New York Daily News: "Now it also looks as if Hanley Ramirez won't ever see that new stadium in a Marlins uniform as the Red Sox, who let incumbent Alex Gonzalez go, are reportedly engaged in talks with Florida about reacquiring the All-Star shortstop."
Daily News Report: The Red Sox are "putting on a full-court press" to acquire Roy Halladay, according to a source, and are hoping to add the former Cy Young winner to the top of their rotation to go with Josh Beckett and Jon Lester. "They would love to get it wrapped up before the winter meetings (beginning Dec. 7)," the source said of the Red Sox, who made a big push to deal for Halladay last summer.
Because the Red Sox Are Still Trying to Reach Into Your Pockets
They Sure Know How to Generate Revenue Down on Yawkey Way But Did They Remember They Are Supposed to Spend It on the Baseball Team? It's the 2009 Fenway Seat Sale... a.k.a. Just Give Us Another $800 Bucks and Like It
E-mail to Red Sox Season Ticket Holders:
Dear Season Ticket Holder, While the home team is no longer playing, there is still much work to be done at Fenway Park as we approach another ambitious renovation schedule planned for this offseason. Each year since 2002 we have made offseason improvements to “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark.” This offseason will continue this tradition. A component of the 2010 improvements will be replacing the red Dugout, Field Box and Loge Box seats. We are pleased to provide our loyal season ticket holders with the first opportunity to own these authentic and historic Fenway Park seats. They are the same seats that have held fans witnessing the exploits of Yaz, Rice, Evans, Lynn, Clemens and Ortiz, not to mention the stunning performances of the 2004 and 2007 World Series.
Last year we were overwhelmed with the response to the 2008 seat sale. We hope that you will take advantage of the opportunity to own these vintage pieces of Fenway Park.
The seats will be packaged and sold in pairs (2 seats). While we would like to be able to offer you a specific seat location, the removal process does not allow us to preserve a significant portion of the seats. However we will attempt to provide you with seats in your desired section. This year’s seats are being removed from sections 27-33. Seat removal will commence after the “Frozen Fenway” events this winter.
For a limited time only, season ticket holders will have the opportunity to purchase a pair of seats for $750. This “first chance” sale will conclude on Monday, November 23rd at 5pm. Thereafter, sales will open to the general public and a pair of seats may be purchased for $795.
If you are interested in purchasing, please reply to this email at [red sox e-mail address] with your full name, day & night time phone numbers or call [number] to speak with one of our sales representatives. We will be in touch to secure payment and your part of Red Sox history. Thank you once again for your ongoing loyalty and support of the Old Town Team.
No Theo Walkout, No Beckett Blockbuster, No A-Rod Hunt, No Matsuzaka Mania, No Manny Drama, No Teixeira Chase... This Promises to Be Boston's Coldest Hot Stove Season Ever
The Free Agent Season Begins on Friday... The Burning Questions... Will the Sox Use Their $tockpile to Overpay for Jason Bay or Matt Holliday? With Alex Gonzalez Turning 50 and Jed Lowry Back in Pawtucket, Will They Sign Marco Scutaro or Miguel Tejada? Will Jeremy Hermida Make It As the Fourth Outfielder Next Year? Yo, Theo... How's Trying to Steal Adrian Gonzalez from San Diego Going? So When Exactly Does David Ortiz Leave for API in Arizona? Or Is He Still Too Busy? More Good News: Christmas at Fenway Is Right Around the Corner... Get Ready to Sit Online for Three Days and Empty Your Savings Account
"More Crapola, If your lucky enough to get tickets at these prices, you are truly special. Most of us have to pay the 200-300% increased ticket prices passed on by the so called brokers. So much for the Fenway 'No Scalp Zone'. The scalping is done by the 'white collared' criminals." -- BiggestHank
While the Patriots Were Beating the Colts, Bill Belichick Turned into a Horse's Behind
Colts 35, Patriots 34: Read It and Weep Pats Blow 17-Point 4th Quarter Lead I Give the Call Two Thumbs Up. Sincerely, Grady Little
“We tried to win the game on that play. I thought we could have made that yard. I thought we had a good play. We completed it. I don’t know how we could not get a yard on that completion, but I guess we didn’t."
-- Bill Belichick, looking for a yard when he needed two
Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos: "If we get the right package, we'll make the trade. It would be awfully narrow thinking of me to turn down the best offer because of the fact it came from within our division. Now, if we had a strictly apples and apples offers for Halladay, one from Boston, one from another team, it would not be Boston. If we made a deal we owe it to our fans to obtain the best deal possible."
"There's a school of thought that says [Varitek] would be better with a bit more rest. If he does pick up the option, there would be an opportunity to rest more next year with Victor catching more." -- Theo on the catching change
The Globetrotters Win! THEEEEEEEEE GLOBETROTTERS WIN! Japan's Hideki Matsui, The Indians' CC Sabathia, Texas Rangers' Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira, Toronto's A.J. Burnett, and Boston's Johnny Damon Lead the Way And For Just $423.5 Million in Long-Term Free-Agent Spending, And a Few Million More to Round Out the $206M Roster, You Too Can Be a World Champion We Won 95 Games Last Year in a Very Competitive Division. Sincerely, Theo Epstein We'll Always Have NASCAR, Yachts, and Real Estate! Sincerely, John Henry And Where In the World Is Larry Lucchino While the Evil Empire Eats His Lunch? At Least Tom Werner Put Out a New Hit Show with Kelsey Grammar... Oh, Nevermind Playing the Role of an Over-matched Grady Little Tonight Will Be Charlie Manuel Did The Phillies Know There Was a Game to Be Played Last Night? Just Awful Theo's Got Numbers That Prove Alex Gonzalez is a Better Player Than Alex Rodriguez The Royals Have Got to Be Feeling Good About Their Chances Next Season And They Did It By Cracking the Shell of the Pitcher Formally Known As Pedro The Movement Starts Here: Bring Back John Damon! Bring Back John Damon! Oh The Things You Can Do With a Billion Dollar Stadium Full of Money Launderers Read It And Weep: New York Post | Daily News | Newsday
"Hey Dirt Dogs... %$#! &%$! %$#! &$#! &%$#! &%! &%#! and %$#! &%$!" -- E-mails from all the Yankee fans, apparently happy about winning title No. 27*
And Red Sox Fans Are Finally Going to Get Restless ...
"Theo, Tito, and John Henry (and mainly John Henry): Well, you got your work cut out for you now. You used to be BOLD, and no one has seen it in 5 years. The Yanks just out DID everyone here and you were left in their wake. Now, it's up to you to go out and be BOLD once again. Your NATION is requiring it of you. Failure will be on you and no one, especially you, should accept it. Be aggressive! Stand tall and do the most for your team. Find the right blend of excellence and personality and bring it to Boston. We can no longer depend on low risk high reward players like Smoltz. We all saw how (not) well he did this year. Go out and Get it!!!" -- Jack H., Red Sox Nation
Q. Would it amuse you to hear that every Red Sox fan is rooting for you to beat the Yankees?
PEDRO MARTINEZ: No, it wouldn't. It wouldn't surprise me at all. I know that they don't like the Yankees to win, not even in Nintendo games. (Laughter). And knowing that I am part of Boston, I consider myself a Bostonian, as well, too, I've been a Montrealer, a Bostonian, and now a New Yorker, and somehow I might become a Philadelphian now. But I've only been there for a short period. It's something that's a work in progress, and I'm pretty sure that every Boston fan out there can feel proud that I'm going to try to beat the Yankees, and I'm going to give just the same effort I always did for them. They're special fans, and they will always have my respect.
Crock & Role: Girardi, GM dismiss Joba's talk of starting or closing for Yankees > Steinbrenner A-OK with Alex's portrayal in Yankees kids movie > Youkilis not worried after being pulled from Yankees lineup > Desperate Damon makes plea to be Yankees' Granderson sub