Category Listing
Monthly Archive
Baseball Reference
Red Sox Links

Recent Posts
Recent Comments
Essential Empy

Entries from Empyreal Environs tagged with “Cespedes (Yoenis)”

Blanket Statement

Lindsay Buchholz visited Don and Jerry in the booth to talk about all the wonderful work her and her husband’s charitable foundation does for Boston-area children. You can read more about the Clay Buchholz Foundation and how they support charitable organizations that give aid to children who are undergoing critical medical procedures. It was cool how Lindsay got into the tense play in the third. Ben Zobrist singled to Yoenis Cespedes with Yunel Escobar at second base. Cespedes gunned down Escobar at home, which prompted an excited shout from Mrs. Buchholz. She was one of the few people that were really into the game. With both teams out of contention, Daniel Nava getting hit by a pitch didn’t elicit any opprobrium from the crowd. Buchholz hit Brandon Guyer with a pitch in the eighth but again no eyebrows were raised as there was a runner on and one out. After Guyer reached base he scored on Zobrist’s two-RBI double, which gave the Rays a 2-1 lead. Cespedes didn’t have a great read on Zobrist’s fly ball and jumped at the wrong time. David DeJesus plated Zobrist and at that point Buchholz seemed to mail it in. His pitches inside to...


Balloons and buffoonery are readily available at Fenway Park these days. With two down and the bases loaded Ryan Flaherty tapped the ball to Mike Napoli. Napoli relayed to Xander Bogaerts, who got Steve Pearce out but was taken out by the slide. Bogaerts’s throw was off-target and Joe Kelly couldn’t get a glove on the ball. Nelson Cruz and Chris Davis scored on the muddled play. Your browser does not support iframes. Yoenis Cespedes can be electrifying on the field but sometimes when he is fielding his brain goes into cruise control. The left fielder has tremendous physical gifts but needs to hone his focus on defensive plays. He flubbed a can of corn off Adam Jones’s bat in the seventh inning that led to Alejandro De Aza scoring from third. This came on the heels of David Ross’s throw to second to try to catch De Aza stealing that ended up in the outfield. It’s bad enough when the players err but then fans try to make themselves part of the game. Christian Vazquez made the catch of Jonathan Schoop’s pop-up in foul territory in the eighth inning despite this fan trying to take the ball away from...


Who were the bigger stars, Ryan and Reese or Yoenis Cespedes? Ryan was the boy who gave a little girl named Reese a foul ball off Christian Vazquez’s bat in the fourth inning. It was truly heartwarming. When the ball attendant recovered the ball Reese looked at her hopefully but Ryan was closer. Ryan seemed to sense Reese had wanted the ball and immediately gave it to her. Your browser does not support iframes. Ryan and Reese’s was not the only storybook ending. In the top half of the tenth inning the Blue Jays broke the 6-6 tie. Red Sox killer Edwin Encarnacion singled to left and John Gibbons had pitcher Marcus Stroman pinch run for him. That switch worked better than when Terry Francona used Clay Buchholz as a baserunner on August 14, 2009 and Buchholz was thrown out at home. Stroman scored on Dioner Navarro’s infield single that had Dustin Pedroia acting the contortionist as he tried to throw towards home. John Mayberry tagged up on Danny Valencia’s fly ball to right. Allen Craig didn’t seem to realize there were only two outs with his catch. He didn’t get the ball back to the infield in time to...

Broken Fenway

The Red Sox seemed to have this game all tied up in a bow. Quite fitting as it was Bow Tie Night to benefit the Red Sox Foundation. To say Koji Uehara had an off night would be an understatement. The Mariners mounted a five-run comeback in the ninth inning. All of the runs came with two outs. Brock Holt almost put an end to the onslaught by snaring Dustin Ackley’s bloop single. It was an impossibly well-placed ball in shallow left field. Chris Denorfia and Austin Jackson scored to put Seattle ahead 4-3. Cespedes’s stunning three-run homer was erased. Xander Bogaerts getting hit by a pitch to the earflap was for naught. Mookie Betts’s fourth inning heroics on Robinson Cano’s fly ball were forgotten. In successful seasons Fenway was the place where the local nine would manufacture wins. This long homestand has been a slog rather than a success. These fans broke Fenway, and the team that plays in it is in similar disrepair. Game 128: August 22, 2014 Seattle Mariners69-58 5 W: Dominic Leone (6-2)S: Fernando Rodney (37) 2B: Robinson Cano (29), Austin Jackson (29) Boston Red Sox56-72 3 H: Burke Badenhop (9), Tommy Layne (4)BS, L: Koji...

Cuba Libre

Sure, the Red Sox were swept by the Angels and are suffering through a five-game losing streak. They were nearly no-hit by Matt Shoemaker but for Will Middlebrooks’s double to the left field corner in the seventh inning, Boston’s only hit of the game. In the sixth inning Mike Scioscia was ejected after he complained about Albert Pujols getting tossed. Home plate umpire Andy Fletcher has rabbit ears almost as keen as Robert Griffin III’s to have been able to hear Pujols’s grousing. This Fletcher is not to be confused with Depeche Mode’s keyboardist and founding member of the same name. The umpire Fletcher certainly enjoyed the silence after ridding of Scioscia. Yoenis Cespedes made a patented assist in the first inning to end the frame and stop a run from scoring. The Angels played against Oakland a lot, right? They should be aware of Cespedes’s cannon, shouldn’t they? Your browser does not support iframes. Cespedes left the game in the third inning because of a medical emergency with one of his family members. Best wishes to Cespedes’s mother. Other than Middlebrooks’s hit, Scioscia’s ejection, and Cespedes’s assist the only other on-field excitement for the Red Sox was Mookie Betts’s...

The World According to Papi

I’m thinking the statue that is eventually erected in honor of David Ortiz should look like this. Although the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge stance does have its appeal, too. Ortiz had a spectacular showing in what ended up as a three-run victory against the Astros. Ortiz smacked his 400th home run in a Red Sox uniform in the third inning. He jolted another one in the fifth inning to bring his team within a run of the visitors. For good measure Ortiz drove in two runs in the bottom of the eighth with an opposite-field double. The Red Sox stormed back after Ortiz’s second four-bagger. Daniel Nava knocked in Yoenis Cespedes with a line drive to left to tie the game 6-6. Jackie Bradley, Jr. made solid contact on a fly ball to deep center field to sacrifice in Mike Napoli for the lead. Cespedes seemed to be at ease in Fenway but you can tell he is sometimes bewildered by the lack of foul territory in Boston’s lyric bandbox. In the sixth inning Robbie Grossman sent the ball to the left field line and Cespedes nearly overran it. The fielder had to reach back behind him to make the...

Petit Mal

In the past three games Edward Mujica earned two holds and a save. He lost his momentum last night in the eighth inning. He relieved Clay Buchholz and was charged with maintaining a 3-2 lead. Mujica allowed consecutive singles to Chris Carter and Dexter Fowler. Tommy Layne took over and struck out Jason Castro and Jon Singleton. John Farrell didn’t think Layne could handle Matt Dominguez and called on Burke Badenhop. Dominguez sent a tapper to Xander Bogaerts that prompted a chain of improbable events. Your browser does not support iframes. Bogaerts had backed up on Dominguez’s ball which caused the play at second to be close. Pat Hoberg ruled Fowler safe. Petit kept on running towards home on the play. At two points it seemed that Cory Blaser could have ruled that Petit was out of the basepath. It could be argued that Petit wasn’t actively avoiding a tag when he wandered into the grass, but once a defender near him got the ball would the umpire change his ruling? Farrell challenged both plays and lost, rendering the score 3-3. The local nine lost in extra innings for the 10th time in 16 tries. The Red Sox are 4-5...

Cat Latos

So we beat this guy. Mat Latos’s cat’s name is Cat Latos. As much as I would like to make fun of this, I did note the rifle on the table in the background. So instead I will say the Red Sox were lucky to have prevailed over Broward County Athletics Association All-Star and 2009 All-Star Futures Game participant Latos. The right-handed starter pitched seven innings and held the Boston batters to a single run with one walk and five strikeouts. Latos was 0-for-2 at the dish but Joe Kelly finagled an opposite-field single off Latos to lead off the third inning. Kelly advanced to second base on Brock Holt’s sacrifice bunt and then swiped third base with Dustin Pedroia batting. It was Kelly’s first steal and the first steal by a Red Sox pitcher since Bill Landis on September 8, 1969 against Cleveland. The last time a Boston pitcher stole third base was Tom Brewer on July 30, 1959, also against the Tribe. His hair, like his baserunning, is a throwback to pitchers past. But Kelly didn’t score in that frame. In fact the Red Sox didn’t get on the board until the seventh inning. Daniel Nava led off...

Yoenis Together

Two weary teams took the field for an afternoon game after a 19-inning marathon. They were scoreless until the eighth inning. Yoenis Cespedes sent Joe Smith’s side-arm offering over the left field fences for a three-run homer. It is hopefully the first of many home runs for Cespedes in a Red Sox uniform. Your browser does not support iframes. David Ortiz hugged the outfielder after the shot. If Cespedes’s scores helped avoid another extra-innings affair he deserved that embrace and more. How fitting it is that the surname “Céspedes” comes from the Spanish word for peat or turf, “cesped.” Dan Butler made his major league debut. He didn’t get a hit but he did work a walk and was on the receiving end of one of Rubby De La Rosa’s better outings this season. Someone needs to tell the new guy that beards are so last season. Mike Trout countered in the bottom of the eighth with a solo home run. But the home team found themselves in a fine kettle of fish with a revivified Edward Mujica and dominant Koji Uehara on the mound. Game 117: August 10, 2014 Boston Red Sox52-65 3 W: Rubby De La Rosa (4-4)H:...

Playing the Spoiler

The Red Sox indirectly helped former teammates Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes by defeating the second-place Angels 4-2 in their series opener. Jered Weaver lasted six innings but seemed like he could be chased from the game much earlier. Meanwhile Allen Webster gutted out 6⅔ innings and gave up only two runs against a solid lineup. Yoenis Cespedes was obviously most familiar with the Angels and their stadium but had a bit of a mishap on Chris Iannetta’s liner to left field in the third inning. He over-pursued the ball into the corner allowing Efren Navarro to score. Cespedes had doubled in two runs in the top half of the frame so it could be argued that he was a net positive force in the game. Josh Hamilton also had some issues in left field but still managed to rob Xander Bogaerts of a base hit. The divot he created reminded me a little of Manny Ramirez’s World Series Game 1 clod but Hamilton made the play. Cespedes and Hamilton need only to look over to center field to see grace and power in the outfield. Mike Trout didn’t make a highlight reel-quality grab in this game but Jackie Bradley,...

I Know Why the Caged Bird Swings

A.J. Pierzynski did his usual ground out on the first pitch in the second inning but eventually mustered two hits. His two-out single to left field in the eighth inning enabled the Cardinals to take the lead 3-2. As Pierzynski went home on John Jay’s single he glared into the Red Sox dugout. Two former Red Sox starters hung out together. Cardinals fans weren’t too enthralled by the John Lackey acquisition. They warmed to him rather quickly when he pitched seven strong innings and notched a tight 3-2 win against the division-leading Brewers on August 3. Justin Masterson seems much more in line with the Cardinals Way. He also pitched in a winning effort against the Brewers in his senior circuit debut but allowed five runs over six innings pitched. They are probably having a laugh about having to hit but also getting to face their counterparts when on the mound. Of all the traded starters Jake Peavy seems to have landed in the best situation with the Giants: pitchers’ park, no designated hitter, and second in the division. Jon Lester can enjoy the spacious foul territory and outfield fences of the Coliseum but doesn’t get the benefit of pitching...

Team Building

If Yoenis Cespedes will be playing left field longterm someone needs to sit down with him and show him where Manny Ramirez and Jonny Gomes positioned themselves. Ramirez might have played a bit too shallow; Cespedes could probably cheat closer to the wall with his superior fielding speed. But if he sets up in right field, which would showcase his cannon arm, he’d need a workshop with Shane Victorino. Victorino would have to figure out if he would undergo season-ending back surgery, however, before rejoining the team. Cespedes lined a single to left field in his first at bat as a Red Sox player. In the fifth inning he came up with one down, two men on base, and the score 5-3 in the Yankees’ favor. A home run would have put his new team ahead but Cespedes flied out to Jacoby Ellsbury. Joe Kelly found out about being sent to Boston along with Allen Craig for John Lackey via Twitter. Kelly had been chatting with A.J. Pierzynski about it; I guess the catcher isn’t ignoring his teammates and looking at his phone in the clubhouse now that he’s on a contending team. Speaking of Pierzynski, this game lasted four...

New Hire Orientation

Human Resources Representative: Welcome, welcome to the Red Sox organization! What you see before you is the New Hire packet with everything you need: identification card, a sheet with frequently-used phone numbers, an organizational chart, our Employee Handbook, and a map of the building. Are any of you familiar with this structure, the Fenway Park? Craig: I was here for a couple of times last October. Human Resources Representative: Oh, good, good! Maybe you can buddy up with the newer folks just in case they get lost. Now, do any of you have any questions before I take you through the Employee Handbook? Ranaudo: Is there any sort of personal grooming policy? Human Resources Representative: Other than the specific rules about which uniform to wear, which means these god-awful red jerseys on Fridays… oh goodness, you didn’t hear me say that about those uniforms. We’re not like those Yankees, oh no. Stephen Drew had to shave what little stubble he had when he went over to the visitors’ clubhouse. Ranaudo: Sweet! Human Resources Representative: Indeed! We also have a mentoring program where we pair you up with a long-established teammate with similar interests. For example our new right fielder...

He Went to Jarrod

The panoply of Oakland’s youthful talent was on display last night. Rookie hurler Jarrod Parker notched his first win in the majors with a respectable 6⅔ innings: 4 hits, 1 earned run, 2 walks, and 4 strikeouts. Jordan Noberto, who debuted last year, entered the ninth after Grant Balfour surrendered a two-run single to Mike Aviles. With one down and two on Noberto struck out Lars Anderson on four pitches but more impressively induced a weak ground out off Dustin Pedroia’s bat to end the game. Center field standout Yoenis Cespedes only went 1-for-4 but set the stage with his RBI single to center. He drove in Jemile Weeks, a player in his sophomore season. All the Oakland players I named except Balfour are 26 years old or younger. Their combined ages is just a touch older than Peter Gammons. In the cold, raw evening home plate umpire Greg Gibson’s strike zone expanded as it is uncomfortable to exercise such precise judgment in chilly conditions. Jarrod (when did we stop spelling this name “Jared”?) Saltalamacchia was called out on strikes twice and Mike Aviles once; both had issues with Gibson’s calls. Since when does a rookie pitcher get the benefit...


Tag Cloud

1918 World Series1919 World Series1967 Impossible Dream Team20-game winners2004 World Champion Boston Red Sox2007 ALCS2007 ALDS2007 American League Champions2007 American League East Champions2007 World Champion Boston Red Sox2007 World Series2007-8 World Champion Boston Celtics2008 ALCS2008 ALDS2008 Olympics2009 ALDS2009 season2013 World Champion Boston Red Sox500 Home Run Club82nd AirborneAardsmaAbad (Fernando)Abreu (Bobby)Aceves (Alfredo)Ackley (Dustin)Adcock (Nathan)Adenhart (Nick)Albers (Matt)Aldrin (Buzz)All-Star breakAll-Star rosterAll-Time All-Town TeamanalysisAnderson (Brett)Anderson (Brian)Anderson (Lars)Andino (Robert)Andrus (Elvis)AngelsAnkiel (Rick)arbitrationArcher (Chris)Aro (Jonathan)Arrieta (Jake)astrologyAstrosAtchison (Scott)AthleticsAusmusAviles (Mike)Aybar (Erick)BadenhopBailey (Andrew)Bailey (Jeff)BaldelliBaldwin (Alec)BaltimoreBaltimore Black SoxBard (Daniel)Bard (Josh)Barksdale (Lance)Barnes (Matt)Bartlett (Jason)Barton (Daric)basebrawlbasketballBasner (Toby)BasqueBautista (Jose)Bay (Jason)Beane (Billy)Beane (Carl)beardsBeatlesBeavan (Blake)Beckett (Josh)BedardBellino (Dan)Beltran (Carlos)Beltre (Adrian)Berg (Moe)Bergesen (Brad)Berkman (Lance)Bernandez (Larry)Bernie danceBerry (Quintin)Betancourt (Yuniesky)Betts (Mookie)Beyeler (Arnie)BiogenesisBird (Larry)Black Lives MatterBlaser (Corey)BledsoeBlue JaysBoesch (Brennan)BogaertsBogar (Tim)BoggsBokai (Buck)BondermanBondsBonifacio (Emilio)Bonser (Boof)BorasBoston CelticsBoston mediaBowden (Michael)Bradley (Milton)Bradley Jr. (Jackie)Brady (Tom)Branyan (Russell)BravesBrees (Drew)Brentz (Bryce)Bresciani (Dick)BreslowBrewersBritton (Zach)Broadbent (Billy)Brown (Domonic)Brown (Dusty)Broxton (Jonathan)BruinsBuchholz (Clay)BucknerBucknor (C.B.)BuehrlebullpenBurn NoticeBurns (Ken)Burrell (Pat)Bush (George W.)Butler (Billy)Butler (Dan)Butterfield (Brian)Byrd (John)Byrd (Marlon)Byrd (Paul)Byrnes (Josh)Cabeza (Carne)Cabrera (Asdrubal)Cabrera (Daniel)Cabrera (Fernando)Cabrera (Melky)Cabrera (Miguel)Cafardo (Nick)Cahill (Trevor)Cain (Lorenzo)Cain (Matt)Calhoun (Kole)Cameron (Mike)Cano (Robinson)Capuano (Chris)CardinalsCarmona (Fausto)Carp (Mike)Carrasco (Carlos)Casey (Sean)Cash (Kevin)Cashman (Brian)Casilla (Alexi)Castiglione (Joe)Castignoli (Gino)Castillo (Frank)Castillo (Rusney)Castro (Jason)Castro (Starlin)CatalanottoCecchini (Garin)Cedeño (Ronny)CelticsCervelliCespedes (Yoenis)ChacinChamberlain (Joba)charityChavez (Eric)Chavez (Jesse)Chen (Bruce)Chen (Wei-Yin)Cheringtonchicken hatsChicxulubChinaChirinos (Robinson)Christmas at FenwayCiriaco (Pedro)Citgo signClemensclinchCoello (Robert)ColabelloColon (Bartolo)complete gamecomplete game shutoutcontract extensionscontractual option actionsContreras (Jose)Cook (Aaron)Cora (Alex)Corey (Bryan)cowbellsCraig (Allen)CranberriesCrawford (Carl)CrispCrowe (Trevor)Cruz (Nelson)CubscuisineCuriosity roverDamon (Johnny)Daniels (Jon)Danks (John)DarvishDaveismDavid (Glen)David Pauley epistlesDavis (Chris)Davis (Glen)Davis (Wade)De Aza (Alejandro)De La Rosa (Rubby)Debbie DownerDelabar (Steve)Delcarmen (Manny)Delgado (Carlos)Dempster (Ryan)DeMuth (Dana)Devil RaysDiamond (Neil)DiamondbacksDiaz (Laz)Dickey (R.A.)DiMaggio (Dom)DiMuro (Mike)disabled listDodgersDoerrDonaldson (Josh)DonnellyDonovan (Landon)Don’s ViewDoolittle (Melinda)Doolittle (Sean)Doubront (Felix)DoumitdreamsDreckman (Bruce)Drew (J.D.)Drew (Stephen)driving in MassachusettsDuchschererDunn (Adam)Duquette (Dan)Durant (Kevin)Dyson (Jarrod)Earth DayEaton (Adam)EckersleyEckismEddings (Doug)Edes (Gordon)ejectionsEliot (T.S.)EllsburyEmanski (Tom)Encarnacion (Edwin)EpsteinEpstein (Theo)Escobar (Edwin)Escobar (Yunel)ESPNESPYsEstabrook (Mike)etymologyEvans (Dwight)Fagen (Clint)fantasy baseballFarano (Justyn)Farnsworth (Kyle)Farrell (John)Feliz (Neftali)Fielder (Prince)Fields (Josh)Figgins (Chone)fight songsFister (Doug)Flower PowerFloyd (Gavin)flu epidemicFootball at FenwayFoster (Marty)FoulkeFowler (Dexter)FoxFox SportsFoxx (Jimmie)Francona (Terry)Francona (Tito)Frede (Eric)free agent lossesfree agent signingsFrieri (Ernesto)FroemmingFrom Fenway to the RunwayFuentes (Brian)Fuld (Sam)GabbardGagneGame of Thronesgames in-personGammonsGarcia (Avisail)Garcia (Leury)GarciaparraGardner (Brett)Garko (Ryan)GarnettGarza (Matt)Gasol (Pau)Gates Jr. (Henry Louis)Gathright (Joey)Gausman (Kevin)geekageGiambi (Jason)GiantsGibson (Bob)Gibson (Greg)Gilmore (Patrick)GirardiGLBTGGo GorillaGoetheGoins (Ryan)Gold GloveGomes (Jonny)Gomez (Mauro)Gonzalez (Adrian)Gonzalez (Alex)Gonzalez (Carlos)Gonzalez (Chi Chi)Gonzalez (Mike)Goodman (Viola)Gordon (Alex)Gorman (Lou)Gose (Anthony)gospelgrand slamGranderson (Curtis)Green (Nick)Green (Pumpsie)Gregg (Kevin)GreinkeGreinke (Zack)Griffin (A.J.)GronkowskiGuillen (Jose)Guillen (Ozzie)Guthrie (Jeremy)Guthrie (Woody)Gwynn (Tony)Haeger (Charlie)haikuHale (DeMarlo)Hall (Bill)Hall of FameHalladay (Roy)hamateHamels (Cole)Hamilton (Josh)hanabata daysHanrahan (Joel)Hansack (Devern)Hansen (Craig)Hanson (Tommy)Harden (Rich)Haren (Dan)Harper (Bryce)Harper (Tommy)Harrelson (Ken)Harrison (Matt)Hassan (Alex)Hayhurst (Dick)Haynesworth (Albert)Headley (Chase)Hechavarria (Adeiny)Helton (Todd)Hembree (Heath)Henderson (Rickey)Henry (John)Hermann (Chris)Hermida (Jeremy)Hernandez (Aaron)Hernandez (David)Hernandez (Felix)Hernandez (Livan)Hernandez (Runelvys)Herrera (Jonathan)Heyward (Jason)HighlanderHill (Rich)Hillman (Trey)Hilson (Keri)HinojosaHinskeHiraoka (Hiroshii)historyhit for the cycleHochevarHolbrook (Sam)holdsHolland (Derek)Holt (Brock)Home Run DerbyHorgan (Steve)HottovyHouse (T.J.)Hudler (Rex)Hughes (Phil)Hughes (Philip)Humber (Philip)Hunter (Torii)Huttese languageIbanez (Raul)IgawaIglesias (Jose)Indiansinside-the-park home runinterferenceinterleagueinternet memesiTunesIwakuma (Hisashi)IwamuraJackson (Austin)Jackson (Conor)James (Bill)James (LeBron)Japan 2008Japanese American intermentJapanese languageJenks (Bobby)Jennings (Desmond)JetBlue ParkJeter (Derek)Jimenez (Ubaldo)Jimmy FundJohnson (Dan)Johnson (Jim)Johnson (Ron)Jones (Adam)Jones (Andruw)Jones (Hunter)Joyce (Jim)Joyce (Matt)Julien (Claude)Jurrjens (Jair)K-MenKalish (Ryan)Kapler (Gabe)Kauffman StadiumKawakami (Kenshin)KazmirKelly (Casey)Kelly (Joe)Kennedy (Kevin)KermitKieltyKiermaierKipnis (Jason)knuckleballKonerkoKotchman (Casey)KotsayKotsay (Mark)KottarasKoufaxKrasinski (John)KumoKuntz (Rusty)Lackey (John)Laffey (Aaron)LaFontaine (Don)Laird (Gerald)Lancaster JetHawksLaRoche (Adam)LasordaLavarnwayLawrie (Brett)Layne (Jerry)Layne (Tommy)League (Brandon)Lee (Cliff)Lee (Derrek)Lefty & RightyLegoLester (Jon)Lewis (Jensen)Leyland (Jim)Lib Dooley Fan AwardLin (Che-Hsuan)Liriano (Francisco)Litsch (Jesse)Little League World SeriesLiverpoolLobatonLoney (James)Longoria (Evan)Looney TunesLopez (Felipe)Lopez (Javier)Lough (David)Lowe (Derek)Lowell (Mike)Lowell SpinnersLowrie (Jed)Lucic (Milan)Lugo (Julio)lunacyluxury taxMachado (Manny)MacMullan (Jackie)Maddon (Joe)MadduxMaier (Jeffrey)major league debutsManfred (Rob)Manuel (Robert)Marcum (Shaun)MarichalMarinersMariners MooseMarintez (Victor)MarkakisMarlinsMarrero (Deven)Marson (Lou)Marte (Andy)Martin (Russell)Martinez (Buck)Martinez (Pedro)Martinez (Victor)Marzanomascot hatmascotsMassarotti (Tony)Masterson (Justin)Matsui (Hideki)MatsuzakaMatusz (Brian)Mauer (Joe)MauiMcAdam (Sean)McBecth (Marcus)McCannMcCartyMcCarver (Tim)McClelland (Tim)McClure (Bob)McCoy (Mike)McCutchen (Andrew)McCutchen (Daniel)McDonald (Darnell)McDonald (Jiana)McGowanMcGreevy’s 3rd Base SaloonMeals (Jerry)MelanconMendoza (Luis)Meredith (Cla)MetsMiami MarlinsMiddlebrooks (Will)Miley (Wade)MillarMiller (Andrew)Miller (Shelby)Mills (Brad)Mini Fenway Parkminor league affiliatesMirabelliMiranda (Juan)Mitchell ReportMLB debutsMolina (Bengie)Molina (Jose)MomijiMonforto (Emily)Montero (Jesus)Moore (Matt)Morales (Franklin)Morgan (Walpole Joe)Morneau (Justin)Morrison (Logan)Morrow (Brandon)MoscosoMoss (Brandon)Mr. Potato HeadMueller (Bill)Mujica (Edward)Mulliniks (Rance)Murphy (David)Murray (Eddie)Mussina (Mike)Myers (Wil)Nancy DrewNapoli (Mike)NationalsNauert (Paul)Nava (Daniel)Navarro (Dioner)Navarro (Yamaico)Negro LeaguesNelson (Jeff)Nelson (Joe)NeshekNg (Kim)Niemann (Jeff)Nieves (Juan)NikeNippon Professional BaseballNixon (Trot)no-hitterNoberto (Jordan)Nolasco (Ricky)Norris (Bud)Norris (Derek)Norse mythologyNova (Ivan)Nuno (Vidal)ObamaOberholtzer (Brett)Ochoa (Alex)OchocincoOdor (Rougned)Odorizziofficial scorerOhka (Tomo)OkajimaOliver (Andrew)Oliver (Darren)OlympicsOne Bostonone-hitterOpening Dayoptional assignmentsOriolesOrsilloOrtizoutright steal of homeO’Brien (Dave)Padilla (Vicente)PadresPalmer (Matt)Papelbon (Jonathan)Papelbon (Josh)Parker (Jarrod)Parmelee (Chris)Parra (Gerardo)PatriotsPatriots DayPatterson (Eric)Pauley (David)Pavano (Carl)Paws (mascot)Pawtucket Red SoxPaxton (James)Peacock (Brad)PeavyPedroiaPenny (Brad)Perez (Chris)Perez (Neftali)PeskyPetit (Gregorio)PettittePeña (Wily Crow)Peña (Wily Mo)Phantom PowerPhelps (Michael)Phillie PhanaticPhilliesPierce (Paul)Pierzynski (A.J.)pine tarPineda (Michael)PiratespizzaPizzuti (Linda)Piñeiroplayer stalkingPlouffePodsednikPolite Heckling™Porcello (Rick)Portland Sea DogsPosada (Jorge)position player pitchingPowe (Leon)Price (David)Producer for a DayprospectsPujols (Albert)punsPunto (Nick)Quade (Mike)Quintana (Jose)R.E.M.racismrain delayRamirez (Hanley)Ramirez (Manny)Ramirez (Ramon)Ranaudo (Anthony)RangersRask (Tuuka)Rasmus (Colby)RatatoskRaymondRaysreal lifeRed Sox blogsRed Sox debutRed Sox Hall of Famered-tailed hawkReddick (Josh)RedsRemy & Orsillo hijinksRemy (Jerry)RenteriareplayReyes (Dennys)Reyes (Jose)Reynolds (Harold)Reynolds (Jim)Reynolds (Mark)Rhymes (Will)Rice (Jim)Richards (Garrett)Richardson (Dustin)ring ceremonyRios (Alex)Ripperger (Mark)Rivera (Mariano)Rivero (Carlos)Rivers (Doc)Rivers (Joan)Roberts (Brian)Roberts (Dave)Roberts (Ryan)Robinson (Brooks)Robinson (Jackie)Rock BandRockiesRodney (Fernando)Rodriguez (Alex)Rodriguez (Eduardo)Rodriguez (Sean)Rohr (Billy)Rollins (Jimmy)Romero (J.C.)Romero (Niuman)Romero (Ricky)Rondo (Rajon)rookie hazingRookie of the YearRosenthal (Ken)Ross (Cody)Ross (David)Ross (Robbie)Roush FenwayRoyal RootersRoyalsRuiz (Randy)rulesRyan (Brendan)Ryu (Hyun-Jin)RzepczynskiSabathia (C.C.)SABRSacco (Josh)Saito (Takashi)Sale (Chris)SaltalamacchiaSamardzijasame-sex marriageSan Diego ChickenSanchez (Aaron)Sanchez (Anibal)SandovalSantana (Johan)Santos (Omir)SartreSaundersSaunders (Michael)Scherzer (Max)Schilling (Curt)Schoeneweis (Scott)Schrieber (Paul)scienceScioscia (Mike)Scoggins (Chaz)Scott (Dale)Scott (George “Boomer”)Scott (Luke)ScutScutaro (Marco)Semien (Marcus)September call-upsShapiro (Mark)Shaughnessy (Dan)Shaw (Travis)Shealy (Ryan)Shichi Go SanShields (James)Shoemaker (Matt)ShoppachShowalter (Buck)Shuck (J.B.)Sierra (Moises)Silver Sluggersite announcementsSizemore (Grady)Slowey (Kevin)Smoak (Justin)SmoltzSmoltz (John)Snyder (Brandon)Snyder (Kyle)Sogard (Eric)Soriano (Alfonso)South ParkSouza Jr. (Steven)Sox (mascot)SpainSponge Bob Squarepantssports psychologySpring Trainingsqueeze playsquirrelStar Warsstealing signsSteinbrenner (George)Steinbrenner (Hank)steroidsStevens (Brad)Stewart (Zach)Strasburg (Stephen)StriewskiStroman (Marcus)suicide squeezesuperstitionSutton (Drew)Suzuki (Ichiro)Suzuki (Kurt)Sveum (Dale)Sweeney (Mark)Sweeney (Ryan)SwihartSwisher (Nick)taikotamperingTanaka (Masahiro)tanukiTarget FieldTATAMITavarez (Julian)TazawaTeixeiraTewksburyThames (Eric)Thames (Marcus)Thole (Josh)Thomas (Frank)Thomas (Tim)Thornton (Matt)TiantTichenor (Todd)TigersTillman (Chris)TimlinTimmons (Tim)tipping pitchesTorreTraber (Billy)tradestrading deadlineTravis (Devon)Treinen (Blake)Trembley (Dave)triple playTrout (Mike)Truck DayTulowitzkiTwinsTyler (Steven)Tynan (Ronan)U2Uehara (Koji)umpiresumpire’s interferenceunassisted triple playUnoUpton (B.J.)Upton (Justin)Valdez (Merkin)Valentin (John)Valentine (Bobby)Valverde (Jose)Van Every (Jonathan)Van Gund (Jeff)VaritekVasgersianVazquez (Christian)Vazquez (Javier)VenditteVentura (Robin)Ventura (Yordano)VerlanderVictorino (Shane)video replayVinicio (Jose)Vinik (Danny)Viola (Frank)virtual waiting roomVizquel (Omar)Vogt (Stephen)VolquezWagner (Billy)Wagner (Neil)Wakefield (Tim)Walden (Jordan)walk-off winWalker (Christian)Wallace & GromitWallace (Rasheed)WallyWang (Chien-Ming)Washington (Ron)Washington D.C.Watney (Heidi)WAUWeaver (Earl)Weaver (Jeff)Weaver (Jered)Webb (Daniel)Webster (Allen)Wedge (Eric)Weeks (Jemile)Weeks (Rickie)Wegner (Mark)Weiland (Kyle)weird playsWendelstedt (Hunter)Werner (Tom)West (Delonte)West (Joe)WestbrookWheeler (Dan)White HouseWhite SoxWieters (Matt)Wigginton (Ty)WiiWilliams (Dick)Williams (Randy)Williams (Ted)Willis (Carl)Willis (Dontrelle)Wilmington Blue RocksWilson (C.J.)Wilson (Horace)wing chunWong (Kolten)Wood (Kerry)Wooly WillywordplayWorkman (Brandon)World CupWorld War IWorley (Vance)Wright (Chase)Wright (Steven)Yabuta (Yasuhiko)YankeesYastrzemskiYoukilisYoung (Curt)Young (Michael)YouTubeZambrano (Carlos)Zaun (Gregg)ZenimuraZimmer (Don)Zimmermann (Jordan)Zink (Charlie)“Music from the Mound”

Feed Subscription

If you use an RSS reader, you can subscribe to a feed of all future entries. [What is this?]

South End Grounds
Photo courtesy of the Boston Public Library’s Sports Temples of Boston.


RSS Feed



  • Visitors to EE since November 2004
  • Boston Phoenix Best of ’06
    Phoenix Best
  • Blog contents, images, and design
    © 2004-2015 by Joanna J.M. Hicks.
    All Rights Reserved.
    Copyrights and trademarks for the books, films, articles, and other materials are held by their respective owners and their use is allowed under the fair use clause of the Copyright Law.