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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 »

Red Sox Win World Series

Beat Cardinals 6-1; first championship at home since 1918

(Newser) - David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox romped to their third World Series championship in 10 seasons, thumping October ace Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 last night in Game 6. Shane Victorino drove in four runs and John Lackey pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning as... More »

Red Sox Ticket Prices Are 5-Figure Crazy

Fans shelling out for chance to see championship clinched

(Newser) - Boston hasn't clinched a World Series at home in nearly a century, and that's translating into a big payday for those willing to sell tickets to tonight's Game Six. Consider that someone paid $24,000 on StubHub for two front-row tickets near home plate, reports ESPN . But... More »

Red Sox Take 3-2 Lead

They beat Cardinals 3-1 in Game 5

(Newser) - Jon Lester pitched the Boston Red Sox within a whisker of yet another World Series championship. He bested Adam Wainwright once again, journeyman David Ross hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning, and the Red Sox downed the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 last night to take a 3-2 Series... More »

Red Sox Win Evens World Series

Jonny Gomes' 3-run homer helped win it, 4-2

(Newser) - Jonny Gomes arrived at Busch Stadium expecting to watch Game 4 of the World Series from the Red Sox dugout. Halfway through batting practice, Boston's plans changed. Shane Victorino didn't recover in time from a bad back. With the Red Sox trailing St. Louis by two games to... More »

Crazy Call Gives St. Louis Game 3 Win

Red Sox get called for obstruction, allowing game-winning run

(Newser) - The Cardinals rushed to the plate to congratulate Allen Craig. The Red Sox stormed home to argue with the umpires. The fans seemed too startled to know what to do. In perhaps the wildest finish imaginable, the rare ruling against third baseman Will Middlebrooks allowed Craig to score with two... More »

Red Sox Owner Buys Boston Globe for a Bargain

John Henry getting it for $70M, down from $1B in its heyday

(Newser) - John Henry, the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox, has entered into an agreement to buy the Boston Globe for $70 million, a massive drop from its record $1.1 billion price two decades ago. The impending purchase from the New York Times Co. marks Henry's "first... 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 »

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