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 wasnâ€™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.
Whitney Wilson watched the Notre Dame matching band practice at Clemente Field today in advance of Notre Dame's "home" game at Fenway Park against, um, Boston College - which, last we checked, was actually slightly closer to Fenway Park than South Bend.
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."
Josh Jacobs was among the thousands who gave Don Orsillo a standing ovation at the last Red Sox game at Fenway he will likely ever announce, given the grade of cement that makes up the heads of NESN executives.
A little girl got a big surprise for her birthday. Read more.
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.
For the three of you inside 128 who aren't way beyond sick of this. But it's pretty au courant, at least.
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.