The Red Sox have announced that the first game of Wednesday's day-night double header is expected to start on time, at 1:35 p.m. As of one hour before the scheduled start of the game, the grounds crew was in the process of removing the tarp from the field.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley Show Wednesday. He was first asked if he thought the Sox and Mariners would be able to play Wednesday's scheduled doubleheader with the prospect of continued inclement weather.
"We are getting a better forecast," said Francona. "I know it's ugly out there right now but it sounds like in the couple of hours that most of this stuff will be out of here and we're going to play. As the day progresses, I think we're going to be OK."
Francona was asked about Dustin Pedroia and the perception that he was perhaps brought back too quickly. The All-Star second baseman missed 45 games after breaking his left foot in June. He came back on August 17 and played just two games before returning to the DL with soreness in the same foot.
"I think it was pretty well documented," said Francona of the process...
Josh Beckett hopes to bounce back from his recent struggles on Wednesday as he takes the hill in the opener of a day-night doubleheader with the Seattle Mariners.
Beckett, who has allowed at least six earned runs in each of his last three starts, will be opposed by former Sox pitcher David Pauley. The two were scheduled to start on Tuesday night, but the game was postponed due to inclement weather.
There are continued weather concerns today, but Terry Francona told Dale & Holley Wednesday that "We are getting a better forecast. I know it's ugly out there right now but it sounds like in the couple of hours that most of this stuff will be out of here and we're going to play. As the day progresses, I think we're going to be OK."
Matt Kinney, a Bangor, Maine, native and sixth-round pick of the Red Sox in the 1995 amateur draft, has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for amphetamines. The 33-year-old Kinney is currently a member of San Francisco's Triple-A team, the Fresno Grizzlies, last pitching in the major leagues in 2005 for the Giants. Also suspended by Major League Baseball for positively testing for amphetamines was Mets minor-leaguer Lachian Hodge, who was playing for Single-A Kingsport.
Kinney never made it past Single-A in the Red Sox' minor league system, leaving the organization in 1998 when he was traded to the Twins along with Joe Thomas and John Barnes for Orlando Merced and Greg Swindell. Kinney's most productive season in the majors came when he won 10 games while pitching 190 2/3 innings for Minnesota. He had passed up a chance to attend the University of Maine after winning the Dr. John Winkin Award for the state's best senior high...
Giving her first interview since breaking up with husband Tiger Woods, Elin Nordegren told People Magazine said she was blindsided by the news of Woods’ infidelity and that the ordeal has led to weight and hair loss.
“Absolute shock and disbelief,” he said. “I felt stupid as moroe things were revealed. How could I have not known anything?”
Nordegren also said in the interview that she never hit Woods, but wouldn’t get into the details of what transpired on Thanksgiving Night when Tiger crashed his car and was found unconscious. (“Speculation I would have used a golf club to him is just truly ridiculous.”)
Nordregen also revealed in the interview that the couple attempted to reconcile for months, she plans on raising the couple’s children in Florida, and hasn’t watched any golf since the initial incident.
According to the...
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