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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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  • Now that the transfer rule has been fixed, should pine tar be on deck?

    Now that the transfer rule has been fixed, should pine tar be on deck?
    Major League Baseball proved on Friday that it can turn on a dime when it recognizes that a rule needs to changed. After much national gnashing of teeth over the revised "transfer rule," MLB announced that it is going back to the old definition of what...
  • Transfer rule is changing and other Orioles notes

    Transfer rule is changing and other Orioles notes
    The dubious interpretation of the transfer rule – possibly the biggest controversy that has come out of baseball’s new replay system – will be changed starting Friday, according to a FOXSports.com report. The new rule, which altered...
  • Machado could be DH tonight (transfer rule, Lough, rain)

    Machado could be DH tonight (transfer rule, Lough, rain)
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the organization may consider holding back Manny Machado from playing third base Friday in his first rehab game with the High-A Frederick Keys due to rain in the area. Instead, Showalter said, Machado could DH...
  • Orioles notebook: Flaherty wishes transfer rule change came sooner

    Orioles notebook: Flaherty wishes transfer rule change came sooner
    Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty says he's pleased that Major League Baseball announced Friday that it would revert to the old interpretation of a catch on a transfer play. With a slight smile, though, Flaherty said, "it's about four (or so) days late."...
  • After nearly a month, Orioles have mixed reviews for baseball's new replay system

    After nearly a month, Orioles have mixed reviews for baseball's new replay system
    When Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz ran through first base on a close play April 19 at Fenway Park and was called out by first base umpire Ted Barrett, it sparked a chain of events that has become common in the major leagues this season. After...
  • First base prospect Christian Walker leading Bowie with big April

    First base prospect Christian Walker leading Bowie with big April
    A cast of minor league veterans and intriguing prospects are hitting the cover off the ball for Double-A Bowie, including first base prospect Christian Walker and outfielder Dariel Alvarez. Walker, despite not being on the 40-man roster and being behind...
  • Orioles-Pirates rained out for second straight day; doubleheader set for Thursday

    Orioles-Pirates rained out for second straight day; doubleheader set for Thursday
    For the second straight day, rain postponed a game between the Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Camden Yards. The two clubs will play the two-game interleague series in one day Thursday, with a single-admission doubleheader scheduled to begin at 4:...
  • Orioles may have trouble finding room in bullpen for Troy Patton

    Orioles may have trouble finding room in bullpen for Troy Patton
    Left-hander Troy Patton, who is currently serving a 25-game suspension for testing positive for an amphetamine, is eligible to come off the restricted list on April 30, and the Orioles might have a tough time finding a spot for him when he is able 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...
  • 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 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-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...