Growing up in Maine, I rooted for teams well outside the standard TV coverage map for the area. In the summer, when NESN would broadcast Brian Daubach’s strikeouts as the Red Sox limped to an impotent second-place AL East finish year after year, I’d cut away at the :28 and :58 mark of each hour
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Former Blue Jays pitcher David Price has struck it rich in free agency, reportedly agreeing to a seven-year, $217 million contract with the Boston Red Sox. That means he’s now the highest-paid pitcher in all of baseball. Let’s take a quick look at what that means for Price’s wallet: Assuming he doesn’t exercise his opt-out clause after three
Dear Younger Lucas, Listen, I get it. You’re one of probably 17 Toronto Blue Jays fans in Maine, and you’ve had a rough go of it recently. Everyone else is pumped about the Red Sox finally breaking the Curse. The Jays, foolishly, didn’t generate the budget room they needed to keep Carlos Delgado—the Puerto Rican
When it comes to professional sports, particularly baseball, this saying is tried, true and tired as hell: “It’s a real privilege for a man to make a living playing a child’s game.” To those who abide by this creed, men are serious, down-to-earth creatures who work each day with their heads down, avoiding attention. They
16-year MLB veteran and fan-favorite infielder John McDonald announced yesterday that he has retired from baseball at age 40. He broke the news in an unconventional fashion, and emergency rooms in the 11 cities where he played were soon overrun with grief-stricken, delirious baseball lovers.