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Marc Normandin

  • joined Mar 28, 2008
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I got my start writing about baseball for an audience with the founding of Beyond the Box Score back in 2005, and have spent the subsequent years writing about the game for Baseball Prospectus, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated among others. I was also the video game editor at Blast Magazine for a few years; sadly, my experience seeing cosplay at gaming conventions won't help me as much here at SB Nation as we all wish it would. I'm currently co-managing SB Nation's Red Sox blog Over the Monster and writing for Sports on Earth, in addition to writing and editing for SB Nation's MLB hub.

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  • MLB Boston Red Sox
  • NBA Boston Celtics
  • NFL New England Patriots
  • NCAAF Ohio St. Buckeyes
  • General San Diego Padres
Recent Activity
U.S. Cellular Field's 3-pound banana split sundae a soupy disaster
Posted on Aug 21 2014, 9:37a
Blue Jays' official Twitter account thinks they're the Rangers
Posted on Aug 20 2014, 5:57p
John Lackey traded a signed Babe Ruth baseball for his old number back
Posted on Aug 20 2014, 3:06p
When conflicting reports emerge on basically anything
Commented on Rusney Castillo sweepstakes down to Red Sox, Tigers, Giants on Aug 20 2014, 9:42a - 1 reply
Rusney Castillo sweepstakes down to Red Sox, Tigers, Giants
Posted on Aug 20 2014, 8:49a
They were supposed to be submitted Friday...
Commented on Red Sox one of 6 'serious players' for Rusney Castillo on Aug 19 2014, 4:28p
More willing to trust Heyman here if you put the sources up against each other
Commented on Red Sox one of 6 'serious players' for Rusney Castillo on Aug 19 2014, 4:21p - 1 reply
One guy says they're out, Heyman says they're in.
Commented on Red Sox one of 6 'serious players' for Rusney Castillo on Aug 19 2014, 4:06p - 1 reply
Red Sox one of 6 'serious players' for Rusney Castillo
Posted on Aug 19 2014, 3:41p
Red Sox promote Mookie Betts, option Jackie Bradley Jr. to Triple-A
Posted on Aug 18 2014, 2:39p
The Blue Jays started losing at the wrong time
Posted on Aug 18 2014, 1:57p
It's Ben Affleck's birthday, so the Red Sox will probably lose today
Posted on Aug 15 2014, 4:11p
Or
Commented on Pedro Martinez says Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds should be Hall of Famers on Aug 15 2014, 1:28p - 1 reply
Oh, I thought everyone currently on the ballot was grandfathered in.
Commented on Pedro Martinez says Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds should be Hall of Famers on Aug 15 2014, 12:58p - 1 reply
Pedro Martinez says Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds should be Hall of Famers
Posted on Aug 15 2014, 12:02p
"Brett Gardner with power"
Commented on Bids for Cuban free agent Rusney Castillo are due Friday on Aug 15 2014, 9:08a - 2 replies
Bids for Cuban free agent Rusney Castillo are due Friday
Posted on Aug 15 2014, 8:21a
Rob Manfred 1 vote shy of becoming next MLB commissioner (Update)
Posted on Aug 14 2014, 2:58p
Eh
Commented on Roger Clemens would wear a Red Sox hat into the Hall of Fame on Aug 14 2014, 2:19p - 1 reply
There were a whole lot more of them in Boston
Commented on Roger Clemens would wear a Red Sox hat into the Hall of Fame on Aug 14 2014, 2:18p - 1 reply
Roger Clemens would wear a Red Sox hat into the Hall of Fame
Posted on Aug 14 2014, 1:56p
A Vine of the Phillie Phanatic playing banjo with his butt
Posted on Aug 14 2014, 9:55a
Indians use tarp as Slip'N Slide during rain delay
Posted on Aug 13 2014, 9:39a
Watch Yoenis Cespedes go from near HBP to game-winning homer
Posted on Aug 13 2014, 9:12a
The org is already loaded with RHP prospects
Commented on Eduardo Rodriguez and Edwin Escobar add to wealth of Red Sox prospects on Aug 12 2014, 2:35p
The 1994 strike cost us a terrible playoff team
Posted on Aug 12 2014, 2:26p
Eduardo Rodriguez and Edwin Escobar add to wealth of Red Sox prospects
Posted on Aug 12 2014, 11:26a
Josh Reddick fields baseball, forgets how to throw it
Posted on Aug 12 2014, 8:34a
Mike Trout turned 23 and is still younger than your favorite prospect
Posted on Aug 7 2014, 1:34p
Eating baseball
Posted on Aug 5 2014, 11:25a
What it's like to eat the Diamondbacks' 18-inch corn dog
Posted on Aug 5 2014, 11:06a
Red Sox promote Blake Swihart to Triple-A
Posted on Aug 4 2014, 3:17p
Top prospect Javier Baez gets promoted to the Cubs
Posted on Aug 4 2014, 2:55p
I mean
Commented on With Jon Lester and John Lackey traded, where does Red Sox pitching stand? on Aug 1 2014, 2:09p
Angels stand pat at the trade deadline and that's okay
Posted on Aug 1 2014, 2:04p
Yup
Commented on Red Sox promote Henry Owens to Triple-A on Aug 1 2014, 1:55p - 1 reply
Red Sox promote Henry Owens to Triple-A
Posted on Aug 1 2014, 1:32p
You're like the third person to make that joke that I've seen
Commented on With Jon Lester and John Lackey traded, where does Red Sox pitching stand? on Aug 1 2014, 12:31p
They are going to write their name in the sky later and buy an asteroid to name after them all too
Commented on Typical Red Sox send-off on Aug 1 2014, 12:29p - 1 reply
With Jon Lester and John Lackey traded, where does Red Sox pitching stand?
Posted on Aug 1 2014, 12:00p
Struggling Jarred Cosart, Jake Marisnick swap places to see if that helps
Posted on Jul 31 2014, 6:49p
David Price trade balances present and future of Rays
Posted on Jul 31 2014, 5:41p
Watch Tigers fans say goodbye to Austin Jackson
Posted on Jul 31 2014, 4:19p
I need to go to sleep before I can think about 2015 at all
Commented on Joe Kelly won't save the Red Sox rotation, but he's a start on Jul 31 2014, 2:56p
Joe Kelly won't save the Red Sox rotation, but he's a start
Posted on Jul 31 2014, 2:33p
Here's my thinking
Commented on Allen Craig is a gamble the Red Sox should take on Jul 31 2014, 1:54p - 1 reply
...failure?
Commented on Allen Craig is a gamble the Red Sox should take on Jul 31 2014, 1:51p
Allen Craig is a gamble the Red Sox should take
Posted on Jul 31 2014, 1:27p
There's a season in between 2014 and 2016
Commented on The Red Sox need for Yoenis Cespedes on Jul 31 2014, 12:59p - 1 reply
Sorry every word I write is law
Commented on The Red Sox need for Yoenis Cespedes on Jul 31 2014, 12:33p - 2 replies
Sean, dude.
Commented on The Red Sox need for Yoenis Cespedes on Jul 31 2014, 12:32p - 2 replies
Mitt Romney was a businessman before he was a politician.
Commented on For Jon Lester and the Red Sox, it's just business on Jul 31 2014, 12:24p - 1 reply
I believe it's July 31
Commented on The Red Sox need for Yoenis Cespedes on Jul 31 2014, 12:22p - 2 replies
The Red Sox need for Yoenis Cespedes
Posted on Jul 31 2014, 12:06p
I mean, I hoped it would be Cespedes
Commented on Red Sox trade Jon Lester to the Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes on Jul 31 2014, 10:28a - 2 replies
Red Sox trade Jon Lester to the Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes
Posted on Jul 31 2014, 9:50a
Thing is
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Pirates, Cardinals 'pushing hardest' for Jon Lester on Jul 31 2014, 9:33a
The Dodgers also need Lester far less than the Pirates
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Pirates, Cardinals 'pushing hardest' for Jon Lester on Jul 31 2014, 8:52a - 1 reply
Red Sox trade rumors: Pirates, Cardinals 'pushing hardest' for Jon Lester
Posted on Jul 31 2014, 8:36a
Not necessarily
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Orioles 'close' to acquiring Jon Lester on Jul 30 2014, 4:08p - 1 reply
The O's can never pony up the money to make a run at anyone
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Orioles 'close' to acquiring Jon Lester on Jul 30 2014, 4:06p - 1 reply
Red Sox trade rumors: Orioles 'close' to acquiring Jon Lester
Posted on Jul 30 2014, 3:23p
Red Sox trade rumors: Marlins discussing John Lackey deal
Posted on Jul 30 2014, 2:46p
I don't mind floating his name out there
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: 'Very good chance' John Lackey and Jon Lester are traded on Jul 30 2014, 1:20p - 1 reply
I wasn't being sarcastic, though.
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: 'Very good chance' John Lackey and Jon Lester are traded on Jul 30 2014, 1:19p
Red Sox trade rumors: 'Very good chance' John Lackey and Jon Lester are traded
Posted on Jul 30 2014, 12:46p
This would only be true
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Dodgers, Cardinals are Jon Lester favorites on Jul 30 2014, 12:21p
Red Sox trade rumors: Dodgers, Cardinals are Jon Lester favorites
Posted on Jul 30 2014, 11:15a
Counterpoint
Commented on Jon Lester, the end of the road, and asking why on Jul 30 2014, 9:18a - 2 replies
Which, ftr
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Jon Lester, John Lackey both available for 'right returns' on Jul 29 2014, 5:00p - 2 replies
I'm sorry I'll tell baseball to stop coming up with so much stuff to cover
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Mariners, Orioles, Brewers all want Jon Lester on Jul 29 2014, 4:58p - 1 reply
Hey, hey
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Pirates emerging as Jon Lester 'dark-horse' on Jul 29 2014, 4:18p
Red Sox trade rumors: Pirates emerging as Jon Lester 'dark-horse'
Posted on Jul 29 2014, 3:42p
ehhh
Commented on The Red Sox shouldn't trade John Lackey on Jul 29 2014, 1:46p - 2 replies
uh
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Mariners, Orioles, Brewers all want Jon Lester on Jul 29 2014, 1:14p - 1 reply
It's not a permanent change
Commented on Red Sox trade rumors: Mariners, Orioles, Brewers all want Jon Lester on Jul 29 2014, 12:31p
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