A woman suffered serious injuries that were initially labeled “life-threatening” on Friday night after she was struck in the head by a broken bat at Fenway Park.
The Boston Red Sox fan could be heard screaming in pain by those in attendance in addition to on the telecast. She was left bleeding profusely after a shard from Oakland Athletics outfielder Brett Lawrie’s bat went flying into the stands.
The Boston Globe reports that the woman was sitting with her son at the time of the incident. A Boston police officer who rushed over to the scene immediately scooped the boy up and shielded his eyes.
After receiving medical attention for several minutes, the woman was placed on a stretcher and wheeled off the field behind home plate and in front of the Red Sox dugout. Her screams were audible in a fan video that was posted on Deadspin. Below is a more graphic photo of the woman being taken out of the ballpark:
Dan Shaughnessy, a Boston Globe writer who has drawn the ire of Boston fans for a number of years for his obsession with writing pessimistic articles, summed up the 2013 Boston Red Sox on Thursday morning the only way he knew how.
For a guy who wrote back in February that it is “tough to feel good about David Ortiz” and that the 2013 edition of the Red Sox could be “really bad,” that is a convenient way of putting it. The fact of the matter is most Boston fans were certain their team was not a championship contender after last year’s abysmal 69-win campaign — even though they had ridden themselves of Bobby Valentine and others. Tommy Corsi was not one of those fans.
6 days till the season calling it now sox win World Series in 6 over the Cards
There are plenty of fans in the world who are going to be optimistic no matter what the situation looks like. Proclaiming that your underdog team is going to “win it all” is nothing new, but Corsi nailed the opponent and the amount of games Boston would need in the World Series to get the job done. Whether it was a complete guess or not, that is amazing.
The Boston Red Sox won their third World Series title in the past 10 seasons on Wednesday night, but that didn’t stop fans from celebrating like it was the first championship they had ever seen. Multiple arrests have been made and at least one car was flipped in Boston and several more on college campuses across New England. One fan who was coming off Landsdowne Street after the win had something else on his mind.
“There’s so many girls we can hook up with right now!” a Red Sox fan could be heard yelling.
Male and female fans were both feeling elated after arguably the most surprising championship in Red Sox history. Did that lead to a little bit of action for some of Red Sox nation? Most likely. Hopefully that guy found what he was looking for. And if he did, we pray he went about it in a classy manner.
Boston Red Sox fans are incredibly jacked up for their unexpected trip to the World Series to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. If you think they’re pumped now, you should have seen them when Shane Victorino hit a go-ahead grand slam against the Detroit Tigers that proved to be the series-clincher in Game 6.
Dan Hausle of WHDH in Boston was lucky enough to catch up with of those ecstatic fans who has no use for the letter “R” outside of Fenway Park on Saturday night. The young man, who appeared to be intoxicated, explained how Sox fans never lost faith in Victorino despite the fact that he was struggling the entire series.
“All of us got faith in Victo, you know what I’m saying? He’s the f—in’ t—ies.”
Hausle has been around long enough to know the risk he was taking, though the dude did basically force his way on camera. These games end late at night for ratings reasons, but exchanges like this show us there is more benefit to it than that. Drunk Red Sox fans being interviewed outside Fenway is not something children should be watching.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price handled himself in a regrettable manner after giving up seven runs in a Game 2 ALDS loss to the Boston Red Sox. For starters, the left-hander ripped David Ortiz for admiring a home run. He then took to Twitter to brag about all of his accomplishments during his MLB and collegiate careers, as if any of that mattered following a playoff loss.
Price later apologized for his rant and admitted it got out of hand. But before he took aim at his critics and Big Papi, Price’s girlfriend Tiffany Nicole was on Twitter venting about how classless Red Sox fans are.
Convinced that there must be a written rule that in order to be a Red Sox fan, you have to be a complete and utter POS. Wow!
For those of you who are unaware, “POS” stands for “pieces of s—.” Naturally, the Red Sox supporters came out of the woodwork and began bashing Tiffany for grouping all fans together. Others called her names and basically told her to stuff it, but she refused to back down. She claimed fans were throwing trash and taunting opposing players’ children.
The Boston Red Sox absolutely destroyed the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night with a 20-4 victory during which they belted eight home runs. Before things got completely out of hand, Shane Victorino actually made a nice catch near the stands that helped keep Boston in the game. It also led to a fan destroying nearly everything in his path.
Keep your eye on the guy in the navy blue shirt with the red sleeves. First, while everyone was helping Victorino back to his feet, he knocked a woman’s cell phone out of her hand and onto the field. That was party foul number one. Then, he knocked another woman’s beer into her face while raising his arms.
To summarize, this guy may have destroyed two cell phones — if the beer got the phone wet — and soaked a woman all in the span of about 30 seconds. And this was before the Sox put up 20 runs, so he can’t blame being excited over that. In a season where we have shown you phenomenal catches in beer cups, it’s important to remember that not all fans make the highlight reel.
A lucky young Red Sox fan who was sitting behind the New York Yankees’ dugout went home with a foul ball on Saturday, but he had to get creative to land the souvenir. During the third inning of New York’s win over Boston at Fenway Park, Jose Iglesias chopped a foul ball toward the visiting dugout. Yankees third base coach Rob Thomson snagged it and began looking for a fan to toss it to.
That’s when Thomson spotted a young boy who was wearing a Yankees cap and flipped him the ball. The boy, who was wearing a Red Sox hat underneath the Yankees hat, then removed the New York hat and stashed it under his seat.
Of course, there’s a chance Thomson was simply looking for any kid to throw the ball to and not just a Yankees fan. Still, we like to think the clever young fella fooled the visiting coach. It’s much more fun that way.
Prior to Saturday evening, the last time Mariano Rivera was given a standing ovation by fans in Boston was the day the Red Sox received their rings after winning their first World Series in 86 years. The Sox had gotten the best of Rivera during the 2004 ALCS, and the applause was the fans’ way of mocking him for his uncharacteristic performance. The veteran took it in stride.
On Saturday, the reception Mo received at Fenway Park was much more genuine. Red Sox fans gave him a standing ovation as he jogged out from the bullpen en route to his 31st save of the season. The hospitality continued after the game.
Just witnessed great scene in a Boston steakhouse. An ovation for Mariano Rivera from entire restaurant. In Boston! @MLBONFOX#Yankees
Between his special moment at the All-Star game and all the incredible gifts teams have presented him with this season, Rivera is enjoying one of the most memorable farewell tours in sports history. For the greatest closer of all-time and one of the classiest players in baseball, the attention is beyond well-deserved.
Jonathan Papelbon was one of the many faces of an era of success in Boston. If there is one thing Phillies fans don’t have to worry about with Papelbon as their closer, it’s how he will respond to pressure. Having been the closer for the Red Sox during their World Series run in 2007, Papelbon knows how to pitch with some of the most rabid fans and arguably the most rabid media market in baseball breathing down his neck. In fact, Pap might feel more comfortable in a Philly uniform than he did in a Boston uniform for two reasons: Phillies fans are more knowledgeable and they probably won’t chuck a prosthetic leg at him while he’s in the bullpen.
“The difference between Boston and Philadelphia, the Boston fans are a little bit more hysterical when it comes to the game of baseball,” Papelbon said during an interview with 94WIP’s Angelo Cataldi and The Morning Team. “The Philly fans tend to know the game a little better, being in the National League, you know, the way the game is played.
“I’ve had a guy take of his prosthetic leg and throw it in the bullpen in Boston. It’s a religion. It’s a way of life. They come to the field and they expect certain things out of players. It’s an environment where you put up or shut up. I enjoyed that. It got my motor running every day.”
Your move, Philadelphia. I don’t know if this is a compliment or an insult for Boston fans. The part about being less knowledgeable about baseball is certainly an insult, but who doesn’t respect the prosthetic leg guy? Arguably the most committed heckler in professional sports history.