According to David Ortiz, all the Big Papi-to-Yankees talk last week was much ado about nothing.
Theo Epstein and Terry Francona – the twin faces of the Babe’s broken hex – have been jettisoned from Fenway. We can parse the particulars, but the truth is that the remains of a once-brilliant ball club are buried, along with Ruth’s ghost.
With Yankees general manager Brian Cashman’s contract expiring — and Theo Epstein reportedly jumping ship from Boston to Chicago — another will-he-or-won’t-he discussion is about to heat up.
Revelations following the Red Sox’s famous 2011 collapse paints an image of a ballclub that betrayed their manager and their own professional pride.
Guess what, Yankees fans? The brain behind nearly a decade of Boston teams won’t be in the same division. Heck, he won’t even be in the same league.
The Terry Francona era is over in Boston. The manager who led the Red Sox to their first World Series championship in 86 years is out after one of the worst months in club history.
The Red Sox’s forthcoming decision to fire manager Terry Francona makes little sense given his involvement in the franchise’s successes and managerial overall record. I can’t imagine who could fill the shoes of one the game’s best.
Mike Hurley of NESN.com joined Neil to talk about the mood in Boston following the historic collapse and to look ahead at a very interesting offseason for the Red Sox.
How does a Yankees fan who spent five years living in Boston capture this epic collapse? I’m not really sure, but I know this collapse fits as a good placement holder for the baseball season with an off-day before the start of the postseason.
And you thought the Mets’ epic collapse of 2007 was bad? Move over, Tom Glavine. Make room, incredibly, for Jonathan Papelbon.
To the dismay of Yankees fans, the Red Sox came close to winning 100 games in six of the last eight seasons. Could this be the year they do it?
Buck Showalter was Derek Jeter’s very first manager. Apparently the Yankees’ former skipper isn’t No. 2’s biggest fan.
Theo Epstein played it coy. He wouldn’t discuss Carl Crawford by name and yet he still made it clear than the Boston Red Sox had accomplished their goal of a major retooling by adding a second impact bat to join newly acquired Adrian Gonzalez.
A night after Carl Crawford enjoyed a steak dinner with the New York Yankees, he served up a meaty surprise: He’s going to play for the rival Boston Red Sox.
The Red Sox have introduced All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who wasted no time Monday injecting himself into Boston’s rivalry with the New York Yankees.