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The Official a2k Virtual Red Sox Luxury Box is Now Open!

 
 
Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 17 Jan, 2013 08:12 pm
@Region Philbis,
Thanks for the updated info.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Wed 23 Jan, 2013 05:42 am
Quote:
Mike Napoli reveals hip condition

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli revealed Tuesday that he has avascular necrosis in both hips,
the same degenerative condition that ended the career of two-sport star Bo Jackson.

But Napoli said that because the condition was discovered in its early stages and is being treated with
medication, he sees no reason why he can't play this season.

Avascular necrosis, known by its acronym AVN and also known as osteonecrosis (ON), is a progressive,
degenerative disorder that kills bone tissue. According to AVNSupport.org, it is caused by a blockage
or loss of blood flow to a joint or bone, causing the joint/bone to die.

"Usually, but not always, the hips are first affected, then other joints may follow," according to
information on the site. "It can strike any bone or joint in the body. The bone tissue/joints actually die,
just as heart muscle tissue dies from a heart attack."

Napoli has played seven years in the majors but said the condition was not discovered until he underwent
a physical
after agreeing to a three-year, $39 million contract with the Red Sox in early December.

The discovery of the condition caused the Red Sox to revise their original offer. Seven weeks later, Napoli
signed a one-year, $5 million deal that could be worth $13 million with performance bonuses.

"Obviously, it was a pretty tough offseason," Napoli said in a conference call Tuesday, adding it was a
"shock" to him to learn of the AVN. "But we think we've got it figured out. We saw a bunch of doctors, got
a bunch of opinions and went from there. I got on medication. There's no reason I shouldn't be healthy and
ready to go for Opening Day."
(espn)

how did his condition go unnoticed for seven years?
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jan, 2013 03:07 pm
Quote:
Martinez joins Red Sox as assistant

The Boston Red Sox on Thursday announced that former ace Pedro Martinez is returning to the
organization as a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington.

Martinez joins former battery-mate Jason Varitek in that capacity with the team and will help in
the development of the team's pitching prospects.

"We are very excited to have Pedro onboard with us and back in the Red Sox organization,"
Cherington said in a news release. "He was one of the game's most dominant pitchers and without
a doubt a beloved figure in Red Sox history. Similar to former teammate Jason Varitek, who joined
the baseball operations staff in September, Pedro will be involved in several areas, including the
evaluation, mentorship, and instruction of young players in spring training and throughout the season."
(espn)
Ragman
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jan, 2013 05:03 pm
@Region Philbis,
There's two pieces of really good news.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 24 Jan, 2013 06:14 pm
@Ragman,

pitchers n' catchers in two weeks or so...

R(ready)P
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 12:29 pm

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/563215_494134490632164_1776453727_n.jpg

P's & C's
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 12:35 pm
Quote:
John Henry: Red Sox not for sale

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox principal owner John W. Henry, departing from custom,
met with the media here Monday unaccompanied by fellow owners Tom Werner and Larry
Lucchino, and reiterated in strong terms that he has no interest in selling the club.

The increasing values of franchises -- the Dodgers sold last year for $2.1 billion -- is not an
incentive to sell, he said.

"Tom and I have made a lot of money," Henry said Monday morning, sitting on a picnic bench
outside the Red Sox training facility. "That [franchise values] doesn't drive us.

"What drives us is the experience. We're determined to be successful. That hasn't changed.
We don't think in terms of [franchise value]. We think about it in terms of our day-to-day lives.

"As long as we can do it, the three of us are committed to being here."

In his recently released book, former Red Sox manager Terry Francona said that ownership was
preoccupied with sagging TV ratings and hired marketing consultants, who urged the team to
place a greater emphasis on "good-looking stars" and "sex symbols." Henry ridiculed that notion
Monday.

"People can say we're brand-oriented, revenue-oriented," Henry said. "The fact is, we're
wins-losses oriented, and have been from Day 1.

"I have to laugh. ... It's ludicrous to say we signed any player since we've been here for PR
purposes."
(espn)
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 04:07 pm

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/535743_494213027290977_287011701_n.jpg

Wally the GM stayed up north to lend a hand...
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arieana
 
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Reply Mon 18 Feb, 2013 11:38 pm
@tsarstepan,
Have you ever seen "Miracle"? It is the movie about the US olymic hockey team - the one that won the gold medal before professional players played in the olymics? He was the coach (played by Kirk Russell) that gave the inspiring speach? This is the speach twisted to fit the Red Sox.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 26 Mar, 2013 09:49 am

with the sell-out streak in jeopardy, Red Sox cut prices on April concessions...
Quote:
Among the cuts: A 12-ounce cup of beer drops from $7.50-$8.50 to $5.00;
Fenway franks are buy one, get one free; hot chocolate is nearly half price
($2, compared with $4.25 last season) and kids will eat for free (hot dog,
snack and juice carton)
Ragman
 
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Reply Tue 26 Mar, 2013 04:32 pm
@Region Philbis,
How I interpret that move is: our team sucks so bad now we can't gouge our fans with families like we had been doing.

(Spoken like the true cynic that I am about MLB 'success stories' )
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 1 Apr, 2013 03:29 pm

so faah, so good -- nice team effort today in da bronx...

http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/RegionPhilbis/openingday_zps2e2be234.jpg

(that's our new left fielder on the right, jackie bradley Jr)

Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 1 Apr, 2013 03:38 pm
@Region Philbis,
I really liked what I saw while watching this game. Timely hitting despite one inning with bases-loaded with no runs brought in scenario later in game and stranding a total of 13 runners. Bradley looks promising and very un-rookie-ish. His popularity is high amongst his teammates, too. Lester was OK. Salty good, too. New SS Iglesias can hit.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 7 Apr, 2013 06:19 pm

a day after lackey had to leave with a bicep injury and getting shut-out, sawx unload on the Jays 13-zip,
including three dingers by young will middlebrooks.

opening day tomorrow.
unfortunately i cannot play hooky, but will be listening to the radio broadcast...
Ragman
 
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Reply Sun 7 Apr, 2013 07:13 pm
@Region Philbis,
Apparently it was almost a 4th HR or extra base hit...he hit it out to the warning track. Good on them to do this against a team that will most likely competing for top spot on AL east.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 8 Apr, 2013 11:19 am

lackey's MRI revealed no biceps tear.
hopefully he just misses one start (sunday)...
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 8 Apr, 2013 02:49 pm

sawx take home openah 3-1.
nava accounted for all the runs, busting open a great pitcher's dual with a clutch dinger in the 7th...
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 8 Apr, 2013 03:12 pm
@Region Philbis,
Wow! Who ARE those guys? They mean business!
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 8 Apr, 2013 06:00 pm
@Ragman,

very small sample size, but i like what i see so far...
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 8 Apr, 2013 06:24 pm
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:
sawx unload on the Jays 13-zip,


friends attended the game
they said it was embarrassing (for Tranna)

I've got tix for their August 14th meeting here in the t.dot. I hope both teams come out to play
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