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Youkilis Taunt Gets Obama Booed in Boston

Or were they just chanting "Yooook"?

(Newser) - President Obama may have underestimated how strongly Boston feels about Kevin Youkilis. At an event in Beantown yesterday, Obama closed by saying, "Boston, I just want to thank you for Youkilis," eliciting a chorus of boos from a crowd still coming to terms with the trade that sent... More »

Red Sox Drank Beer, Played Video Games During Games

Team was full of slackers, Globe expose alleges

(Newser) - The Boston Red Sox’s three highest-paid pitchers—Jon Lester, Josh Beckett, and John Lackey—were in the habit of drinking beer, playing video games, and eating fast-food fried chicken in the clubhouse during games instead of supporting their teammates in the dugout, according to a scathing Boston Globe piece... More »

All-Star Game May Break Record for Most Jews

(Newser) - For the first time ever, four Jewish players could make baseball’s All-Star Game, Bloomberg reports. Boston’s Kevin Youkilis and Texas’ Ian Kinsler each lead the voting at their positions, Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun is second in voting among National League outfielders, and Colorado pitcher Jason Marquis has the... More »

Boston's Pedroia Wins American League MVP

Second baseman, last season's top rookie, beats out Minnesota's Morneau, teammate Youkilis

(Newser) - Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was named the American League’s Most Valuable Player today, the Globe reports, beating out Minnesota’s Justin Morneau and Red Sox teammate Kevin Youkilis. Pedroia, 25, was the AL’s top rookie last season, and finished 2008 with a league-leading 213 hits,... More »

Beckett, Youkilis Lead Boston Over Tigers

Ace strikes out eight, first baseman homers in 5-1 triumph

(Newser) - Josh Beckett got eight strikeouts, including the 1,000th of his career and Kevin Youkilis hit another home run at spacious Comerica Park to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 win over the Detroit Tigers. Beckett gave up six hits and a run in seven innings and Youkilis... More »

One Series Sweep for Another

(Newser) - Kevin Youkilis had four RBIs and Jon Lester pitched six innings to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 7-3 victory over Tampa Bay yesterday, spoiling the return of Rays ace Scott Kazmir. After being swept for the first time in franchise history by Tampa Bay last weekend, the Red... More »

Lester Outduels Halladay

BoSox rally with two outs in the ninth against Toronto's ace

(Newser) - Kevin Youkilis lined a run-scoring single to center field in the ninth, ending a brilliant pitching duel between Roy Halladay and Jon Lester and giving the Boston Red Sox a 1-0 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Halladay (2-4) retired the first two batters in the inning before walking David... More »

Manny, Red Sox Outlast Rain and Yankees

Beckett bounces back to help Boston even series with New York

(Newser) - Manny Ramirez homered and added a two-run double to give the Red Sox the lead, and Josh Beckett rebounded from a bad season debut to lead Boston to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees yesterday. A day after Chien-Ming Wang pitched a two-hitter to beat Boston in the... More »

It's Fenway's True Opening Day

Red Sox season doesn't really start until the first Yankees game, and vice versa

(Newser) - This century has seen a drastic reversal of the Red Sox and Yankees' fortunes, but the draw of the teams' storied rivalry is still as strong as ever. Although small-market fans across the country will express derision or disinterest at the meeting of the powerhouses, chances are they will still... More »

Forgiveness for Buckner, Boston

1986 scapegoat emotional in home opener ceremony

(Newser) - The much-scapegoated Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner threw out the ceremonial first pitch of Boston's home opener today in an emotional celebration of the team's 2007 championship, reports the Boston Globe. Buckner, his successor Kevin Youkilis, and plenty of others became teary-eyed during what was ostensibly a rite of... More »

Red Sox Bury Yankees 10-1

Night of injuries in clash of Cy Young contenders

(Newser) - Josh Beckett's record is now a Major League Baseball-best 19-6 after pitching seven innings of one-run baseball last night to add to Boston's lead in the American League East. Fellow Cy Young hopeful Chien-Ming Wang gave up five runs to the Sox and knocked Kevin Youkilis out of the game... More »

Clemens, Yanks Down Sox, 4-3

NY ties Seattle for AL wild-card lead with key victory over Boston

(Newser) - The Yankees grabbed a share of the AL wild-card lead last night with a 4-3 win over Boston in the Bronx. Roger Clemens took a no-hitter into the sixth and surrendered only two hits in six innings for New York, while Boston's Josh Beckett gave up 13 hits en route... More »

Beckett Is Back

Sox righty makes it 8 starts, 8 wins in return from DL

(Newser) - The AL-leading Red Sox stuck it to the Indians, 4-2, as Josh Beckett continues the best season-opening run by a Boston pitcher since Roger Clemens started 14-0 in 1986. Beckett had spent 15 days on the disabled list with an irritated middle finger, but mystified Cleveland to the tune of... More »

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