Monday, December 31, 2012
Your group of local patch editors weighs in on the standout sports moments of the year.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is part of a special "end-of-the-year" series in which local editors from your nearby Patch towns highlight their favorites in various topics. Jonathan Friedman - Editor, Attleboro-Seekonk Patch From my earliest days through college, I was a competitive swimmer. I was never good enough to be an Olympian, but I have a tremendous respect for those who are. And every four years, it is exciting to see swimming in the spotlight. Special kudos go to Michael Phelps, who looked like he had lost his magic when he didn't even win a medal in his first individual event, the 400 IM (first time since 2000 that had happened), but then regained it later in the week with spectacular wins in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly, while…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Boston Red Sox fired Valentine after an unsuccessful year at Fenway Park.
The Boston Red Sox have fired manager Bobby Valentine after the team experienced the worst season in decades. In fact, the 69-93 record was the team’s worst since 1965 and the first time the team has finished last in the American League East in more than a decade. Valentine’s one season at the helm was full of losses and run-ins with players. Valentine, who led the New York Mets to the World Series in 2000, followed Terry Francona, a fan favorite who was dismissed a year ago after taking the team to two World Series titles. We want to hear from you: Do you agree with the call? Was Valentine to blame for this year's horrible record? Who or what kind of manager would you like to see at Fenway Park?
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
With the recent death of Red Sox legend Johnny Pesky, you can find out more about the man by reading David Halberstam's "The Teammates."
When you go to a bookstore, you can find "The Teammates" in the sports section, but the book about four Boston Red Sox could very easily be in the relationship aisle. With the death of Johnny Pesky last week, Bobby Doerr is the last of the four great friends and teammates still alive today. Doerr and Pesky were together at Fenway Park, both in wheelchairs, as the Red Sox celebrated the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park in April. Both Ted Williams and Dom DiMaggio proceeded their life-long friends in death. But in the "The Teammates," they will be four young baseball players coming from humble roots on the West Coast to find fame on the East Coast, while wearing Boston Red Sox uniforms in the golden days of the 1930-40s. If you want to know …
Friday, May 25, 2012
Rhett Wiseman of Mansfield is an outfielder at Buckingham Browne and Nichols and is expected to be a high draft pick in the major league baseball draft. He was interviewed on FOX25 Wednesday night.
Mansfield's Rhett Wiseman was featured in myfoxbosto.com High School Game Day Wednesday night. Wuseman played for Buckingham Browne and Nichols in their 8-5 win over Lawrence Academy. He went 3 for 3 and scored the winning run. Wiseman is expected to be a high draft pick in the upcoming major league draft June 4. The centerfielder said in the report that he hopes to get drafted by the Boston Red Sox. If he doesn't elected to go pro, Wiseman will head o Vanderbilt University in the fall. The 2012 MLB Draft Prospects web site has Wiseman rated as the 47th prospect. This summer, he will get a taste of college baseball, playing for the Brockton Rox in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. See the game report at http://www.myfoxboston.com/…
Sunday, April 22, 2012
A trip to Fenway Park gets the memories flowing.
It's really not about the actual structure. Truth be told, the place looks every bit of its 100 years. After nine innings, your body is a crooked mess. Unless you are under 5 feet 5 inches and weigh less than 140 pounds, you are going to be very uncomfortable for three or so hours. It costs a fortune to attend a game these days. Hot dogs come with a loan application to purchase them. You know not to even try to drive there. Still, Fenway Park is what it is. With all its warts, it's ours. After all, Fenway is a place where memories live on. How many things is our lives are still even standing 100 years later? Places like that are few and far between. In a way, Fenway is really our own fountain of youth, a place where we go to remember …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
What choices for the all-time Boston Red Sox team do you agree with and what ones do you disagree with? Leave us your comments.
With the Boston Red Sox getting ready for opening day and celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park, there is going to be a lot of opportunity to look back at the all-time greats to wear their uniform. The Red Sox are running a voting contest at bostonredsox.com, but we're jumping the gun here with an all-time team before the season even starts. The only rule on this team is that you have to have compiled the stats as a Red Sox player and other teams you played on doesn't factor in. Ladies and gentlemen, your all-time Red Sox team: Catcher-Carlton Fisk. Jason Varitek is going to get a lot of votes in the Red Sox poll, but Fisk clearly was a much better hitter in Boston and equally defensively. For his Red Sox career, Fisk hit .284 …
Monday, January 23, 2012
What do you think of the job Mr. Cherington is doing in Boston so far?
Monday, January 23, 2012
With new management at Fenway, there are a lot of changes happening for the Red Sox, including the most recent agreement to trade shortstop Marco Scutaro to the Colorado Rockies for starting pitcher Clay Mortenson. The Sox struggled with their pitching this past season, and fans have been waiting to see what brand new General Manager Ben Cherington would do to improve the rotation. The Sox have also made deals including the trades of Jed Lowrie and Josh Reddick recently. So, what do you think of the recent Red Sox trades and the job Ben Cherington has done so far?
Sunday, January 1, 2012
As we say hello to 2012, Patch editors are looking back at the events of 2011.
What is our best Boston sports event in 2011? Here's a clue they are named after an animal and are a wicked cool bunch. Usually, our editors are the ones asking the questions for the New Year's weekend, but we're turning the tables a bit. We've been asked for our top picks in movies, books, songs, person of the year, event of the year and best Boston sports moment. In round three, we give our top Boston Sporting event of 2011. After reading ours, please share yours with us in the comment section. Kelly Glista, Norwood Patch Editor-The Bruins winning the Stanley Cup, no contest. It shifted the attention of fans who were previously unexcited about hockey, it gave the already loyal fans a renewed hope, and was celebrated with one of the …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
In an article in Tuesday's Baltimore Sun, Mansfield's Jennifer Royle says she is leaving her reporting beat covering the Baltimore Ravens for WJX-FM (105.7) The Fan at the end of the season to return to Boston.
Could be Mansfield's Jennifer Royle appearing on the Boston media sports scene shortly? Royle told the Baltimore Sun she is leaving covering the Baltimore Ravens on WJX-FM (105.7) at the end of the NFL season to return to Boston. The MHS graduate has been rumored for the on field reporter position at NESN during the Boston Red Sox game. She has also been appearing on WEEI Radio on a fill-in basis. "I can't confirm that I'm making a career move," Royle said in the Baltimore Sun story. "But I've been away from home for 15 years, and in my heart, I want to replant my roots in Boston." The Mansfield High graduate has been in Baltimore for 21 months and previously worked at the YES Network, covering the New York Yankees and worked for the Major…
Friday, September 30, 2011
Let us know how you feel about Red Sox Manager Terry Francona leaving the team.
We'll be asking Mansfield Patch readers a different question every weekday. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what MANSFIELD thinks! To answer, use our comments section below. After the team's unprecendented collapse this week, Red Sox Manager Terry Francona has reportedly been let go by the team. There have been different reports about Francona wishing to leave, while others, such as this story filed on WMUR.com, claim team owner John Henry decided not to pick up the option on Francona's contract. How do you feel about letting go of Francona, who has managed the team for eight years and lead Boston to two World Series …