Marathon inside Fenway Park

Marathon runners don't usually mean the Big Green Monster at Fenway Park when they talk about hitting the wall. But today, 50 runners will circle the outfield 116 times to cover the classic 26.2-mile distance in a race being billed as the first marathon held entirely within the confines of a major league ballpark. While the …

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Red Sox sign another Aruban talent

Apparently, the Boston Red Sox are very happy with their Aruban shortstop Xander Bogaerts. Even this happy they signed another Aruban talent. According to Baseball Aruba, the Sox signed Brandon Rincones to a professional contract. Brandon can play shortstop and he can pitch as well, so it is up to the Red Sox how they …

Dutchies around the world, part 6

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Xander Bogaerts, Shairon Martis, Spencer Kieboom, Danny Arribas, Kevin Josephina and Wladimir Balentien. Xander Bogaerts The Aruban shortstop of the Boston Red Sox is having a good season at bat again. In 34 games and 131 at-bats, Xander collected 44 hits, resulting …

Dutchies around the world, part 3

In this week's edition of Dutchies around the world, we pay attention to Jonathan Schoop, Juremi Profar, Sicnarf Loopstok, Ademar Rifaela, and Wladimir Balentien. Jonathan Schoop Jonathan had a rusty start of the season as he only went 2 for 19 in his first six starts. Since then he is slowly recovering. From that low …

Ballparks around the world: Marlins Park

With the World Baseball Classic nearing, it is time to show another ballpark to you that will host a WBC group. This time Marlins Park in Miami, home of the Miami Marlins. This state of the art ballpark will host group C with Colombia, Dominican Republic, Canada and the United States of America. It will …

Lowell Spinners change logos

Today the Lowell Spinners (Short-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox in the New York-Penn League) unveiled their new logos.  The club from the former textile industry town also presented new uniforms. The event was held Lowell General Hospital’s Clark Auditorium. The new logos contains the club's mascot Canaligator. In the main logo Canaligator can …

Xander Bogaerts wins Boston award

The Boston branch of the BBWAA has awarded Xander Bogaerts last night during the annual BBWAA Awards Dinner. Xander has been given the Jackie Jensen Spirit Award. The Jackie Jensen Spirit Award is presented annually to a major league player for "spirit and determination". Xander Bogaerts had a spectacular season in 2016. For a long time his …

Red Sox and SeaDogs extend PDC

It looks like the Boston Red Sox and the Portland SeaDogs have been affiliated forever and since today it will look even more so as the two teams extended their Player Development Contract through the 2020 season. The two baseball clubs are cooperating since 2003 so the connection between the two clubs may seem longer than it …

Manny Ramirez goes independent in Japan

There are players who simply don't want to quit on the game. Rickey Henderson was one of them and also Julio Franco could not say goodbye to the game. Another one in this little list of players who wants to keep playing is Manny Ramirez. The 12-time MLB All Star has signed a contract with the Kochi Fighting …

Affiliated ball coming to Malden?

After planning an independent ballpark in Boston suburb Malden first, developer Alex Bok has shifted towards affiliated baseball. The Field of Dreams project was first projected to become a Atlantic Association ballpark, even though there never was a deal with the league. After negotiating in the past months, MiLB has granted permission to Bok to …

Why do the Red Sox keep honoring a bigoted owner?

As you may know, Fenway Park in Boston is located at Yawkey way, named after the former owner of the Red Sox (from 1933 until 1977). But why do the Red Sox (and the city of Boston) keep honoring an owner who was a proven bigot and racist?  Before 1947, when Major League Baseball upheld …

Record of consecutive games hitting streak remains Joltin’ Joe’s

With the 8-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies, Jackie Bradley's 29-game hitting streak ended as the 26-year old center fielder of the Boston Red Sox went 0 for 4. With this win, the Rockies snapped a three-game losing streak and the Red Sox ended an four-game winning streak. In the last thirty games Bradley jr. …

More new merchandise ahead

Rebranding means new merchandise. This is exactly why some clubs change names and colors at times. The Lynchburg HillCats announced that they will change their name and colors before the start of the 2017 season. Sometimes you wonder why. There are clubs that certainly need a rebranding, but other really don't. In my opinion the …

Xander Bogaerts is an MVP candidate for sure

Perhaps it is a bit early since the MLB season is not even halfway, but Xander Bogaerts is putting up some serious numbers. Last year I wrote that Xander Bogaerts could be the 2015 MVP with the numbers that he put up. But since he wasn't playing for a contender, he didn't come close in …

C.C. Sabathia earned the fifth rotation spot? Yeah right!!

Despite the fact that the Yankees declared that the race for the fifth rotation spot would be an open one, Joe Giradi announced that C.C. Sabathia will fill the fifth spot. Open race? Really? Compare his numbers with those of Ivan Nova. At least the Red Sox have the guts, to bench a player with a …

Orix Buffaloes acquire contract of Pablo Sandoval

After yesterday's news that Pablo Sandoval will be a bench jockey with the Red Sox, despite his big contract with the club, the Orix Buffaloes acted quick. The team from the Japanese professional baseball league NPB, has spent the last few seasons in the cellar of the Pacific League. The Osaka based team has been …