Two of the last three World Series have featured a pair of original franchises from the American and National leagues. When the Indians and Cubs met in 2016 (their first World Series pairing), it featured two teams that have played in the same cities since their inceptions (not to mention the two longest title droughts
Kyle Weiland became the 78th former Fighting Irish player to reach the Major Leagues when he got the start for the Red Sox yesterday. Boston won the game, but Weiland wasn’t part of the decision despite pitching into the fifth inning. The 24-year-old right-hander gave up six runs — all in the second inning —
Monteleone takes in the game Happy Birthday, Fenway! This photo was taken in 1991 and remains one of my favorite photos I’ve taken, particularly from those early years.
After reading this Larry Dierker column about former Red Sox pitcher Frank Sullivan, I came across this piece that recounts the day Sullivan and some teammates — but not all — sat for Norman Rockwell as models for his painting “The Rookie.” That’s Sullivan on the left of the image, the No. 8 visible on
Liberty at the Sports Museum Apparently, the Mickey Mouse Red Sox statue in L.A. was vandalized. I find this surprising, considering that in 2008, when MLB put Statues of Liberty around New York, the Red Sox one got away unscathed. Of course, they put it inside the Sports Museum of America, where nobody ever went