Friday, March 7, 2014
Kevin Thomas covers baseball and basketball for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He wisely moved to Maine in 1994 after working for the St. Petersburg Times. He is married to Nancy and they have nine children.
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The same day the Red Sox celebrated their World Series title with a parade, the team also announced that they were not picking up the contract option on reliever Matt Thornton.
Just a reminder that this is a business.
Every general manager knows that you cannot fall in love with your players. There is turnover every year and difficult decisions must be made - whether you love a player or not.
We look at the Red Sox options in today's column.
Good morning. Just got home from Boston (the slight smell of alcolhol on my coat - from bumping into drenched players in the clubhouse - is now barely noticeable).
On the way home, I stopped at a Cumberland Farms in Maine and saw a stack of Portland Press Heralds outside the front door. Self service? I carried in the bundle and bought a paper.
You might want to get one, too, Not that my opinion is objective ...
Back at Fenway, MVP David Ortiz talked about this World Series being his "most special" of the three he's been involved with because of the players he'a been around.
ST. LOUIS — Greetings from the St. Louis Airport.
Hearing a lot of confident talk from the Red Sox fans gathered here.
Two words for them: Michael Wacha.
He will be the Cardinals pitcher in Game 6, and he is very good.
ST. LOUIS — How do you like the World Series so far? Things sure get weird here in Missouri.
From Game 3 to Game 4.
“A walk-off obstruction and a walk-off pick-off,” Red Sox catcher David Ross said Sunday night.
“Tonight, their dugout was going, ‘what just happened?’ (Saturday) night, our dugout was going, ‘what just happened?’ “
ST. LOUIS — Before the call, there were other interesting facets to the St. Louis Cardinals’ 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the World Series, played Saturday night at Busch Stadium.
Why did Jarrod Saltalamacchia throw to third?
What was Brandon Workman doing with a bat in his hand?
And the, of course, there are a lot of questions about THE CALL.