Boston, Massachusetts has a rich sports tradition in the world. The Boston Celtics are one of the biggest winners in the history of the NBA. The Boston Bruins hockey team has won several Stanley Cups in the NHL. The New England Patriots have been one of the best teams in the NFL for over a decade and they have won and appeared in numerous Super Bowls. The Boston Red Sox are a storied franchise in Major League Baseball. No other city of the same size can Read the rest of this entry »
The most recent of the Boston Red Sox’ epic failures took place at the end of the 2011 MLB season. The names Lackey, Papelbon, Crawford, Beckett and Pedroia may come to mind when the Sox let their postseason dreams slip away. The great collapse of 2011 has been labeled as the worst in team history, yet some of the Boston faithful are still reminded of that sinking feeling of the1920s.
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The Boston Red Sox have as much history as any other club. Though the history has been ugly for many years, Boston has turned things around over the last decade. Here are the five best moments in Red Sox history.
2004 World Series
When the Red Sox got the final out against the St. Louis Cardinals, they broke an 86-year drought and exorcised a host of demons. Though there are many moments that might have taken this spot, the 2004 win is the best.
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The Boston Red Sox of the early twentieth century will always be remembered for selling Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees. The Sox had already won five championships before selling The Bambino in 1920, which included capturing the very first World Series in the history of the game. The 125,000 transaction seemed to change the fates of each team, as the Sox went cold and the Yankees became the hottest team in baseball for years to Read the rest of this entry »
With such a long and glorious history, the Boston Red Sox has presented some of the greatest pitchers baseball has ever known. There are, however, five that stand out from the rest.
Cy Young (1901-08), credited with giving the American League instant credibility, ended his career with three no-hitters and an unsurpassable record of 500 wins.
Roger Clemens (1984-96), over the course of his 13 years with the Red Sox, set the standard for pitching in the 21st century Read the rest of this entry »
The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox have been playing games against each other for over 100 years.
The first big game between the two teams was in 1904 when the Red Sox beat the Yankees to win the American League Pennant.
The real story of the rivalry begins with the selling of Babe Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees. Here we have the start of the curse that keeps the Red Sox from winning a World Series until 2004.
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In recent years we have seen more and more new modern stadiums being built throughout the country. This has left the last remaining few baseball stadiums as parts of culture from the past. Fenway Park located off of 4 Yawkey Way has been in the baseball business since 1912 the longest in the Major Leagues. Fenway Park has held that title since 1990 when the Chicago White Sox left Comiskey Park which was then demolished the following year.
Every great stadium has something that Read the rest of this entry »
Whether or not Roger Clemens should be a Hall of Famer comes down to where you stand on the issue of performance enhancing drugs in the sport of Baseball. If you believe that anyone who has ever been accused of taking PED’s doesn’t deserve a nod than Roger Clemens election to the Hall of Fame is a mute point. On the other hand, if you believe that everyone in Clemens’ era was taking them and that his record speaks for itself, well, you would more than Read the rest of this entry »