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Boston Sports Nirvana Hits the Hub

Filed in Sports by on May 4, 2010 1 Comment
Boston Sports Nirvana Hits the Hub

If you checked the Boston news or newspapers this morning (May 4th 2010) you would have seen what some in Boston would consider sports nirvana.  The Celtics won their playoff game against a Cavaliers team that looked downright unbeatable the other day.  The Bruins have taken a 2-0 lead in the playoffs against the Flyers […]

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Pop Quiz: Who’s Driving the Sox Offense?

Filed in Sports by on April 27, 2010 0 Comments
Pop Quiz: Who’s Driving the Sox Offense?

Pop quiz: which Red Sox player has the highest batting average so far this season? Is it V-Mart? Pedroia? Another one of the usual suspects? Believe it or not, it’s Jason Varitek. Yes, the veteran catcher—who, you may remember, lost his starting job mid-season last year when the Sox brought in hard-hitting Victor Martinez in […]

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Poor Pitching Sinking Sox

Filed in Sports by on April 24, 2010 0 Comments
Poor Pitching Sinking Sox

For all the talk about the struggling Red Sox offense, you’d think that was the reason why the restructured team is off to such a miserable start this season. Actually, though, it’s Boston’s starting pitchers who have the team off to a subpar 7-10 start. Boston pitchers have a cumulative ERA of 4.53 on the […]

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Big Papi Gets the Squeeze: Calls Already Mounting For Slugger’s Ouster

Filed in Featured, Sports by on April 8, 2010 1 Comment
Big Papi Gets the Squeeze: Calls Already Mounting For Slugger’s Ouster

Baseball, more than any other sport, perhaps more than any other profession besides politics, is constantly beleaguered by the question, “What have you done for me lately?” In a game where statistics are sacred, where every piece of data is scrutinized, analyzed, and categorized, a player’s poor performance cannot go unnoticed. So when high profile, […]

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Is Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar Already Open?

Filed in Featured, Sports by on March 10, 2010 0 Comments
Is Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar Already Open?

Did you know that Jerry Remy was planning to open a restaurant?  I was clueless until I drove past it earlier this week when I was bringing my son to a pediatric appointment in the Longwood Medical area. They are still putting together the last finishing touches to it.  There were still contractors working on […]

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Bay-Bye; Sox Sign Mike Cameron, Likely Ending Bay’s Boston Tenure

Filed in Sports by on December 19, 2009 0 Comments
Bay-Bye; Sox Sign Mike Cameron, Likely Ending Bay’s Boston Tenure

The long offseason saga of Jason Bay’s free agency is drawing to a close, for the Red Sox at least. With the signing earlier this week of free agent outfielder Mike Cameron to a two year, $15.5 million contract, the Red Sox filled their vacant starting slot in left field, effectively signaling that they were […]

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Red Sox Reportedly Vying For Cy Young Winner Halladay

Filed in Sports by on November 27, 2009 0 Comments
Red Sox Reportedly Vying For Cy Young Winner Halladay

The bidding war is officially on for Blue Jays ace and former Cy Young Award winner, Roy Halladay—and according to several sources, the Red Sox are right in the thick of it. Citing unnamed sources, The New York Daily News reported that the Red Sox were putting on a “full-court press” for Halladay in hopes […]

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What Do You Do With An Aging Catcher?

Filed in Sports by on November 11, 2009 0 Comments
What Do You Do With An Aging Catcher?

Author’s Note: As this post went up, the Red Sox announced Jason Varitek’s decision to re-sign with the team for the 2010 season. Good timing, eh? With the much anticipated—though ultimately unsurprising—announcement on Monday that Victor Martinez would return next season as the Red Sox primary catcher, Jason Varitek suddenly became the odd man out. […]

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But How Will They Wear The Rings?

Filed in Featured, Headline, Sports by on November 9, 2009 1 Comment
But How Will They Wear The Rings?

Derek Jeter has a fist fulla rings.So too do Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, and Andy Pettite. Once again: each man, to himself, has a full hand-worth of rings. World Series rings. To put that in perspective, each player has won as many championships as all but five franchises—Cardinals, Dodgers, Athletics, Red Sox, and, of course, […]

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In Defense of Pedro: Debunking the Media’s Anti-Martinez Slander

Filed in Featured, Headline, Sports by on November 4, 2009 0 Comments
In Defense of Pedro: Debunking the Media’s Anti-Martinez Slander

Sports are inherently competitive, with teams battling back and forth to prove who is best. This competition, when inflated by fervency, manifests itself not only as a wish for one team to win, but also as a sadistic desire for the other to fail, to be humiliated, crushed, obliterated, maliciously pantsed in front of the […]

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