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News Archive for April 1-7, 2001
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Saturday, April 7, 2001

Ramirez, Sox open up Fenway with big bang: Bats explode in 11-4 win
Jeff Horrigan, Boston Herald

Sox overpower Rays in Fenway opener, 11-4
mlb.com

Ramirez displays his star power
Gordon Edes, Boston Globe

Ramirez homers in Fenway Park debut
mlb.com

Manny's home debut a blast
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

"On the first pitch of his first at-bat of his first home game as a member of the Red Sox, Manuel Aristides Ramirez struck swiftly and decisively, marking his turf in Boston with a deafening clap of thunder awash in a shower of hearty applause."

Fenway legend is born on his very first swing
Bill Parrillo, Providence Journal

Ramirez a gloom-chaser
Steven Krasner, Providence Journal

Right at home -- Ramirez, Fenway a perfect fit in opening victory over Tampa Bay
Bob Hohler, Boston Globe

His swing says it all
Michael Holley, Boston Globe

It's Quite A Swing At Fenway
David Heuschkel, Hartford Courant

What? Manny Worry?
Jeff Jacobs, Hartford Courant

Manny has a blast
Ron Chimelis, Springfield Union-News

Hit-happy Sox were swinging in the rain
Sean McAdam, Providence Journal

Fans get their money's worth
Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe

Good, old Fenway
Steve Buckley, Boston Herald

Hope, as usual, springs eternal
Tom Mashberg, Boston Herald

Rays of hope illuminate Boston's bats
Michael Gee, Boston Herald

Finally off the bench, Offerman's a hit
Paul Kenyon, Providence Journal

Offerman weighs in at plate
Mark Blaudschun, Boston Globe

Offerman, Lansing back in swing
Dan Ventura, Boston Herald

For openers, Everett feels at home
Jim Greenidge, Boston Globe

Everett answers his calling card
Mark Murphy, Boston Herald

Ohka and Wakefield team for win
mlb.com

Ohka comes on strong after a shaky start
Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe

Pitch meant nothing -- Daubach brushback rekindles memories
Paul Harber, Boston Globe

Daubach digs in
Michael Silverman, Boston Herald

Williams Stands Alone
David Heuschkel, Hartford Courant

Red Sox notebook, April 6
mlb.com

Notebook: No plans for Williams deal
Bob Hohler, Boston Globe

"Pedro Martinez received the loudest applause during introductions but only because public address announcer Ed Brickley cut off the Sox legions as they launched a sustained ovation for Hideo Nomo that appeared nowhere near abating. Though Brickley introduced the Japanese star as Hideo ''No-Hitter'' Nomo, the crowd's tribute to the pitcher and his masterpiece was thwarted. During a pregame ceremony next Wednesday, Nomo will donate the cap and a ball he used in Wednesday's no-hitter to the Hall of Fame."

Dose of good news for injured -- Ailing pitchers show progress
Larry Tye, Boston Globe

Notebook: Stynes injury gives Merloni shot
Jeff Horrigan, Boston Herald

Hamstring lands Stynes on DL; Merloni called up
Steven Krasner, Providence Journal

Notebook: Merloni called up again
Ron Chimelis, Springfield Union-News

 

Friday, April 6, 2001

Notebook: Martinez weighs in on Nomo: Ace happy with another solid arm in the rotation
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

"If he has a year like he had in Los Angeles, we're going to be in the fight until the end. It couldn't happen at a better moment. If I can have someone behind me with that kind of stuff. . . . It means we have a bigger shot, but it doesn't stop there. I don't relax. But we have a better shot with a guy like that behind me. Just the fact that his confidence could be there the whole season. I know he's not going to throw a no-no or a shutout all the time, but if he gets confident to the point where he was his first year - if he can just be there every five days - that would be the help we need."

Sox lost after walk in park -- Lowe's down after giving it up again
Bob Hohler, Boston Globe

Sox' hurling sizzles, but offense fizzles
Sean McAdam, Providence Journal

Sox hit another Lowe point: Birds beat closer with walk in 9th
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

Lowe falters in the ninth
Garry Brown, Springfield Union-News

Sox Miss Their Turn
David Heuschkel, Hartford Courant

Art's Notebook -- April 6, 2001
Art Martone, Providence Journal

This gem especially precious
Gordon Edes, Boston Globe

Nomo prefers to focus on the team
Sean McAdam, Providence Journal

Notebook: Nomo remains focused on season's big picture
Bob Hohler, Boston Globe

Nomo Afterglow Warms Up Atmosphere
David Heuschkel, Hartford Courant

"Red Sox reliever Rod Beck handed a ticket stub of Wednesday night's game to Hideo Nomo and asked him to autograph it. Beck thanked Nomo for his signature. He should probably thank his wife, who provided the ticket. "I noticed it fell out of Stacey's pocket as she took her jacket off back in the hotel," Beck said."

Hero's welcome awaits Nomo
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

No-no's beauty not lost in translation
Steve Buckley, Boston Herald

Nomo's silence deafening
Gerry Callahan, Boston Herald

Fenway stage is set for destiny's children
Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe

Nomo countryman [Ohka] has opener
Garry Brown, Springfield Union-News

Japan revels in native son
Associated Press

He's answer to a trivia question no more
Gordon Edes, Boston Globe

Trivial pursuit for Morehead
Michael Silverman, Boston Herald

Morehead Is History
Paul Doyle, Hartford Courant

Morehead OK with Nomo no-no
mlb.com

Castillo throws his two cents in
Steve Buckley, Boston Herald

An Opening Day curve ball -- Uncertainty on ticket resales
Brian MacQuarrie, Boston Globe

"It's Opening Day at Fenway Park, but Boston police apparently did not get the pitch from a federal judge who has ruled they cannot arrest a casual fan who resells a Red Sox ticket for face value."

 

Thursday, April 5, 2001

Hideo Nomo no-hits Baltimore in Red Sox debut!
First Boston no-hitter since 1965; Sox win 3-0!

No-no for Nomo -- 0 hits, 0 runs, 11 Ks make for one magical Red Sox debut
Bob Hohler, Boston Globe

Nomo just says no to O's: Sox righty starts with a no-hitter
Jeff Horrigan, Boston Herald

Nomo ensured his team status, as well as his place in history
Sean McAdam, Providence Journal

A no-hit debut for Sox' Nomo
Steven Krasner, Providence Journal

A lore thing: Nomo assured place in Red Sox annals
Steve Buckley, Boston Herald

Reason to believe: More than a mere win, no-hitter brings Sox together
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

"Theirs was a spring of torment, of injury and insubordination, of frustration, of divisiveness, of strife. Today, to a man, the Red Sox all have something to rally around."

Untouchable Nomo to the rescue -- Debuting pitcher gives Red Sox first no-hitter since '65
Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe

O's just say oh, no to masterpiece
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

First Japanese star reclaims spotlight
Gordon Edes, Boston Globe

Nomo's no-no shows pitchers gaining ground on hitters
Ken Rosenthal, The Sporting News

Japan's headlines hail Nomo's success -- again
AP, The Sporting News

Martinez does his part in Nomo's no-hitter
AP, The Sporting News

Pedro Martinez clicked off his cell phone and walked out of the clubhouse. When he reached the dugout and glanced at the zeros on the scoreboard, Boston's ace gasped and  retreated to the dressing room. "I went back in, dialed the number and kept talking. I didn't want to do anything to mess it up."

A No-No For Nomo
David Heuschkel, Hartford Courant

No Runs, No Hits, NOMO
David Heuschkel, Hartford Courant

Nomo tosses no-hitter
Garry Brown, Springfield Union-News

Nomo's gem ends long Sox no-no drought
Paul Izzo, Springfield Union-News

No-no by Nomo special
Garry Brown, Springfield Union-News

"I have been following baseball since I was 9 years old, but not until Wednesday night in Baltimore did I have the opportunity to be on the scene for a "no-no," courtesy of Hideo Nomo, the new No. 2 starter for the Boston Red Sox."

Another no-no for Nomo
Joe Struass, Baltimore Sun

High point for Nomo was finding the zone
Mike Preston, Baltimore Sun

O's fail to solve Nomo's riddle -- Team baffled all night by Red Sox pitcher
Roch Kubatko, Baltimore Sun

Answering to a higher calling - by umpires -- But O's aren't crediting MLB's relaxed strike zone as sole reason for no-no
Baltimore Sun

Power outage forces delay of game -- Overheated BGE line causes 43-minute wait
Baltimore Sun

Pitcher's Mound Eye Of Storm -- Only Nomo Is Calm
Dave Sheinin, Washington Post

Red Sox' Nomo No-Hits Orioles -- Camden Yards' 1st Is Pitcher's Second: Red Sox 3, Orioles 0
Dave Sheinin, Washington Post

Club Almost Had Deal With Nomo
Dave Sheinin, Washington Post

Daubach doesn't mind being forgotten
Steve Buckley, Boston Herald

In a word, Lansing saved the day
Sean McAdam, Providence Journal

Lansing grabs spot in history
Gordon Edes, Boston Globe

Nixon unhappy with new role -- He feels left out not playing right
Bob Hohler, Boston Globe

Bichette takes blame for his predicament
Steven Krasner and Sean McAdam, Providence Journal

Varitek's deal charges battery
Bob Hohler, Boston Globe

Notebook: Varitek catches on
Jeff Horrigan, Boston Herald

Varitek gets big pay day
Garry Brown, Springfield Union-News

Red Sox, Varitek agree to four-year contract
Mike Petraglia, redsox.com

Lowe a save bet for Sox
Karen Guregian, Boston Herald

Manny makes it possible
Steve Buckley, Boston Herald

Crawford itching to start anew in 2001
Steve Buckley, Boston Herald

Sox host Tampa Bay in Fenway Park opener
mlb.com

Fenway Park ready for opening weekend
mlb.com

Art's Notebook -- April 4, 2001
Art Martone, Providence Journal

Nothing like a little Jimy talk to get the e-mails humming.

Red Sox look to rebound from Opening Day loss
Mike Petraglia, redsox.com

Castillo trying to carry on after breakout season in 2000
Jay Lindsay, Associated Press

Red Sox notebook, April 4
Mike Petraglia, redsox.com

Union files grievance over fine for Red Sox's Everett
The Sporting News

Black and Blue Sox -- In bad news Boston, nothing is right for the Red Sox
John Donovan, cnnsi.com

The New York Yankees are the most hit-upon of all teams on the redesigned Major League Baseball site. The Yankees got 11 percent of the traffic -- the Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox tied for second, with 8 percent apiece.

The Clemens K-ontroversy
Jayson Stark, espn.com

So Roger Clemens broke Walter Johnson's American League strikeout record Monday, huh? Uh, not so fast.

Boston Herald Baseball Special

Duke lays foundation for run
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

Everett fine on field, fined off it
Jeff Horrigan, Boston Herald

Sox staff manages fine
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

Yawkey name is Red Sox history
Steve Buckley, Boston Herald

Nixon, O'Leary still in the picture
Jeff Horrigan, Boston Herald

Pedro is better than ever
Steve Buckley, Boston Herald

New coach looks ahead
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

Sox roll dice with rest of staff
Steve Buckley, Boston Herald

Nomar priceless to team
Karen Guregian, Boston Herald

Short story unfolds
Karen Guregian, Boston Herald

Last chance for Yawkey legacy
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

"They are celebrating a 100-year existence and boasting a $100 million payroll, and there seem to be 101 other reasons why the 2001 season is of such significance to the Red Sox. Manny Ramirez was bought. The team could be sold. And over the life a franchise that has been both cursed and blessed, so much else had been invested already."

Jimy takes troops to 'old school'
Jeff Horrigan, Boston Herald

Bullpen delivers in the clutch
Karen Guregian, Boston Herald

 

Wednesday, April 4, 2001

Williams may have motive: defy Duquette
Gordon Edes, Boston Globe

Jimy's Cool With It
David Heuschkel, Hartford Courant

"I have a contract for the year 2001. So I'm fine," said Williams. "This is 2001, right?"

Nomar begins recovery, phase one
Mike Petraglia, redsox.com

Nomar Garciaparra is glad that the surgery on his right wrist can now be referenced in the past tense.

Transcript of conference call with Nomar Garciaparra
mlb.com

Nomar says skills won't be affected
Steven Krasner, Providence Journal

After surgery, he vows to stay patient
Bob Hohler, Boston Globe

Notebook: Nomar vows to take it slow
Jeff Horrigan, Boston Herald

Nomar says expect him to be strong
Garry Brown, Springfield Union-News

Injured star watches in pain
Howard Ulman, Associated Press

It's tough to start at the top, but Sox had better try
Sean McAdam, Providence Journal

Opening Day a horror show for the Sox
Paul Izzo, Springfield Union-News

Slugger/savior forced to tread lightly for now
Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe

He's [Ramirez] worth the wait
Steven Krasner, Providence Journal

No DL for Manny - yet: Ramirez feels better, may be back tonight
Jeff Horrigan, Boston Herald

Timeout on the wrist watch
Steve Buckley, Boston Herald

Notebook: Bichette asks to be traded
Bob Hohler, Boston Globe

Red Sox: Nomo Game 2 starter
Garry Brown, Springfield Union-News

Opening Day win tough act to follow
Mark Zuckerman, Washington Times

 

Tuesday, April 3, 2001

52 stories on Boston's Opening Day loss

Art's Notebook
Art Martone, Providence Journal

"While everyone is howling about the indefensible decision to let Darren Lewis bat -- twice -- with the game on the line yesterday, I'm far more troubled by other things. Williams' actions this spring have contributed to, rather than stopped, the turmoil . . . and I'm not even talking about Carl Everett.

"... What is new, though, is that Williams is causing, rather than calming, at least some of that chaos."

 

The Rocket passes the Big Train

Roger Clemens passed Walter Johnson on the all-time strikeouts list with 3,509. After 16-plus seasons, Clemens is 7th all-time and #1 in the American League. With no outs in the ninth and a runner on second, Clemens got Joe Randa to swing through a pitch in the dirt to set the new standard. Clemens struck out five Kansas City Royals in 8.1 innings as New York won 7-3 on Opening Day at Yankee Stadium.


Monday, April 2, 2001

Hopes...and fears: Nomar undergoes surgery as Sox open season
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

Nomar Garciaparra is scheduled to undergo surgery on his right wrist today at UMass Medical Center in Worcester.

Garciaparra surgery may be today
Bob Hohler, Boston Globe

Sox safe behind Pedro: Chaos takes back seat to Opening Day
Jeff Horrigan, Boston Herald

Martinez starts off O's with big test -- Red Sox ace has allowed only one run all spring
Roch Kubatko, Baltimore Sun

Squabbling Sox head north with expectations, tensions
Lineup changes, injuries leave contender short on players, tempers

Peter Schmuck, Baltimore Sun

Red Sox notebook, April 2
Mike Petraglia, redsox.com

Williams waits to set Opening Day lineup
Mike Petraglia, redsox.com

Now we'll find out if Sox really have an identity crisis
Sean McAdam, Providence Journal

Let the real games begin! -- Ready or not, Sox open season against O's
Steven Krasner, Providence Journal

Take heart, Sox fans there are cures for spring's problems
Bill Parrillo, Providence Journal

Ballpark estimates -- Relax, fans: Things may not be quite as bad as you think
Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe

Winter's optimism melting away for Sox' fans
Bill Reynolds, Providence Journal

Williams does it his way: Red Sox skipper makes right call
Gerry Callahan, Boston Herald

Sox' shuffle a good deal: There's a method to Jimy's 'madness'
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

Manager Williams remains optimistic on the eve of season
Bob Hohler, Boston Globe

Manny may debut at DH
Jeff Horrigan, Boston Herald

Stepping up to bat for Ramirez
Gordon Edes, Boston Globe

Hillenbrand uncorks his Major League career
Mike Petraglia, redsox.com

Shea Hillenbrand walked out of the Red Sox team hotel Sunday afternoon with a bottle in his hand. Not just any bottle, mind you, but a bottle of Dom Perignon.

Sox shuffle to play ball
Garry Brown, Springfield Union-News

Garry Brown's 2001 baseball predictions
Springfield Union-News

 

Sunday, April 1, 2001

Jimy Ousted?

Jimy Williams emerged from Baltimore Hilton with a wry grin on his face. "That's all folks!" Gene Lamont named interim manager.

Sox win spring finale at Milwaukee, 7-2
Mike Petraglia, redsox.com

Red Sox Notebook, March 31
Mike Petraglia, redsox.com

The Red Sox finalized their 25-man roster for Opening Day. Lou Merloni, Sun-Woo Kim and Morgan Burkhart were optioned to Pawtucket. Craig Grebeck and Pete Schourek had their contracts assigned from Pawtucket to Boston.

After traveling 3,069 miles from Fort Myers to Baltimore (via Houston and Milwaukee), the Red Sox decided to call off the workout at Camden Yards originally scheduled for Sunday.

Pedro Martinez will be opposed by Baltimore ace Pat Hentgen Monday. Hideo Nomo will start on Wednesday against Sidney Ponson. Frank Castillo will start on Thursday night.

Bichette, Offerman are lost in shuffle
Sean McAdam, Providence Journal

Ramirez joins fold for Opening Day
Sean McAdam, Providence Journal

Everett is planning to file a grievance over the hefty fine.
Arnie Stapleton, AP

Bud Selig said Red Sox general manager Dan Duquette was within his rights to fine center fielder Carl Everett nearly $100,000 for missing a team bus and skipping a recent workout. The Red Sox "know what the appropriate remedy is, so I certainly have no problem with that at all. I have confidence in the Red Sox."

Red Sox's Everett hopes to deflect distractions
Neil Hohlfeld, Houston Chronicle

On the difference between the Boston market and the Houston market: "Boston is going to have more unique fans. They're going to follow you everywhere. Houston, you didn't have that. I think the market is different. Boston is a bigger market, they have more loyalty as far as fan support."

Power politics -- Red Sox will need Everett to produce even while he's battling management
Bob Hohler, Boston Globe

Lineup moves infuriate two
Bob Hohler, Boston Globe

Barfield has handy advice on Garciaparra
Gordon Edes, Boston Globe

Ramirez has leg up on returning
Bob Hohler, Boston Globe

 

Boston Herald Baseball Preview

Baseball at a critical crossroads: Owners, players must be careful not to push pastime over edge
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

Big bucks, small problem
Michael Silverman, Boston Herald

Labor pains unavoidable: Players, owners sure to draw battle lines
Michael Silverman, Boston Herald

Life or death? No troubles can doom national pastime
Steve Buckley, Boston Herald

Baseball's running out of chances
George Kimball, Boston Herald

Bang for their bucks: Ramirez gives Sox charge in No. 4 spot
Michael Silverman, Boston Herald

No time to lose if Sox intend to win
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

Striking change is seen: High time for umps to make right call
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

Jimy shakes up starting lineup: Offerman, Bichette left out
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

Manny still in Florida: Expected to be in opener
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

Belle's absence takes its toll on O's
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

Trading places: Major Leaguers on the move
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

Tampa's McGriff becomes an old reliable
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

A tale of two salaries: Twins have Prince but A-Rod is king
Michael Silverman, Boston Herald

Jays' Delgado ready to build on success
Jeff Horrigan, Boston Herald

Bernie Williams not your ordinary cleanup guy
Michael Silverman, Boston Herald

American League East Predictions

Indians, ChiSox ready to due -- AL Central
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

Poor Oakland brings its A's game -- AL West
Tony Massarotti, Boston Herald

Aging Braves hanging on, for now -- NL East
Jeff Horrigan, Boston Herald

Cards, Astros the Central figures -- NL Central
Jeff Horrigan, Boston Herald

Giant advantage on mound -- NL West
Jeff Horrigan, Boston Herald

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