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Assessing John Lackey at the All-Star Break

Before earning the win with 6 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball in his last start Saturday versus the Baltimore Orioles, John Lackey was almost down and out. He had the highest ERA among pitchers with more than 60 innings this year with 7.47. He even had the highest ERA of a Red Sox pitcher since […]

How Will the Red Sox Solve Their Outfield Woes?

According to the Boston Herald, Carl Crawford went on “six 90-foot jogs” Tuesday and is improving, but will still be sidelined for at least two more weeks, leaving a gaping hole in the outfield. After Crawford’s injury and the recent four-game losing-streak versus San Diego and Pittsburgh, the lack of depth and production out of […]

Video: New Tiger Woods Nike Commercial is Borderline Disturbing

If you haven’t seen the new Nike commercial with Tiger Woods, save yourself — you don’t want to see it. Sorry. The borderline-disturbing commercial, which was shot in black-and-white, has Tiger sitting stone-faced in front of the camera, with his dead father speaking in the background and saying “Have you learned your lesson?” The only […]

Big Papi Struggles A Cause for Concern?

A lot is being made over David Ortiz’s “struggles” over the first two games. At 0-7 with one walk, Ortiz did not shine (that’s for sure). In the third game of the series on Wednesday night, however, he delivered the only RBI of the game when he lined a single over Robinson Cano’s head. While he […]

Patriots Gaining Momentum, Colts Facing Injuries

Bob Sanders tore his bicep last week versus the San Francisco 49ers and is out for the season—the usual. This is without a doubt a blow to the Colts defense, but something the Colts staff probably planned for since Sanders has missed 40 of 87 games in his six year career. The Colts still have […]

Nick Green Struck Out, but Sox Still Deserved the Win

Last Wednesday, Nick Green stood at the plate with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, and with the tying run on third with two outs. After going down in the count 0-2, he battled back and drew a two-out walk. However, if you watched the game, Green checked his swing on […]

New England: The New Retirement Spot for Elderly Athletes

Is Gillette Stadium wheelchair accessible? At the 50 yard-line? Willie McGinest, Tedy Bruschi and Junior Seau would like to know. I’m pretty sure the reason Tim Wakefield’s knuckleball is all-star worthy this year is because of the mass amounts of beer Wakefield drinks before and after games. It’s definitely not steroids. The guy looks like […]

The Rock of Boston is No More

WBCN 104.1, the station that first aired Led Zeppelin, will play LeAnn Rimes starting in August… No offense to her, but I’m sure one die-hard Toucher & Rich fan who forgot to read the news will turn to 104.1  and drive their car right off Storrow Drive into the Charles. Mix 98.5 will now take […]

Sox Bullpen Falters Again Vs. Mariners

Jason Varitek provided the only runs at Fenway Park on Independence Day against the Mariners, hitting a two-run home run in the second off Garret Olson. Tek’s HR would be just one of the four hits Olson allowed. The Mariners lefty went 6 1/3 innings, striking out five and walking four. With the game tied […]

Willie McGinest to Return to the Patriots?

After being released from the Cleveland Browns, Willie McGinest may be entering training camp with the New England Patriots this summer. His career is winding down and coming to a close and he is reported to having  interest in signing with the Patriots: “Yeah, I’ve talked to Tom,  Seymour and some other guys there. Those […]

Rasheed Wallace Headed to the Celtics?

(Update: Rasheed Wallace has joined the Celtics) “These teams are muck!” I can see it now, NBA franchises complaining all over the league if Rasheed Wallace agrees to a deal with the Celtics. It would just be unfair. When you consider Wallace even taking a sixth man type role, the Celtics are considerably stronger than […]

Slow Start for Smoltz: Too Early for Concern

Things did not go very well for John Smoltz in his first outing for the Red Sox and first time back from major shoulder surgery. However, after letting up four runs in the first inning on 35 pitches, the 42-year-old veteran seemed to settle down in the next four innings. Other than letting up a […]

Will Rondo Remain a Celtic?

The Celtics won a Championship a year ago–it was glorious. The Big Three, Kendrick Perkins and Rajon Rondo were the starters and right now the Celtics have the same team. So why is there so much trade talk? The only logical explanation is a concern for the future. If the Celtics were to keep the […]

Trade Rumors: Allen, Rondo and Perkins

Trade rumors have been rolling around Boston as the NBA draft approaches. The biggest rumor involves a blockbuster trade that has Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen headed to the Phoenix Suns for Amare Stoudemire and Leandro Barbosa. Another involves Kendrick Perkins and Rondo going to the Memphis Grizzlies for their second overall pick. Boston Sports […]