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Monday, July 28, 2014

ESPN: Yankee Fan Returns Lost Red Sox World Series Ring

Manhattan restaurant owner Luigi Militello could hardly believe it when he found the shiny 2013 championship ring on a restroom sink at his Luke’s Bar and Grill on Thursday night. It was the real thing, with diamonds and sapphires and rubies, set in 14-carat white gold, with the Red Sox emblem, a Boston Strong logo and an image of the team’s bearded ballplayers.
. . .
Drew Weber had dined at the restaurant earlier; it’s one of his favorite spots. He’s a New York businessman and also owns the Lowell Spinners, a thriving Red Sox Class A minor league team in Massachusetts.Big league teams often reward executives throughout their organization with World Series rings. The Red Sox haven’t put a value on these pieces of jewelry—the rings they presented for winning the 2004 crown were worth about $30,000.
. . .
“I went looking around my apartment and started having palpitations. Sweat was pouring off my forehead,” he told the AP. “I’m looking at my finger and it’s not there.”

Nice photo at link.


Tuesday, July 08, 2014

David Ortiz is furious about his failed PED test coming up again.

For whatever reason, David Ortiz hates it when you bring up the fact that he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003. The latest target of his ire: MLB Network hosts who declared he has received a “free pass” for his transgression.

The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: July 08, 2014 at 11:29 AM | 67 comment(s)
  Beats: baltimore orioles, boston red sox

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

MLB: Stephen Drew signs 1-year deal with Red Sox (1Y/$10M)

Well that free-agent strategy could’ve gone better.  Scott Boras completely and utterly blew it for his client (obviously Drew would never have signed this deal if any serious multi-year deals had lurking out there).  I’m not entirely sure what the Red Sox are doing here, either…but at least they don’t have to give up a draft pick.

[T]hus ends an odyssey that started with Drew rejecting Boston’s qualifying offer of $14.1 million last November, only to return on a one-year deal that will pay him $10 million for the remainder of the 2014 season, multiple sources confirmed to MLB.com.

While the Red Sox haven’t announced the signing yet, manager John Farrell acknowledged that Drew will undergo a physical in Boston on Wednesday. Assuming there are no complications, the deal will become official then. [...]

Before Drew makes his debut for Boston in 2014, he will need a Minor League rehab assignment of roughly 25 at-bats, according to Farrell.

Rookie Xander Bogaerts, who has been the starting shortstop through the early part of the season, will move to third base once Drew is activated.

Depressoteric Posted: May 20, 2014 at 07:01 PM | 76 comment(s)
  Beats: boston red sox

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

SI.com - Mariano Rivera: I’d take Dustin Pedroia over Robinson Cano

First Joe Torre does it to A-Rod, and now this.  Woe betide all those who fail to live up to the burden of True Yankeedom:

Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera writes in his new book that he would take Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia over former teammate Robinson Cano because “I don’t think Robby burns to be the best.”

In Rivera’s new book, The Closer, being released Tuesday, he also writes that no one plays harder or wants to win more than Pedroia. [...]

“[Cano] has so much talent I don’t know where to start… There is no doubt that he is a Hall-of-Fame caliber (player). It’s just a question of whether he finds the drive you need to get there. I don’t think Robby burns to be the best… You don’t see that red-hot passion in him that you see in most elite players,” Rivera says of Cano, according to excepts published in the New York Daily News.

“If I have to win one game, I’d have a hard time taking anybody over Dustin Pedroia as my second baseman,” Rivera said.

Depressoteric Posted: May 06, 2014 at 11:54 AM | 83 comment(s)
  Beats: boston red sox, new york yankees, seattle mariners

 

 

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