Ubaldo Jiménez Ejected From No-Hitter Attempt

Ubaldo Jiménez left tonight’s game against the Red Sox without surrendering a base hit after umpire Jordan Baker ejected the Orioles pitcher for allegedly hitting Boston third baseman Pablo Sandoval with a pitch on purpose in the fourth inning. The pitch would have been in retaliation for Sandoval’s dirty slide aimed… » 4/17/15 8:43pm Friday 8:43pm

David Ortiz Greets Jacoby Ellsbury: "Hey, Rich Bitch"

David Ortiz took a second to mess with a couple of his former teammates, as the Yankees clobbered the Red Sox last night. Big Papi wiggled his fingers at Stephen Drew and called out to Jacoby Ellsbury with a “Hey, rich bitch!”—likely a reference to the 7-year, $153 million contract that lured Ellsbury to New York.
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11 Things Longer Than Last Night's Sox-Yanks Game But That Felt Shorter

Last night’s offensively-, technologically-, and spermatozoaically-deficient 19-inning Red Sox-Yankees game officially clocked in at 6:49, but in reality the broadcast with festivities, anthems, et cetera lasted around seven hours. For viewers, though, the slogging despair of watching the longest Red Sox game in… » 4/11/15 9:48am 4/11/15 9:48am

Jonathan Papelbon Talks Horses And Dick-Sucking Holes

Whenever the Red Sox and Phillies play, someone sticks a recorder in Jonathan Papelbon’s face and uses his thoughts on both teams as an angle to get through the series. (Shane Victorino just isn’t as brash.) Before Wednesday’s game, the Phillies closer was direct to the Boston Globe about his connections to the Red… » 4/09/15 11:15am 4/09/15 11:15am

Lou Merloni Resists Attacking Protestors Who Say Black Lives Matter

Former Red Sox infielder and current WEEI yakker Lou Merloni is perhaps best known in Boston for being from Framingham and for being Nomar's friend. But in addition to those two distinctions, he did also manage to utility-guy his way through 423 games over the course of nine seasons in the Big Leagues. » 1/15/15 9:25pm 1/15/15 9:25pm

The Red Sox's Lowball Offer Last Winter Probably Cost Them Jon Lester

Last winter, Jon Lester said he "absolutely" would offer a hometown discount to stay in Boston. In the end, the reason the lefty ace signed with the Cubs appears as simple as the Red Sox overestimating just how big a discount they could get away with proposing without pissing Lester off. » 12/10/14 1:48pm 12/10/14 1:48pm