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The Price on Ortiz's Head? $7,830

Alleged shooter is now in custody

(Newser) - Police in the Dominican Republic revealed more details of a plot to kill Red Sox great David Ortiz Wednesday—but they declined to discuss possible motives. Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said alleged shooter Rolfi Ferreira Cruz, 25, had been arrested, CNN reports. Six people are now... More »

Wounded 'Big Papi' Returns to Boston

Red Sox flew him back for treatment

(Newser) - Beloved Red Sox slugger David Ortiz landed in Boston on Monday night, just 24 hours after he was shot at a nightclub in the Dominican Republic. The former player was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital after arriving on a plane chartered by the team, the Boston Globe reports. The 43-year-old... More »

Key Police Question: Was 'Big Papi' the Target?

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz recuperating from gunshot wound

(Newser) - By all accounts, former Red Sox star David Ortiz is out of imminent danger after being shot in a Dominican Republic bar Sunday night. However, the 43-year-old did suffer serious injuries, including organ damage, and will remain in the ICU for 24 hours, reports the Boston Globe . Citing a person... More »

Red Sox Legend Wounded in Dominican Republic Shooting

David Ortiz expected to make full recovery

(Newser) - Boston Red Sox great David Ortiz is in stable condition after a shooting in the Dominican Republic on Sunday night, police say. Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte says the 43-year-old slugger was shot in the back from behind at near point-blank range at a nightclub in Santo... More »

Bill Buckner, Star Hitter Remembered for Error, Dies

First basemen shouldered blame for 1986 World Series loss

(Newser) - Bill Buckner, a star hitter who became known for one of the most infamous plays in baseball history, has died. He was 69. Buckner's family said in a statement that he died Monday after a long battle with dementia, the AP reports. "Bill fought with courage and grit... More »

Former Red Sox Star: I Wouldn't Go to WH, Either

"It's like you are going to shake hands with the enemy," David Ortiz says

(Newser) - Thursday is the day when the 2018 World Series champs are headed to the White House for a visit with President Trump. But a good number of the Boston Red Sox don't plan on attending, and a former player is offering solidarity. The Washington Post reports that manager Alex... More »

This Sports Injury Ranks Among the Weirdest

Brock Holt was wounded by his 2-year-old son

(Newser) - The Red Sox can thank a two-year-old boy for putting their second baseman out of commission. Brock Holt says his son Griffin mistakenly poked him in the right eye and scratched his cornea before the Sox played the Seattle Mariners on March 28—opening day, the Boston Herald reports. Holt... More »

Longtime Red Sox Reporter Dies at Spring Training

Nick Cafardo apparently suffered an embolism

(Newser) - Boston Globe baseball writer Nick Cafardo, who covered the Red Sox and the rest of the sport for more than three decades, died Thursday after collapsing outside the team's spring training clubhouse, the AP reports. He was 62. The newspaper said Cafardo appeared to have suffered an embolism. The... More »

Sox Mark World Series Win With a Yankees Diss

Boston Red Sox blasted Frank Sinatra's 'New York, New York' in the locker room

(Newser) - Like a boy who pulls the ponytails of the girl he secretly likes on the playground, the Boston Red Sox gave a shoutout of sorts to the New York Yankees after winning the World Series Sunday night. In the locker room after emerging victorious 5-1 in Game 5 against the... More »

Red Sox Are New World Series Champs

For 2nd year in a row, heartbreak at home for LA Dodgers

(Newser) - The Boston Red Sox won their fourth World Series championship in 15 years, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5 on Sunday night behind David Price's pitching and Steve Pearce's power. Alex Cora became the first manager from Puerto Rico to guide a team to the... More »

Red Sox Follow 18-Inning Loss With a 9-6 Win

They have a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven matchup

(Newser) - An 18-inning loss in Game 3 of the World Series couldn't wear out the Boston Red Sox. A four-run deficit late in Game 4 definitely didn't faze them. This plucky powerhouse just kept getting big hits to move to the brink of another championship, reports the AP . The... More »

Record-Setting World Series Game: 'Pure Joy'

LA Dodgers beat Boston Red Sox 3-2 in longest game in World Series history: 7 hours, 20 minutes

(Newser) - Exhausted yet exhilarated, the Dodgers headed home for a catnap, while the Red Sox may toss and turn thinking about one that got away. Max Muncy's home run leading off the bottom of the 18th inning finally ended the longest World Series game in history early Saturday, giving Los... More »

Dodgers, Red Sox in 1st World Series Face-Off Since 1916

Los Angeles Dodgers beat Milwaukee Brewers Saturday to advance

(Newser) - Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream. Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner. Fenway Franks and Dodger Dogs. Ebbets Field, the Green Monster. "Sweet Caroline" or "I Love LA." Yet for all their rich history—dating back... More »

This Astros Fan Is Now Big Part of Playoffs, Accidentally

Troy Caldwell may have cost Houston a home run in a close game they lost

(Newser) - The Houston Astros fan now rooting hardest for his team to make the World Series? It's got to be Troy Caldwell, thanks to a controversial moment from Wednesday night's game against the Red Sox. The upshot is that Caldwell may have cost his team a two-run home run... More »

Red Sox WiFi Password Is Not Good

'Baseball' shows up inadvertently on bulletin board during post-game interview

(Newser) - Anyone looking to hijack the Boston Red Sox team WiFi wouldn't have needed to strain too hard to guess the password. "Baseball." As the Boston Globe explains, the not-so-strong password was inadvertently revealed during a post-game interview with Yankees manager Aaron Boone. You can see it here... More »

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 »

Red Sox Caught Cheating With Apple Watch: Report

Team was reportedly using it to steal signals from Yankees

(Newser) - The Boston Red Sox have reportedly admitted to Major League Baseball that they improperly used electronic devices to steal signs from their longtime rival, the New York Yankees, the AP reports. According to the New York Times , the Red Sox used an Apple Watch to relay signs by the Yankees... 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 »

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