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Jason Terry and Celtics Nation Need to be Reminded There Are 82 Games in an NBA Season

The Celtics are 2-2. Get over it. You can look at this one of two ways. Either the Celtics have played four games and are yet to really hit their groove, or “OH MY GAWD DUDE THE CELTICS ARE IN FRIGGIN’ TROUBLE. ALL WE GOT IS RONDO, PIERCE AND GARNETT AND THESE OTHER DUDES BLOW […]

Our Long (Red Sox) National Nightmare is Over

Back in the 1930s, a man named Frank Winter docked a pair of schooners in the small coastal town of Wiscasset, Maine. His intention was to use them to ship lumber and coal up and down the New England coast, but before the plan materialize, Winter died. The people of Wiscasset, being Mainers, weren’t about […]

VIDEO: Dustin Pedroia Leaves Game After Learning Wife is in Labor

It’s been pretty much wall to wall crap for the Red Sox this season, but in the midst of their summer of discontent there have been few bright spots, last night being one of them. After the 6th inning, Bobby Valentine pulled Dustin Pedroia from the game, informing his wife Kelli was going into labor. […]

Why I Hate the Patriots

For the past couple weeks Deadspin’s Drew Magary has been posting his annual “Why Your Team Sucks” series, a scathing (and highly accurate) review of the reasons why each NFL teams sucks. Yesterday he posted his Patriots edition, and while it was pretty thorough, I—as a Boston sports fan—couldn’t pass up an opportunity for some […]

Red Sox Fire Pitching Coach Bob McClure

The Red Sox have done what most struggling ball clubs do when the realize that they suck, but don’t want to admit that they have more deep seeded issues: fire the guy who coaches the team’s most underachieving unit.In this case it meant giving walking papers to pitching coach Bob McClure. The staff’s 4.30 ERA (23rd overall) gives the […]

(Fake) Texts from Adrian Gonzalez to… John Henry

The Red Sox are in full spin mode following the fall out from the Yahoo! Sports article that basically claims Bobby Valentine is a reincarnated Billy Martin. Center in that story is Adrian Gonzalez, who reportedly sent texts to Sox ownership vocally criticizing Bobby V and led the players’ mutiny. While we have no way […]

(Fake) Texts From Adrian Gonzalez To… Ben Cherington

The Red Sox are in full spin mode following the fall out from the Yahoo! Sports article that basically claims Bobby Valentine is a reincarnated Billy Martin. Center in that story is Adrian Gonzalez, who reportedly sent texts to Sox ownership vocally criticizing Bobby V and leading the player’s mutiny. While we have no way […]

(Fake) Texts from Adrian Gonzalez to… Larry Lucchino

The Red Sox are in full spin mode following the fall out from the Yahoo! Sports article that basically claims Bobby Valentine is a reincarnated Billy Martin. Center in that story is Adrian Gonzalez, who reportedly sent texts to Sox ownership vocally criticizing Bobby V and led the player’s mutiny. While we have no way […]

Sendin’ Him Off: Bob Ryan Retires After 44 Years at Boston Globe

Ask the average person if they could wire the electricity in a house or fix their car’s transmission or perform a medical procedure and you’re likely to get a resounding “no.” Ask that same individual if they have an idea for a book. Or if they can write an engaging speech. Or a persuasive essay. […]

Kelly Shoppach Traded to the Mets

Kelly Shoppach, the Sox backup  catcher and rightful heir to Jason Varitek’s facial hair, has cleared waivers and been dealt to the New York Mets for the always exciting “player to be named later.” Shoppach has been as productive as a backup catcher could be [.250, 5 HR, .789 OPS], but his days were numbered […]

Jason Terry’s New Tattoo Foretells of Celtics 18th NBA Title

Last time Jason Terry got the Larry O’Brien trophy permanently etched on to his epidermis was before the 2011 regular season, a season in which he and the Dallas Mavericks went on to [somewhat improbably] win the Larry O’Brien trophy. Now Terry has gotten another tattoo of the trophy, this time balanced on the Celtics […]

VIDEO: Sacramento King Tyreke Evans Wants to Go Fast

With LA Laker Ron Artest still on his nationwide tour of insanity (he recently ‘took over’ the ESPN The Magazine offices for their most recent issue), Sacramento King and reigning Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans decided it was his responsibility to fill the crazy athlete void in California by getting in a high speed […]

Expanding On Sports Illustrated’s ‘Most Hated Teams’ List

If prostitution is the world’s oldest profession, then journalism wasn’t far behind it out of the womb. And just like any set of twins—their similarities are striking. Nobody gets into prostitution because they love sex. Just like no one gets into journalism because they love writing. Both breeds of human just realize that they have […]

Does a HR Derby Victory for Ortiz Mean a Cursed Second Half?

Tuesday morning was good to me. I woke up with David Ortiz as the home run champion (or Jose Ortiz if you’re Bobby Valentine) and George Steinbrenner dead. Apparently God had been getting my letters about my deep seeded desire to witness a Red Sox player be named the best at batting practice and see […]

VIDEO: Texas Fan Falls From 2nd Deck for a Foul ball, Saves $13

NEW POST: For video of the fan killed trying to get a foul ball during a game Thursday, July 7th 2011, click here. —– In what I can only describe as the most eye opening example of the state of this country’s economy, a fan at the Rangers/Indians game last night took a 30 foot […]