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  1. David Ortiz: I told you so

    Sep 16, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

    David Ortiz Getty

    Big Papi took some time yesterday to remind his detractors that, yes, he did deserve that contract extension.

  2. Ned Yost’s bullpen management strikes again

    Sep 14, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Ned Yost

    Royals manager Ned Yost wanted a strikeout, so he brought in Aaron Crow, who has the bullpen’s lowest strikeout rate.

  3. David Ortiz won’t go on a retirement tour like Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera

    Sep 7, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

    David Ortiz

    Retirement tours aren’t for David Ortiz. The 38-year-old slugger doesn’t plan to drag out his remaining time in the big leagues.

  4. Mike Napoli out Sunday due to stomach bug

    Sep 7, 2014, 10:37 AM EDT

    mike napoli getty

    Mike Napoli made an early exit from Saturday’s 4-3 win over the Blue Jays after falling ill and is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for Sunday’s series finale. Allen Craig will start at first base and Yoenis Cespedes will DH.

  5. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 5, 2014, 7:07 AM EDT

    Chase Headley

    Some late inning Yankee heroics keep them in the playoff hunt.

  6. Dominican players can always count on home cooking when they’re on the road

    Sep 3, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

    Dominican food

    James Wagner of the Washington Post reports on a cool tradition that has taken hold in the majors

  7. VIDEO: Adam Dunn homers in first at-bat with Athletics

    Sep 1, 2014, 8:12 PM EDT

    Adam Dunn Getty

    Acquired from the White Sox on Sunday, Adam Dunn made an instant impact in his A’s debut this afternoon.

  8. Baseball is dying, you guys, because no one would recognize Mike Trout in a bar

    Aug 29, 2014, 2:24 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Never mind that the dude has only been legally allowed inside a bar for about two years.

  9. David Ortiz is back in the Red Sox’s lineup

    Aug 27, 2014, 3:18 PM EDT

    David Ortiz

    In the 10 games prior to the injury Ortiz hit .515 with four homers, three doubles, and a 1.606 OPS while the Red Sox went 2-8.

  10. Money, money, money (and Bud Selig’s nirvana)

    Aug 26, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

    Bud Selig

    Here at the end of his tenure, baseball is closer to Selig’s nirvana than perhaps ever before.

  11. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 25, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Brian McCann

    The Yankees are, in my view anyway, unlikely to make the playoffs. Yet they refuse, Rasputin-like, to die.

  12. Garrett Richards suffers ugly left knee injury

    Aug 20, 2014, 8:43 PM EDT

    garrett richards getty

    The Angels just got dealt a potentially-major blow. Garrett Richards — who has suddenly developed into an ace this season at age 26 — was taken off on a stretcher Wednesday evening at Boston’s Fenway Park after suffering what looked to be a very serious right knee injury in the bottom of the second inning of his start against the host Red Sox.

  13. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 20, 2014, 6:54 AM EDT

    Bases loaded walk

    A bases-loaded walk helped the Tigers win a game. A walkoff plunking gave the Cardinals the win. And the crew in Chicago couldn’t get a tarp on the field. Can anyone around here play this game anymore?

  14. Garrett Richards loses his no-hit bid against the Red Sox in the seventh inning

    Aug 9, 2014, 11:03 PM EDT

    Garrett Richards

    Garrett Richards is working on something special against the Red Sox in his Saturday night start at home.

  15. 2014 Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 31, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

    David Price

    Recapping all of Thursday’s dealings in one spot.

  16. “Gibson and Drysdale” alert!

    Jul 30, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

    Bob Gibson

    A cliche even more prevalent and ridiculous than the old “If The Boss Was Still Alive” cliche.

  17. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 28, 2014, 6:32 AM EDT

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    The Dodgers sweep their rivals in San Francisco, the Rays complain about Big Papi and I complain about Southwest Airlines messing with my kids’ vacation.

  18. Chris Archer is unhappy David Ortiz admired his three-run home run

    Jul 27, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Chris Archer

    The Rays and Red Sox have been nipping at each other throughout the season, so it was no surprise that Chris Archer took exception when David Ortiz gawked at his three-run home run.

  19. David Ortiz returns to Red Sox lineup after back injury

    Jul 25, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

    David Ortiz

    Presumably enough time has passed for some of the animosity to fade, but Ortiz’s at-bats will definitely be worth watching tonight.

  20. Changes to official scorers rulings have tripled in recent years

    Jul 22, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    Murray Chass — yes, Murray Chass — has an excellent article about this today.

  21. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 22, 2014, 6:33 AM EDT

    Adam Jones

    Adam Jones smacked two homers. So did David Ortiz. Oh, and Lisa needs braces (dental plan), Lisa needs braces (dental plan).

  22. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington: “I didn’t do a good enough job building a complete offense”

    Jul 17, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    Ben Cherington

    It’s been less than nine months since the Red Sox hoisted the World Series trophy and less than eight months since general manager Ben Cherington won the Executive of the Year award, but with the team sitting at 43-52 he’s already started to apologize for this year’s product.

  23. Where have all the superstar left-handed hitters gone?

    Jul 15, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Last night’s Home Run Derby included just one left-handed hitter (Justin Morneau) among the eight contestants and tonight’s All-Star game will feature only two left-handed hitters (Chase Utley, Robinson Cano) among the 18 starters.

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