Carlos Beltran waited 16 years to make it to the World Series. He lasted a little more than an inning.
It seems that the World Series has shrunk and shriveled over the years to the point where it is a folksy little event to all except those associated with the two teams participating.
Weather permitting, the World Series is set to start Wednesday night at Fenway Park with the Boston Red Sox hosting the St. Louis Cardinals.
Mets fans have long been lamenting the one who got away. Add Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz to that list.
His comments were captured on video for the upcoming documentary “Being: Mariano Rivera,” a 90-minute behind-the-scenes feature on the future first-ballot Hall of Famer’s final season with the Yankees.
The Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox have never previously met in the playoffs. Both teams are led by super sluggers in Miguel Cabrera and David Ortiz.
One ball fell between two outfielders. Another took a bad hop off the Green Monster standings. One batter reached safely on a dropped third strike and another when the pitcher was slow to cover first.
With the Red Sox and Dodgers both finishing the season atop their division with 90+ wins, which of these two has the best chance to finish the season as champions?
The Red Sox played highlights from one of the low points in Rivera’s career, his blown save in Game 4 of the 2004 AL championship series.
New York, coming off a three-game sweep of the White Sox, has clawed its way back into contention in the American League. And look who’s on tap: the rival Boston Red Sox.
“I didn’t like it,” designated hitter David Ortiz said. “I don’t think it was the right thing to do. But we don’t all think alike, and the guy who did it — Dempster — is a great guy.”
Despite all of his baggage, A-Rod has become a rallying figure for the Bombers on the field and in the dugout.
John Lackey held down New York’s resurgent offense as the Boston Red Sox broke a three-game skid by beating the Yankees 6-1 on Saturday.
During the Yankees-Rays game this past Saturday, YES Network commentator and former Yankees and Mets pitcher David Cone may have let a swear word slip out while on the air.
If the Yankees take two-of-three or better, it could be a head start to a strong second half. The Red Sox may feel good about the first half of their season, but reality is about to hit them in the face.