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Name: Over The Monster
Description: A blog devoted to the 2004 World Series Champions
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Date Added: 2005-02-22 19:18:40
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Red Sox vs. Yankees: Shane Victorino returns
Shane Victorino is finally back! After three long weeks, Shane Victorino is finally ready to make his 2014 debut, batting second and playing right field as the Red Sox take on the Yankees. Today's Lineups

Red Sox minor lines: Will Middlebrooks rehabs...poorly
Will Middlebrooks is playing again, but not terribly well. Pawtucket W 3-1 Alex Hassan: 0-3, BB, K Will Middlebrooks: 0-3, 3 K Garin Cecchini: 1-1, 2B Ryan Lavarnway: 2-4 Bryce Brentz: 1-3, BB, 2 K Dan Butler: 1-4, 2 K Allen Webster: 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K

Twitter Question Theater: The Michael Pineda pine tar incident
In which your questions are answered. On Wednesday night, Yankees starter Michael Pineda was ejected for having an obvious streak of pine tar on his neck, two weeks after he ...

Red Sox promote prospect Trey Ball to Low-A, Pat Light to High-A
A pair of first round picks from the last two drafts move up a level early in 2014. It might just be April, but that doesn't mean prospects can't already be on the move. Trey Ball, the Red Sox' first selection and the seventh-overall pick in the 2013 draft, has been activated and prom...

Video: John Lackey strikes out 11 Yankees over 8 innings
It was overshadowed by the pine tar incident, but John Lackey was phenomenal against the Yankees. Lost in the ejection of Michael Pineda on Wednesday night was the brilliance of Red Sox start...

Michael Pineda's pine tar problem highlights flaw in rules
Michael Pineda was ejected from Wednesday night's game for using a foreign substance. So what's the issue with pine tar? BOSTON -- There was no way that Michael Pineda could be foolish enough to blatantly show that he was using pine tar again after the media firestorm that ensued following the

Daily Red Sox Links: Daniel Nava, Jackie Bradley, Trey Ball
Today's links look at last night's controversy surrounding Michael Pineda, Boston's shaky defense, and Jackie Bradley's defensive skills. On Tuesday night, the Red Sox were reminded of the element they were missing after the departure of

Red Sox 5, Yankees 1: John Lackey dominates and pine tar pine tar pine tar
John Lackey was incredible, Derek Jeter was hilarious, and oh yeah, Michael Pineda got tossed for using pine tar. The Red Sox bounced back from their Tuesday night drubbing with a 5-1 win over the Yankees that was crazy in all the right ways. So, let's not waste time. After the Red Sox scored two runs off of Michael Pineda in the bottom of the fi...

Game 23, overflow thread: The Pine Tar Game
Pine tar, disappearing baseballs, A.J. Pierzynski walking, other assorted madness! It's a strange night at Fenway Park. So far, it's also pretty fun. Let's have it stay that way, eh?

Michael Pineda caught with pine tar, ejected in second inning
Michael Pineda is gone from Wednesday night's Red Sox - Yankees game after being caught with pine tar. Michael Pineda has been ejected in the second inning of Wednesday night's game between the Red Sox and Yankees after John Farrell asked the umpires to check Pineda for pine tar. The pine tar in question was spread liberally on the right side of Pineda's neck. ...

Red Sox vs. Yankees notes: Alex Wilson excited for opportunity, Shane Victorino arrives in Boston
Alex Wilson is excited for his major league opportunity, Jackie Bradley Jr. is set to stick in center, and Shane Victorino arrives in Boston. BOSTON -- While his latest stint with the major league squad isn't expected to last very long, reliever Alex Wilson is excited for the opportunity to return to the big leagues and make an impression on the  coaching staff. Wilson threw 27.2 ...

Daniel Nava disappointed, but not in disbelief over demotion
Manager John Farrell spoke about the demotion of outfielder Daniel Nava before Wednesday night's matchup against the Yankees. BOSTON -- The dilemma as to what to do with the surplus of outfielders was gong to come up eventually for the Red Sox. While the decision was expected to be made prior to Shane Victorino's activation from the disabled list, the team was forced ...

Red Sox vs. Yankees: Doom, gloom, and all their friends
Times are dark in Fenway Park, but they'll try to play some baseball all the same. Fresh off a demoralizing 9-2 blowout, there's nothing for the Red Sox but to get back on the horse and try again. Can't you just taste the excitement? No? Oh... Today's Lineups

Red Sox option Daniel Nava, call up Alex Wilson
Alex Wilson will make a brief trip to the majors to shore up Boston's bullpen. Daniel Nava, meanwhile, is headed back to Pawtucket. The Red Sox have optioned Daniel Nava to the minors, calling up Alex Wilson to give the team some short-term bullpen depth for Wednesday night's game against the Yankees. The first piece of the news comes

Salem Red Sox update: Brian Johnson, Corey Littrell, Kyle Martin
Strikeouts everywhere. Brian Johnson, LHP

The tragedy of Daniel Nava
One of 2013's best stories has turned into one of 2014's most depressing ones. What would you say if I were to declare this season over? Irreparable? Beyond saving? I guarantee you that 95% of responses would include the words "it's only April." And so it is! As miserable as 2014 has been so far, there's plenty of time for things to right themselves, and declar...

Salem Red Sox 2014 updates
Remember Greenville's 2013 problems? They got promoted. Brian Johnson, LHP ...

Red Sox minor lines: Rubby De La Rosa is no reliever
Rubby De La Rosa seemed destined for the bullpen. Now, four games into 2014, it's hard to imagine him as anything but a starter. Pawtucket L 7-5 Shane Victorino: 0-4, 3 K, E Alex Hassan: 0-3, BB, K Christian Vazquez: 1-4, 2B, 2 K, E Garin Cecchini: 1-4, 3 K, SB Dan Butler: 0-2, BB Rubby De ...

Red Sox roster battle: Jonathan Herrera vs. Brock Holt
Much like in spring training, Jonathan Herrera and Brock Holt are battling for the utility man role when Will Middlebrooks returns to the active roster. Back in spring training, there weren't many battles going on in camp. There was one in center field that no one expected between Gr...

Frustration, thy name is Red Sox
Things aren't going well for the Red Sox. They might get better though. Tuesday night sucked, but the Red Sox will probably be fine. They probably won't win the World Series, but you could say that ab...

David Ortiz hits AL's longest homer of 2014
The next one isn't even close to Papi's blast, either. There wasn't a whole lot to be happy about in Tuesday's 9-3 defeat at the hands of the Yankees, but leave it to Red Sox designated hitter

Daily Red Sox Links: John Lackey, Mookie Betts, Clay Buchholz
Today's links look at Mookie Bett's quest to .400, a new series coming from Chad Finn, and Rubby De La Rosa's scorching start. John Lackey is taking the mound tonight, and the team expects a stronger start out of him this time out. (

Red Sox 3, Yankees 9: Boston's rock crumbles
Three weeks into the season, Jon Lester was the one man the Red Sox could depend on. Tuesday he fell to pieces. Two days ago, the Red Sox finally seemed to have found a spark. Winners of four-of-five, they were back to their old selves, putting together good at bats and scoring runs. Even a close loss to the Orioles on Monday held promise, with the Sox coming up just ...

Red Sox vs. Yankees: Jon Lester vs. Masahiro Tanaka
All eyes will be on the mound as Jon Lester and Masahiro Tanaka face off in Fenway Park. The pitchers take top billing Tuesday night as the Red Sox send Jon Lester to the mound to take on Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees. Today's Lineups

The Red Sox' familiar, frustrating dance around .500
The Red Sox just can't seem to get over that final hump to reach .500. It's a familiar struggle for this franchise. There are few baseball fans who view .500 as an acceptable record. The 2005 San Diego Padres were the worst team to make the playoffs in a 162-game season, at least by record, and they finished the season at 82-80. Even in the worst of divisions, there can be little h...

Greenville Drive update: Manuel Margot, Jamie Callahan, Myles Smith
Margot impresses given his age, Callahan scuffles maybe thanks to his, and Smith has some things to work on. Manuel Margot, CF

Red Sox minor lines: Is Wendell Rijo the next big thing?
Once again Greenville may have produced the surprise of the season. Pawtucket W 4-3 Shane Victorino: 1-4 Will Middlebrooks: 0-3, 2 K Ryan Lavarnway: 1-4, K Bryce Brentz: 2-3, 2B, BB Garin Cecchini: 2-4, K Christian Vazquez: 1-3, BB, CS Brandon Workman: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 2 ...

Is Jonny Gomes really clutch?
When the Red Sox decided to start Jonny Gomes during the World Series, one of the words that was thrown around a lot was "intangibles." What did Jonny Gomes do in 2013 that made him valuable? How does that compare to the rest of his career? Time after time, Jonny Gomes is involved ...

Daily Red Sox Links: Clay Buchholz, Mookie Betts, Mike Napoli
Today's links look at Clay Buchholz's well-being, Mookie Betts' big bat and Mike Napoli's measured approach at the plate. If you think that Clay Buchholz has lost something on his fastball, you aren't alone. While it's not a big drop, it's still something to look out for going forward. (

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