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Red Sox manager John Farrell (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images), Yankees starter Michael Pineda caught with pine tar on his neck (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images).

Palladino: Red Sox, Farrell May Pay For Pine Tar Move

John Farrell misused a valuable piece of information. And with one rash decision, Boston’s manager might have done the Yanks a huge favor.

04/25/2014

Home plate umpire Gerry Davis checks out a substance on the neck of Michael Pineda of the New York Yankees before throwing him out of the game in the second inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on April 23, 2014. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Yankees GM On Pineda Pine Tar Ejection: ‘We’re All Embarrassed’

The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda’s neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble at Fenway Park. He got both.

04/24/2014

Crew chief Gerry Davis, right, and Phil Cuzzi talk with the instant replay center to verify the balls and strikes count at Minute Maid Park on April 3, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

MLB Advanced Media Head Defends Replay, Tweaks ESPN

“It must be great to be perfect the way ESPN is,” Bob Bowman said during a panel discussion at the MLB Diversity Business Summit.

04/15/2014

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is ejected by umpire Bob Davidson after arguing a call settled by instant replay against the New York Yankees on April 13, 2014. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Red Sox Manager Gripes About Replay After Loss To Yankees

Two weeks into the season, BoSox manager John Farrell has had about enough of baseball’s expanded replay system. And, of course, it’s all thanks to the Yankees.

04/14/2014

Michael Pineda (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Michael Pineda Insists He Had Dirt, Not Pine Tar, On Pitching Hand

David Ortiz looked at a cell phone photograph of Michael Pineda’s right hand, one with a brown substance smeared across the palm. Pine tar or dirt? It may never be clear.

04/11/2014

Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Boston Invades Bronx: Yankees’ Ellsbury Set To Face Red Sox For First Time

Jacoby Ellsbury will experience the Yankees-BoSox rivalry from a whole new perspective when he takes on his former team Thursday night.

04/10/2014

Manager John Farrell #53 and general manager Ben Cherington of the Boston Red Sox stand on stage following a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Silverman: Bearded BoSox Provide Cashman With Roadmap For Future

The Yankees need hard-working, healthy bodies; players who can get on base, field their positions and run the bases. That’s what it will take to get this team back in contention, along with help on the pitching front.

11/01/2013

David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox celebrates after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 in Game 6 of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 30, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Dominant David Ortiz Named World Series MVP

Big Papi walked off as the MVP after Boston won 6-1 Wednesday night in Game 6, capping a week in which he spurred the Red Sox with a mix of power, patience and a most timely pep talk.

10/31/2013

John Farrell (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

No Longer A Failure, Farrell Has Guided Red Sox To A Tremendous Turnaround

Red Sox manager John Farrell says he tries to live out what his team has lived out this year and that’s not to look back. He’s one step away from a World Series title.

10/30/2013

Fans react after Red Sox slugger David Ortiz hits a two-run home run in the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 2 of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Red Sox Hope To Clinch First Title At Fenway Since 1918

Ted Williams never did it. Not Carl Yastrzemski. Not Carlton Fisk. Not even Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling, who ended The Curse nearly a decade ago.

10/30/2013

David Ortiz (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Red Sox Slugger David Ortiz Is One Step Away From Third World Series Title

David Ortiz will take a .733 World Series batting average into Game 6 on Wednesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals. Only Billy Hatcher did better in a single series, .750 in 1990 for the Cincinnati Reds when they swept the Oakland Athletics.

10/29/2013

Manager John Farrell #53 of the Boston Red Sox argues an obstruction call with home-plate umpire Dana DeMuth #32 in the ninth inning as Koji Uehara #19 and Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox look on against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 3 of the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kallas: Obstruction Call Was Correct, But Should The Run Have Counted?

After a complete review of MLB Rule 7 and the obstruction definition under Rule 2, some interesting things have come to light. Also, further review of the play also adds an interesting dimension.

10/28/2013

Home plate umpire Dana DeMuth calls Allen Craig #21 of the St. Louis Cardinals safe at home against Jarrod Saltalamacchia #39 of the Boston Red Sox as Dustin Pedroia and #15 Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox react in the ninth inning. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Kallas: In Game 3, Allen Craig Never Touched Home!

Unfortunately for the Red Sox, neither Saltalamacchia — nor anyone else tagged Allen Craig after he missed home.

10/27/2013

Umpire Jim Joyce participates in a news conference regarding the obstruction call.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Umpire Jim Joyce Had No Doubts Over Controversial Call In Game 3

Game 3 was highlighted by a contentious obstruction call. Umpire Jim Joyce had no doubts over the call.

10/27/2013

Joe Kelly celebrates as Matt Adams of the St. Louis Cardinals rounds the bases. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Cardinals Feel They Have The Edge As World Series Shifts To St. Louis

“Well, we love playing here at Busch Stadium. Like I said, it’s a sea of red,” pitcher Joe Kelly said as the World Series shifts to St. Louis.

10/26/2013

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