NEW YORK -- The image paved the way for the question.
There was David Ortiz launching a Hector Noesi fastball into the throng of Yankees fans sitting in the right field seats. Then came a hesitation and bat flip just before Ortiz began his journey around the bases, punctuating the moment (while perturbing the opposition's manager).
It was Ortiz' 21st career Yankee Stadium home run in 77 regular season games, equaling his total while playing 252 home games at Minnesota's Metrodome.
So, could -- even with his perceived loyalties toward the Red Sox organization he has been a part of since 2003 -- the DH envision himself calling The House That George Built home, getting even more well-acquainted with that temptress of a right field...
In the seventh round of the amateur draft Tuesday, the Cubs drafted Southern California high school player Trevor Gretzky, son of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Gretzky is a first baseman who has committed to San Diego State. Gretzky said he was introduced to baseball when his father was playing in New York for the Rangers. "I remember him taking me to a Yankee game, and ever since then I wanted to play, and it's been my dream to be in the major leagues since then," he said.
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NEW YORK -- Speaking after his team's 6-4 loss to the Red Sox, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he had an issue with David Ortiz' bat flip following the designated hitter's fifth-inning, two-run homer off New York pitcher Hector Noesi.
"I didn’t really care for it," Girardi said. "I don’t know if he was upset that he missed some pitches earlier. I’ve got a young kid on the mound. I didn’t know if he was upset that he came in hard on him. Of course when it happens to you, you’re going to defend your guy. If it’s our guy, I’m going to say there was nothing intentional about it."
Noesi said that he didn't notice how Ortiz reacted following the home run, and Girardi admitted that his reaction stemmed mostly from looking out for his 24-year-old rookie hurler.
"David has always played the game hard. I’ve never had a problem with David Ortiz," Girardi said. "...
NEW YORK -- Jonathan Papelbon became the fastest player to accumulate 200 saves, Tuesday night, notching the save with a one-inning, one-run outing in the Red Sox' 6-4 win over New York at Yankee Stadium.
Papelbon reaches the milestone in 359 appearances, surpassing the previous mark set by Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, who needed 382 games to make it to 200 saves.
"I'm' excited about it," said Papelbon, who struck out Alex Rodriguez -- the potential game-tying run -- to collect his 12th save of the season. "It's something that I take pride in. This game will definitely hold an extra little special something in my heart."
After the game, Papelbon went out of his way to credit the closer on the other side of the diamond Tuesday night, Rivera, in making the feat possible.
"I think I've said this 100 times, I've always called him the godfather. And that's what he is, he's the godfather of this role and the's the...
NEW YORK -- Bobby Jenks explained the back injury which forced him from his appearance at Yankee Stadium Tuesday night stemmed from muscle spasms that give him "fits every now and then." It is an injury, the pitcher said following the Red Sox' 6-4 win over the Yankees, that first cropped up in the minor leagues and reappears sporadically.
"It's just from pitching," said Jenks, who left the game after throwing just four pitches in the seventh inning. "It's literally a muscle that's about this big, and I tore it a bunch of years ago. It's one of those things that just comes and goes every now and then. It's on my left side, right behind my left [scapula]."
Jenks said the plan is for him to receive an MRI Wednesday, although he views the procedure as nothing more than precautionary.
"I think it’s for their own benefit," Jenks said. "When this did happen, it acts up and then two or three days...
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Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
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Dave O'Brien has called Red Sox baseball games with Joe Castiglione since 2007. Dave is going to the NESN booth next season to take over for Don Orsillo as the Red Sox TV play-by-play man. Dave talks about his time with Joe and the Red Sox Radio broadcast and closes out a very meaningful chapter of a tremendous career. Joe Castiglione offers his thoughts and well-wishes to Dave and closes out, as is tradition, with the Bart Giamatti poem.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
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Another blown call in Seattle on Monday Night Football.
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Glenn, Lou and Christian dive into the DraftKings/FanDuel scandal, and talk about how competitive advantages can be gained, and what the two businesses can do to prevent it.
We talk all things Patriots and the NFL with Tedy Bruschi.
We go down to Gilette for our once a week talk with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss Sausage's pudding story, Don Orsillo and Curtis just shows up for some reason.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable take a look back at the 2015 season for the Boston Red Sox and their affiliates, including who the guys think should be classified as the team's Top 10 prospects. Also, a check in with play-by-play voices this year in Pawtucket, Portland, Salem, and Greenville as well as Ken's one-on-one interview with Offensive Player of the Year Sam Travis.
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