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Miguel Cabrera Wins Elusive Triple Crown. So?

45 long years after Carl Yastrzemski won baseball’s Triple Crown, Miguel Cabrera just clinched the 16th such award in history. Cabrera finished the season with 44 home runs, 139 RBIs, and a .330 batting average.  Numbers worthy of MVP consideration, without a doubt.  Consideration, you ask?  Yes. Why would a Triple Crown winner only be […]

Red Sox’ Gonzalez, Beckett Placed on Waivers

Last night, it was reported by Sean McAdam that Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez had been placed on waivers. Earlier today, Josh Beckett was also placed on waivers. Gonzalez is due just under $5 million for the remainder of this season, and over $20 million per year for the remainder of his contract. Beckett […]

NCAA Announces Penn State Punishment for Jerry Sandusky Cover-Up

The NCAA announced Monday morning the sanctions that will come as a direct result of Penn State’s actions over the past (at least) 14 years. After covering up the actions of Jerry Sandusky – assistant football coach and convicted pedophile – for over a decade, Penn State will now face the harsh consequences. $60 million […]

Red Sox Should Be Sellers Approaching Trade Deadline

As the 2012 Major League Baseball trade deadline approaches, the Red Sox have precious few days to determine one thing: who they are. Are they a team that can contend for a World Series? Are they a team that will contend for one of two Wild Card spots? Or, are they a team that will […]

Red Sox Somehow Still In Contention, But Why?

Half way through the 2012 Major League Baseball season, the Boston Red Sox sit comfortably in fourth place in the American League East. Their 42-39 record has them positioned 6.5 games behind the Yankees for first place, and 1.5 games behind the Orioles for the second and final wild card spot. It would be easy […]

Introducing Zach Stewart and Brent Lillibridge

Some time on Sunday, June 24th, it was officially reported that Kevin Youkilis had been traded. In return, the Red Sox acquired pitcher Zach Stewart and utility player Brent Lillibridge. Here’s what you can expect from the newest members of the Boston Red Sox. Zach Stewart After the 2009 season, Baseball America rated Stewart as […]

Why the 2012 Red Sox Should Throw in the Towel

The last place Boston Red Sox, now 6.5 games out of first place in the American League East, have reached a breaking point. The team, since last September, has won 38 games and lost 52 (14 games under .500). In other words, they are a bad baseball team. With the Yankees surging, the Orioles playing […]

Mayor Menino Praises Celtics’ ‘KJ’ and ‘Hondo’

Is Boston Mayor Tom Menino watching the same team we are? Did Danny Ainge make a last ditch effort to sure up his bench by securing mystery players named KJ and Hondo? No, that’s right, he was talking about KG and Rondo. I suppose we should be used to it. Remember when Menino openly mocked […]

Dustin Pedroia Injury Could Be Red Sox Last Straw

On Tuesday, Dustin Pedroia was diagnosed with a torn adductor muscle in his right thumb. Depending on who you ask, the significance of this injury may appear to be very different. If you ask the Red Sox and manager Bobby Valentine, they’ll tell you that Pedroia is too important to the team to risk losing […]

Celtics Loss Lowers Expectations

The Philadelphia 76ers didn’t show us how tough they are last night, nor how strong their will is, nor how much fortitude they have. Instead, last night, the Boston Celtics showed us how complacent they are, how uninterested they can be, and how little they want to fight. After scoring 36 points in the first […]

Cris Carter Adds Fuel to the Saints’ Bountygate Fire

In an interview with ESPN Radio’s “Hill & Schlereth,” Cris Carter admitted to placing bounties on opposing players. “I’m guilty of it,” Carter said.  “…I put a bounty on guys before. I put bounties on guys. And the guys tried to take me out, a guy tried to take a cheap shot on me, I […]

Under-reacting to Pierce’s Performance

Let’s not overreact. Let’s not do what The Sports Hub’s Felger and Mazz did today. Let’s not pretend what happened in Game 2 was something more than it really was. Paul Pierce recorded 36 points and and grabbed 14 rebounds in Game 2 against the Hawks. Is 36 points impressive?  Sure.  Is 14 rebounds impressive? […]

Power(less) Play Finally Costs Bruins

It was inevitable. The Boston Bruins dismal play with a man advantage has finally ended their defense of a championship they won in spite of their ability to capitalize on power play opportunities.  For two years, the Bruins have been less than impressive when opposing teams have one fewer man on the ice.  For two […]

Celtics Almost Traded Ray Allen to Grizzlies, Paul Pierce to Nets

On March 15th, Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics came ever so close to finally moving on from the Big 3. In the final hours of this season’s trade deadline, the Celtics had a trade in place to send the aging, injured Ray Allen to the Memphis Grizzlies for O.J. Mayo and a draft pick. […]

Ozzie Guillen “Loves” Fidel Castro, And Why It’s A Problem For Marlins

In an interview with Time.com, Miami Marlins manager and former World Series champion Ozzie Guillen was quoted as saying, among other things: “I love Fidel Castro.” Let’s ignore for a moment that Guillen amended the statement to “I respect Fidel Castro.”  Let’s ignore for a moment that Guillen apologized time and time again for his […]