Seven years for $217 million; Jon Lester probably going "huh?"
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.
ESPN reports it looks like Dave Roberts will be named manager of the Dodgers.
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."
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.
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.
Takes a moment for the video of David Ortiz's home run to come up: Read more.
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?
Grantland has the amazing story of the "drug-addled, beer-guzzling hardcore punks who made the most popular T-shirts in Boston history."
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?
Dennis and Callahan report. We'll always have the Pizza Toss.
Beat the Mariners 22-10 (a day after beating them 15-1).
WBZ reports comments by Jon Lester, who was successfully treated for lymphoma in 2007.
Surviving Grady says farewell to Mike Napoli.
Yes, 2015 was a tough year for Napster. But it was far outweighed by what he brought to the table in 2013. May he forever run, buzzed and shirtless, down the Boylston Street of our hearts.
Why, yes, of course there is no finer use for highway signboards than urging Massholes to get Xander Bogaerts to the All-Star Game.
Sox to retire Pedro Martinez's number next month.
WHDH reports on the second-inning incident.