A banner reading “Racism Is As American As Baseball” was briefly unfurled over the Green Monster between the top and bottom of the fourth inning of the A’s-Red Sox game at Fenway Park tonight.
One thing Lorenzo Cain understands that big mashing goons like Aaron Judge and Bryce Harper still haven’t mastered with all their grotesque and gratuitous moonshots is the precision and understated majesty of the, umm, short ball:
The Yankees and Red Sox split a day-night doubleheader on Sunday, trading shutouts for just the third time in the history of the clubs. They also taught us a valuable lesson about home runs: Sometimes it’s not how hard you hit them, but where. Especially in a weirdo ballpark like Fenway.
A few of the Patriots showed up with their Lombardi Trophy for Red Sox opening day, and overactive galoot Rob Gronkowski had fun with quarterback Tom Brady by nabbing his recently recovered Super Bowl jersey.
An overhead door to a Fenway groundskeeping closet got stuck open, delaying the start of the third inning tonight as Red Sox staffers tried desperately to get it shut. NESN announcers Dave O’Brien and Jerry Remy had quite a time with the incident.
George Springer grew up in Connecticut, played ball at UConn, and has been going to Red Sox games since he was 3, so naturally the 26-year-old Houston rightfielder has a soft spot for Fenway Park. Last year, two days before he would’ve made his Fenway debut, an Edinson Volquez fastball broke his wrist. Springer thus…
Hurling is an Irish sport that is similar to field hockey, and because the people of Boston love Irish Shit, the teams from Galway and Dublin decided to have themselves a match in Fenway Park. And then they got to fightin’!
This picture is clearly Fenway Park, right? It may be covered in a giant American flag, but the big-ass wall in left field is a pretty big hint. It apparently was not a big enough hint for the company in charge of printing the Washington Nationals’ 2016 calendar:
We had some crazy weather on the East Coast last night, with massive rainstorms and tornado warnings popping up all over the place. On the plus side, the bad weather helped create an amazing night’s sky over Fenway Park.
A woman at tonight’s Athletics-Red Sox game left on a stretcher when she was reportedly hit in the face with a bat shard during Brett Lawrie’s plate appearance in the second inning. The game was delayed so medical staff could tend to her.
Vidyagame folks are very excited about the Fallout 4 trailer released today. I don’t really care, but I do enjoy the idea of a lovingly rendered post-annihilation Boston.
Toronto's 14-1 win over Boston was an all-out pummeling, punctuated by Melky Cabrera's second home run on the night, a three-run shot in the nine-run sixth inning. Cabrera's shot to left-center, officially tracked at a disappointing 410 feet, completely cleared the stadium and cracked a car windshield across the…
See that big white billboard? That thing is on the top of a building that sits across the street from Fenway Park, on the other side of the green monster. Last night, Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion nailed that billboard with a home run ball.
After Saturday night's D-Backs loss in Boston, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert and Fox Sports Arizona's Todd Walsh got what they needed from the visitors' clubhouse, then headed back upstairs to the press box of the 101-year-old Fenway Park. The elevator decided it didn't want to cooperate.
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Before the bottom of the eight inning at Fenway today, Neil Diamond took center stage in right field and belted out the tune that has become synonymous with Fenway and the Red Sox.
The Red Sox's 10-year sellout streak, which never actually existed, was finally dispatched with a press box announcement. Over the loudspeaker came the number: 30,862. And that was it. It was the sound of the streak getting a bullet behind the ear in some airless Soviet cell.