Saturday, April 30, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
a new contract with the Red Sox to broadcast their games. The new seven-year deal will continue the relationship through the 2023 season. Sox broadcasts have been heard on WEEI since 1995. The current network—with WEEI as the flagship station—boasts 55 AM and FM affiliates across New England. Lead play-by-play man Joe Castiglione is in his 33rd year with The Carmine Hose.
|Smith Clouts A Double Off Buchholz|
Thursday, April 28, 2016
|(38 Studios Photo)|
swiped 20 bases in 21 games—tops in all of baseball. And, they are thieving at a rate of 90.9%—also best in the MLB. What the heck is going on? Don't worry, it makes perfect sense. After all, back in 1912 (the year Fenway Park opened) they were nicknamed The Speed Boys!
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
|Tonight's 'Dirty Water' At Fenway (FenwayNation Photo)|
the Red Sox are the only American League team currently ranked in the Top Five (5th place). In fact, your 2016 Carmine Hose get a cumulative rating of 1531. At 11-9, you'd think that the Sox would more likely be viewed as being on the outside looking in. But, the Blue Jays and Indians are the next AL teams in line at 1526 points—followed by the White Sox (1525), Mariners (1519), Rays (1515), Rangers (1511), Orioles (1509), Astros (1507), Royals (1506), Evil Ones (1505), Angels (1503), Tigers (1499), A's (1498), and Twins (1484). Of course, the "guru" of FiveThrityEight.com (Nate Silver) has been notoriously wrong on his 2016 political projections—so, go out and find a big grain of salt somewhere.
Carson Smith (acquired from the Mariners in the Wade Miley deal) could join the Red Sox as soon as next week during a series against the White Sox. Smith will pitch for AAA Pawtucket on Friday and Saturday and likely join up with the team while they are on the road in Chicago.