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2018 Midseason Review: The New Manager

2018 Midseason Review: The New Manager

Ninety-five games into the 2018 season, the Yankees are on pace for 106 wins and every other day it seems like they do something that hasn’t been done since the 1998 Yankees. That includes a 17-1 stretch earlier this year, with eight of those wins coming against the Astros, Indians, and Red Sox. Some quick […] The post 2018 Midseason Review: The New Manager appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
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Know Thy (potential) Enemy - Another Brutal Fan Interview.

The Brute Squad sits down with “wikifino”, a Boston native and massive Red Sox fan to ask him for J.D. Martinez back. During the 2018 All Star Game members of The Brute Squad combined forces for beer drinking, chicken wing consumption, and this interview with lifelong Boston Red Sox fan WikiFino....
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Over the Monster 7 hours ago
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I cannot tell you how happy these guys make me. Or, I can, and do. The All-Star Game doesn’t “count” anymore, in the sense of determining home-field advantage for the World Series, but it was pretty cool that, this year, the first American League batter to see and throw a strike was both from Boston. That wasn’t all: there was one more Red Sox in in the starting lineup, one more on the bench, and had the game come to a save situation, a Sox pitcher would have thrown the last pitch, too. Boston guys were everywhere, like in a dream, and befitting a dream season. This is the greatest...
Over the Monster 9 hours ago
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www.bostonherald.com 17 hours ago
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www.bostonherald.com Jul 18, 2018
Red Sox ace midseason report card

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Pinstripe Alley Jul 18, 2018
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Over the Monster Jul 18, 2018
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