Epstein says thanks in full-page ad

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Epstein says thanks in full-page ad

Theo Epstein took out a full-page ad in the Boston Globe Sunday, thanking "Red Sox Nation" for "10 incredible years".

The outgoing Red Sox general manager thanked the fans, the team's ownership group, his front-office colleagues, the players, the coaches and Terry Francona, and also lauded the millions of dollars in support that was given to his charitable foundation (the Foundation To Be Named Later).

"It's been a privilege to be part of the Red Sox for the last decade and an honor to work alongside some of the most talented and dedicated people in baseball. I'm proud of all we accomplished together," wrote Epstein, who concluded: "Go Sox".

Did Matt Barnes deserve 4 games for throwing at Manny Machado?

Did Matt Barnes deserve 4 games for throwing at Manny Machado?

Bob Ryan and Lou Merloni react to Matt Barnes being handed a 4-game suspension for throwing at Manny Machado, and whether he deserved it.

Matt Barnes gets 4-game suspension for throwing at Manny Machado

Matt Barnes gets 4-game suspension for throwing at Manny Machado

MLB has suspended and fined Boston Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes for throwing at the head of Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado. Barnes' suspension will last four games. His fine is an undisclosed amount.

Barnes has elected to appeal, and so his suspension will be postponed until the appeal process has finished.

Barnes' throw at Machado appeared to be a response to the Orioles third baseman's decision to slide cleats up into Pedroia, who left the game and has missed the two games that followed. He's still day-to-day. However, Pedroia vocally disapproved of Barnes' decision.