6:25 PM EDT, Sat August 19, 2017
5 hours ago
New FN 'Favorite Fenway Obstruction' Photo Contest!

New FN 'Favorite Fenway Obstruction' Photo Contest!

E-I-C With His Favorite ObstructionThanks to a great suggestion by the wife of FenwayNation's Editor-In-Chief, we are announcing the "2017 Show Us Your Favorite Fenway Park Obstruction Contest".  Inspired by the E-I-C's posting of his favorite obstruction (which completely obscures Dustin Pedroia from his view in Section 25), we are asking our readers to submit a pic of themselves with their favorite obstruction. We will select two winners from the submissions. The Grand Prize Winner will get a 6-DVD set of 'The Essential Games Of Fenway Park' (historic games from 1967, 1975, 1986, 1999 and...
6 hours ago
POLL: Solid Opposition To Yawkey Change Holds Firm

POLL: Solid Opposition To Yawkey Change Holds Firm

Ongoing response to our latest FenwayNation Poll confirms the fact that readers are solidly opposed to any name change for Yawkey Way. As the chart shows, more than six tin ten (62%) now say they against John Henry's plan to re-name Yawkey Way, while 38% are in favor of the switch. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
17 hours ago
'Mitchy Pinch-Hit' Helps Red Sox Rally Past Evil Empire, 9-6

'Mitchy Pinch-Hit' Helps Red Sox Rally Past Evil Empire, 9-6

(AP Photo)Talk about your roller-coaster wins! The Red Sox went up early 3-0 on bottom-of-the-order HRs by Rafael Devers (2-run shot) and Christian Vazquez (solo blast)—and then the bullpen came into play. Starter Drew Pomeranz left in the fourth inning (back spasms). The, after Brandon Workman pitched decently, Matt Barnes, Joe Kelly and Heath Hembree did a Three Stooges act—and whoosh, The Evil Ones led 6-3. Then Boston matched New York a 4-spot in the seventh—keyed by Mitch Moreland's clutch two-out, two-run single. Then, The Carmine Hose added two more in the eighth off benighted...
Aug 18, 2017
Boggs 'Working On' Possible Return To NESN Booth

Boggs 'Working On' Possible Return To NESN Booth

Red Sox legend Wade Boggs says he is "working on" the possibility of a return to the NESN broadcast booth to do color analysis. Boggs joined play-by-play-man Dave O'Brien for two telecast from Tampa earlier this month. Asked if there was any word on a return, The Chicken Man gave the us a "working on it" response earlier today. As you may recall, our FenwayNation Poll found that a total of 55% of our readers thought Boggs did either an"excellent" or "good" job on the broadcasts.
Aug 18, 2017
FenwayNation Will Release '18 Calendar After Labor Day

FenwayNation Will Release '18 Calendar After Labor Day

Each year, our FenwayNation Calendar offers readers exclusive FN photos of Fenway Park and the Red Sox—images you literally can't find anywhere else. However, we usually compile and release the calendar pretty late in the year—putting the squeeze on potential Holiday gift-giving. This year, we will release our new 2018 FenwayNation Calendar right after Labor Day—giving readers plenty of time to purchase several for their Red Sox-obsessed family and friends. Word is that this year's edition has even better and more unique pics that will keep you smiling for 365 straight days! Keep an eye...
Aug 18, 2017
Yawkey Charity Issues Statement On Street Re-Naming

Yawkey Charity Issues Statement On Street Re-Naming

The Yawkey Foundations—representing the various charities supported by the late Red Sox owner Thomas A. Yawkey—issued a statement yesterday addressing the controversy surrounding the potential re-naming of Yawkey Way. The statement reads as follows:"Statement Regarding Proposal to Change Name of Yawkey Way: 'Jean and Tom Yawkey’s philanthropy has always been color blind. Their extraordinary generosity has made a significant impact on Massachusetts and the Greater Boston community, contributing more than $450 million to hundreds of non-profit organizations and helping improve the lives...
Aug 18, 2017
POLL: Opposition To Yawkey Re-Name Holding At 60%

POLL: Opposition To Yawkey Re-Name Holding At 60%

Continued voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that opposition to re-naming Yawkey Way is holding steady at 60% of readers. As the chart shows, four in ten readers continue to favor the re-naming of the street. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
Aug 18, 2017
International Editor: One Man's Take On The Yawkey Sign Flap

International Editor: One Man's Take On The Yawkey Sign Flap

by Mark Lawrence, FN International EditorSydney, Australia. John Henry, Boston’s own hedge-fund drivin’ man, raises an interesting issue when he says he’s ‘haunted’ by the Yawkey Way signpost on the street outside his ballpark. He has every right to feel that way and, to be honest, Nation, he does have a valid point—the kindest thing one could say about Thomas A. Yawkey was that he was – ahem - somewhat reluctant to sign any player who wasn’t white. Now, for those of you who may not be completely familiar with the club’s less than savory history, here’s a summary. You can...
Aug 18, 2017
POLL: Six In Ten Reject Re-Naming Of Yawkey Way

POLL: Six In Ten Reject Re-Naming Of Yawkey Way

The early results to our latest FenwayNation Poll indicate that fully six in ten readers (60%) do not want the Red Sox to re-name Yawkey Way. As the chart shows, four in ten (40%) believe the NOG should give the street a new name. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
Aug 17, 2017

POLL: Should The Red Sox Re-Name Yawkey Way?

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Aug 17, 2017
John Henry: Sox Will Lead Effort To Ditch Yawkey Way

John Henry: Sox Will Lead Effort To Ditch Yawkey Way

Red Sox principal owner John Henry says the team will lead an effort to re-name the street his franchise sits on: Yawkey Way. The street, of course, is named after Thomas Yawkey, whose family owned the team from 1933 to 2002—when the new owners (led by Henry) took over. Said Henry: "The Red Sox don’t control the naming or renaming of streets. But for me, personally, the street name has always been a consistent reminder that it is our job to ensure the Red Sox are not just multi-cultural, but stand for as many of the right things in our community as we can – particularly in our...
Aug 17, 2017
Yankee Blog Bemoans Empire Not Dealing For Sale

Yankee Blog Bemoans Empire Not Dealing For Sale

Seth Pizzurro, of the Yankee blog Pinstripe Alley, has penned a fascinating article suggesting that New York made a huge blunder not trading for Chris Sale. He argues that when you see a relatively young, 'Top Five' pitcher on the market with controllable costs, you trade for him. He examines the package of prospects Boston sent to Chicago for Sale, and contemplates their projectable futures. Basically, even if Yoan Moncada, et. al. became Robinson Cano-like stars, the deal would still probably (on balance) be good for the Red Sox. He sums it up as follows: "For now, we have to somehow live...
Aug 17, 2017
Sox Hope Saturday Boston Common Rally Skirts Fenway

Sox Hope Saturday Boston Common Rally Skirts Fenway

A Saturday rally on Boston Common—planned by some of the same groups that participated in the Charlottesville, Virginia march last week—is raising extra security concerns for the Red Sox. The team will be hosting the Yankees on Saturday night—while the "free speech" rally will take place about a dozen blocks away between Noon and 2PM. In an email, Red Sox President Sam Kennedy said: "We do not anticipate any direct impacts to the Fenway Park area, but as always we will remain vigilant to ensure that our comprehensive security measures are enforced throughout the weekend." The Red Sox...
Aug 17, 2017
Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon Raises Nearly $4,000,000

Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon Raises Nearly $4,000,000

(Hannah Wertens)Thanks to the efforts of thousands of people across Red Sox Nation, the 2017 WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon raised $3,937,229 to help strike out cancer. The funds were raised over just a two-day period. Since 2002, this event alone has raised more than $49,000,000. The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute helps so many people—people like the adorable Hannah Wertens. Hannah bravely gave a stirring rendition of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch at Fenway on Tuesday night. She electrified the crowd—and rightly so. Please give all you can to this incredibly...
Aug 17, 2017
The Muddy Chicken Turns Thirty-Four Years Old Today

The Muddy Chicken Turns Thirty-Four Years Old Today

It's truly hard to believe that Dustin Pedroia is 34.. It seems like just yesterday that this scrappy little guy from Arizona State was struggling to make it in his first stint with the Red Sox (.158 over his first 38 ABs). It was 2007 and then-manager Terry Francona cautioned fans to  give the kid some breathing room: "He knows he has our support. He does work hard. He has a lot of things in his favor. He's just having a little bit of a tough time at the plate right now." That 'hard time' ended and Pedroia went on to be the 2007 American League Rookie-Of-The-Year. In 2008, he was the AL...