Rich Cooke blogs about the Red Sox. His blog runs during baseball season.

Connecticut native Matt Barnes ready to make impact for Red Sox

Nearly four years ago the Red Sox used their first-round pick (19th overall) in the 2011 MLB Draft on University of Connecticut pitcher Matt Barnes.

Patriots’ Day 2015: Short on baseball, huge on inspiration

Patriots Day is a day where the entire city of Boston comes together as one to celebrate one of the worlds most historical races, coupled with a Red Sox matinee in Fenway. What could be better?

Marathon rivalry game kicks off long Red Sox season

The Yankees and Red Sox have a reputation of playing not only some of the most intense games in baseball, but also some of the longest. Friday night, (and into Sunday morning), certainly did nothing to help that reputation.