Friday, February 17, 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
both the Red Sox and Yankees have submitted bids to host the annual Army-Navy football classic at their respective stadiums. Both franchises have a recent history of hosting college football games—so the track record of success is there for both. Historically, the 117 Army-Navy tilts have been in either Pennsylvania or Maryland—so shifting to Fenway Park or The Concrete Bunker On 161st Street would be a big move. Interestingly, Gillette Stadium and the New England Patriots are also in the mix. Stay tuned!
Leave it to Hanley Ramriez to stoke up a controversy on his first day in camp. Reportedly, David Ortiz told his former teammate that one reason he "might" come out of retirement is because he misses Hanley. Huh? Would a 'man crush' on Ramirez really coax Big Papi away from his family and friends—and a lucrative post-playing career? Not blood likely. Initially, Hanley said to reporters, "David, I'm sorry man, but I've got to do it, man. If he tries to come back, I'm one of the reasons he might come back because we miss each other so much. That's not going to happen but he told me that." Later, after much back and forth, he clarified things, "David's not coming back. He's home with his family. All right? You got that?" Yeah, we got that. But, let a thousand conspiracy theories bloom!
|(Boston Red Sox Team Photo—Michael Ivins)|
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
HERE (for the last time, we promise!).
Hanley Ramirez will get all the team's Designated Hitter at-bats against right-handed pitching. This will likely mean that Hanley would move to first base against lefties (displacing Mitch Moreland)—also giving Chris Young at-bats in the DH spot.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017