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Red Sox Pitcher Steven Wright Arrested for Domestic Assault

12/10/2017 6:51 PM PST
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright was arrested this weekend after he got into an altercation with his spouse, according to local media outlets.

NBC Sports Boston reports that the starting righty got busted Friday at his home in Tennessee for an incident involving his wife, which resulted in him being arrested and booked for domestic assault.

His lawyer released a statement from the Wright family saying ... "On Friday night, Steven was arrested at our home following a verbal argument, and the police charged him with domestic assault."

The statement goes on ... "Although he said things he deeply regrets, he did not raise his hand at anyone during the incident, and the situation was purely emotional. We are working together as a family ... and we ask that you respect our privacy as we do so."

The Red Sox also released a statement saying they were aware of the situation, and that MLB and police were investigating ... declining to comment further.

Wright and his agent declined to comment to NBC. He was reportedly released from jail.

MLB Commish Rob Manfred Sox Guilty Of Stealing Signs ... Fined Undisclosed Amount

9/15/2017 2:17 PM PDT
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MLB commish Rob Manfred just dropped the hammer on the Red Sox ... fining the club an "undisclosed amount" of money for stealing signs using banned electronic devices.

Baseball investigators determined the BoSox violated MLB rules by "sending electronic communications from their video replay room to an athletic trainer in the dugout."

While Manfred did not specify the amount of the fine ... he did say the cash would go towards Hurricane Irma relief in Florida.

The Sox weren't the only ones lighter in the wallet ... the commish says he determined the Yankees broke a rule prior to the '17 season, so he fined them also.

The amount ... "lesser undisclosed amount" -- also going to storm relief.

We spoke with Manfred last week in D.C. while he was still conducting the investigation ... and he told us the scandal was just a "reflection of competitive activity between two clubs."

David Ortiz Take Protests Out of the Ballgame Take Banners Out of the Crowd!!!

9/15/2017 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

David Ortiz wants to make baseball fun again ... and definitely doesn't think unfurling huge protest banners at the ballpark is the way to do it.

We got Big Papi at LAX Thursday -- the Red Sox legend tells us he's not down with the Boston fans who brought the controversial banner to the game Wednesday night ... even though it was speaking out against racism.

Ortiz suggests making political statements at a game -- no matter what side somebody's on -- are a bad idea because people are always going to get the wrong idea ... so he's against it.

As Papi put it ... "You don't wanna add more s**t to the s**t that is already out there."

FYI ... the 4 fans who brought the banner to Fenway were ejected.

MLB Commish Rob Manfred On BoSox Cheating Claims: They Just Wanna Win!

9/7/2017 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Everybody relax ... MLB commish Rob Manfred says allegations the Red Sox stole signals from the Yankees with an Apple Watch just proves how competitive they are!!!

No, really ... that's what he told us!

We saw the Commish in D.C. this week and asked him about the biggest scandal in baseball -- claims a Red Sox trainer used an Apple Watch to relay Yankees signals to Boston players to give their hitters an advantage. 

"Look, I think it's a reflection of competitive activity between two clubs," Manfred told TMZ Sports ... "I'm sure we'll investigate and reach a resolution that preserves the integrity of the game."

When asked if the Red Sox would forfeit the wins from the games in question, Manfred said, "I'm not gonna talk about potential discipline at this point. We haven't even completed the investigation."

The baseball boss did weigh in on another HUGE impact tech could have on the game -- and he definitely ain't about it ... at least not yet.

Red Sox Photographer Balls Beaned ... on Ceremonial 1st Pitch

8/17/2017 7:37 AM PDT
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NUTS!

A Boston Red Sox photographer took a baseball square in the balls on the ceremonial first pitch Wednesday night ... and it looked BAD.

It was just another night at Fenway with the Sox taking on the Cards ... until the PA announcer told the kid throwing the first pitch to "fire it in there!"

Young Jordan must have took "it" to mean a random guy's balls ... and the unlucky photog wide right of home plate paid the price -- taking it right in his manhood before limping away. 

The dude who took the beanball seems alright, though ... using his own photo to joke about the nut-shot after the game:

David Ortiz Nixes Comeback Rumors 'It's Not that Easy'

6/6/2017 6:35 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Big Papi says he's NOT gonna unretire and hit for the Boston Red Sox this season -- despite a big endorsement from his legendary ex-teammate, Pedro Martinez

Pedro got everyone talking Monday when he tweeted out, "Big Papi is working out, and I know he is in baseball shape, and the @RedSox could use a bit of his bat."

So, when we saw David Ortiz at CC & Amber Sabathia's PitCCh At Foundation charity event in NYC, we had to ask if a comeback was on the table. 

Unfortunately, Ortiz shoots that down ... telling TMZ Sports he's too busy enjoying his retirement and watching quality television programming. 

Michael Rapaport 'Racist Fans In Boston Are Disgusting'

5/3/2017 9:03 AM PDT
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Michael Rapaport says the scumbag who hurled racist taunts at Orioles star Adam Jones should be banned from all MLB games for life ... period. 

Rapaport is really pissed off about the situation -- with Jones claiming Red Sox fans yelled the n-word at him during the Monday night game at Fenway Park. 

Rap -- a huge Yankees fan -- said the fans behind the taunts are disgusting and should never step foot inside an MLB stadium ever again. 

We also spoke with Judd Nelson who's also upset -- and says he's shocked the other people in the stands didn't "take care of that guy."  

Translation -- non-racists shoulda beat the racist's ass. 

For what it's worth, Jones received a very warm ovation from the fans in Beantown before his first at-bat Tuesday night. Pretty awesome.

Boston Red Sox Apologize to Adam Jones 'Sickened' By Fan's Racist Behavior

5/2/2017 6:30 AM PDT
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The Boston Red Sox have issued an apology to Baltimore Orioles star Adam Jones after a fan allegedly made racist comments and threw peanuts at the outfielder during Monday night's game.

The 5-time All Star says he was called the N-word "a handful of times" and had a bag of the ballpark snacks thrown at him while playing center field at Fenway Park, he told USA Today.

"The Red Sox want to publicly apologize to Adam Jones and the entire Orioles organization for what occurred at Fenway Park Monday night," Sox President Sam Kennedy says.

"No player should have an object thrown at him on the playing field, nor be subjected to any kind of racism at Fenway Park."

"The Red Sox have zero tolerance for such inexcusable behavior, and our entire organization and our fans are sickened by the conduct of an ignorant few."

The team ejected the fan Monday night, but is still reviewing the incident to determine any further punishment.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's daughter Bernice also weighed in on the incident:

Matt Damon I'm Worried About David Price's Elbow

3/22/2017 1:09 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Forget about fracking for a second ... there's another MAJOR issue on Matt Damon's mind -- the ailing elbow of Red Sox ace David Price.

We got Matt out in NYC and talked a little Boston sports, first congratulating him on Tom Brady's jerseys getting recovered (Damon had nothing with it) then asking his level of excitement for the Sox season.

That's when Damon revealed his deepest darkest fears to us ... telling our guy he's worried about Price's injured elbow, which reports say could keep him out until late May.

Don't worry ... the Sox are still the Vegas favorites to win the AL. 

Johnny Damon I Got a SECOND Vasectomy 'First One Didn't Work All the Way'

10/19/2016 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

There will be NO EIGHTH CHILD for Johnny Damon ... 'cause the ex-MLB star says he just got snipped for the second time ... after his first vasectomy didn't quite hold up.

The former Red Sox stud was at the Mohegan Sun 20th Anniversary party with his wife, Michelle -- when they were asked if they were planning to add another Damon to the already massive family!

That's when Johnny revealed that he already tried to put a stop to his procreating with a vasectomy a few years ago -- but it didn't work ... and Michelle got pregnant with his 7th kid!

Damon says he had to go back and have a doctor rework his man plumbing -- "Hopefully, this one worked."

FYI, Damon's kind of an anomaly -- 'cause less than 1 PERCENT of vasectomies fail the first time ... according to Healthline.com.

#SuperSperm

Alex Rodriguez 'I Love Big Papi' But I Won't Say I'm Rooting for Him

10/7/2016 6:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Alex Rodriguez says he's definitely a fan of David Ortiz -- but when it comes to rooting for the MLB legend in his last playoff run ... A-Rod stopped short of saying he was rooting for him.

It all went down outside of Craig's in West Hollywood -- Alex was in a good mood and had nothing but love for Big Papi ... but scoffed at the idea of rooting for the Red Sox. 

FYI, the Sox lost Game 1 Thursday night ... but the Yankees didn't make the playoffs. 

Rob Kardashian I Almost Got Beat Up In Boston ... Over My Yankees Hat

4/19/2016 12:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The rivalry is still VERY real when it comes to the Sox and the Yankees ... just ask Rob Kardashian who tells TMZ Sports he almost got his ass kicked in Beantown for rockin' his Yanks hat.

Rob says he's still a Dodgers fan at heart -- after all, he was born and raised in L.A. -- but says his lady Blac Chyna got sick of the L.A. lid and pressured him to switch it up. 

So, Rob chose the pinstripes ... but forgot how much the Yanks are hated in Red Sox country -- and says his fashion choice almost got him beat the hell up.  

Hey, it's rough out there. 

Red Sox Yoan Moncada I Dropped $45k To Give My Beamer The Glow

1/29/2016 12:45 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Yoan Moncada isn't in the big leagues yet ... but he just spent $45k to make sure his swag is MAJOR ... turning his i8 BMW into a bona fide cool machine that freaking GLOWS IN THE DARK.

Moncada -- who signed a $31 million deal with the Red Sox last year -- wanted to roll to spring training in style ... so he took his ride down to customizing expert Alex Vega at The Auto Firm in Miami.

What did Alex and his Auto-Jedis do to the ride?

Vega tells us they took it apart "to the bone" and replaced the interior with custom Avorza leather, added Av30 forge wheels and repainted the car satin black with a glow in the dark metallic red.

Final price tag ... $45k.

Veteran move by the kid ... we all know the thots come out at night.

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