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Without A Curse Ep#663:The Red Sox Shouldn’t Emulate the Royals’ Championship Formula

Professional sports are a copycat industry, but the Red Sox shouldn’t try to replicate the Royals’ championship formula this offseason. The two teams exist in different financial realities. The Royals can afford to evaluate their young players over the long haul, and are forced to find undervalued assets in the market place. The Red Sox,

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Without A Curse Ep#659: The Derek Jeter Retirement Tour Should Elicit Cynicism From The Masses

Alex previews the final week of the season inside this edition of “Without a Curse,” and highlights the importance for the Red Sox to finish with a better record than they did in 2012. Though the results have been just as disappointing, the organization is in a better place now than it was then. Almost

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Without A Curse Ep#658: MLB Deals With Domestic Violence Just As Poorly As The NFL

Alex leads off this edition of “Without a Curse” with a commentary on what he deems the “most important week in professional sports in recent memory.” If anything, Ray Rice’s and Adrian Peterson’s actions demonstrate that the public needs to watch sports with a suspense of disbelief. A football game is no different than a

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Without A Curse Ep#657: The Red Sox Have No Choice But To Shut Down Koji Uehara

Alex recaps the Red Sox’s past two series against the Yankees and Blue Jays inside this edition of “Without a Curse,” and outlines some storylines fans should have their eyes on as the season comes to a close. Koji Uehara’s status remains in limbo, as Red Sox manager John Farrell announced Friday he would be

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Without A Curse Ep#655: Red Sox Rusney Castillo Signing Sets Them Up For An Eventful Off-Season

The big Red Sox news from the week was the signing of 27-year-old Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. Alex talks about how Castillo factors into the organization’s future plans, and why he thinks this is the first of many dominos to fall over the next several months. Alex also discusses the Red Sox’s latest prolonged losing

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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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