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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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  • Like/Dislike with Ryan Flaherty, Orioles infielder

    Like/Dislike with Ryan Flaherty, Orioles infielder
    Batter up, Baltimore. The Orioles are back for the team's 60th season in town. And infielder Ryan Flaherty is gearing up for his third season at Camden Yards. "I'm excited to get going this season, play winning baseball and help this team anyway I can,"...
  • Bud Norris finishes a strong spring and will likely slot fourth or fifth in rotation

    Bud Norris finishes a strong spring and will likely slot fourth or fifth in rotation
    FORT MYERS, Fla. — Right-hander Bud Norris has talked this spring about showing Orioles fans what he can do when he is healthy and pitching at the level he demands from himself. He used the Grapefruit League to make his point, finishing a good...
  • Memorable relief appearance for Orioles LHP Zach Britton vs. Phillies

    Memorable relief appearance for Orioles LHP Zach Britton vs. Phillies
    SARASOTA, Fla. – Orioles left-hander Zach Britton has put together a solid spring, but his one-inning relief appearance Wednesday afternoon against the Philadelphia Phillies was one to remember. Pitching for the second time in four days, Britton...
  • Orioles infielder Michael Almanzar has knee tendinitis, could go on DL

    Orioles infielder Michael Almanzar has knee tendinitis, could go on DL
    FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The MRI on Rule 5 pick Michael Almanzar’s left knee revealed patella tendinitis, which will shelve the young corner infielder for a few days and may require a stint on the 15-day disabled list, according to executive vice...
  • Rule 5 pick Michael Almanzar headed for MRI on left knee and other Orioles notes

    Rule 5 pick Michael Almanzar headed for MRI on left knee and other Orioles notes
    Orioles Rule 5 pick Michael Almanzar is scheduled for a MRI of his left knee Monday afternoon, according to manager Buck Showalter. Showalter said the 23-year-old corner infielder injured his knee while playing first base Saturday in Port Charlotte,...
  • Orioles trade Alex Gonzalez for Steve Lombardozzi

    Orioles trade Alex Gonzalez for Steve Lombardozzi
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles added another player to their infield mix Monday, acquiring switch-hitting local product Steve Lombardozzi Jr. in a trade that sent veteran infielder Alex Gonzalez to the Detroit Tigers. Lombardozzi, 25, who is from...
  • Orioles-Red Sox game canceled after two innings because of rain

    Orioles-Red Sox game canceled after two innings because of rain
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The game between the Orioles and the Boston Red Sox at Ed Smith Stadium has been canceled after two scoreless innings due to rain. Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz pitched two innings, allowing one hit and one walk. The game will not...
  • Orioles hope to play Boston Red Sox today between the raindrops

    Orioles hope to play Boston Red Sox today between the raindrops
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- It’s currently raining heavily here at the Ed Smith Stadium complex, but the Orioles still hope to get this afternoon’s 1:05 p.m. game in against the Boston Red Sox. That could be difficult. The forecast is calling for rain...
  • Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman leaves lasting impression against Pirates on Sunday

    Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman leaves lasting impression against Pirates on Sunday
    SARASOTA, Fla. --¬†Orioles manager Buck Showalter has talked often this spring about the challenge of selecting the club’s Opening Day roster, saying the best 25 players might not necessarily be the right 25 players to start the season. And...
  • Orioles sign ex-Astros 1B Brett Wallace to minor league deal, other pregame notes

    Orioles sign ex-Astros 1B Brett Wallace to minor league deal, other pregame notes
    SARASOTA, Fla. – The Orioles have agreed to terms with former Houston Astros first baseman Brett Wallace on a minor league contract. Wallace was at the Ed Smith Stadium complex this morning taking his physical, and he is expected to report to...
  • Chris Tillman to return Wednesday after bout with flu; Orioles take on Pirates today

    Chris Tillman to return Wednesday after bout with flu; Orioles take on Pirates today
    The Orioles will host the Pittsburgh Pirates this afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium for their final spring training meeting. Kevin Gausman will make the start today for the Orioles. He’s allowed two runs and four hits over seven Grapefruit League...
  • Starting Schoop would be bold, and Orioles need to do it

    Starting Schoop would be bold, and Orioles need to do it
    It has already been a spring of bold moves by the Orioles front office, but Dan Duquette and Buck Showalter need to make one more before the club opens the regular season against the Boston Red Sox on March 31. They need to throw economic caution to the...