Results for tag: Boston Red Sox
Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Apr 20, 2012 at 12:42:08 PM
Today in celebration of the 100 year anniversary of Fenway Park, YESNetwork.com put out a top-10 Yankees-Red Sox moments of the rivalry, but I would be remiss if I didn't add a couple of very big moments in the rivalry into my own list.
The Summer of '49
This was such a big season in the heated rivalry of the two franchises that the late great David Halberstam chorincled it in a best selling book. The Red Sox were the odds on favorite to win the Pennant and win their first World Series since 1918. Casey Stengal was implemented as the new manager of the Yankees and this hiring was panned around baseball. As the season wore on the DiMaggio brothers shined. Dom DiMaggio, along with Teddy "Ballgame" Williams led the Red Sox to a wonderful season. Joe DiMaggio did all he could to keep the...
Posted by: Jack Curry on Apr 20, 2012 at 10:21:42 AM
As Russell Martin discussed the rekindling of the rivalry between the Yankees and the Red Sox, he had a look of anticipation on his face. It was the look of a boxer before an important bout against a despised rival. It was the look of someone who was anxious to try and spoil Boston’s 100th anniversary celebration of Fenway Park on Friday.
“When you play Boston,” Martin said, “the only thing you care about is beating them.”
Obviously, that is the same attitude the Yankees have when they play any team. Whether it is the Red Sox, the Rays or the Rangers, the Yankees want to win every game. But Martin meant that the conquests between the Yankees and the Red Sox are a bit different. There is a different type of intensity when the Yankees roll 200 miles north and...
Posted by: BigYankeesFan on Mar 1, 2012 at 01:46:31 PM
Buck Showalter during last year’s spring training made some criticism about the Yankees in the April edition of Men’s Journal. Obviously the Yankees during the 2011 Season won 13 games out of the 18 played against the Orioles. Hopefully with Bobby Valentine as the new Boston Red Sox manager recent criticism can fuel the Yankees into more wins this upcoming season compared to last season 6 wins and 12 loses against the Red Sox.
When Bobby Valentine managed the Texas Rangers from 1985 – 1992 until he for fired by future former President George Bush halfway into the season. The Rangers won 51 games and the Yankees lost 44 games during that time period out of 95 games played. However when Bobby Valentine...
Posted by: Jack Curry on Feb 29, 2012 at 02:48:25 PM
I’ve sung karaoke with Bobby Valentine in Tokyo, I’ve eaten lunch with him at his restaurant in Connecticut and I’ve seen him console a 9/11 family during a memorial event for their son, who was a friend of mine. In every setting, which ranged from hilarious to casual to somber, Valentine was always on. He was on stage and on display because he is comfortable with being in the middle of any situation.
Sometimes, Valentine creates the situation unnecessarily. That is what happened on a sleepy Tuesday in Florida when Valentine questioned aspects of Derek Jeter’s famous flip play and also took a swipe at Alex Rodriguez. While speaking with reporters, the Red Sox manager didn’t need to inject Jeter or Rodriguez into the discussion, but he did. My guess is Valentine...
Posted by: Delia Enriquez on Jan 4, 2012 at 07:01:54 PM
Behind every sport, there is some sort of drama that lies behind it. With Football, you have Peyton Manning missing a whole season, Tim Tebow doing his weekly "Tebowing" and then you have the Jets with their all bark and no bite mode. With basketball, there was the NBA lockout. And with hockey...well, it's the same thing every night. Pucks are hit into goals and punches fly. But if there was one sport that has drama that is unimaginable, it would have to be baseball.
I believe that baseball has so much drama that it should be made into its own T.V. show. Something always happens in the offseason that makes you gasp and have the mentality that you "didn't see it coming." Here is some drama worthy moments for some of the baseball teams in the league.
Boston Red Sox: The 2011...
Posted by: Photo Blog on Dec 1, 2011 at 11:21:06 AM
Former Chiba Lotte Marines manager and new Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine is tossed into the air by his team after winning the Japan Series at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, western Japan, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005. The Marines beat the Hanshin Tigers 3-2 in Game Four to clinch their first Japan Series title in 31 years. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Posted by: Delia Enriquez on Sep 15, 2011 at 08:28:41 AM
The final 2 weeks of the season are upon us and it looks as if the American League East race is going to wind down to 2 of the 3 teams: the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox & the Tampa Bay Rays. The AL race had been a tough one since the beginning of the season with the Red Sox & Yankees switching places in 1st place the whole time. Right now it's in the Yankees possession by 4 games, the largest lead the Yankees have had this season. The Red Sox are currently in the Wild Card, but they should be wary of the position they are in. Just in late August they were sitting high in the Wild Card. It looked as if both the Yankees & the Red Sox had a guarenteed spot in the play-offs. Then came the Tampa Bay Rays, who have the Red Sox on edge.
In late August the Tampa Bay Rays were 8 games...
Posted by: Jerome Preisler on Sep 2, 2011 at 01:03:45 PM
Coffee please, thanks. Late night ... y’know how these Yankees/Red Sox games go. Not that anyone here’s complaining. When the games are as tough, dramatic and generally crisp as the last three have been, you need to appreciate them, and then suck it up and get your morning jolt however you can.
So on the second day of September 2011, with the fifth of six regular season series between the teams over, the Yanks took a pair of games at Fenway for their first series win over the Sox this year.
The overall head-to-head record is now 11-4, Sox over the Yanks. Not how the Bombers would want it, but as Robert DeNiro told John Cazale in The Deer Hunter once upon a time, “This is this. This ain’t something else. This is this.” Which is more less the...
Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Aug 30, 2011 at 01:11:47 PM
By now everyone knows about CC Sabathia's troubles against the Red Sox this season. The numbers are right there in front of the whole world to see. Sabathia is 0-4 in four starts, with a 7.20 ERA, and Boston hitters are pretty much tattooing the big man, posting a .324 batting average against him. What's even more telling is that Sabathia is 17-3 with a 2.40 ERA and just a .234 batting average against in his 24 starts this season versus the rest of the league.
Coming into the season his track record was not even such that you could say that he's struggled in his Yankees career against the Sox. In his first two seasons in Pinstripes, he combined for eight starts against Boston with a 4-1 record, a 3.04 ERA, and Red Sox hitters were just hitting .196 against him.
This rematch is huge....
Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Aug 4, 2011 at 09:12:10 PM
There’s something about a summer series between the Red Sox and Yankees that is more appealing, more intense than ones in the spring. Sure it’s nice to see the rivalry right out of the gate, but there’s a difference now. This year it seems that way because both teams have found themselves the way we expected them to be and most players have found themselves performance-wise than earlier this year.
There’s also something fun about facts about the players who will play such key roles in these games and their connections to each other that make it so interesting.
For example, besides being one of the AL’s best outfielders in average, slugging and home runs Jacoby Ellsbury is the first Native American Navajo to reach the major leagues. Only three Native Americans...
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