"I think I won here in the playoffs. It's not my first win at Progressive Field. Those wins [in October] are bigger anyway, aren't they? Nah, not a big win at all [when he beat CC Sabathia in Game 5 of the 2007 ALCS]" -- Josh Beckett, wry and dry
Boston 15, Chicago 5 | Sox Pound Away at Home They're Gonna Win 8 in a Row and Get Right Back in First Place Since When Do Cubs Fans Come to Boston and Own Fenway Park? Thanks Beautiful! Cubs Pay Tribute to Nomar at Fenway with 4 Errors Powerful Youk, Patient Pedroia Finally Getting Their Games On Just Like Manny, A-Gon May Be Worth Every Penny Nevermind 1918... How About 19 Hits and 15 Runs Is There Even Any Room for Crawford Up Top? That's Just Ellsbury Being Ellsbury Why Is Lester So Hittable Lately? Salty's Swing is Coming Around
"A routine flyball can go off the wall. We're professionals. We need to make adjustments and play the wall." -- Alfonso Soriano on playing at the bandbox
It's a Walkoff-the-Wall for AG and the Never-Say-Die Sox
Boston 8, Baltimore 7 | Coming Back Home Sox Come Back for the First Time When Trailing After 6, and 6-0 Laser? No, But a Classic 9 Pitch At-Bat for Dunkin' Dustin Youk Stays Hot, 8 RBI Over 5 Game Hit Streak Case Closed: Jacoby Is Our Leading Man Walkoff Takes Mr. 7 Walks Off the Hook Hat Tip for the Captain, Aceves Welcome Back Rem
"Just being ready to hit, he's aggressive, he throws the ball good, just be ready and stay inside with it. Just stay on top and it worked out, hit it off the wall and it was great at-bats from Jacoby and Pedey to get on base to be able to score those runs. We just stayed with it, we didn't give up, continue to play the game, we've been on a roll and we know we can do these kind of things, it was just one of those things you just stay with it, it was a great win." -- Adrian Gonzalez with Heidi Watney on NESN
"You are now 21-and-25, over .500 for the first time this season. How does that feel?" -- Heidi Watney to Adrian Gonzalez... hey, she wasn't hired for her math skills... leave her alone
Lackey Gets Some Personal Time Off, a.k.a. Hellenic Elbow
Boston 5, New York 4 | Sox Hold Off Yankees in Game 1 The Old Buch Stops Here: Clay's Got the Right Stuff in the Stadium Cheesesteak in Paradise: AG Has Cholesterol Running Through His Veins The World's Quietest Hitting Streak Snapped at 11 Youk Gets Inside Joba's Head for a Change Dunkin' Pedroia Finds a Hole, Gets a Hit
"It's the toughest place mentally to pitch. They all hate us." -- Clay Buchholz on the Bronx
"I had a great cheesesteak before the game that got me ready. They make some great cheesesteaks here. They definitely rival the Philly ones. I told them if I did good, it was going to be because of that cheesesteak.” -- Adrian Gonzalez... cheesesteak on his plate makes him feel good at the dish
Crawford, Sox are Down and Out in Toronto Something's Horribly Wrong with This Team
Toronto 9, Boston 3 | Another Lackluster Effort from the Millionaire's Club Leave Lack in with Bases Loaded in the 7th? Brilliant! If You Thought Wakefield Was Old, You Didn't Watch KG Tonight Carl Gets Caught Looking in Left, Gets Caught Stealing, Too Slam Dunkin': He's a Laser Show on the Billboards Only Perfect Time to Take on the '27 Yankees in the Bronx Bright Spot: AG Power Surge
"Ask a damn question... Everything went wrong that could go wrong, that's pretty much the story of the whole damn year... Everything in my life sucks right now to be honest with you." -- John Lackey... now's the time to cut him and his 8.01 ERA some slack
"A personality chip is missing [from the 2011 Red Sox]" -- Peter Gammons knows something is wrong
"It is what it is." -- Paul Pierce... after the devastating season-ending loss to Tom Werner and John Henry's marketing chip
(NESN screen image via CSNNE)
Lack Looks Back at a Left Field Foul Up
Lackey Lets Crawford Know He Doesn't Appreciate His Outfield Skills Get Ready for Boston to Make a Big Deal About John Showing Some Frustration Maybe This Might Wake Up the Dunkin' Donuts Doughboys
AG Turns Up the Power, Sox Turning It Around, Again
Under the Radar 9, Underperforming 5 | Gonzalez big birthday basher Ellsbury still on top of his game. Hitting streak at 17 and counting Pedroia takes break from filming commercials to chip in with a hit Crawesome hits a legit triple. Average way up to .211 Youk getting back in the swing of things The future is now... Say hello to Jose J.D. 2 RBIs
"Once we get into the later part of May, we're all going to start feeling better. It's got nothing to do with the park, it's got something to do with my swing. You start feeling things." -- A-Gon on his hot streak
Anaheim 5, Boston 3 | The Long and Bitter End Scutaro Runs Himself Into an Out, Sox Lose in Late, Late, Late Show No Relief for the Weary: It's a Bullpen Rush to the Disabled List in Boston It's a Quarter to 3 in the Morning, the Latest Ending in Red Sox History Ninth Life: Ellsbury Steps on the Clutch to Tie It, Hit Streak at 12 Don't Be Shy About Putting Up That Stop Sign Tim Bogarrrgh! Blood and Guts Matsuzaka Couldn't Save the Night The Dunkin' Donuts Laser Show Needs to Sit the Sit "It's Gonna Be a Long Season." -- Dunkin' Star Carl Crawford 'I'm Servin' Dunkin'.' Sincerely, Chairman Tom Werner Tough to Blame Cam
"YOUKILIS TO DEEP LEFT FIELD and we can all ... off the wall now coming around from first base and trying to score is Scutaro to the plate, Scutaro will be OUT!" -- Don Orsillo with the call on the ball... off the wall
"We all thought he'd be a little bit farther along than he was." -- Tito on Scutaro's bad jump and read on the ball
Your Not-So-AccuWeather Forecast ...
Sox Fans Get Soaked By MLB Money Makers Again
Yeah, Most New Englanders Turn to Private Weather Service Telvent DTN When They Want to Know the Local Forecast Outside Their Own Back Door So It Would Have Killed the Angels to Get Home at 1 a.m. PDT Tonight?
"It's was Linda's [Pizzuti] idea to serve everyone coffee and hot chocolate." -- Larry Lucchino crediting LP on the late night perks at Fenway
"There are very few sportsmen who can match his global reach, appeal and iconic status...
We’re going to be able to focus on how to create opportunities for LeBron." -- Red Sox chairman Tom Werner's recent quotes on your friend LeBron James
"What FSM does for Roush Fenway, Liverpool and the Red Sox, we will now do for LeBron James... This represents the next step in our evolution, to represent one of the most recognizable athletes on the planet." -- Red Sox COO Sam Kennedy last month
Will the Home Run Derby Continue After Our Favorite Doormats Leave Town?
The Fighting LeBrons 7, Lost Angeles 3 | That's Just Lester Being Lester I Had a Dream the Sox Hit Back-to-Back Homers. Sincerely, Martin Luther King, Jr. Wait, What?!? We Thought the Aces Could Only Pitch Well to the Captain? Another Long Overdue Long Ball from the Designated Lefty Killer And on May 3, Adrian Gonzalez Hits Home Run No. 2 High 5: This Is the Last Year of Overpaying J.D. .231 Carl Crawford, The Greatest No. 8 Hitter in History Pap Does His Best to Turn It Into Save Situation Nice to See Scutaro Fighting for His Job
"It's not losing 15 out of 16 to, no disrespect, like the Mariners or the Pirates. It's the Boston Red Sox. They're a good ballclub." -- Angels Ace, Danny Haren... and when you say 'no disrespect" ... you just did
On the Day After the US Military and Intelligence Community Took Out Terrorist Osama Bin Laden, We Remember Our Brothers and Sisters That Flew Out of Boston and All Those That Died During the Attacks of Sept. 11 and Hope They Rest in Peace
American Airlines Flight
Flight 11, flying from Boston to Los
Angeles, crashed into the World Trade Center.
Barbara Jean Ares Tegui
Marstons Mills, Mass.
Jeffrey Dwayne Collman
Sara Elizabeth Low
Karen A. Martin
Thomas F. McGuinness Jr.
Kathleen Ann Nicosia
Betty Ann Ong
Jean Destrehan Roger
Dianne Bulls Snyder
Westport Point, Mass.
Madeline Amy Sweeney
Anna Williams Allison
A2 Software Solutions
David Lawrence Angell
Lynn Edwards Angell
Los Angeles, Calif.
Culver City, Calif.
Myra Joy Aronson
press and analyst relations
Carolyn Mayer Beug
Santa Monica, Calif.
filmmaker and video producer
Kelly Ann Booms
Carol Marie Bouchard
emergency room secretary
Kent County Hospital
Neilie Anne Heffernan
Jeffrey W. Coombs
Tara Kathleen Creamer
Wilmot Flat, N.H.
Brian P. Dale
Blue Capital Management
Donald Americo DiTullio
Smith & Nephew Inc.
Lidcombe, New South Wales,
senior software engineering
Alexander Milan Filipov
electrical engineer and church
Karleton D.B. Fyfe
Peter Alan Gay
Linda M. George
chief financial officer
Lisa Reinhart Fenn
assistant vice president and
Andrew Peter Charles Curry
Santa Monica, Calif.
director of business
Robert Jay Hayes
Edward (Ted) R. Hennessy
John A. Hofer
Los Angeles, Calif.
John's Sharpening Center
Cora Hidalgo Holland
Sudbury Food Pantry at Our Lady of
John Nicholas Humber Jr.
Brae Burn Management
chief of digital strategy for
John Charles Jenkins
corporate office services
Charles River Associates
Charles Edward Jones
retired astronautical engineer and
manager of space
senior store equipment
Palm Springs, Calif.
parish office, St. Theresa Catholic
founder and CEO
Natalie Janis Lasden
product testing team
Daniel John Lee
Van Nuys, Calif.
Daniel C. Lewin
co-founder and chief technology
Susan A. MacKay
assistant vice president of
merchandise planning and
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