Jeff Louderback is an award-winning freelance writer and author whose work appears in regional and national magazines. He specializes in personality profiles, sports features, travel and lifestyle features and business features. He is also the creator and editor of Sox and Pinstripes (http://www.soxandpinstripes.com), a blog where readers discuss, debate and learn about all things Red Sox, Yankees and baseball. Though he was born and raised in Ohio, Jeff is a lifelong Red Sox fan. You can learn more about his background at www.jefflouderback.com, www.writeperceptions.net and www.mediabistro.com/jlouderback.
Outside of New York City and Yankeeland (the less loyal version of Red Sox Nation), baseball fans do not care about the Yankees struggles.
There is one simple reason why the Boston Red Sox are 31-14 and comfortably nestled atop the American League East, and the New York Yankees as 20-24 and 10.5 games behind. The Red Sox are a team, and the Yankees are a collection of players.
They perform at sports venues and special events around the country and the world. Dominic and Brennan Latkovski have plans for much more.
Professional athletes are often criticized for the salaries they are paid.What would you do if you were offered a contract of seven or eight figures?
Jeff Louderback, founder and editor of Sox and Pinstripes, offers his take on Shaughnessy's column attacking Curt Shilling's 38 Pitches Blog.
On the Dan Patrick Show, Rose admitted that when he managed, he bet on his team, the Cincinnati Reds, every night.
After 86 long years, the Red Sox finally broke the infamous curse of the Bambino, first beating their arch rivals, the New York Yankees, in the American League playoffs and then going on to win the 2004 World Series.
The Red Sox and Yankees represent sports' greatest and fiercest rivalry.
My Dog Skip is truly one of the finest films about the care-free childhood days of playing baseball, and the everlasting bond between a boy and his dog. If you don't shed a tear at the end, check your pulse!
If it's true that Baseball, along with jazz, is one of the great indigenous American art forms, then certainly the story of baseball in Boston has been, for most of its history, one of America's most compelling tragedies.