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    December 16, 2010:
    WHAT a GREAT couple of weeks!

    First, the Sox sign two of the best players in the game, adding more speed and the big bat they very much needed–not to mention excellent defense in both positions… And, today, the Sox are apparently working on bringing White Sox closer Bobby Jenks into the fold. While a deal has not be finalized, it […]

    December 11, 2010:
    Now THIS is a Hot Stove!

    Holy…Buckets! So far, this off-season has been a Red Sox fan’s dream–Two blockbuster, game changing signings of young players (28 for Gonzales and 29 for Crawford) for fairly long (but not ridiculously so) contracts. Whoo Hoo! The Sox have not had an offseason like this in I don’t know how long. Let’s recap: Adrian Gonzales, […]

    Red Sox 6, Cleveland 5, in 10 innings:
    Scratching and Clawing and Biting…

    So, my husband’s question to me this morning, probably echoed throughout The Nation last night: “Who the HELL is Jonathan Van Every???” The rookie called up to replace Rocco Baldelli on the DL, who filled in for JD Drew last night in right field. And the man who stroked a beautiful solo shot (the 1st […]

    February 18th, 2009:
    Weighing in…

    So, the newest Red Sox pitcher, Takashi Saito, asked and received Manny’s #24. But before that, he actually went and asked Manny (through intermediaries and interpreters, of course) if it would be OK that he wear the number, and Manny gave his OK, even going so far as to say that 24 and 99 (his […]

    Red Sox 5, Pirates 3:
    The Airing of Grievances…

    There seems to be a new trend in the sports world. Players make public the details of their contract negotiations, hoping to use that as leverage against the team they play for, and get more money. Which is apparently what Jonathan Papelbon is choosing to do in his contract negotiations. From Jonathan: “I’m at the […]

    February 6, 2008:
    Building the Bench….

    Sean Casey, Boston’s newest bench guy (and backup 1st baseman) was unveiled to the media at Fenway yesterday, having completed his physical, and signing a 1-year $800K contract with the Sox…From Sean: “I’m at the stage of my career where I just feel like I really wanted to come to a place where I had […]

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