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Former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein Says Farewell to Boston in Newspaper Editorial

As the Boston Red Sox are expected to name Ben Cherington their next general manager on Thursday, the man who used to occupy that position, Theo Epstein, gave his final farewell to the team’s fans on Tuesday morning in a letter in the Boston Globe.

He reminisced on his lifelong love for the Sox and how happy he was to see the team win twice during his reign.

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MLB to Investigate Drinking in Boston Red Sox Clubhouse This Season

The policy allowing some Major League Baseball players to drink in clubhouses is coming under scrutiny. MLB Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Joe Torre is reviewing the policy, specifically the drinking that happened in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse this past season.

Pending the results of Torre’s investigation, the league may ban alcohol from all clubhouses.

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Did the Boston Red Sox Collapse Because of Drinking and a Failed Marriage?

After their historic late-season collapse, the Boston Red Sox quickly let go of manager Terry Francona, while GM Theo Epstein is reportedly headed to the Windy City to take the same position with the Chicago Cubs.

Who’s to blame for the way the season unraveled for the Red Sox? A Boston Globe report sheds some light on the raucous atmosphere of the clubhouse that details drinking and video games on the part of the players, and personal distractions for Francona.

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Former Red Sox Manager Terry Francona Takes Blame for Team’s Late Season Collapse

Former Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona spoke with Boston sports radio station WEEI on Wednesday, his first public comments since he parted ways with the team last week.

Francona, who guided the Red Sox to World Series victories in 2004 and 2007, said that after the team’s historic late-season skid he chose to leave.

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Bill Buckner’s Infamous 1986 World Series Ball Goes Up for Auction for $1 Million

Want to own a part of baseball history? The ball that went through Bill Buckner’s legs in game six of the 1986 world Series will hit eBay on October 15, and the auction will close 10 days later at the exact minute of the 25th anniversary of Buckner’s error.

Bidding starts at a cool $1 million.

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Hardest Sports For Any Man To Master

Throughout time we’ve always had the debate of which sport is the hardest. Is it baseball? Football? Soccer? You can attack the argument in so many ways.

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Ozzie Guillen Out As White Sox Manager, Could Become Marlins Skipper

Ozzie Guillen’s reign as Chicago White Sox manager has reportedly ended amidst the kind of drama you’d expect from the controversial skipper.

Late Monday night, reports indicated that Guillen had been traded to the Florida Marlins, but by morning the story had changed. Guillen was released from his contract and he will pursue other managerial opportunities on his own.

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Mariano Rivera Demonstrates How to Make a Cardboard Baseball Glove [VIDEO]

All-time save leader Mariano Rivera has made close to $150 million playing baseball. But as a kid growing up in Panama, the Yankee legend had so little money that buying a baseball glove was out of the question.

In the video below, Rivera demonstrates how he used to make his childhood mitts out of cardboard. He says they did make it easier to catch a fast moving baseball, but adds that anyone who can afford a leather glove should definitely go that route.

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Darth Vader Throws First Pitch at Oakland A’s Game [VIDEO]

Recently, we learned Abraham Lincoln is a heck of a quarterback. Darth Vader, however, botched his chance to show off his athletic abilities when he one-hopped the first pitch at O.co Coliseum in Oakland before the A’s game against the Tigers on Friday night.

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Mariano Rivera Gets 602nd Save to Become All-Time Leader

Mariano Rivera notched his 602nd career save on Monday afternoon, passing Trevor Hoffman for first place on the all-time list.

Rivera preserved a 6-4 victory for the New York Yankees over the Minnesota Twins.

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Fan Catches Foul Ball While Talking on Cell Phone [VIDEO]

Generally, when a spectator at a baseball game catches a foul ball he’s next seen fielding a call from a friend or a relative who saw him make the snag on TV.

This Texas Ranger ran took that congratulations right away because he was already deep into a cell phone conversation when he casually grabbed a screaming line drive of a foul ball off the bat of Rangers’ second baseman Ian Kinsler.

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Cleveland Indians’ Shelley Duncan Makes Amazing, Mid-Air Catch – Three Times in a Row! [VIDEO]

Cleveland Indians left-fielder Shelley Duncan used all of his six-foot-five frame to make spectacular – and eerily similar — catches on three consecutive Texas Ranger batters.

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