Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Derek Lowe's Real Mistake- He Should Have Done The Monstah Masha
Andrei Kirilkeno's wife, Masha Lopatova, isn't as strict as Trinka Lowe
(DLowe Gets 'Er Done in GAME 7)

Doin' The Hokey Pokey

What's Up Pokey?
"Pokey is fine. He's with family. When personal feelings are involved, it's very difficult to put a timetable on the resolution of those.''
-Pokey's agent Mike Nicoterra

"I think that the 72 hours that have passed is more than a reasonable amount of time for him to offer some explanation for his unexcused absence. We still do not have that explanation, and we're moving on.''
-Marlins G.M. Larry Beinfest

A Red Sox fan favorite
Pokey's agent contacted the Marlins twice during his absence, so it sounds like harsh treatment from the Marlins' brass. We wish him the best.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Red Sox hurler rescinds trade request - Boston.com

All's Wells That Ends Wells
David Wells will be the lefty in the 2006 Red Sox rotation
"I just told him, `Listen, plan on me going north, dude.' I said I want to stay. I said I think it will be fine. He was all smiles and that was that."

-David Orson Wells on his conversaton with Theo

"Just the way 'Tek looked at me. He goes, 'We need to talk.' We didn't really get a chance to talk, but, knowing 'Tek and talking to him a lot last year, I kind of had an idea what was going through his mind," Wells said. "That vibe I got from him, whoa, pretty deep."

-David Wells on his "Brokeback talk" with Tek

Alex Rodriguez Is An Albatross

Hub Flashback:
The Curse of A-Rod
Just A little reminder of the new order of things in Red Sox Nation.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

World Baseball Classic: Rosters

World Baseball Classic: Rosters
Tek and Papi lead Red Sox WBC players.

Friday, March 03, 2006


New England Sports Hub Presents:
The Best Of Red Sox Hub
March 2006

"I'm Nomar Hernandez"

"Nomar Garciaparra's grand experiment got off to a glorious start on Thursday. The veteran shortstop played his first Grapefruit League game at first base and made two dazzling, hit-saving plays in the third inning."
- Los Angeles Daily News

Manny's Mouthpiece Says Trade Was Team's Idea:
"I think it's been mis-characterized all along. I think it's been a situation over the last few years where the Red Sox have wanted to pursue trade alternatives, just to kind of see what's out there, and Manny has always been willing to participate in those kind of talks and he'd been willing to keep an open mind and cooperate if the Red Sox decide they want to have trade discussions with another team. "
-Manny's Spin Doctor Greg Genske

Over the winter, several sources in the organization indicated that Ramirez asked to be traded at least once during each of his first five seasons in Boston.

Padres unlikely to add pitching(The San Diego Union-Tribune)
"I don't know if our two organizations match up. We really haven't had any discussions about Boomer since January. It doesn't look like he'll probably pitch in a game until the middle of March."
- Padres G.M. Kevin Towers

Wells will have to continue
to work the buffet...uhmm...exercise
bike in the Ft. Myers facility

One Padres player the Red Sox inquired about this past offseason was leadoff man Dave Roberts, who two years ago became a catalyst in Boston's run to the World Series title. Towers has said he will keep Roberts, who was among the best leadoff men in the majors who made at least 400 plate appearances last year. Further, when the Padres and Roberts agreed to a one-year guarantee in December, Roberts received assurances that the club would retain him through at least June, said the player's agent, John Boggs.

"We have a verbal understanding that they won't trade him or think about trading him until the (July 31st) trading deadline. I've got a verbal understanding with Kevin Towers that Dave won't be traded . . . unless somebody wants him at the trading deadline. I'm under the understanding that won't change."

-"The Stealer's" agent

Of course they meant it at the time. It sounds like the Padres won't part with much to acquire Wells at this juncture, and will wait for him to disrupt the Sox clubhouse enough that he is handed to them.

Spring Training 2006 Edition

The Press Briefing

Ricky Williams Ramirez

A Manny Ortez To You John "Carrie"

And, last but certainly not least,
who can forget that Enrique Ritz is in camp...

Dude, Where's My Bar???

Red Sox Spring Training Edition
Red Sox Hub Presents:
Cliff Claven's Useless facts...
Or are they just so titillating you feel McFilthy?
Manny showed up in 2006 wearing the same Tim Brown Raiders jersey that he wore following the White Sox sweep of the Red Sox in the 2005 ALDS...
Are you happy to be playing for the Boston Red Sox?
"I’m here. I’m here."

"Like I said I get paid to play baseball no [matter] where I go to play I still gotta go and perform even if I like it or not."

-Manny Ramirez, during his
6 minutes with the press today

Base-ball Breaker:
Workouts start at 9am...Manny showed up at 9:01 in his Tim Brown Jersey. His excuse for showing up to camp late was that he wanted to finish his offseason workout program; He declared himself in the best shape of his career, yet said that he was out of the World Baseball Classic because he wasn't ready and didn't want to embarass himself...Too late. That's okay Manny: As long as you hit 30 homers and drive in 130 runs, the apologists will stick with you. You'll find none of that on these pages...You owe your family, owner,teammates, and the loyal fans of Red Sox Nation an apology.
-Manny Ramirez "Happy Ending" Hub

"The 32-year-old right-hander acknowledged his concentration wasn't where it should have been at times last year, when his marriage broke up and his wife made public his relationship with former Los Angeles television sports anchor Carolyn Hughes.
Lowe claims Hughes didn't cause the demise of his marriage. The two are still together.
"We didn't leave our spouses for each other, which people believe we did," he said. "She was going through a divorce. It wasn't a fling. There's no guarantee, but it wasn't just a fling."

-Derek Lowe Rider Hub

"I tried 'em last year for one day. 'They feel weird. I've always known I've needed them, I could just never put them in and out. "
-Dodger Derek Lowe

Careful Derek, In light of what's gone on, somebody might take that the wrong way...

-Red Sox Alumn Hub

ABC News: For Dodgers' Lowe, It's Starting O:
"'I tried 'em last year for one day,' Lowe said between blinks. 'They feel weird. I've always known I've needed them, I could just never put them in and out. "

Careful Derek, In light of what's gone on, somebody might take that the wrong way...

-Red Sox Alumn Hub

Hub Flashback:
"Derek Lowe, the ex-Red Sox hurler who was the hero of last year's ALCS and the World Series, has abandoned his heartbroken wife and kids and moved in with a TV reporter who covers his new team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Yeah, This one is gonna work out.

That's according to Trinka Lowe, Derek's wife of seven years and the mother of their three kids, who said her husband has left her for Fox Sports Net's Carolyn Hughes. "

Big Papi Is The Face and Leader Of The 2006 Red Sox

Club House Chemist Big Papi Initiates Coco

Sunday, November 20, 2005

NEW ENGLAND SPORTS HUB...NESH Salutes The Reigning Champion Red Sox and Patriots

Sunday, November 06, 2005

KRT Wire | 11/06/2005 | Epstein's controversial departure upsetting to Red Sox players, fans

KRT Wire | 11/06/2005 | Epstein's controversial departure upsetting to Red Sox players, fans: "'We're not a better team without him,' Curt Schilling says.
'I'm very upset we're losing a guy like him,' says Jason Varitek, the team captain. 'It's frustrating as players . . . a lot of people you trust are leaving.
'We've got to find a way to right the ship. This has got to start from the top down.'"

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The Fall Of George