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Without A Curse Ep#654:Xander Bogaerts’ Maddening Defensive Errors Symbolize A Trying Season For The Red Sox

Alex recaps the past week in Red Sox baseball, which included the end of an exciting road trip and maddening four-game series against the Astros. Xander Bogaerts’ defensive miscues at shortstop led to Red Sox losses on Friday and Sunday, as his performance continues to be worrisome. In addition to analyzing the team’s recent play,

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Without A Curse Ep#641:Red Sox Continue To Feel Jacoby Ellsbury’s Absence In Centerfield

The Red Sox failed to reach the .500 mark yet again last week, as the club dropped its series finale to the A’s Sunday afternoon. Alex talks about the team’s poor situational play, and its continued struggles with runners in scoring position. The Red Sox left over 20 men on base in its doubleheader against

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Without A Curse Ep#640:Clay Buchholz’s And Felix Doubront’s Inconsistency Is Maddening

Inside this edition of “Without a Curse,” Alex recaps a rather disappointing week for the Red Sox. The club dropped two out of three games to the Yankees last week, as Jacoby Ellsbury led the way with a multitude of extra-base hits and stellar defensive plays. It’s obvious that the Red Sox were going to

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Without A Curse Ep#639:Red Sox Stay Afloat Despite Injuries And Inconsistent Play

Despite the plethora of injuries, and inconsistent play the Red Sox have suffered through early this season, the team is only roughly two and a half games behind the Yankees for first place in the division. The AL East has been rather mediocre thus far, and the Red Sox are staying afloat. Alex recaps the

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Without A Curse Ep#637:Dustin Pedroia Injury Could Be Another Blow To Red Sox

Inside this edition of “Without a Curse,” Alex recaps a rather disappointing week for the 5-8 Red Sox. More injury woes may be on the horizon for the hometown team, as Koji Uehara and Dustin Pedroia are both being examined Monday in Boston. Uehara felt stiffness in his shoulder prior to Friday’s game, though his

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Without A Curse Ep#637:Red Sox Prepare To Battle Adversity With Will Middlebrooks & Shane Victorino DL Stints

Inside this edition of “Without a Curse,” Alex recaps a disappointing first week for the defending World Series champions. The highlight of the weekend was the ring ceremony on Friday, which struck the perfect balance between celebration and somber reflection of the Marathon Bombings of last April and the tragic fire in the Back Bay

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Without A Curse Ep#636:MLB Season Preview 2014: Get Ready For The Red Sox Dynasty

Alex previews the upcoming MLB season inside this edition of “Without a Curse.” The Red Sox are arguably the most enviable franchise in the league, as no team has a better combination of financial and organizational flexibility going forward. The Red Sox have never been better positioned for a sustained stretch of championship contention than

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Without A Curse Ep#635:Eric Stephen Of SB Nation Previews The NL West

Inside this edition of “Without a Curse,” Alex previews the NL West with Eric Stephen, the managing editor for the True Blue LA Dodgers blog on SB Nation. Alex and Eric talk about the Dodgers heading into the season, and if they have the best 40-man roster in the league. They also talk about whether

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Without A Curse Ep#634:Tom Singer Of MLB.Com Previews The NL Central

Inside this edition of “Without a Curse,” Alex previews the NL Central with MLB.com’s Pirates reporter, Tom Singer. Alex and Tom talk about the seemingly interminable Cubs rebuilding process, and whether pressure is mounting on the Ricketts to spend money on the club. The Brewers finished towards the bottom of the division last season, but

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Without A Curse Ep#633:Chris McShane Of SB Nation’s “Amazin’ Avenue” Mets Blog Previews The NL East

Inside this edition of “Without a Curse,” Alex previews the NL East with Chris McShane of the “Amazin’ Avenue” Mets blog on SB Nation. Alex and Chris discuss whether Mets fans are optimistic about the club this season, given that the team spent $90 million in free agency and have a plethora of young arms

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