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Feb 22, 2017
Hanley Ramirez tells Red Sox fans everyone must move on from David Ortiz

Hanley Ramirez tells Red Sox fans everyone must move on from David Ortiz

Say it ain’t so Hanley! But he’s right. As much as it pains us all, David Ortiz is not walking through that door. David Ortiz is retired. The Red Sox haven't won a postseason series without Big Papi since 1999. When Theo Epstein plucked Ortiz out of relative obscurity prior to the 2003 season the iPhone was still four years away, the most recent Star Wars film was Attack of the Clones, and Mookie Betts was just ten years old. Hanley Ramirez has arrived in The FORT - wearing @davidortiz t-shirt #redsox #wbz pic.twitter.com/K5GyyxlNoh— Dan Roche (@RochieWBZ) February 16, 2017 So...
Feb 21, 2017
MLB Network names Mookie Betts #8 on their Top 100 Players Right Now

MLB Network names Mookie Betts #8 on their Top 100 Players Right Now

Another ranking featuring a Red Sox player? If it’s not Mookie Betts you’re doing it wrong. Remember when it was a question of whether Mookie Betts or Rusney Castillo would emerge as the right field solution? Seems like a long time ago. The folks at MLB Network have moved well past that non-controversy and in their latest ranking placed Betts number eight overall. Out of the best players in both leagues, Betts is eighth! The full list is available but here are the top ten to get you started: 10. Joey Votto 9. Bryce Harper 8. Mookie Betts 7. Manny Machado 6. Miguel Cabrera 5. Jose...
Feb 15, 2017
Checking in on Red Sox spring training

Checking in on Red Sox spring training

Spring training is here and players are getting ready to take the field. When do the games start again? As soon as the equipment truck departs the baseball season rushes towards us. Pitchers and catchers report, workouts begin, Northeastern University students suffer a loss in a scrimmage. The usual Florida baseball routine. What’s on the docket today? There’s a new first baseman in town and his name is Moreland. Mitch Moreland. Welcome aboard! Mitch Moreland making some new fans. pic.twitter.com/32S8kiFajz— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) February 15, 2017 Craig Kimbrel, coming off a...
Feb 13, 2017
Jackie Bradley Jr. is the number four center fielder for MLB Network

Jackie Bradley Jr. is the number four center fielder for MLB Network

Mike Trout is really in a category by himself so it’s almost safe to say JBJ is #3. As pitchers and catchers report, the recognition of the Red Sox roster continues. We’ve already seen Xander Bogaerts, Dustin Pedroia, Chris Sale, and Mookie Betts honored by MLB Network and now it’s time for the center fielder rankings. Our own superman, Jackie Bradley Jr., is number four! Your browser does not support iframes. The rest of the best from MLB Network: Top 10 Center Fielders Right Now! 1. Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2. Christian Yelich, Miami Marlins 3. George...
Feb 13, 2017
Batman Rest and other 2017 Red Sox anagrams

Batman Rest and other 2017 Red Sox anagrams

Are you a fan of Prickle Color? Remember when Warlike Baths had that big game? No, well, maybe you only know their names before anagrams! Now that Spring Training season is upon us what is a better activity than dusting off the Red Sox 40-man roster and learning who’s on the team for the new year? lyWith a little help from the Internet Anagram Server (except for one player whose name is just too crazy for a computer to comprehend) the entire roster has been anagramed and sorted alphabetically. Some punctuation was added now and then for fun. This is using names only - as stated on the...
Feb 9, 2017
Red Sox send four to World Baseball Classic

Red Sox send four to World Baseball Classic

The official rosters came out Wednesday night and four Sox will represent their country in baseball’s global tournament! After months of qualifying rounds, speculation, and injury scares the official rosters for the fourth World Baseball Classic were released and the Red Sox are sending four of their own to represent their respective countries. Your browser does not support iframes. Xander Bogaerts (Netherlands), Hanley Ramirez (Dominican Republic), Eduardo Rodriguez (Venezuela), and Fernando Abad (Dominican Republic) will all leave the club to play for national pride. We've got a few...
Feb 7, 2017
Poll time: Choose the best limerick

Poll time: Choose the best limerick

It’s time to find out: who’s the Poet Laureate of Over the Monster The limericks that received the most votes (recs) in the comments are presented in no particular order and numbered to match the poll. 1. From .406 2012 was a year to repress. In ‘13 we high-fived to success. ’14 was a joke. ’15 made me choke. But ’16’s outfield danced in excess! 2. From: On to Landsdowne Street There once was a fan from Toronto Who didn’t know what event he had gone to There was grass and not ice And the weather was nice And the Sox beat the Jays pretty pronto 3. From: IStillDream Without...
Feb 7, 2017
Mookie Betts is MLB Network’s number one right fielder

Mookie Betts is MLB Network’s number one right fielder

Mookie Betts is the best of the best in right field! Bryce who? As they did with shortstop, second base, and starting pitching, MLB Network has ranked right fielders entering the 2017 season and the Red Sox own Mookie Betts claimed the top spot. Your browser does not support iframes. Mookie Betts is great at basketball and bowling too, remember. He was the runner-up for AL MVP in 2016 while also winning a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger. Do you agree that Mookie Betts is the best? The complete list from MLB Network: 1. Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox 2. Bryce Harper, Washington...
Feb 6, 2017
Red Sox players react to the Patriots Super Bowl win

Red Sox players react to the Patriots Super Bowl win

Boston teams and their players stick together; besides Super Bowl fifty-one made history. Just ask Big Papi. The Red Sox and Patriots have it pretty good since 2001: five Super Bowl wins and three World Series titles. Throw in the Bruins and Celtics picking up championships and it’s been the best time in history to be a sports fan in New England. During their awards ceremonies, the Sox always have other Boston athletes on hand to celebrate the accomplishment for the city, the state, and the region. Not everyone who is a fan of one team is a fan of the others but the overlap is...
Feb 6, 2017
Truck Day is here and baseball season is back

Truck Day is here and baseball season is back

The first sign of baseball is 2017 has arrived! The conclusion of the Super Bowl is, for many, the unofficial start of the baseball season. What really kicks off a new year of our national pastime though is not the end of an event but the beginning: Truck Day. Every year on a day just like today the equipment truck gets packed up with everything the Red Sox need to start preparing in Fort Myers. The first sign of spring, #SoxSpring that is.#TruckDay pic.twitter.com/sxNWt0yPdH— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) February 6, 2017 Moving goods by truck isn’t the fastest, so it’ll take a...
Feb 2, 2017
Are you Over the Monster’s poet laureate?

Are you Over the Monster’s poet laureate?

Do you have what it takes? Can you out-rhyme a Canadian? Our friends at Blue Bird Banter have thrown down the gauntlet by holding a limerick writing contest. They seem to think they’ve mastered the art form! Now, to be fair, some of them are clever. But this is the AL East and Over the Monster can stand up for Red Sox sensibilities. There’s really only one rule: it has to be about the Red Sox. And keep it clean. Remember that our homeland of Massachusetts (and Red Sox Nation generally) was insulted! Now there are a couple of rules. Mostly it has to be clean. I know clean limericks...
Feb 1, 2017
Chris Sale is MLB Network’s seventh best starting pitcher

Chris Sale is MLB Network’s seventh best starting pitcher

Chris Sale’s arrival changes the face of Red Sox pitching and once more MLB Network has a Sox player among the best in the game! Xander Bogaerts and Dustin Pedroia have already been honored in the shortstop and second base rankings but now it’s time for starting pitchers - and the Red Sox have one of the highlights. Your browser does not support iframes. Trading Yoan Moncada for Chris Sale was one of the biggest moves of the offseason. Slotting into a rotation with David Price and reigning Cy Young winner Rick Porcello gives the Red Sox one of the strongest rotations in baseball....
Jan 31, 2017
Dustin Pedroia number four second baseman per MLB Network

Dustin Pedroia number four second baseman per MLB Network

MLB Network is ranking players by position and the Red Sox are well represented in the top 10. Xander Bogaerts may have been slighted a tad by MLB Network but there are plenty more positions on the diamond. Dustin Pedroia - the Laser Show - has become a Boston institution. He’s been AL Rookie of the Year and MVP. He’s played for two World Series-winning teams (so far). And in what is definitely the second half of his career he’s still one of baseball’s best second basemen. Your browser does not support iframes. Does this capture Pedroia’s value to the Red Sox and his place among...
Jan 27, 2017
Red Sox 2017 promotions roll out the bobbleheads

Red Sox 2017 promotions roll out the bobbleheads

Do you need a Bogaerts gnome? How about a Manny bobblehead? If 2016 was all about saying goodbye to David Ortiz, 2017 is about spreading the message that the Red Sox aren’t done yet: of the promotional giveaway nights revealed so far, current stars take center stage. Leading off the 2017 giveaway lineup is the @RickPorcello Cy Young bobblehead! #SoxPromos: https://t.co/8gyiD8mjnE pic.twitter.com/gz46Vvo6Ei— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) December 5, 2016 Things kick off with a Rick Porcello bobblehead for the first 12,000 fans on April 5th against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Porcello is...

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