The finale of the pandemic-shortened 2020 season goes up against the scandals, scapegoats, superstars and, yes, the Yankees of the past. Sam Miller judges every October since 1903.
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Luis Urueta, a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks' coaching staff since 2018, has again interviewed with the Red Sox about their managerial vacancy, a source told ESPNdeportes.com.
Dozens of items of sports memorabilia collected by Peter Frates, whose battle with Lou Gehrig's disease helped spread the ALS ice bucket challenge, are being auctioned to help people still fighting the disease.
The Boston Red Sox opened their home ballpark for two days this weekend for residents to vote early.
Hundreds of Boston residents cast their votes at Fenway Park, which the city is using as an alternative to indoor venues during the pandemic.
Only two MLB teams have ever forced a Game 7 from down 3-0. Boston won. Here's how ... and how Houston can follow the blueprint.
The Houston Astros are bringing back memories of the 2004 Boston Red Sox after climbing out of a 3-0 hole to the Tampa Bay Rays to force Saturday's decisive Game 7 in the ALCS.
We look at the top priorities for clubs that got an early start on their hot stove seasons.
BBTN: Karl Ravech recaps the first day of the postseason and Hembo previews the first round of NL series
Karl Ravech joins Buster to discuss the Yankees shelling Shane Bieber, the Astros surviving against the Twins despite appearing to be on the ropes, Yuli Gurriel signing a one-year deal to stay in Houston, the Rays being the Rays making hitters miss and the White Sox impressing after limping into the playoffs (9:51). Plus, Hembo drops by to give his keys to each of the NL series (26:52).
Buster Olney and David Schoenfield agree that the Red Sox should bring Alex Cora back to manage the team. If they don't, the fan base is going to be very unhappy.
David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss why the Red Sox would be crazy not to bring Alex Cora back, the duel between Shane Bieber and Gerrit Cole, Jesús Luzardo starting for the A’s in game one, the Blue Jays’ pitching strategy, and if the Twins can snap its 16-game postseason losing streak (7:36). Plus, Hembo drops by to give his keys to each of the AL series (26:52).
Tim Kurkjian joins Buster to discuss if the Red Sox will hire Alex Cora after firing Ron Roenicke, if Dave Dombrowski is a lock to be the newest GM of the Angels, what’s next for the Phillies, why there’s no excuse for the Mets missing the playoffs and the most intriguing postseason matchups (6:44). Then, Sarah Langs stops by to play The Numbers game with notes on the baby Blue Jays, Juan Soto’s batting title and the best pitcher on the planet (27:06).
Jackie Bradley Jr. homered and made a leaping catch as the last-place Boston Red Sox won their final game under manager Ron Roenicke, beating the playoff-bound Atlanta Braves 9-1 Sunday.
The Red Sox will not bring Ron Roenicke back as manager next season.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
The Red Sox announce manager Ron Roenicke will not return in 2021.
Jeff Passan ESPN
Ron Roenicke is out as Red Sox manager
Rookie right-hander Tanner Houck struck out 10 in another dominant performance, Christian Vazquez capped a big inning with a grand slam, and the Boston Red Sox routed the Atlanta Braves 8-2 Saturday night.