Peter Gammons: Carl Yastrzemski is the toughest player I’ve ever covered

Yaz is 78 this Tuesday, August 22. I covered him the night Dick Williams was fired in 1969, a kid in his first year at the Boston Globe, right through to that final game in 1983, when Indians pitcher Dan Spillner tried to lay in a BP fastball, missed thrice, Yaz popped it up and later bid adieu by […]

Peter Gammons: Dennis Eckersley and what it is to be a teammate

I spent 11 Januaries flying into Cleveland for the Indians Rookie Development Program, and have done many others, from the Yankees to the Red Sox to the Rays. There was always one story I told about what it is to be a teammate, a story about Dennis Eckersley. A lot of those young players to […]

19 to Know about Boston’s 19-inning 6-5 victory on Friday night

So you know already that the headline is wrong. Yes, the Sox did win, and yes, the score was 6-5, but the game ended at 2:13 Saturday morning. And it was a game for the books. Here are your 19 to Know It took the Sox six-hours and 49 minutes to beat the Yankees Friday night, […]

MLB Video Highlights: Encarnacion’s walk-off home run, Ortiz’s 1,000 extra-base hit

Edwin Encarnacion’s walk-off home run in Toronto Troy Tulowitzki and DJ LeMahieu team up for an incredible double play Enrique Hernandez hits his first major league home run with his family watching from the stands Leury Garcia’s pinch-hit, walk-off single gives the White Sox the 3-2 win over the Angels Leonys Martin robs Nelson Cruz […]

Coffee and Clippings: What makes Ortiz “an exception to the rule”

Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) of the Providence Journal talks about David Ortiz’s new contract extension and what makes him “an exception to the rule”… The Red Sox came to terms Sunday with the 38-year-old designated hitter on a one-year, $16 million contract extension with a pair of options that could take him through the 2017 season. […]

Coffee and Clippings: Masterson, Indians shelve multiyear talks, concentrate on one-year deal

Paul Hoynes (@hoynsie) of cleveland.com writes that Justin Masterson and the Indians have shelved multiyear deal discussion and are working on a one year deal… It appears discussions about a multiyear deal for Justin Masterson have been shelved while the Indians and his agent, Randy Rowley, work toward a one-year deal with or without the arbitration […]