The Boston Red Sox won 108 games this season, and Dunkin' is celebrating the historic accomplishment by offering $1.08 medium coffees on Monday. DD Perks members can get a hot or iced medium coffee for the special price at participating locations in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and New York. The Red Sox are just one of 12 Major League Baseball teams to win as many as 108 games since 1900. The team wrapped up its regular season on Sunday. … [Read more...] about Dunkin’ is celebrating the Red Sox’s historic season with $1.08 coffees on Oct. 8
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The Red Sox are waiting for the outcome of Wednesday night’s Wild Card Game between the New York Yankees and the Oakland Athletics to find out their opponent in the American League Division Series. But we already know who will be throwing out the ALDS Game 1 first pitch. The Red Sox announced Wednesday that former outfielder Trot Nixon will take the mound for the ceremonial duties before the team’s 7:32 p.m. game Friday. The 44-year-old played 10 of his 12 MLB seasons in Boston, batting .278 and totaling 133 home runs and one historic 2004 World Series trophy with the team. Nixon retired following the 2008 season. The North Carolina native and current Wilmington resident is also organizing an effort to collect money at all Fenway Park gates to benefit those affected by Hurricane Florence in his home state. The Wilmington area was hit particularly hard by the storm, which pounded the coastal city with several days of tropical rain and wind. According to the Red Sox, the … [Read more...] about The Red Sox are trotting out this former fan favorite to throw the first pitch before Game 1 of the ALDS
BOSTON — Carlos Febles spent six years as a major league infielder without getting to the postseason. Fifteen years later, he’s finally getting the chance. Carlos Febles Febles, 42, is in his first year with the coaching staff of the Boston Red Sox, a team that just completed a 108-win season and starts the playoffs on Friday at Fenway Park. The past two years he was manager of the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs. “Being my first time in the big leagues as a coach, and being on a team like this, you can’t ask for more,” said Febles, Boston’s third-base coach. Well, Febles could get greedy and ask for a little more, like a deep October run and a World Series title. He would become the second former Sea Dogs manager to coach on a Red Sox title team – Arnie Beyeler was Boston’s first-base coach in 2013. Febles, 42, played six seasons for Kansas City from 1998-2003. The Royals never finished higher than third place in the AL Central. Febles signed … [Read more...] about Former Sea Dogs manager enjoying the ride with the Red Sox
Welcome to Boston.com’s Sports Q, our daily conversation, initiated by you and moderated by Chad Finn, about a compelling topic in Boston sports. Here’s how it works: You submit questions to Chad through Twitter, Facebook, email, his Friday chat, and any other outlet you prefer. He’ll pick one each weekday to answer, then we’ll take the discussion to the comments. Chad will stop by several times per day to navigate. But you drive the conversation. Which team would you want to win the World Series if the Red Sox don’t? I think I might go with the Brewers, just to have someone different. – Jim B. Easy. Cleveland. The Indians haven’t won it since 1948. A 70-year drought is basically the same level of misery as an 86-year stretch without one, so they’re certainly relatable. Plus, there’s the Tito factor. Terry Francona should be Hall of Famer no matter what, but winning one elsewhere … [Read more...] about Who do you want to win the World Series if the Red Sox don’t?
Dinner and a show — and a game? The “Fenway Theater” could be a reality in the not-so-distant future. Fenway Sports Group, the parent company of the Boston Red Sox, announced Friday that it is looking to build a “state-of-the-art performing arts center” in the shadow of Fenway Park. Directly behind the right-field bleachers, the 5,000-person theater would be located on the triangular patch of property on the corner of Lansdowne and Ipswich streets. Zineb Curran, a spokeswoman for the Red Sox, said the space is currently empty and “primarily used as a lot for satellite trucks during games.” In a press release, FSG said the venue would “have a variety of uses” and would potentially partner with local schools, colleges, and other neighborhood organizations to host events for the performing arts community. With Fenway Park already hosting a wide range of sporting events — including soccer, college football, … [Read more...] about The Red Sox want to build a theater behind Fenway Park