Nick Cafardo

Cafardo covers the Red Sox and Major League Baseball for the Sports section. He writes the Sunday baseball notes and has a Red Sox column. He also contributes to the NESN Red Sox pre-game show and has authored books on the Patriots and Atlanta Braves.

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Hypocrisy to baseball’s pine tar rules

By Nick Cafardo , Globe Staff

Instead of, “It’s OK to use it if it’s discreet but not if it’s blatantly visible,” why isn’t the pne tar rule amended once and for all?

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Yankees ‘embarrassed’ by Michael Pineda’s ejection

By Nick Cafardo , Globe Staff

“I would want my manager to do what John Farrell did,” GM Brian Cashman said Wednesday night.

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Will Shane Victorino’s return stabilize Red Sox?

By Nick Cafardo , Globe Staff

If the outfield malaise and non-production continues, the Red Sox will need to do something drastic.


Masahiro Tanaka starring for Yankees

By Nick Cafardo , Globe Staff

The new Yankees starter outshined Jon Lester Tuesday to improve to 3-0. He looks like a pitcher the Red Sox don’t want to see often.