Looking at 1975 World Series Through Red Sox and Reds 1975 Topps Set

The 1975 Boston Red Sox and Cincinnati Reds team sets are absolute musts for 1970s baseball card collectors.  Not only did the two teams engage in one of the most memorable World Series to date, but the sets include some of the top players from the ‘70s -- including Hall of Famers, the all-time hits … Continue reading Looking at 1975 World Series Through Red Sox and Reds 1975 Topps Set

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Red Sox Playing Smart with JD Martinez; Yanks Team To Beat, but Sox Will Contend

Random thoughts as the Red Sox settle into spring training … Kudos to the Red Sox for not bidding against themselves to sign J.D. Martinez.  With the Red Sox being the only viable bidder, Martinez seems to need the Red Sox more than the Red Sox need Martinez, whose opposite-field swing may not play well … Continue reading Red Sox Playing Smart with JD Martinez; Yanks Team To Beat, but Sox Will Contend

Happy Birthday Babe Ruth

Happy Birthday to baseball legend and American icon Babe Ruth, born on February 6, 1895. The discussion of two-way baseball players starts and ends with Babe Ruth.   In the years before the infamous sale that sent Ruth from Boston to New York, the man known as the “Sultan of Swat” was baseball’s premier left-handed pitcher. … Continue reading Happy Birthday Babe Ruth

Japan’s Shohei Otani, The Next Babe Ruth?

Any comparisons to Babe Ruth are subject to hyperbole, but the recent exploits of 22-year-old Shohei Otani give us reason to believe the Japanese star could be the Major League's next great two-way ball player. The recently-named Most Valuable Player of the Pacific League of Nippon Professional Baseball became the first professional league Japanese player … Continue reading Japan’s Shohei Otani, The Next Babe Ruth?

Jackie Bradley Jr. Bursts Onto The Scene

There’s a reason why the Red Sox -- fresh off their third World Series Championship in 10 years -- allowed Jacoby Ellsbury to flee to New York following the the 2013 season with little resistance. The reason was Jackie Bradley Jr. The same reason why Cuban import Rusney Castillo, who signed a $72.5 million contract in … Continue reading Jackie Bradley Jr. Bursts Onto The Scene

What To Expect From The Red Sox Lineup in 2016

Around the horn with the Red Sox lineup … DAVID ORTIZ Ortiz is the only major leaguer to slug 30 homers and 100 RBI in each of the last three seasons. The Red Sox need the same  production from their 40-year-old DH during the Big Papi Farewell Tour. The spotlight usually brings the best out of … Continue reading What To Expect From The Red Sox Lineup in 2016