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Sox Use All-Star Break to Bring Back Original Infield

In this edition of the Starting Nine, I will take a look at how the Sox used the All Star break for some rest and repair. The shortened week saw the end of the Kansas City series as well as the beginning of the Toronto series. The Red Sox finished the week going 2-1 . […]

Glen Davis: 2008-2009 Celtics Player Review

Glen “Big Baby” Davis was back for his second season in the NBA. Big Baby turned a lot of heads in filling the big shoes of Kevin Garnett for 16 regular season games, and the entire playoffs. Not only did Davis fill those shoes, he did it quite well, and is currently drawing a lot […]

Nomar Returns, Sox to Send Five to All-Star Game

This past week saw some exciting events from the All-Star selections to return of a Fenway favorite for the first time in nearly five years. The Red Sox had a complete homestand this week as they finished their series against the Mariners and had visits from the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals. The […]

Leon Powe: 2008-2009 Celtics Review

We recently just pretty much said our goodbyes to Leon Powe after the Celtics opted not give him a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent. It’s not definite yet if he will be back next season or not, but based on the way the Celtics management is talking, it does not seem likely. However, let’s look back at Powe’s 2008-09 […]

Wakefield’s All-Star Nod Highlights Past Week

Welcome to the first installment of The Starting Nine. This column will take a look back at the past week for the Red Sox, and I will make nine comments, opinions, observation, etc. that stuck out to me throughout the week. This past week saw the Sox finish up inter-league play with Atlanta, a three […]

Stephon Marbury: 2008-2009 Celtics Review

The bad boy of the New York Knicks, Stephon Marbury, was given a shot at redemption this year with the Celtics. After sitting on the sidelines for a year with New York, Marbury was able to arrange a buyout of his contract with the Knicks and was signed as a free agent by the Green […]

Eddie House: 2008-2009 Celtics Review

Eddie House  had a much better year than last and continues to be a threat off the bench for the Celts. He was able to start appearing in different situations not just as a point guard, but also has a shooting guard on occasion too. House really benefited from the arrival of Stephon Marbury as […]

Save Leon Powe Petition is a Little Ridiculous

The Celtics have decided to part ways with forward/center Leon Powe after not offering him a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent. General manager Danny Ainge does not necessarily want to sign Powe since he will most likely not be ready to play until mid-December. They have not completely ruled out re-signing him […]

Tony Allen: 2008-2009 Celtics Review

Toward the end of last year, Tony Allen seemed to fully recover from his knee injury that sidelined him for much of the 06-07 season, which had appeared to be the beginnings of a breakout year. He showed flashes in 07-08, punctuated by that great 360-degree dunk to finish of the Lakers in the finals […]

Celtics Player Review: Mikki Moore

I actually had never heard of Mikki Moore when the Celtics were interested in him midway through the season. He did not have much hype and it seemed like he was just going to add a little bit of height for the C’s bench. That was just about all Moore was for the Celtics, and he did not […]

Celtics Player Review: Brian Scalabrine

SCALLLL!! The chants for the redhead never stop when Brian Scalabrine comes into a game. This season proved no different as Scalabrine continued to be a fan favorite despite his lackluster playing skills. However, Scal proved his worth in the playoffs this season and became a solid backup for the very depleted Celtics bench.

Celtics Player Review: Gabe Pruitt

Not much happened this season for Gabe Pruitt in his second year in the NBA. He saw some action here and there but never really found much of a role with the team this season. His role was diminished further after the acquisition of Stephon Marbury. The young guard also had some personal problems after […]

Celtics Player Reviews: J.R. Giddens and Bill Walker

Let’s begin the Celtics season reviews with the rookie pair that could someday leave their mark on the NBA and hopefully on the Celtics. J.R. Giddens and Bill Walker were the top two draft picks for the Celtics before last season. Giddens was the Celtics’ first round pick and Walker was acquired from a trade with Washington […]

Was the Celtics Season a Letdown?

Last summer I made a very early and bold prediction that the Celtics would repeat as champions again and that Tony Allen was going to develop into their dominant sixth man. Well, now we know that both of these predictions turned up wrong, and if those were my two big hopes for the season, then […]

Celtics Give up Game 6 to Orlando

Game 6 was a terrible game, as both teams played poorly the whole way through. There were dumb fouls, turnovers, and missed shots all over the place. This hardly looked like two of the three best teams in the Eastern Conference fighting to play in the next round. However, Orlando came out the victorious, beating Boston 83-75 […]