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  1. Yearbook, Dec. 20: Red Sox deal accepted

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 20, 2001: On this day 11 years ago, after a fast-escalating bidding war, a group led by then-Marlins owner John Henry -- how long ago does that seem, Miami fans? -- had its offer to buy the Boston Red Sox for nearly $700 million accepted. Now...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  2. Yearbook, Dec. 9: Cubs lose (players)

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 9, 1992: We'll let Joey Reaves of the Chicago Tribune start us off: Surely, the Chicago Fire was worse. But that was a long time ago. Right now, for Cubs fans, the loss of Greg Maddux and Andre Dawson seems about the biggest disaster to...

    Blog | December 09, 2012
  3. Flashback: The first New Orleans Pelicans

    Patrick Dorsey

    If the reports are true, the NBA's New Orleans Hornets soon will be the New Orleans Pelicans, fulfilling new owner Tom Benson's wish of giving the team a name more connected to the city. How connected is it? Other than the fact the animal is Louis...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  4. Yearbook, Dec. 4: Red Sox hire Francona

    Patrick Dorsey

    Dec. 4, 2003: It ended badly, with the two sides parting ways after a stunning late-season collapse in 2011. But this day nine years ago still brought about a special era for the Boston Red Sox: The Terry Francona Era, during which the cursed club...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  5. Yearbook, Nov. 26: Sox rookie wins MVP

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 26, 1975: Some thought Mike Trout would do it, but he came up short. Ichiro Suzuki did do it, but with a slight asterisk (he was a 27-year-old Japanese-league star at the time). Which means, on this day 37 years ago, Boston Red Sox center fie...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  6. Yearbook, Nov. 24: Another Marlins deal

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 24, 2005: It wasn't the first time the Marlins franchise sent away a big name. And yeah, it wasn't the last. But this day seven years ago brought a particularly noteworthy move for the then-Florida Marlins. Heading out was Josh Beckett, who w...

    Blog | November 24, 2012
  7. Yearbook, Nov. 6: MLB free agency opens

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 6, 1976: In December 1975, an arbitrator's ruling changed the course of baseball, allowing certain players to become free agents when their contracts expired. And on this day 36 years ago, the first one officially signed with his new team: re...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  8. Yearbook, Oct. 26: Sox reverse the curse

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 26, 2005: Lost amid the misery felt by Boston Red Sox fans (until 2004) and Chicago Cubs fans (still) was some profound suffering done by supporters of the Chicago White Sox, who won the World Series in 1917, were stained by the Black Sox scanda...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  9. Yearbook, Oct. 25: Bill Buckner's error

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 25, 1986: The event is so infamous it needs little explanation. So here goes: On this day 26 years ago, Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner committed an error -- albeit one that merely contributed to, rather than caused, the cursed team fr...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  10. Yearbook, Oct. 21: Carlton Fisk's home run

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 21, 1975: The images are unforgettable, even to those not alive when they first were caught on camera: Carlton Fisk, staring down the left-field line, trying to wave the ball he hit fair so his Boston Red Sox would force a Game 7 in the World Se...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  11. Yearbook, Oct. 19: Schilling's bloody sock

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 19, 2004: Curt Schilling might sell his bloody sock in order to pay off video game company-related debts, but it won't be forgotten anytime soon -- not by Schilling, not by Boston Red Sox fans, not by anyone who paid attention during the 2004 AL...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  12. Yearbook, Sept. 28: Best baseball night ever

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 28, 2011: First, the Atlanta Braves lost in 13 innings, completing a stunning 10.5-game collapse and allowing the (eventual World Series champion) St. Louis Cardinals to sneak into the playoffs. And that was just the start. Twenty minutes la...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  13. Photo of the Night: Josh Beckett in focus

    Playbook Visuals

    Josh Beckett made his first start since the Los Angeles Dodgers' big trade with the Boston Red Sox. Here's looking at him....

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  14. Flashback: From Red Sox to Pinstripes

    Patrick Dorsey

    The New York Yankees on Monday made a relatively minor move: They signed 39-year-old Derek Lowe to supplement their bullpen. But one thing that makes it noteworthy is Lowe's past: The right-hander spent seven-plus years with the Boston Red Sox, fi...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  15. One from the Night: Granderson's gaffe

    Patrick Dorsey

    Even All-Stars make miscues, as Curtis Granderson proved by misplaying a crucial Pedro Ciriaco fly ball in the New York Yankees' loss to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night....

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  16. Before Fenway Park, Liverpool took Harvard

    Patrick Dorsey

    Before Liverpool took on Roma at Fenway Park on Wednesday, the storied English soccer club visited Harvard University for a packed day of training and sightseeing. There was a campus visit, which included new manager Brendan Rogers and defender Da...

    Blog | July 28, 2012