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Report: Red Sox and Yankees could take rivalry to London

Report: Red Sox and Yankees could take rivalry to London

Could the Red Sox and Yankees be taking their rivalry across the pond?

Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports that the Sox and Yanks are pushing to play regular-season games in London in 2018. 

The teams playing there has been “under discussion for the last two years by Red Sox owner John Henry and Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner,” according to Silverman. 

The recently ratified collective bargaining agreement between MLB owners and players specifies a commitment to playing in multiple international destinations, with only London named as a possible site. The Mets have also been mentioned as a candidate to play there.

MLB has played regular-season series in Japan (including the Red Sox opening the season there in 2008), Japan, Puerto Rico and Australia. Henry's ownership of the Premier League's Liverpool soccer team gives the Red Sox a distinct British connection. 

Silverman reports that Olympic Stadium, built for the 2012 London Games, is the leading candidate to be the venue for MLB’s first foray into Europe. 


 

Highlights of Red Sox' 11-0 win over the Padres

Highlights of Red Sox' 11-0 win over the Padres

FINAL SCORE:  Red Sox 11, Padres 0

IN BRIEF: J.D. Martinez, a.k.a. "Flaco" on Players Weekend, hit a pair of three-run homers, totaled a career-high seven RBI and Eduardo Rodriguez pitched seven scoreless innings to lead the Red Sox to an easy 11-0 victory over the Padres in the opener of their three-game series in San Diego. BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 69-61

HIGHLIGHTS

1st inning:
Betts doubles to left, Devers hits an infield single to third base, Martinez hits a three-run home run to left on a 1-and-0 pitch from Paddack (3-0, BOS).

2nd inning:
Moreland walks, moves to second on Holt's single to right, Rodriguez sacrifice bunt, moving Holt to second, Moreland to third. Betts hits a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Moreland (4-0, BOS)

Devers doubles to right, scoring Holt (5-0, BOS).

Bogaerts doubles to right, scoring Devers (6-0, BOS).

4th inning:
(Erlin has replaced Paddack on the mound) Devers singles to center. Bogaerts walks, runners move to second and third on Erlin's wild pitch, Martinez hits a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Devers (7-0, BOS).

5th inning:
HOLT'S DIVING PLAY GETS FRANCE TO END THE INNING:

6th inning:
Rodriguez safe at first on a fielding error by first baseman Hosmer, moves to second on Betts' single to left, runners move to second and third on Devers' groundout (Yardley replaces Erlin on the mound), Bogaerts singles to left, scoring Rodriguez (8-0, BOS).

Martinez hits a three-run homer to left on a 2-1 pitch from Yardley (11-0, BOS).


UP NEXT:

@Padres, Saturday, 8:40 p.m., NESN
@Padres, Sunday, 4:10 p.m., NESN
@Rockies, Tuesday, 8:40 p.m., NESN
@Rockies, Wednesday, 8:40 p.m., NESN

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Terry Francona shares his hilarious thoughts on MLB's Players' Weekend uniforms

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Terry Francona shares his hilarious thoughts on MLB's Players' Weekend uniforms

MLB's Players' Weekend is here, and so are its horrible, no good, very bad uniforms.

You'd be hard-pressed to find many in favor of this year's black and white unis, which you can take a peek at below if you haven't already seen them.

Cleveland Indians manager and former Boston Red Sox skipper Terry Francona was one of the more vocal critics of this weekend's eyesores. Tito summed up his thoughts with a hilarious quote on Friday and said he wasn't going to make pitching changes because he didn't want to be seen in public.

Here's what he said, per Zack Meisel of The Athletic.

Never change, Tito.

The 2004 and 2007 World Series champion does have a point. These are some of the worst-looking uniforms the league could possibly have come up with for a weekend that is supposed to be colorful and filled with personality. It's hard to blame Francona for being embarrassed to wear them.

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