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Rob Bradford joined WEEI.com after serving as a Red Sox beat writer for the Boston Herald and the Eagle-Tribune (Lawrence, Mass.). Prior to manning the Red Sox beat, he spent several years at the Lowell Sun. He has written two books: “Chasing Steinbrenner,” following the front offices of the Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays through the 2003 season, and “Deep Drive: A Long Journey to Discovering the Champion Within,” which he co-authored with Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell.

 
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Rob Bradford
05/19/2009 - 5:15am
"You know," I told a member of the Blue Jays' decision-making team, "by writing this I'm virtually guaranteeing that you plummet in the standings."   Laughter.   "I guess we'll take our chances," he said.   The way they're going, I don't blame them one bit.
Rob Bradford
05/18/2009 - 5:15am
So where do the Red Sox stand?  
Rob Bradford
05/15/2009 - 6:06am
ANAHEIM -- This has gone well beyond slight adjustments, pitching trends or worries about well-placed fielders.  
Rob Bradford
05/14/2009 - 3:49am
ANAHEIM -- Let's get right to it. The first (and second, and third) thing we learned, and really already knew, was that the Red Sox need Tim Wakefield to be good.   
Rob Bradford
05/13/2009 - 4:28am
ANAHEIM -- The day started with a sense of the surreal, and its ending didn't disappoint.  
Rob Bradford
05/11/2009 - 6:24am
Jason McLeod said it Sunday night, although he's neither the first or last person to make such a remark.  
Rob Bradford
05/07/2009 - 9:54pm
Just think what could have happened.  
Rob Bradford
05/07/2009 - 3:19am
If you were in the "which game is going to be the most interesting?" pool when looking at a night in Boston sports that included the Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins, it wouldn't have been wise to pick the one over at
Rob Bradford
05/04/2009 - 6:21am
Carl Crawford has a knack for leaving an impression on the Red Sox.  
Rob Bradford
05/02/2009 - 5:37am
The Red Sox get the Rays jacked up.   If you don't think so -- even after Tampa Bay's latest win over the Sox, a 6-2 victory at Tropicana Field, Friday night -- consider these numbers:  
Rob Bradford
04/30/2009 - 6:10am
There are these kind of moments in every season. Those "remember when ..." kind of moments.   A couple of seasons ago it might have been Willie Harris throwing out Tampa Bay's Joey Gathright at home to end the game. Or Devern Hansack's five-inning no-hitter on the final game of the regular season.  
Rob Bradford
04/28/2009 - 6:38am
There was something different about the Red Sox Monday night.   They wore red undershirts.  
Rob Bradford
04/26/2009 - 10:08am
Where do you start?  
Rob Bradford
04/25/2009 - 7:59am
Mark Teixeira struck out with the go-ahead run on third base in the 10th inning Friday night.  
Rob Bradford
04/24/2009 - 7:20am
Scott Boras stood atop a platform in one of the back rooms at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and described THAT player -- a "get-on-my-back", carry-the-team-more-times-than-not, middle-of-the-order hitter.  
Rob Bradford
04/23/2009 - 2:32am
Jeff Bailey was late to the Terry Francona 50th birthday party, but once he arrived the reserved first baseman certainly made his presence felt.  
Rob Bradford
04/20/2009 - 4:10pm
Remember this time last season, on April 20, when David Ortiz finished the day with two hits but still leaving the park with a .177 batting average?  
Rob Bradford
04/19/2009 - 11:18pm
Kevin Youkilis has reached base safely in all 12 of the Red Sox' games this season, going 1 for 2 with a double and a walk in the team's 2-1 win over the Orioles, Sunday at Fenway P
Rob Bradford
04/16/2009 - 4:20am
OAKLAND -- After delivering the usual dismissals of regret, and team-first mantras, Tim Wakefield stood in front of his locker at Oakland Coliseum and took a second to soak it all in. "So close," he said.
Rob Bradford
04/16/2009 - 4:20am
OAKLAND -- After delivering the usual dismissals of regret, and team-first mantras, Tim Wakefield stood in front of his locker at Oakland Coliseum and took a second to soak it all in.   "So close," he said.
Rob Bradford
04/15/2009 - 5:23am
OAKLAND -- In case you missed it ...   At approximately 2:30 a.m. (EST) Red Sox reliever Javy Lopez faced off with Oakland's Travis Buck with the bases loaded in the 12th inning of a 5-5 game at the Oakland Coliseum.   
Rob Bradford
04/15/2009 - 3:26am
OAKLAND -- Nobody wanted to say it, but this was virtually inevitable.   One inning. Forty-three pitches. Five runs. A "fatigued" shoulder.  
Rob Bradford
04/14/2009 - 3:45am
OAKLAND -- The wheels can be put back on -- and most likely will be at some point in the coming weeks -- but as the Red Sox filtered out of the Oakland Coliseum's visitors' clubhouse Monday night the need for repairs wasn't hard to f
Rob Bradford
04/13/2009 - 11:24pm
OAKLAND -- Dustin Pedroia assumed his usual position in the Red Sox' dugout.
Rob Bradford
04/12/2009 - 10:57pm
Panic has arrived.   Maybe not, but there is something about falling flat in early April that is significantly different than duplicating the failure in June. Even running into trouble later in the first month becomes much more palatable.  


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