2007 World Series

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Closer's Canine Eats Historic Baseball

Papelbon admits ball from World Series' final out is in pieces

(Newser) - The mystery location of the ball that served the final out of the 2007 World Series has been solved—it's all over Jonathan Papelbon's house, ESPN reports. "My dog ate it," said the Red Sox closer of the ball used to strike out Colorado's Seth Smith. "He... More »

Red Sox Pedroia Top A.L. Rookie

Braun grabs award in NL in narrow win over Tulowitzki

(Newser) - He batted .172 in April, yet Dustin Pedroia didn't lose faith -- and today he was rewarded. The Red Sox second baseman was named A.L. Rookie of the Year by baseball writers, easily topping Tampa Bay's Delmon Young. Add that to a World Series win and moving into a... More »

So Long? Schilling Files for Free Agency

Aging ace wants 1-year deal but price may be too steep for Boston

(Newser) - On the same day that duck boats paraded the World Series champion Red Sox around Boston the team’s veteran hurler, Curt Schilling, filed for free agency. Schilling was part of two championship teams in Boston, including the club’s first in 86 years, but told a radio audience that... More »

Agent Says 'Sorry' for A-Rod Timing

MLB had slammed him for revealing opt-out news during Series

(Newser) - Alex Rodriguez's agent Scott Boras apologized today for the distraction caused by his announcement during the World Series that A-Rod would opt out of his Yankee contract,  Responding to criticism from baseball officials angered at the move, Boras said in a statement that, "The unfortunate result was not... More »

Sox Fans Sit Pretty After Sweep

Thousands get free furniture, others get arrested

(Newser) - When the Red Sox won the World Series last night, some fans rioted. Others relaxed in suddenly free furniture. Roughly 30,000 took advantage of a local retailer's spring promotion, which promised rebates if the Sox won it all. Don’t worry about the company's bottom line, the Herald says—... More »

Sox 1 Away From Series Sweep

$103M pitcher goes 5 innings and slaps an RBI single as Sox win 10-5

(Newser) - The Red Sox are one win away from another World Series title, thanks to the heart of their lineup—the 9, 1 and 2 spots—of Daisuke Matsuzaka, Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia. Matsuzaka pitched 5 1/3 solid innings, and together the three scored and drove in nine runs in... More »

Schilling, Okajima Stifle Rockies

Rex Sox are halfway to title with 2-1 win

(Newser) - Curt Schilling got his 11th postseason win, and Jonathan Papelbon his first October save, in Boston's 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies last night. Hideki Okajima bagged four strikeouts in two scoreless innings of relief, and J.D. Drew continued his redemption arc, going 2-for-2 with a walk and hit-by-pitch,... More »

Sox Offense Rocks Colorado

Beckett dominant as Boston takes World Series Game 1

(Newser) - Josh Beckett struck out the first four batters he faced, and Dustin Pedroia belted Colorado starter Jeff Francis's second pitch of the game over the Green Monster to give Boston a surge of momentum the team would never relinquish, beating the Rockies 13-1 in Game 1 of the World Series.... More »

Rockies Tickets Going, Going, Gone

After chaotic online lottery, some fans feel lucky, most don't

(Newser) - The Rockies managed to unload the remainder of their World Series tickets today, a day after their overwhelmed servers crashed after selling just 500 seats. The team blamed a malicious hacker onslaught, but problems persisted one day later and ticket sales were slow, reports the Rocky Mountain News. More »

Sox Shelve Wakefield for Series

41-year-old ends 17-win season due to nagging shoulder injury

(Newser) - With the Red Sox on the brink of the World Series, knuckleballer Tim Wakefield has decided to shut it down due to worsening inflammation behind his right shoulder. Wakefield was shelled in his only playoff start, Game 4 against Cleveland, allowing five runs, and doctors warned that he might suffer... More »

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