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Expect the unexpected this weekend. After all, it’s the Red Sox and Yankees.

Expect the unexpected this weekend. After all, it’s the Red Sox and Yankees.

affiliate program One thing you can expect this weekend is the unexpected. Confused? Not if you’re a Red Sox fan, a Yankees fan or a baseball fan in general. The Red Sox and Yankees meet this weekend for a three-game series at Yankee Stadium. The most heated and tradition-rich rivalry in all of professional sports resumes, and [...]

Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Day

binary affiliate Editor’s Note: I frequently write about the Red Sox farm system, and as an added feature on BoSox Banter, I am debuting a daily column today that will highlight a minor league pitcher of the day and player of the day based on the previous day’s performances. Player of the Day – Bryce Brentz Bryce [...]

Lackey implodes again, Red Sox lose to Blue Jays

Sooner or later, if John Lackey does not start delivering quality starts on a consistent basis, Theo Epstein and Terry Francona will be confronted with a tough choice. After all, when you are a pennant contender like the Red Sox, you cannot afford to keep giving the ball to a starting pitcher who cannot keep [...]

Time for MLB to discipline sideshow umpire Joe West

According to, a Major League source indicates that Terry Francona will not be disciplined for his on-field altercation with umpire Joe West last Friday against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park. Francona was fined, but he won’t be suspended. Francona and West had their confrontation after the Red Sox manager was ejected by home [...]

“Allergic to .500″ Red Sox fall in 10 innings to Blue Jays

affiliate If you are a conspiracy theorist, you might think there is something fishy going on with the Boston Red Sox. Every time they have a chance to reach .500, they fall a tad bit short. It seems like they do not want to hit the even mark with their record. Kidding aside, the Red Sox [...]

Red Sox first round pick Bryce Brentz extends hitting streak to 21 with Greenville

After he was drafted by the Red Sox in the first round last summer out of Middle Tennessee State University, outfielder Bryce Brentz struggled in his professional baseball debut. In 262 at-bats for the Lowell Spinners, Brentz hit .198 with 76 strikeouts. Like several talented prospects do, he made adjustments and 2011 has brought different results. [...]

Crawford’s walk-off hit sends Boston to 17-18

At first glance, Carl Crawford’s .211 batting average is not impressive. Considering that he was mired at .155 on April 30, though, the current number does not seem so bad. Crawford extended his hitting streak to nine games by lining a Jim Hoey fast ball off the Green Monster, scoring pinch-runner Jose Iglesias with the winning [...]