski 在今年的圣诞袜中。
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
nine players who played for the Boston Red Sox appear on the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot. The nine are: Hideo Nomo, Mike Timlin, Todd Jones, Eric Gagne, Sean Casey, J.T. Snow, Lee Smith, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling. Former Sox top prospect Jeff Bagwell—who was traded for Larry Andersen before he ever played a game for Boston—also appears on the ballot. In our view, the only Red Sox players on this list that deserve enshrinement are Schilling and Smith.
With the hot stove league yet to get warm, and no games to agonize over, it’s a good time to look back. Bob Ryan wrote a column a few days ago listing his top 25 Red Sox of all time. It’s a fun list, although I’ll certainly take issue with a few selections.
Sydney, Australia. Recently, I and other members of the Internet Baseball Writers’Association of America were asked to nominate candidates for Hall of Fame consideration under a Veterans-style system–acknowledging those players whose stats might not have propelled them to the forefront of baseball history, but whose actions have had some significant impact on the game’s history itself.
10. The opportunity to mock wise-guy bloggers 喜欢 the editors of FenwayNation for picking Boston to finish fourth in the AL East.
9. 能够在星期一以三天的缓慢增长出现在工作中，并通过告诉您的老板与您建立联系来摆脱它 Mike Napoli.
8. The chance to use Dustin Pedroia 作为孩子的榜样—因为尽管在开幕日时拇指受到严重伤害，但他在世界大赛中的表现一视同仁。
7. Two words: No Valentine.
6. Four Words: No Chicken And Beer.
5. The chance to get really 擅长拼写：Saltalamacchia。
4. The opportunity to replace smelly 2004 and 2007 commemorative hats with fresh 2013 hats.
3. 通过打个响亮的电话 Dave O'Brien and not another 'can you believe it?' from Joe Castiglione.
2. One Word: KojiMania.
And the number one reason to be thankful for the 2013 Red Sox:
1. A full year of displaying "you-know-what-eating" grins to your Yankee fan friends.
Monday, November 25, 2013
|(Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)|
|(AP Photo/David Karp, File)|
Red Sox principal owner John Henry is about to lower the boom on the largest newspaper in Central Massachusetts. The Worcester Telegram& Gazette was sort of the Nick Punto 亨利（Henry）7000万美元的收购交易中的一部分 The Boston Globe. Now, reportedly, Henry wants to sell the paper to a New York-based company that owns multiple second-rate regional newspapers. Of course, one could argue that the Globe is fast becoming a second-rate rag—or might actually already be there. Henry isn't exactly William Randolph Hearst yet—or even the fictitious Charles Foster Kane—but he sure looks 喜欢 he's enjoying playing with his toy box full of moribund newspapers.
|(AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)|
Friday, November 22, 2013
|(Exclusive FenwayNation Photo)|
the Red Sox have made trade inquires with the Los Angeles Dodgers about Matt Kemp. The centerfielder is coming off two sub-par, injury-plagued years, but has been a powerhouse offensive force in the past. Obviously, Boston may need to replace Jacoby Ellsbury in the outfield and Kemp would certainly be an intriguing—if unexpected—option. Kemp has six years and $130 million left on his contract—but presumably, Magic Johnson would eat a big portion of that tab in any deal.
a clipping of World Series MVP David Ortiz的胡子在eBay上卖了将近5,000美元. Being sold as "2013 Championship Beard Balls", the items will surely help out the targeted charity—Movember. It's a global charity that "gets men to grow, and women to support, the moustache for the 30 days of November while raising funds and awareness for men's health to combat prostate and testicular cancer." When you shell out your five grand for a Big Papi hairball, you also receive “剃须刀中使用的实际Fusion ProGlide Styler和由Big Papi本人签名的真实性卡”。 What more could you ask for under the Christmas Tree?
|(USF Dons On TWITTER)|
Michael Weiner，谁接管了 美国职棒大联盟球员协会 就在四年前，昨天去世了 of complications associated with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 51 years of age. Weiner's laid-back style was a stark contrast to the more formal demeanor of his predecessor Donald Fehr. Weiner had many connections to New England—including attendance at both Williams College and Harvard Law School. He was on the union's legal staff during the 1994-5 strike and was instrumental in the 'Grand Bargain' 以下是他在15个月的病假期间的勇气： "I don't take any day for granted. I don't take the next morning for granted. What I look for each day is beauty, meaning and joy, and if I can find beauty, meaning and joy, that's a good day." 参加棒球的所有人都会想念他。
Thursday, November 21, 2013
春季主场比赛训练门票 jetBlue Park 在迈尔斯堡将于12月7日开始销售—just 16 days from now. Moreover, pitchers and catchers report on February 15th—a mere 86 days from today! The first actual live baseball action will take place on Thursday, February 27th against the Northeastern University Huskies at 1:05 PM. Shockingly, the first two games with MLB opponents will come against the Minnesota Twins. Go figure.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The Red Sox are bringing the new World Series trophy to Rhode Island today。普罗维登斯市将于下午3:30举行红袜拉力赛，奖杯将在下午4点至7点向球迷展示。 Rhode Island Convention Center. The event is free and open to the public. Reportedly, Wally The Green Monster will be there to greet kids—although it's not clear if any players will be present. Ogle away, fans!
|(Photo: Umar Abbasi)|
RareInk, the first print (pictured) is by renowned artist AJ Dimarucot. It captures the Boston Red Sox World Series title with a vibrantly-styled collage, featuring images of Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz, Mike Napoli, Jacoby Ellsbury, Shane Victorino, David Ross, John Lackey, Jon Lester, Johnny Gomes, and Koji Uehara. The second print is a stylized depiction of The Laser Show in mid-swing (by artist Denis Gonchar)—with all the panache of The Muddy Chicken. We can personally attest to the quality and desirability of these limited edition prints. You can purchase both of these pieces of hardball fine art (as well as several other Red Sox-related prints) HERE.
|(Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)|
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
叫出他的自由球员二垒手 Robinson Cano （通过扩展，他的丑角“特工” Jay Z) with the following: "We want Robbie back; we think Robbie is terrific. But we have no interest in doing any 10-year deals and no interest in paying $300 million to any player. Until he gets a little more realistic, we have nothing to talk about.'' Wow! Tell us what you really think, Randy baby! Cano and his 'joke agent' recently had "dinner" with Mets honchos—but apparently it didn't have too much of an impact on Levine. Cano plans to carry out his little charade through January if necessary. Ah, the schadenfreude!
HERE), it's easy to forget that the 2014 schedule was finalized way back on September 10th. Interestingly, next August, there will be a re-match of the 109th World Series—at least the part that took place in St. Louis. Boston will play the Cards on August 5th, 6th and 7th at Busch Stadium. Other Interleague foes will include the Pirates (September 16, 17 and 18 at PNC), the Reds (August 12 and 13 in The Queen City), the Cubbies at Fenway (June 30, July 1 and 2), a weird "home and home" against the Braves in May (26 and 27 at the decrepit Turner Field; 28 and 29 at the decrepit Fenway Park), Cincinnati again at Fenway (May 6 and 7), and the Brew Crew at Fenway in April (4,5,6). 您可以查看完整的2014年红袜赛程 HERE.
|(Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP)|
Monday, November 18, 2013
|Alfredo&The Editor-In-Chief (FenwayNation Photo)|
Phillies have re-signed him to a three-year, $26 million contract. This has got to be great news for Salty, who will 喜欢ly fetch more years and more cash than the 34-year old Ruiz.
Bard is still struggling in his comeback attempt in the Puerto Rican Winter League. On Saturday, Bard gave up three earned runs and walked five in one inning—and threw multiple wild pitches. So far, he has retired a grand total of one of the thirteen batters he's faced for his new team, Criollos de Caguas. How sad.
|(Splash News Photo)|
Apparently, PEDs don't work on flu-like symptoms. Alex Rodriguez (AKA: A-Flu) did not appear at his investigatory hearing on Friday due to 'flu-like symptoms' and may not testify at all before arbitrator Fredric Horowitz. And yet, one of his flunkies was quoted thusly, “这个家伙真的很想作证。他很想讲故事的一面。但是现在他的头都被堵住了。” Frankly, we think he's been "all clogged up" since he left Seattle. If The Fraudulent One's 211-game suspension is upheld, it will allow The Evil Ones 用什么去追求自由球员 would have been his salary. It's tough to know who to root for on this one.