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Red Sox Owners Don't 'Love Baseball': Francona Tell-All

Theo, Tito unload in new book co-written by Dan Shaughnessy

(Newser) - Terry Francona isn't holding back anymore. In a new book, co-written with columnist Dan Shaughnessy, the incoming Cleveland manager unloads about his time with the Red Sox, accusing the owners of meddling with the team to disastrous results , the Boston Globe reports. "They come in with all these... 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 »

Red Sox Dump Francona

Team won't pick up option on longtime skipper

(Newser) - Still reeling from their epic September collapse , the Red Sox have decided to part ways with longtime manager Terry Francona, sources tell the Boston Globe . The skipper is meeting with GM Theo Epstein and the team’s owners today, and the expected resolution will be that the team will not... More »

Shields Tosses Shutout as Rays Beat Red Sox

Tampa completes first three-game sweep of the defending champs

(Newser) - James Shields threw a two-hitter for his first career shutout, Evan Longoria homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Josh Beckett and Boston 3-0 to complete their first three-game sweep of the Red Sox. Shields (3-1) struck out seven and walked one while Beckett (2-2) struck out a career-high 13... More »

Schilling Sticks with Sox for $8M

1-year contract for 39-year-old includes hefty $2M weight clause

(Newser) - The champion Red Sox locked up aging ace Curt Schilling with a one-year, $8 million contract with an additional $6 million in incentives, including $2 million if he stays below a certain weight. Schilling opined on his blog that he could net up to $15 million on the open market,... More »

Francona: Torre Is a Gentleman

Outgoing Yankees manager gets respect, support from fans and rivals alike

(Newser) - After Joe Torre rejected the Yankees' offer of a $5 million one-year contract yesterday, supporters came out of the woodwork in the unlikeliest of places: the Red Sox dugout. Boston manager Terry Francona called Torre a "gentleman," and knuckleballer Tim Wakefield said he "hoped to be able... More »

Sox Slugfest Surmounts Sorry Start

Down 7, Sox pull off 16-10 comeback over Devil Rays

(Newser) - The Red Sox trailed 8-1 last night after Tim Wakefield and his immediate relief were pounded by the Devil Rays, but Boston's bats kicked into gear to score four runs in the fourth, three in the fifth, and six in the sixth, and finally a season high of 16 to... More »

Another Red Sox Call-Up Shines

Manny's understudy provides power, Beckett befuddles Jays for 17th win

(Newser) - Fresh-faced outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury came a double short of the cycle last night as the Red Sox downed Toronto, 5-3. The rookie has two homers in 31 major-league at-bats, including a two-run bomb in the fourth inning last night, compared to two in 436 Double- and Triple-A at-bats this season.... More »

BoSox Sweep ChiSox

Boston routs Chicago 11-1 to move 7½ games ahead of the Yanks in the AL East

(Newser) - The Red Sox routed the White Sox 11-1 yesterday, with home runs from David Ortiz, J.D. Drew, and Bobby Kielty rounding out Boston's four-game sweep in Chicago. The Sox, climbing to 7½ games ahead of the Yanks in the American League East, hammered pitcher Javier Vazquez to end his... More »

Lester Scores Victorious Return

After battling cancer, lefty makes taking down Indians look easy

(Newser) - In his first big-league start since being diagnosed with cancer last year, Boston lefty Jon Lester allowed only five hits in six innings on his way to a 6-2 win last night in Cleveland. The Sox staked the 23-year-old to a four-run lead, and Coco Crisp's four-run night helped secure... More »

Lester Will Pitch for Boston

After battling cancer, the 23-year-old to throw against Cleveland tonight

(Newser) - Boston will send left-hander Jon Lester to the mound against Cleveland tonight, marking the 23-year-old's first outing since being diagnosed with cancer last year. "I don't think it really  has sunken in," said Lester, who put up a 3.89 ERA in his 14 games with Pawtucket this... More »

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