Red Sox fans' quarterly review


Red Sox fans' quarterly review

By Jon Fucile

Like any team, the Red Sox have their fair share of bandwagon fans, fans who only stick around while the team is winning and disappear during losing streaks.

Unfortunately for hardcore Sox fans, these pink hat bandwagoners seem to be the majority these days.

There are ups and downs in a season and your smart, logical fans can see through that and just weather the storm until their team gets on track. Unless youre a Pirates fan, but they youre used to a full season of suck.

With all the emotional ups and downs, being a dedicated pink hat fan can be quite the roller coaster ride so we thought wed review the first quarter of the Red Sox season through the eyes of one of these fans.

March 31st The night before Opening Day

April 7th The Sox have just lost their 7th game in a row

April 18th Boston is on a winning streak maybe it is time to go back!

April 24th Boston has just won five in a row. The bandwagon is full.

April 30th The Sox have just lost four of five to less than stellar teams.

May 9th Boston has won six of their last nine games time to get funky

May 11th Boston just lost two in a row to the lowly Blue Jays.

May 15th The Red Sox just swept the Yankees and now these fans are cocky.

Welllooks like were right back where we started. Dont worry though, things will change again tomorrow.

Thursday's Patriots-Bills practice report: No changes for Pats


Thursday's Patriots-Bills practice report: No changes for Pats

Thursday's practice participation report for Sunday's Patriots-Bills game:


QB Jacoby Brissett (right thumb)
OT Marcus Cannon (calf)
G Jonathan Cooper (foot)
LB Jonathan Freeny (shoulder)
QB Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder)
TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring)
LB Dont'a Hightower (knee)
CB Eric Rowe (ankle)


OL Cyrus Kouandjio (ankle)
OL Patrick Lewis (knee)
DB Jonathan Meeks (foot)
WR Greg Salas (groin)
WR Sammy Watkins (foot)

DB Colt Anderson (foot)
TE Charles Clay (knee)
DB Ronald Darby (hamstring)
OL Cordy Glenn (ankle)
QB Cardale Jones (right shoulder)
DB Aaron Williams (ankle)

Thursday’s Red Sox-Yankees lineups: Pedroia sits, Owens on mound


Thursday’s Red Sox-Yankees lineups: Pedroia sits, Owens on mound

The day after clinching the A.L. East title despite a loss, the Red Sox send out a semi-makeshift lineup Thursday night as they look to avoid a three-game sweep by the Yankees in the Bronx. 

Reserve third baseman Aaron Hill is leading off, Dustin Pedroia gets the night off, Deven Marrero starts at second base, and David Ortiz is, somewhat surprisingly, back in there at DH against left-hander C.C. Sabbathia (8-12, 4.02 ERA).

Left-hander Henry Owens (0-1, 7.79) gets the start for the Red Sox in place of Drew Pomeranz, who is bothered by tightness in his left forearm and will work out of the bullpen, if at all, for the final four games of the regular season.

The lineups:


Aaron Hill 3B

Andrew Benintendi LF

Xander Bogaerts SS

David Ortiz DH

Chris Young RF

Jackie Bradley Jr. CF

Ryan Hanigan C

Travis Shaw 1B

Deven Marrero 2B

Henry Owens LHP



Brett Gardner LF

Jacoby Ellsbury CF 

Gary Sanchez DH

Starlin Castro 2B

Didi Gregorius SS

Chase Headley 3B

Brian McCann C

Aaron Hicks RF

Tyler Austin 1B

C.C. Sabathia LHP