Beat: A Blog for Red Sox Nation

A shot from the left field bleachers. Fenway Park, built in 1912 is the longest standing venue in Major League Baseball.

A shot from the left field bleachers. Fenway Park, built in 1912 is the longest standing venue in Major League Baseball. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

By: Max O’Neil

Here is a blog that is everything Red Sox and will cover everything that happens or will happen throughout the 2013 season.

After an epic September collapse in 2011 leading to the firing of respected manager Terry Francona, the Red Sox suffered their most disappointing season in recent memory in 2012. They lost 93 games and finished last in the American League’s East Division. New manager Bobby Valentine never seemed fit for the position struggling to earn respect from the players and fans. As expected he was fired at season’s end.

The Fenway Park press box with flags commemorating past championships. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The Fenway Park press box with flags commemorating past championships. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Now after an array of free agent signings, an overhaul of the entire coaching staff, and hiring their third manager in as many seasons there is new life along with uncertainty among the organization and its fan base. And while expectations are not as high as previous seasons, the Red Sox are playing well to start the 2013 season and currently sit atop the division. There are various publications online, blogs, and social media allowing fans to follow the Red Sox as closely as possible and stay up to date with the latest news surrounding the organization.

Extra Bases in association with boston.com provides up to date statistics, stories, game reports, and insights on the Red Sox written by various baseball writers from The Boston Globe. The blog also has a live Twitter feed which can be followed @GlobeSox. Other popular blogs include Clubhouse Insider by various sports writers from the Boston Herald, and Over the Monster which features a compilation of 310 other Red Sox blogs as well as fan posts, fan polls, multiple social media feeds, and top stories from around the league.

Also on The Boston Globe’s website you can find a page of recent works by renowned staff writer Dan Shaughnessy who has been a member of the Globe staff since 1981. He can also be followed on Twitter @Dan_Shaughnessy. His column provides deeper insight into players, fans, and their attitudes from multiple perspectives.

Other great web resources where further content can be found include ESPN Boston, NESN (New England regional broadcaster of all regular season games), Bleacher Report, and the official website of the Red Sox all providing video highlights, player interviews, and blog posts from various professional writers. In addition the official web site includes player profiles, an active roster, and depth chart.  

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Players from the opposing Texas Rangers go through pregame warm-ups in the outfield with the Green Monster in the background. Photo by: Max O’Neil

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Former Rangers star infielder Michael Young walks out to left field after a short batting practice session. Photo by: Max O’Neil

The Red Sox can be followed on their official Twitter page @RedSox which follows the official profiles of all players on the active roster.

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