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Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox
Originally the Boston Americans, founded in 1901, the Red Sox won the first World Series in 1903. Playing its games from 1912 to the present at tiny and quirky Fenway Park, with its 37-foot high wall in left field called "The Green Monster" and other unique features, the Red Sox are woven deeply into the fabric of New England, the capital of a fandom referred to as "Red Sox Nation," because of its widespread reach. From 1978-2003, the Red Sox's decades-long inability to win the World Series -- often at the hands of the New York Yankees, often in improbable and heartbreaking ways -- became the primary identity of the franchise, summed up as "The Curse of the Bambino," a reference to the sale... Show more »
Originally the Boston Americans, founded in 1901, the Red Sox won the first World Series in 1903. Playing its games from 1912 to the present at tiny and quirky Fenway Park, with its 37-foot high wall in left field called "The Green Monster" and other unique features, the Red Sox are woven deeply into the fabric of New England, the capital of a fandom referred to as "Red Sox Nation," because of its widespread reach. From 1978-2003, the Red Sox's decades-long inability to win the World Series -- often at the hands of the New York Yankees, often in improbable and heartbreaking ways -- became the primary identity of the franchise, summed up as "The Curse of the Bambino," a reference to the sale of Babe Ruth to the New York club. But the fortunes of the franchise changed in stunning fashion in 2004. Again facing the Yankees in the ALCS, the Red Sox lost the first three games, losing Game 3 at Fenway 19-8. But in the ninth inning of Game 4, Dave Roberts stole second base off closer Mariano Rivera, then scored the tying run. David Ortiz got the first of two straight walk-off hits in the 12th inning with a two-run homer. He repeated the feat later that same day in Game 5 with a single in the 14th inning. In Game 6, Curt Schilling pitched with a sutured right ankle, blood oozing through his sock, but earned the victory, forcing a Game 7 that the Red Sox won easily. It was the first time in baseball history a team won a series after trailing 0-3. The Red Sox then swept St. Louis in the World Series, its first title in 86 years. The Red Sox would win again in 2007, recovering from a 3-1 deficit to Cleveland in the ALCS, then sweeping Colorado for the title. « Show less

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  • How did draft pick compensation affect Orioles' deal with Ubaldo Jimenez?

    How did draft pick compensation affect Orioles' deal with Ubaldo Jimenez?
    SARASOTA, Fla. – Even though the Orioles handed out a historic four-year deal to right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, the club believes it has gotten a deal given the money being handed out on the free-agent market. As much as fans in Baltimore have...
  • Orioles get gold star for full attendance

    Orioles get gold star for full attendance
    Veteran pitcher Alfredo Aceves and reserve catcher candidate Johnny Monell made their first appearances in the Orioles spring clubhouse on Sunday morning, so all of the pitchers and catchers who got spring training invitations are in camp. Monell got...
  • At start of Orioles spring training, Showalter seeks to set foundation for season

    At start of Orioles spring training, Showalter seeks to set foundation for season
    SARASOTA, FLA. — When Buck Showalter assembled his group of pitchers and catchers for the first time on the Camden Yards field of the Ed Smith Stadium complex on Friday morning, he saw plenty of new faces looking back at him. Of the 37 pitchers...
  • Angelos won't pay for talent [Letter]

    Angelos won't pay for talent [Letter]
    I am dismayed that Mr. Angelos is claiming that "the Orioles are not in a position to compete on an economic level with baseball's big-revenue teams" ("Not affording a free-agent pitcher like Bronson Arroyo could cost the Orioles," Feb. 8). I guess...
  • Jim Fregosi was one tough hombre

    Jim Fregosi was one tough hombre
    The sad news that former major league shortstop and manager Jim Fregosi passed away Friday morning after suffering multiple strokes during a baseball alumni cruise really hit home for this Southern California kid who grew up an Angels fan and would have...
  • Red Sox trip a family affair for O's prospect Mike Yastrzemski

    Red Sox trip a family affair for O's prospect Mike Yastrzemski
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Orioles prospect Mike Yastrzemski walked onto the field at jetBlue Park on Sunday morning and was immediately surrounded by media from both the Baltimore and Boston areas. It was no surprise, since the he had been added to the...
  • Answering questions from Twitter about the Orioles

    Answering questions from Twitter about the Orioles
    One of the great things about my profession and social media -- Twitter, in particular -- is the immediacy with which writers can interact with readers. I’ll be stepping away from Twitter for a little bit before I head down to Florida in a few...
  • Now that Orioles failed to sign Bronson Arroyo, what's next in their free-agent search?

    Now that Orioles failed to sign Bronson Arroyo, what's next in their free-agent search?
    The Orioles’ search for a starting pitcher to upgrade their rotation took a major hit Friday when right-hander Bronson Arroyo -- one of the club’s top offseason targets -- chose the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Orioles. The two sides agreed...
  • Orioles manager Buck Showalter on expanded replay: 'We're going to wonder why in the world we waited so long'

    Orioles manager Buck Showalter on expanded replay: 'We're going to wonder why in the world we waited so long'
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter has been an advocate of expanded instant replay, and he has been pretty vocal about the topic -- both its benefits and downfalls. Now that expanded replay will be enacted this season -- last Thursday, Major League Baseball...
  • Orioles face Red Sox for first time this spring in Fort Myers

    Orioles face Red Sox for first time this spring in Fort Myers
    SARASOTA, Fla. – The Orioles will head down to Fort Myers today for their first spring meeting with the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park. Left-hander Brian Matusz will start for the Orioles.  He was originally scheduled to fly to Philadelphia to...
  • Orioles surely can afford to improve this club

    Orioles surely can afford to improve this club
    The countdown to spring training continues and, with each passing day, it appears less and less likely that the Orioles are going to make a dynamic acquisition to upgrade their pitching staff or add some real on-base potential to their power-packed...
  • Brian Matusz throws two scoreless innings in first exhibition start

    Brian Matusz throws two scoreless innings in first exhibition start
    FORT MYERS, Fla. – Left-hander Brian Matusz pitched two scoreless innings in his first start of the exhibition season, but the Orioles suffered their first loss in three Grapefruit League games, 8-6, to the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Stadium....