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.

Red Sox bring in Sandoval, Ramirez in big offseason moves

Surprise, surprise. The Boston Red Sox wasted no time this off-season, making a huge splash when they signed two big free agents on Monday: Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.

Red Sox Roundup: Friday, October 3rd

Well, the season is over. It’s been over for a while, but it’s officially over now. There are plenty of topics to get to when looking at what went wrong, but I just wanted to touch on a few late-season headlines.

Derek Jeter: Costing you money; the Yankees October; and me my sanity

I have nothing but respect (not R2SPECT) for Jeter. He was the central figure on one of the most dominant baseball franchises for a long time. He's a model citizen off the field. He played the game the right way. He hustles, he produces, he always...

Red Sox Roundup: Friday, September 5

As Labor Day wraps up, marking the unfortunate ceremonial end to summer, calendars turn to September with fall looming.