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Sept. 9, 2016, Letters to the Editor
Faith rewardedThanks to the Herald for the wonderful article on Franklin Graham (“Service on common is a rare public display,” Aug. 31). It was so wonderful to read something like that in such a well-known newspaper in such a well-known city! Just have to give kudos to you for doing what many won’t do in this country anymore.— Diane Walker, Newark, Ill.Shame on Big Papi
-1 points by Boston Herald | Boston Red Sox Cholera Chicago White Sox David Ortiz Jimmie Foxx Alex Rodriguez 2004 American League Championship Series Dominican Republic
Tyler Austin the hero of the night as Yankees keep on rolling
Gary Sanchez has cooled off and Aaron Judge continues to struggle — so leave it to Tyler Austin to do what he can to keep the Yankees’ youth movement going. Austin hit a walk-off homer with two outs in the ninth to give the Yankees a 5-4 win over the Rays. It was the Yankees’...
92 points by New York Post | New York Yankees Baseball statistics Alex Rodriguez 2009 World Series CC Sabathia 2008 Major League Baseball season Yankee Stadium Baseball terminology
Buckley: Nice to have Red Sox relevant in September again
What you’re about to experience is what we’ve been missing for the last three years.We have us a September playoff race, people. The Red Sox are at Toronto’s Rogers Centre Friday night to open a crucial three-game set against the Blue Jays, beginning a stretch of 23 consecutive games against American League East opponents to close out the regular season. It’s going to be tense. It’s going to be dramatic. It’s going to be September.
238 points by Boston Herald | Boston Red Sox New York Yankees Major League Baseball Alex Rodriguez Chicago White Sox American League East 2004 American League Championship Series American League
Critics of Mets’ Tim Tebow deal don’t get how this game works
Those who think Tim Tebow’s presence somewhere on a low-level minor league team will block some youngster’s dream don’t exactly know how this wheel works. Understand that teams employ a couple hundred minor leaguers to give a forum for perhaps 20-25 special ones to have teams with which to play and games in which to...
179 points by New York Post | Minor league baseball Major League Baseball New York Yankees Attention span Alex Rodriguez Boston Red Sox Atlanta Braves Tom Glavine
Morning Sports Update: Carson Palmer on Tom Brady: ‘Get busted, suffer the consequences’
As the Patriots and Cardinals gear up for Sunday night, Arizona head coach Bruce Arians spoke very highly of his adversaries. Carson Palmer? Not so much… Palmer on Brady: ‘Get busted, suffer the consequences’: Carson Palmer may have been a little too honest about how he feels about Tom Brady’s suspension. Unlike most players who […]
20 points by The Boston Globe | Boston Red Sox Alex Rodriguez David Ortiz Major League Baseball New England Patriots Home run Tom Brady Hanley Ramírez
Silverman: Don Orsillo right at home with Red Sox in San Diego
SAN DIEGO — The Don Orsillo exit-from-NESN story has been weird from the get-go.Little wonder then that last night marked one more strange-but-true chapter for the still popular Rhode Island native who is now the television voice of the San Diego Padres.
122 points by Boston Herald | Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball San Francisco Giants Chicago White Sox David Ortiz Alex Rodriguez 2004 American League Championship Series Mariano Rivera
Morning Sports Update: Don Orsillo on Sox opener: ‘It was good to see everybody’
After scoring a combined 27 runs in the first two games this weekend, the Red Sox’ bats went cold in the latter two. But the team did get to see former play-by-play man Don Orsillo at his new gig in San Diego. Don Orsillo ready to move on from Red Sox: “It was good to […]
5 points by The Boston Globe | Boston Red Sox Jerry Remy Home run Don Orsillo Red Sox Nation Chicago White Sox Pawtucket Red Sox Alex Rodriguez
Kinsler on return from injury: ‘It’s not a big deal’
Three days after a ground ball smashed into the middle finger of his right hand, Ian Kinsler was back in the lineup.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball statistics Baseball Alex Rodriguez U.S. Cellular Field Florida Marlins Baseball terminology 2008 Tampa Bay Rays season Detroit Tigers
Tigers' bullpen implodes in 7-4 loss to Chisox
Greene, J. Wilson could protect one-run lead as Detroit drops second straight; Upton homers again        
39 points by Detroit Free Press | Baseball statistics Baseball terminology Home run Baseball rules Baseball Babe Ruth Earned run Alex Rodriguez
White Sox use eighth-inning surge to take series from Tigers
The Tigers rolled into U.S. Cellular Field this week looking to solidify their positioning for a playoff spot, but the White Sox put a crimp in their plans. The Sox used a four-run eighth inning to pull away for a 7-4 victory Wednesday, winning their first series against the Tigers since June 13-15....
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Baseball statistics U.S. Cellular Field Chicago White Sox Baseball Alex Rodriguez First baseman Boston Red Sox Babe Ruth
Red Sox notebook: Yoan Moncada takes seat on bench
SAN DIEGO — The hot corner has become a revolving door the past week, but Travis Shaw’s great game last night puts him in the driver’s seat for now.So what about Yoan Moncada?His assignment last night was just to sit and watch.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees David Ortiz Toronto Blue Jays 2004 American League Championship Series
Travis Shaw, David Price put Red Sox in first place
SAN DIEGO — Travis Shaw was sat down by manager John Farrell in favor of a 21-year-old rookie without a day in the bigs, Yoan Moncada.
4 points by Boston Herald | Boston Red Sox Baseball statistics Major League Baseball Alex Rodriguez Oakland Athletics Toronto Blue Jays San Francisco Giants Home run
Jose Abreu fuels Chicago White Sox to series win over Detroit Tigers
By Tom Musick, The Sports Xchange CHICAGO -- Most players offer a simple greeting or share a joke with the opposing first baseman when they reach base safely.
2 points by UPI | Baseball statistics Home Run Derby Alex Rodriguez Baseball Chicago White Sox Home run Florida Marlins Baseball rules
Live Tigers blog: Tigers rally to take lead in 7th
The Tigers wrap up a three-game series in Chicago this afternoon at 2:10 p.m.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball First baseman Florida Marlins Alex Rodriguez Home Run Derby Baseball statistics All-Star Futures Game Baseball positions
Live Tigers blog: Sanchez works out of jam in 5th
The Tigers wrap up a three-game series in Chicago this afternoon at 2:10 p.m.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball First baseman Florida Marlins Alex Rodriguez Home Run Derby Baseball statistics All-Star Futures Game Baseball positions
Live Tigers blog: V-Mart appears to hurt leg in 4th
The Tigers wrap up a three-game series in Chicago this afternoon at 2:10 p.m.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball Alex Rodriguez Home Run Derby Florida Marlins Baseball statistics All-Star Futures Game First baseman All-Star Futures Game players
Live Tigers blog: Tigers go down in order in 3rd
The Tigers wrap up a three-game series in Chicago this afternoon at 2:10 p.m.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball Florida Marlins Home Run Derby Alex Rodriguez All-Star Futures Game All-Star Futures Game players First baseman Baseball positions
Live Tigers blog: White Sox get out to early lead
The Tigers wrap up a three-game series in Chicago this afternoon at 2:10 p.m.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball Florida Marlins All-Star Futures Game Alex Rodriguez All-Star Futures Game players Home Run Derby First baseman Detroit Tigers
A-Rod admits he ‘made an ass’ of self in Francesa interview
At least he finally admitted it.
50 points by Daily News | Major League Baseball New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez YES Network WFAN Suzyn Waldman Boston Red Sox Texas Rangers
Red Sox notebook: Non-roster invitee Matt Dominguez in mix at third base
FORT MYERS — When the third baseman walked through the door, Hanley Ramirez came over to say hello. They go way back.Matt Dominguez has played the hot corner in the big leagues more than anyone on the Red Sox outside of Pablo Sandoval.A non-roster invitee with a smooth glove, the 27-year-old Dominguez was a first-round draft pick of the Marlins in 2007 — Ramirez’ old team.
1 points by Boston Herald | Alex Rodriguez Boston Red Sox Jimmy Collins Nomar Garciaparra San Francisco Giants Graig Nettles Baseball positions Wade Boggs
Jays' Josh Donaldson misses workout with calf injury
DUNEDIN, Fla. — Toronto slugger Josh Donaldson missed the team's first full-squad workout Saturday because of a calf injury.Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said the third baseman tweaked his right calf while running sprints a day earlier. He was scheduled for an MRI and further evaluation. Donaldson injured the same calf last April but did not miss any significant time.Donaldson, the 2015 AL MVP, batted .284 with 37 home runs and 99 RBIs last season. He was an All-Star for a third straight season and helped lead Toronto to the ALCS.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Alex Rodriguez Baseball statistics Babe Ruth Home run Barry Bonds Major League Baseball
UNLV roundup: Hall, men’s golf team set pace on final day, place third in Hawaii
Paced by sophomore Harry Hall’s round-best 7-under-par 65, the UNLV men’s golf team closed with a round-leading 14-under 274 and finished third Friday in the 18-team John A. Burns Intercollegiate in Lihue, Hawaii.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Baseball statistics Home run Earned run Baseball rules Baseball terminology Babe Ruth Baseball Alex Rodriguez
Nick Swisher, Alex Rodriguez returning to New York Yankees
Alex ButlerFeb. 14 (UPI) -- With 15 All-Star appearances, three MVP awards, and a couple of World Series rings between them, it wouldn't hurt the New York Yankees to add their experience.
1 points by UPI | New York Yankees Major League Baseball 2009 World Series Alex Rodriguez Boston Red Sox World Series Atlanta Braves New York Mets
First workouts underway for MLB pitchers and catchers
LAKELAND, Fla. — Winter is over — in baseball, at least.Fifteen major league teams have their first scheduled workouts for pitchers and catchers Tuesday in Florida and Arizona, including the Justin Verlander-led Tigers , the American League champion Indians and a Boston franchise heading into its first season after David Ortiz's retirement.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox Cleveland Indians Alex Rodriguez Detroit Tigers American League San Francisco Giants
A-Rod, Nick Swisher among Yankees' guest instructors
TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher are joining the group of guest instructors at New York Yankees' spring training this year.Both are on the list released by the team Tuesday when New York pitchers and catchers reported for spring training.A-Rod and Swisher were both instructors with the Yankees' instructional league team last fall. This is the first time they'll be in the coaching role at spring training.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Major League Baseball 2009 World Series Alex Rodriguez Boston Red Sox New York Yankees Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award Yankee Stadium American League
Ortiz missing from Red Sox roster for 1st time since 2002
FORT MYERS, Fla. – When the Boston Red Sox started to report for spring training Monday, David Ortiz was missing.For the first time since 2002, Big Papi is not on the roster.“It’s going to be different,” second baseman Dustin Pedroia said. “He’s been here every year that I’ve been here. We just have...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball World Series Chicago White Sox Alex Rodriguez 2007 World Series David Ortiz Babe Ruth
John Farrell, Red Sox eyeing Dustin Pedroia as leadoff hitter again
FORT MYERS -- The Red Sox don’t begin playing spring training games until a week from Friday, but manager John Farrell is already eyeing Dustin Pedroia as the club’s leadoff hitter again in 2017.“Yeah, that's the current view,” Farrell said Sunday from JetBlue Park. “Pedey was exceptional in the leadoff spot last year. Maybe a spot in the order that he hasn't felt as comfortable in years past. That's a conversation that Pedey and I will have again.”
2 points by Boston Herald | Boston Red Sox Spring training Dustin Pedroia 2007 World Series 2008 Tampa Bay Rays season 2008 American League Championship Series 2007 American League Championship Series Alex Rodriguez
How Yankees listened to fans and made this spring training fun
You remember the cool October nights when the old Yankee Stadium literally would shake, some 56,000 people sharing another glorious moment amid a dynastic run that often felt like it could keep going forever. But unless you’re a snowbird or a Sunshine State vacationer, you probably don’t recall the front ends of those storybook seasons....
42 points by New York Post | New York Yankees 2009 World Series Major League Baseball Derek Jeter Alex Rodriguez George Steinbrenner Yankee Stadium Yankee Stadium
Spring Training Preview: The 10 most intriguing questions of 2017
As spring training begins this week, the storylines for the local teams are as predictable as Florida sunshine.
70 points by Daily News | Major League Baseball New York Yankees Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox World Series National League Detroit Tigers Alex Rodriguez
With David Ortiz retired, Red Sox will be asking a lot of Chris Sale
Life after Big Papi. For the first time since 2003, the Boston Red Sox will enter spring training without David Ortiz.The slugger retired after last season, taking with him three World Series rings, one Series MVP and numerous clutch moments in his 14 seasons with the club.With Ortiz gone, the Red...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball Chicago White Sox Cleveland Indians Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees World Series Babe Ruth
UM newcomer Jeter already a household name
Donovan Jeter doesn’t know Derek Jeter. But in his mind, they’re related. That’s his story, and he’s sticking to it.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Jim Harbaugh Derek Jeter Home run Alex Rodriguez David Ortiz American football Strikeout 2006 albums
Yoan Moncada receives encouragement from David Ortiz, Dave Dombrowski after benching
When Yoan Moncada recorded four hits in nine at bats in his two starts against the A’s, it looked like the 21-year-old was ready to contribute. After striking out seven straight times against the Padres since then, the Red Sox have needed to reconsider their handling of the young switch-hitter. The team thus decided that […]
230 points by The Boston Globe | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Chicago White Sox David Ortiz San Francisco Giants Alex Rodriguez National League St. Louis Cardinals
Baseball roundup: Angels' Trout, Cubs' Bryant win MVPs
Angels slugger Mike Trout wins for second time in last three seasons.        
-2 points by The Detroit News | New York Yankees Major League Baseball Alex Rodriguez St. Louis Cardinals Detroit Tigers Boston Red Sox Baltimore Orioles Atlanta Braves
Mike Trout, Kris Bryant win baseball’s MVP awards
CHICAGO – While the Los Angeles Angels stumbled, Mike Trout soared again. Just too good to ignore.Trout won the AL MVP award Thursday for the second time in three years, and Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was voted NL MVP in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.While the...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Boston Red Sox Alex Rodriguez St. Louis Cardinals New York Yankees Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs Atlanta Braves Cleveland Indians
Young stars Mike Trout and Kris Bryant winning MVP a boon for MLB
Mike Trout, 25, and Kris Bryant, 24, already rank among MLB's elite, an encouraging sign for a game seeking to appeal to younger audiences.         
117 points by Arizona Republic | Alex Rodriguez Barry Bonds Lou Gehrig Chicago Cubs Baltimore Orioles Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox Cleveland Indians
Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout named MLB’s American League MVP
While the Los Angeles Angels stumbled, Mike Trout soared again.
2 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | New York Yankees Boston Red Sox Alex Rodriguez Major League Baseball Rickey Henderson National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Barry Bonds Oakland Athletics
Las Vegas native Kris Bryant, Mike Trout win baseball's MVP awards
While the Los Angeles Angels stumbled, Mike Trout soared again. Just too good to ignore. Trout won the AL MVP award Thursday for the second time in three years, and Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant ...
-2 points by Las Vegas Sun | Boston Red Sox Alex Rodriguez St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball Chicago Cubs New York Yankees Atlanta Braves Cleveland Indians
Kris Bryant's MVP award another step on his way to Cooperstown
About 10 years ago at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Frank Thomas met Mike Bryant through a mutual friend who also lived in Sin City. Thomas recalled Bryant started bragging about his teenage son, Kris, from their first conversation. "I'd run into Mike and he kept telling me: 'My kid is special,...
640 points by Chicago Tribune | Barry Bonds Baseball St. Louis Cardinals Cleveland Indians Alex Rodriguez National League Baltimore Orioles Chicago White Sox
Mike Trout, Kris Bryant run away with MVP awards
CHICAGO — While the Los Angeles Angels stumbled, Mike Trout soared again. Just too good to ignore. Trout won the AL MVP award Thursday for the second time in three years, and Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was voted NL MVP in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. While the Angels finished...
9 points by New York Post | Boston Red Sox Alex Rodriguez St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball New York Yankees Chicago Cubs Atlanta Braves Cleveland Indians
Angels center fielder Mike Trout wins AL MVP award
CHICAGO — Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout has been voted AL MVP for the second time in three years.
1 points by The Denver Post | Boston Red Sox Alex Rodriguez St. Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball New York Yankees Chicago Cubs Atlanta Braves Cleveland Indians
Why I voted for David Ortiz over AL MVP award winner Mike Trout
The moment I submitted my American League Most Valuable Player ballot, I had a feeling I would be writing this column.
119 points by Daily News | Alex Rodriguez Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball Cleveland Indians New York Yankees Barry Bonds Voting Atlanta Braves
Cubs' Kris Bryant named National League MVP
Two seasons into his major-league career, Kris Bryant has two All-Star selections, a Rookie of the Year award and a World Series championship to his name. On Thursday, the 24-year-old Cubs star added another major honor to the list – National League MVP. Bryant topped Nationals second baseman Daniel...
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Angels star Mike Trout wins American League MVP award
Angels center fielder Mike Trout has been selected the most valuable player of the American League, it was announced Thursday, the second such honor of his already illustrious five-year career. The 25-year-old has finished first or second in the MVP race for five consecutive seasons. Trout’s statistics...
556 points by Los Angeles Times | Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Baseball Chicago White Sox Cleveland Indians Alex Rodriguez David Ortiz New York Yankees
The case for: Who will win the AL and NL MVP awards?
The race in the American League is tight, but there's a definitive favorite in the National League.         
108 points by Arizona Republic | Barry Bonds Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees Major League Baseball Boston Red Sox Cleveland Indians Philadelphia Phillies Atlanta Braves
How much would an extension for Mookie Betts cost?
In 2008, the Red Sox recognized what they had in Dustin Pedroia. One year after he’d claimed Rookie of the Year honors and helped lead his team to a championship, he’d established himself as a team centerpiece in what was already an All-Star campaign by August. The Red Sox saw a player around whom they […]
92 points by The Boston Globe | Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball Dustin Pedroia 2007 World Series 2008 Tampa Bay Rays season 2008 American League Championship Series 2007 American League Championship Series Alex Rodriguez
Gary Sanchez hits two more home runs as Yankees top Rays, 11-5
As long as teams continue to pitch to Gary Sanchez, the Yankees should have a shot to get to the postseason.
473 points by Daily News | Baseball statistics Home run Babe Ruth Baseball rules Alex Rodriguez Baseball Toronto Blue Jays Ken Griffey Jr.
Morning Sports Update: Patriots reportedly pressuring Jimmy Garoppolo to be ready Thursday
Bill Belichick didn’t give anything away at his press conference,  Jimmy Garoppolo was a limited participant at practice, while Mookie Betts and David Ortiz carried the Red Sox again. Patriots want Jimmy Garoppolo to be available: Belichick was as vague as he’s ever been beforehand, but Garoppolo at least took the practice field in a […]
268 points by The Boston Globe | Boston Red Sox Alex Rodriguez 2007 World Series Major League Baseball Dustin Pedroia Chicago White Sox 2008 Tampa Bay Rays season Johnny Pesky
Cabrera's baserunning helps Tigers top Twins, 8-1
Boyd pitches a career-high eight innings; Tigers' big bats show up despite key absences        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | Baseball Baseball rules Baseball statistics Home run Baseball positions Alex Rodriguez Baseball terminology Major League Baseball
Tigers pull within 1½ games of wild card
Tigers’ playoff hopes, put on a respirator just three days ago, are alive and thriving after 8-1 rout of the Twins.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Baseball statistics Baseball First baseman Baseball rules Baseball positions Baseball terminology Alex Rodriguez Home run
Miggy's baserunning helps Tigers slide past Twins
Boyd pitches a career-high eight innings; Tigers' big bats show up despite key absences        
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