The Paradox of Popularity March 21st, 2002 @ 11:25 am PST
I took a class in the Fall of ’94 called Desire and Power in Western Literature. I hated the class and I’m pretty sure the professor, Dr. Snodgrass, didn’t like me very much. I wrote this rambling, terrible excuse for a term paper, in November of that year. It is titled “The Paradox of Popularity: or What does the 1994 MLB strike have to do with being a Tom Petty fan?”
Dan Out February 28th, 2002 @ 12:23 pm PST
Dan Duquette was fired Thursday as general manager of the Boston Red Sox, less than 24 hours after the historic, hard-luck franchise was bought by new owners. In his eight-year tenure, Duquette grew to be one of the most polarizing figures in Boston sports, guiding the team with a robotic style that never quite clicked […]
Pedro! February 14th, 2002 @ 7:06 pm PST
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Pedro Martinez was a strange sight in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse Thursday — more muscular and, for a change, an early arrival at spring training. Then he took the field and looked like the same old Pedro. He threw smoothly and showed no sign of the worst injury of […]
Tickets February 1st, 2002 @ 12:52 pm PST
The highest-priced tickets in baseball got pricier Wednesday when the Boston Red Sox announced a 7.4 percent overall increase for this season. Prices for the cheapest seats — upper and lower bleachers and outfield grandstand — are unchanged from last year, but all others are rising. Infield roof box, loge and field box seats, the […]
Old Friends January 2nd, 2002 @ 9:53 am PST
Former Boston Red Sox players Dom DiMaggio and Johnny Pesky hit the road last week for a reunion with ailing teammate Ted Williams, recovering at his Florida home after open-heart surgery earlier this year. Williams, regarded as perhaps the best pure hitter in baseball history, was the last player to hit over .400, when he […]
Baseball Chips In September 20th, 2001 @ 9:39 am PDT
Major League Baseball and the Players Association donated $10 million and announced the creation of the MLB-MLBPA Disaster Relief Fund on Wednesday to aid the victims of last week’s terrorist attacks in the United States.
Curt Schilling September 17th, 2001 @ 2:34 pm PDT
Here is an awesome letter from Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Curt Schilling to the citizens of America. link via xero79.com Update: In the 20+ years since I originally wrote this post, Curt Schilling has somehow morphed into a right-wing lunatic. And the link to whatever he wrote and published on the Yahoo! MLB website has disappeared.
Hats September 15th, 2001 @ 6:28 am PDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sewing machines at New Era Cap Co. on Friday began stitching American flags onto the caps major league baseball players will wear when they resume play next week. That is so American I don’t even know what to do with myself. Once again, some simple little story brought tears to my […]
Bosox August 24th, 2001 @ 11:36 pm PDT
Trot Nixon worked the count against Texas reliever Danny Kolb, and the strategy worked in favor of the Boston Red Sox. Nixon hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the eighth inning on a 3-2 pitch from Kolb and the Red Sox beat the Rangers 7-4 Friday night.
BoSox August 16th, 2001 @ 11:41 am PDT
BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox fired manager Jimy Williams on Thursday in the middle of a playoff race. Boston has lost six of seven games, but still was only two games behind the Oakland Athletics in the AL wild-card standings and a season-high five games behind the New York Yankees in the AL […]