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Former Red Sox Pitcher Arrested in Child Sex Sting

Sheriff says Austin Maddox thought he was meeting 14-year-old girl

(Newser) - Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Austin Maddox was one of 27 men arrested in a sting operation targeting sexual predators, Jacksonville Sheriff TK Waters announced Monday. The sheriff said Maddox and other suspects were arrested in the "Valiant Knights" operation last month after arranging to meet people they thought...

Red Sox Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield Has Died
Red Sox Knuckleballer
Tim Wakefield Dead at 57

Red Sox Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield Dead at 57

News the former pitcher had brain cancer broke last week

(Newser) - The knuckleballing workhorse of the Red Sox pitching staff who bounced back after giving up a season-ending home run to the Yankees in the 2003 playoffs to help Boston win its curse-busting World Series title the following year has died. Tim Wakefield was 57, reports the AP . The Red Sox...

'Trump Won' Banner Is a Ticket Out of Fenway

Crowd cheers as security escorts the man from the ballpark

(Newser) - A spectator at Fenway Park in Boston on Monday night drew cheers, though not the way he wanted to. The fan, who was not identified, was kicked out of the ballpark after raising a banner saying "Trump Won Save America" over the center field wall in the fourth inning...

COVID Heart Problem Sidelines Red Sox Pitcher

Eduardo Rodríguez is out for the entire season

(Newser) - Boston Red Sox left-hander Eduardo Rodríguez will miss the entire season because of heart inflammation caused by COVID-19, the AP reports. He has been on the injured list since mid-July and has not pitched this season. “In the course of monitoring Eduardo after his return, we discovered that...

Team Sends 254-Foot Message
Team Sends 254-Foot Message

Team Sends 254-Foot Message

MLB agrees to allow showings of support for social justice throughout the league

(Newser) - The Red Sox have not always shown support for civil rights. Boston was the last MLB franchise to integrate, per Sports Illustrated —in 1959, 12 years after Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers. Just last month, the Red Sox apologized for racist attacks in Fenway Park against Black players...

Boston Gets Off Lightly in Sign-Stealing Scandal

Red Sox stripped of draft pick, Alex Cora suspended

(Newser) - The Boston Red Sox escaped severe penalties in Major League Baseball's cheating investigation on Wednesday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred concluding that the 2018 World Series champions' sign-stealing efforts were less egregious than the Astros' when they won it all the previous season, the AP reports. Ex-manager Alex Cora was...

Baseball Is Being Sued— by Fantasy Players

They say their bets were tainted by the Astros' cheating

(Newser) - The MLB is urging a judge to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by five fans who say their fantasy baseball scores suffered because the Houston Astros stole signs . The plaintiffs are suing the MLB, MLB Advanced Media, the Astros, and the Boston Red Sox (also accused of stealing signs ),...

MLB Sign-Stealing Mastermind Loses His Job, Too

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora is out

(Newser) - Baseball's newest cheating scandal has just felled it second big-name manager of the week. The Boston Red Sox say they've "parted ways" with Alex Cora, who led the team to a World Series in 2018, reports the Boston Herald . It was seen as a preemptive strike because...

David Ortiz: Here's What Really Happened

The former Red Sox slugger tells what it was like to be shot

(Newser) - "I almost died, man. I was in a coma. People were criticizing me as if I deserved to be killed." So said a teary-eyed David Ortiz in his first interview after being shot in the Dominic Republic on June 9, CNN reports. When the bullet slashed through his...

Padres Pull a Fast One on Visiting Red Sox Fans

They got rickrolled during 'Sweet Caroline'

(Newser) - Yes, rickrolling is still a thing, and a memorable one took place Sunday during the game between the San Diego Padres and the visiting Boston Red Sox. Between innings, the stadium scoreboard pleased Boston fans by inviting everyone to sing along with the Red Sox fan favorite "Sweet Caroline,...

Hospital Releases David Ortiz
Hospital Releases David Ortiz

Hospital Releases David Ortiz

Retired Red Sox star was shot in the back last month

(Newser) - David Ortiz, the retired Red Sox star who was shot in the back last month, has been released from a Boston hospital. He was sitting on a bar patio in Santo Domingo on June 9 when a gunman approached and shot him; the lead prosecutor has said Ortiz may have...

Meghan Markle, Harry Step Out for a Ball Game

The royals welcome the Yankees, Red Sox in British debut; Meghan meets a relative

(Newser) - Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made one of their first joint outings since introducing baby Archie , and it was to mark the arrival of American royalty of sorts—the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees making Major League Baseball's debut across the pond. The Boston Globe reports...

Dominican AG Agrees With Ortiz Shooting Suspect

Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez says there was another target

(Newser) - The Dominican Republic's lead prosecutor says former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was not the target of a shooting in a nightclub in his hometown on June 9, the AP reports. Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez says the target was another man, dressed similarly to Ortiz, who was...

The Price on Ortiz's Head? $7,830
The Price on
Ortiz's Head?

The Price on Ortiz's Head? $7,830

Alleged shooter is now in custody

(Newser) - Police in the Dominican Republic revealed more details of a plot to kill Red Sox great David Ortiz Wednesday—but they declined to discuss possible motives. Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said alleged shooter Rolfi Ferreira Cruz, 25, had been arrested, CNN reports. Six people are now...

Red Sox Fly Wounded David Ortiz to Boston
Wounded 'Big Papi'
Returns to Boston

Wounded 'Big Papi' Returns to Boston

Red Sox flew him back for treatment

(Newser) - Beloved Red Sox slugger David Ortiz landed in Boston on Monday night, just 24 hours after he was shot at a nightclub in the Dominican Republic. The former player was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital after arriving on a plane chartered by the team, the Boston Globe reports. The 43-year-old...

Key Police Question: Was 'Big Papi' the Target?
Key Police Question:
Was 'Big Papi' the Target?
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Key Police Question: Was 'Big Papi' the Target?

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz recuperating from gunshot wound

(Newser) - By all accounts, former Red Sox star David Ortiz is out of imminent danger after being shot in a Dominican Republic bar Sunday night. However, the 43-year-old did suffer serious injuries, including organ damage, and will remain in the ICU for 24 hours, reports the Boston Globe . Citing a person...

Red Sox Legend Wounded in Dominican Republic Shooting

David Ortiz expected to make full recovery

(Newser) - Boston Red Sox great David Ortiz is in stable condition after a shooting in the Dominican Republic on Sunday night, police say. Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte says the 43-year-old slugger was shot in the back from behind at near point-blank range at a nightclub in Santo...

Bill Buckner, Star Hitter Remembered for Error, Dies

First basemen shouldered blame for 1986 World Series loss

(Newser) - Bill Buckner, a star hitter who became known for one of the most infamous plays in baseball history, has died. He was 69. Buckner's family said in a statement that he died Monday after a long battle with dementia, the AP reports. "Bill fought with courage and grit...

Former Red Sox Star: I Wouldn't Go to WH, Either

"It's like you are going to shake hands with the enemy," David Ortiz says

(Newser) - Thursday is the day when the 2018 World Series champs are headed to the White House for a visit with President Trump. But a good number of the Boston Red Sox don't plan on attending, and a former player is offering solidarity. The Washington Post reports that manager Alex...

This Sports Injury Ranks Among the Weirdest

Brock Holt was wounded by his 2-year-old son

(Newser) - The Red Sox can thank a two-year-old boy for putting their second baseman out of commission. Brock Holt says his son Griffin mistakenly poked him in the right eye and scratched his cornea before the Sox played the Seattle Mariners on March 28—opening day, the Boston Herald reports. Holt...

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