Red Sox

By - 4/30/16 - 2:12 pm

Ortiz didn't just hit the game-winning home run against the Yankees yesterday. WBZ reports he hit the home run after promising a sick little kid he'd do so - just like Babe Ruth once did.

By - 4/29/16 - 10:27 pm

Hardball Times provides an oral history of that famous night when air-traffic controllers from San Diego to Boston cleared a private jet ahead of other planes and then Sox fans on Storrow Drive pulled to the side so a state trooper could get Doug Mirabelli to Fenway in time to catch Tim Wakefield in a game against the Yankees.

Massachusetts State Police (via a statement): We wouldn’t do something like that again, certainly not with lights and siren. As a public safety agency, that was not an appropriate use of our assets.

By - 4/18/16 - 11:42 am
Jeff Bauman throwing first pitch to David Ortiz at Fenway Park

While Marky Mark was down at the Marathon finish line playing a cop for his Patriots Day Marathon-bombing movie, Jeff Bauman was at Fenway throwing out the first pitch to David Ortiz for inclusion in the other Marathon-bombing movie, Stronger, as Patty Neal shows us.

By - 4/11/16 - 12:38 pm

Updated, 1:20 p.m.

An Eversource power cable near Woodland station burst into flames, shorting out service on the D Line. The T is now busing passengers between Riverside and Newton Highlands.

WBZ reports the seared cable also means no service for some 3,800 Eversource customers in Newton.

By - 4/4/16 - 5:03 pm

Jeremy Selwyn, one of the region's foremost potato-chip experts, reports fans of Wise potato chips could get pretty fried when they go to a Red Sox game this year: The Sox have switched their official potato chips from Wise to Lay's.

By - 2/9/16 - 8:31 am
Yaz in the snow

Steve captured Yaz in the snow early this morning. Truck Day is, of course, tomorrow.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/2/16 - 8:54 pm

Who's on First on Yawkey Way will be going away, Red Sox President Sam Kennedy said tonight at a meeting between Red Sox officials and Fenway residents. Read more.

By - 12/1/15 - 5:44 pm

Seven years for $217 million; Jon Lester probably going "huh?"

By - 11/27/15 - 10:52 am

Surviving Grady sums up what David Ortiz has meant for Boston in general and him in particular - in the fall of 2004, his father's cancer had returned and nothing was stopping it.

We knew there wasn’t a lot of time left, and watching the Sox piss away their chances in the first three games of the series just brought home the point that my old man would likely never realize his life goal of seeing his team win it all.

But then, game four happened. And then game five. And with every night, it seemed that Ortiz literally gave us a new lease on life. Despite the drugs and medication and despair and uncertainty, my dad was born again that October. It had been a long time since I saw him so animated, so excited, so goddam optimistic about things to come.

By - 11/22/15 - 9:58 pm

ESPN reports it looks like Dave Roberts will be named manager of the Dodgers.

By - 11/18/15 - 7:57 am
By - 10/26/15 - 11:43 am

UPDATE: BRA agrees they sucked but says they've learned and don't suck anymore.

The state Inspector General's office says the BRA rushed through a deal to give the Red Sox control of Yawkey Way that included "illogical and questionable" methods of figuring out the street's value - based on the somewhat ludicrous premise that Yawkey Way was "blighted."

Inspector General's report.

By - 9/19/15 - 8:30 pm

WPRI reports the new owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox have abandoned plans to move to Providence because Rhode Island said it wouldn't give them the $120 million in taxpayer subsidies and free land they considered their due and because Brown University felt insulted by the amount of money the team offered for the key parcel it owned.

By - 9/13/15 - 1:28 pm
Popcorn on Boston Common for a Red Sox game viewing

Soggy conditions seem to mean more popcorn than people on the Common today for a large-screen viewing of the Sox game, as Gustavo shows us.

By - 9/12/15 - 8:34 pm

Takes a moment for the video of David Ortiz's home run to come up: Read more.

By - 9/4/15 - 9:37 am

There's this guy who goes to some "super religious" school somewhere on the East Coast who isn't supposed to go on an overnight trip without a companion, but he really, really wants to take in a Red Sox game, so can somebody make him up a fake wedding invitation?

By - 9/1/15 - 9:37 pm

Grantland has the amazing story of the "drug-addled, beer-guzzling hardcore punks who made the most popular T-shirts in Boston history."

By - 8/30/15 - 10:35 am

Because? Yes, because, the Herald reports. That's it? Well, O'Brien is "well known for bringing out the nuances of baseball strategy, sharing insights about players." Wait, isn't that what Remy's supposed to do?