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Contributors: Sports - Clearing the Bases

  • Thursday Apr 09, 2015 | 8:41 am

    Forget the fastball and curveball. Snowball time

    Portland Sea Dogs assistant GM Chris Cameron gets credit for the best tweet this morning:   I’ve often compared Opening Day to being like Christmas morning, this is not what I had in mind. pic.twitter.com/pG0XsTVBLg — Chris Cameron (@ChrisRCameron) April 9, 2015 We talked to the Sea Dogs players about playing in the cold (see today’s story). As for the Sea Dogs opener scheduled to Thursday at 6 p.m., it […]

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  • Wednesday Apr 08, 2015 | 7:08 am

    Where are those arms the Red Sox traded?

    Arizona Diamonbacks right-hander Rubby De La Rosa won his first start with his new team, but Red Sox fans don’t need to regret the deal that sent De La Rosa and Allen Webster to Arizona for left-handed starter Wade Miley. De La Rosa got plenty of support in the D-Backs’ 7-6 win over the Giants. He began by giving up a two-run Buster Posey homer in the first and ended […]

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  • Tuesday Apr 07, 2015 | 6:26 am

    Win-win-win for Red Sox on Monday; plus A-Rod, Lavarnway, Iglesias

    Clay Bucholz looked like an ace. Five home runs. A solid pitched locked up. Monday was a good day for the Boston Red Sox, 8-0 winners in Philadelphia. Buchholz pitched seven – count’em, seven – shutout innings. And the offense did its share. Red Sox fans had to be pleased to see Dustin Pedroia swing the bat. He was, saying so in this interview. And after the victory, the Red […]

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  • Monday Apr 06, 2015 | 6:52 am

    Opening thoughts: lineup, Hamels where he expected, Lester loss, Flaherty still with O’s

    Philadelphia left-hander Cole Hamels spun a clever line before Monday’s season-opening game between the Red Sox and Phillies. “I had a pretty good idea I’d be in this ballpark,” Hamels said in today’s advance. Of course, Hamels could have just as easily been talking about suiting up for the other team, as Boston is continually mentioned as a trade partner for Hamels. Instead, Boston goes with Clay Buchholz – a […]

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    Friday Apr 03, 2015 | 1:18 pm

    Patriots’ Malcolm Butler coming to Hadlock Field

    The Portland Sea Dogs want you to think about baseball, so they announced  Friday that they are bringing a football player to Hadlock Field. Actually, the Sea Dogs bring a New England Patriots player to a game every year and, this month, that player is Malcolm Butler, the cornerback who made the game-saving interception in Super Bowl XLIX.   Butler (shown at left with his interception) will appear at the […]

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    Wednesday Apr 01, 2015 | 8:38 am

    Never know who you will see at Hadlock Field

    In today’s Press Herald, we write about the chance encounter at Hadlock Field between the established slugger (David Ortiz) and the kid trying to get to the big leagues (Pablo Sandoval), back in 2008. Back then, the kid was a catcher. Now he is a third baseman expected to handle the hot corner at Fenway Park, while adding to what general manager Ben Cherington hopes is a relentless lineup. The […]

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    Friday Mar 20, 2015 | 6:15 am

    Another left-handed prospect shines for Red Sox

    “I thought he was very sharp,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said of the left-hander, who is eventually headed to Pawtucket to start the 2015 season. Farrell was not talking about Henry Owens, who started Thursday’s exhibition game, but Brian Johnson, who struck out four in 2 2/3 innings (3 hits, 1 run, 1 walk). Johnson now has a 2.35 ERA in four appearances (7 2/3 innings). We wrote about Johnson […]

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    Thursday Mar 19, 2015 | 6:17 am

    Opener three weeks away; Ellsbury out; the Yard Goats?

    The Portland Sea Dogs open their 2015 season at home three weeks from today. Have you seen Hadlock Field lately. It looks nothing like this photo taken earlier this month.   I stopped by Wednesday and saw the snow cleared. We’ll have more about the Dogs’ upcoming season in this Sunday’s column. Minor League spring training games began Wednesday in Fort Myers. Jake Seiner of milb.com stopped by the Sea […]

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    Wednesday Mar 18, 2015 | 10:15 am

    Red Sox send Coyle, Shaw and others to the minors

    With minor league spring training games scheduled to begin Wednesday, the Boston Red Sox began thinning out its major league spring training camp, sending six players to the minors. First baseman Travis Shaw and infielder Sean Coyle were optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. Pitchers Miguel Celestino, Keith Couch and Noe Ramirez, along with first baseman/outfielder Bryan LeHair, were sent to minor league camp. The distinction made for Shaw and Coyle – […]

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