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  • They're only playoff opinions . . .

     
    They're only playoff opinions, but at least they're all mine: How come the Red Sox somehow managed to slide David Ortiz down in their lineup, and the Angels can't make themselves do the same thing with Vlad Guerrero? I'm just......
  • Red Sox Manager Terry Francona ill

     
    Boston Red Sox Manager Terry Francona apparently took ill with food poisoning shortly before Thursday's opening game of the American League Division Series with the Angels. Francona appeared well during a meeting with the media at about 4:30 p.m. but........
  • Give credit to Vlad and Fuentes

     
    They were the Angels' two biggest question marks coming into the postseason. But on a cool, sun-splashed Sunday in Boston, in maybe the biggest moments of their respective careers, Vlad Guerrero and Brian Fuentes turned the question marks into...
  • Red Sox approach: Been there, done that

     
    A team has lost the first two games and come back to win a league division series just four times -- but two of those four occasions featured the Red Sox, who climbed out of an 0-2 hole to beat......
  • History's on the Red Sox's side

     
    Needing a victory to avoid going home down 0-2 in the American League Division Series, Boston Manager Terry Francona gave the ball Friday to a pitcher who has won his last six postseason decisions. Not that the Red Sox had......
  • Nick Francona goes from hell of war to Angels' front office

    Nick Francona goes from hell of war to Angels' front office
    TEMPE, Ariz. — The summer in Helmand province, an arid region of southern Afghanistan known to be a Taliban stronghold, was the worst. Hunkering down for eight months in a mud-hut compound with no running water was challenging enough for 1st Lt....
  • Baseball's new replay system may be great, but reviews aren't in yet

    Baseball's new replay system may be great, but reviews aren't in yet
    During his six seasons as a coach for the San Diego Padres, Rick Renteria frequently reviewed videotape of what he believed were umpires' questionable calls. That experience led him to one unmistakable conclusion: Major League Baseball umpires are not...
  • Bulls' Derrick Rose to miss rest of NBA season

    Bulls' Derrick Rose to miss rest of NBA season
    Derrick Rose's comeback turned out to be a cameo, and the Chicago Bulls' worst nightmare became a reality again. The Bulls' hopes about contending for a championship this season took a serious hit. Their long-term plans appear to be up in the air too....
  • Jhonny Peralta's signing by Cardinals touches a nerve

    Jhonny Peralta's signing by Cardinals touches a nerve
    The first major free-agent signing of the off-season, the St. Louis Cardinals' acquisition of shortstop Jhonny Peralta, has exposed still-open wounds in Major League Baseball on the topic of performance-enhancing drugs. Peralta was among 12 players...
  • Cleveland Indians' Terry Francona is AL manager of year

    Cleveland Indians' Terry Francona is AL manager of year
    Terry Francona, who led the Cleveland Indians to their first playoff berth in six years, was honored Tuesday as American League manager of the year. Francona had never received a first-place vote in previous years, even when he led the Boston Red Sox to...
  • Baseball had its moments in 2013

    Baseball had its moments in 2013
    As wild and wacky as the World Series was — Game 3 ending on an obstruction call at third base, Game 4 on a pickoff play at first . . . really? — the Boston Red Sox celebrating their third championship in 10 years won't be baseball's most...