John Hirschbeck will umpire his fourth World Series and will be crew chief for the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals.
John Farrell didn’t have much to announce at his Monday press conference at Fenway Park, but the Red Sox manager did announce his starter for Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday.
In this first installment of a three-part sequence previewing the 2013 World Series, a look at the Boston Red Sox and their extraordinary season.
Both the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals hold 3-2 edges in their respective League Championship Series, and both have Game Six — and Game Seven, if necessary — at home. If the Red Sox and the Cardinals advance, it would be a rematch of the 2004 World Series, which Boston won in four straight.
The New York Yankees are America’s team. Or are they? The Evil Empire just doesn’t feel so daunting anymore, winning just one title since the last year of the ’90s dynasty.
Oakland didn’t get a hit until the seventh inning, and even though the team brought the tying run at the plate in the ninth with two outs, it wasn’t meant to be for the AL West champs this year. Again.
“Overall, we didn’t have a good year as a team … after a great year last year,” SF Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro said. “It didn’t work out.
With the Red Sox and Dodgers both finishing the season atop their division with 90+ wins, which of these two has the best chance to finish the season as champions?
The White House says President Barack Obama will honor the San Francisco Giants at a ceremony saluting their victory in the 2012 World Series. The team will visit the White House on Monday.
A man accused of throwing a bottle at a police officer following the San Francisco Giants’ World Series win last October has been acquitted of all charges, according to the public defender’s office.