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Racism Banner Causes Scene at Fenway

'White people need to wake up,' say anti-racism protesters

(Newser) - A banner draped from the stands of Boston's Fenway Park was meant to spark a conversation, says one of the individuals involved in Wednesday night's stunt. In that sense, it was a success. During the fourth inning of the Red Sox game against the Oakland Athletics, three protesters... More »

Ballplayer Has Racial Slurs and Peanuts Hurled at Him

The Red Sox and Boston's mayor have apologized to Adam Jones

(Newser) - Adam Jones has received apologies from the Boston Red Sox and the mayor of Boston after the Baltimore Orioles outfielder was subjected to a barrage of racial slurs Monday night at Fenway Park, the Boston Globe reports. According to USA Today , Jones says he "was called the n-word a... More »

Court: Sorry, Can't Blame Conviction on Yankees Cap

Man's appeal rejected

(Newser) - David Alcantara was wearing a Yankees baseball cap when he committed bank fraud and conspiracy to counterfeit currency, but his attempt to blame his conviction on the cap has failed. Alcantara committed his crimes in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut , and there's a legendary rivalry between New York Yankees... More »

Red Sox Bench Player for Using Instagram

Pablo Sandoval couldn't wait until after the game

(Newser) - Instagram user diva_legacy must feel flattered: Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval liked her photos so much he couldn't wait until after Wednesday's game to click. He was benched yesterday for violating team and MLB rules by using his phone during the 5-2 loss to Atlanta, ESPN reports.... More »

Sox Fan Hit by Bat Expected to Survive

Tonya Carpenter was gravely injured at Friday's game

(Newser) - The fan who suffered life-threatening injuries from a broken bat Friday night at a Red Sox game is expected to survive and is now in serious condition, reports the Boston Globe . Tonya Carpenter's family released a statement saying that they're "grateful to all who have reached out... More »

Boston Fan Nearly Killed by Broken Bat

Woman in stands suffers life-threatening injuries

(Newser) - A freak accident last night during a Red Sox game at Fenway has left a woman with life-threatening injuries, reports AP . She got struck in the head by a broken bat while sitting in the second row and was taken from the stadium in a stretcher, bleeding heavily, reports the... More »

Yankee Pitcher Ejected for Pine Tar... on His Neck

Michael Pineda: 'I didn't want to hit anybody'

(Newser) - Earlier this month, Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda threw against the Red Sox with pine tar on his hand. The stuff is illegal, but when it's subtly used, players don't usually make a fuss about it, Deadspin notes. Last night, however, things weren't so subtle: Pineda had pine... More »

Emotional Red Sox Fans Kiss Marathon Finish Line

Meanwhile, riots break out in New Hampshire, at UMass

(Newser) - Celebrations—and, occasionally, riots—broke out all over Red Sox Nation following last night's World Series win, the team's first at Fenway since 1918. But one gathering had particular poignancy: Many of the fans pouring out of Fenway made their way to the Boston Marathon finish line, bringing... More »

St. Louis Man Busted Over World Series Tweets

His last job was as a social media manager

(Newser) - A few years back, Bobby Metzinger's "social media expertise" landed him a job in the field; now, it's landed him in court. Metzinger, a 30-year-old former social media manager for a marketing company, is reportedly a St. Louis Cardinals fan. As the World Series kicked off, Metzinger... More »

FCC Chairman: Boston Player's On-Air F-Bomb Fine by Me

Julius Genachowski stands with David Ortiz, Boston

(Newser) - David Ortiz recently let an F-bomb fly during a live broadcast, but the Boston Red Sox player had kind of a good reason—and even the FCC chairman agrees. "This is our fucking city and nobody’s going to dictate our freedom," Ortiz said Saturday before the Sox... More »

Neil Diamond Gives Boston, Red Sox Fans a 'Sweet' Surprise

Leads crowd in 'Sweet Caroline'

(Newser) - Fenway Park offered up a number of tributes to the Boston Marathon victims at yesterday's Red Sox game, a matchup with the Kansas City Royals that had been delayed due to Friday's manhunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. But the biggest surprise may have been Neil Diamond's appearance. He... More »

Yankees Honor Boston With Fenway Anthem

MLB teams pay tribute with 'Sweet Caroline'

(Newser) - The New York Yankees paid a touching tribute to the home of their arch-rivals last night by playing unofficial Red Sox anthem "Sweet Caroline" at Yankee Stadium at the end of the third inning against Arizona. There was also a pregame moment of silence for Boston bombing victims and... More »

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 »

Curt Schilling May Sell the Bloody Sock

He used it as collateral to get loans for his video game company

(Newser) - Cooperstown might be about to lose a priceless piece of baseball history.* Curt Schilling apparently pledged the famous "bloody sock" he wore during Game Two of the 2004 World Series as collateral when taking out loans for his now-defunct video game company, 38 Studios, the Boston Globe reports,... More »

Red Sox Dump 'Rogue' Players in Dodgers Trade

Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett go to LA in 9-player trade

(Newser) - The Boston Red Sox removed a locker-room cancer and the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired three star players in a landmark 9-player trade today, USA Today reports. Initially the Dodgers wanted only first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, but the Red Sox added pitcher Josh Beckett, injured outfielder Carl Crawford, and $10 million,... More »

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 »

Fenway Park Is a Century Old

Boston Red Sox celebrate stadium's 100th birthday

(Newser) - Baseball's "Sistine Chapel" turns 100 today, a century to the day after its first regular-season game. As the oldest major-league stadium, Fenway Park has seen the Boston Red Sox through a turbulent century, hosting heroes from Babe Ruth to Ted Williams to Hank Aaron, the Boston Globe notes.... More »

8 More Accuse Red Sox Staffer of Sex Abuse

Each seeks $5M over attacks by former clubhouse boss

(Newser) - Eight more men have claimed abuse by a Boston Red Sox clubhouse boss in what the Boston Globe is calling "the worst sexual abuse scandal in Major League Baseball history." The men—among them two former Baltimore Orioles batboys—join two ex-clubhouse attendants who recently filed a lawsuit... More »

Red Sox Hit With $10M Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Two batboys say ex clubhouse manager Donald Fitzpatrick attacked them at Fenway

(Newser) - Two men who have accused a dead Boston Red Sox clubhouse manager of sexually abusing them when they were batboys are filing a $10 million lawsuit against the team. “These were inner city kids happy to have jobs with the Red Sox,” said their lawyer yesterday. “Then... 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 »

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