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Undefeated Mirage Gives Way to Reality of Flawed Patriots Team in OT Loss to Broncos

It was all a mirage. All the talk about another undefeated season for the New England Patriots was nothing more than an illusion propped up by a zero in the loss column, at least until Brock Osweiler and the Denver Broncos officially put an end to what was all but an impossibility anyway with a […]

Blown Double-Digit Lead Costs Celtics Double-Meaning Win Over Mavericks

Do you remember those Kevin Garnett commercials after the Boston Celtics won the NBA title in Year One of the Big Three era? “It’s all about eighteen.” The 2015-16 Celtics may not be quite ready to contend for the franchise’s 18th championship, but Wednesday’s loss was all about the number 18: the first quarter lead […]

Dombrowski Announces His Arrival to Red Sox with Trade for Kimbrel

The Boston Red Sox held a press conference back in August to introduce Dave Dombrowski as the new president of baseball operations, in the midst of (another) failed season en route to a third last place finish in four years. But throughout the remainder of the season, Dombrowski’s presence was more felt than seen or heard – […]

The Yankees Lost, Ellsbury Got Benched, and I’m Still Giddy

It almost made this season entirely worth it. Another year out of the playoff race by August (and that’s optimistic), another last place finish, and one American League Wild Card game nearly undid all the futility of the 2015 season – and the Red Sox were already home hitting the links. Such is my hatred […]

Can the Red Sox Avoid Being the Victim of the Yankees 10,000th Win? Please?

Lord knows it’s been months since I’ve asked anything of the 2015 Boston Red Sox. Mired in last place and saddled with two free agent splashes that never made it out of the shallow end, what was there to ask? But with only a few games left, I do have one final request as a […]

Video: Red Sox Honor David Ortiz, Newest Member of the 500 HR Club

Unless you’re into breathlessly watching to see if the Boston Red Sox can avoid a third last place finish in four years, there isn’t much left worth tuning in for as the team plays out the string on this miserable 2015 season. Thankfully, David Ortiz has yet again provided a reason to watch, even though […]

Miracles Do Happen! Porcello, Tazawa Outduel Sale, White Sox in Red Sox Shutout

Did anyone in Boston see Rick Porcello walk across the Charles River recently? Because if Wednesday’s start against the Chicago White Sox was any indication, something mildly miraculous is going on with the embattled righthander. Going up against Chris Sale and his now MLB-leading 229 strikeouts, Porcello went pitch for pitch with the White Sox […]

So That’s Happening: Blue Jays Swap Reyes for Rockies’ Tulowitzki before Trade Deadline

Where to even start? I’d been awake for less than an hour when my phone told me that the Toronto Blue Jays had swung a trade for Troy Tulowitzki, sending Jose Reyes and a package of pitching prospects to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for the five-time All-Star shortstop. Good morning, AL East, indeed!

The Newest Four-Letter Word for the Red Sox: Hope

The 2015 Season for the Boston Red Sox has been defined by the latest tirade of four-letter words inspired by Rick Porcello’s latest pitching performance, Pablo Sandoval’s ninth inning fielding percentage, or any other seminal moment of disappointment. There are a lot to choose from. But lately, strangely, I’ve been finding myself coming back to […]

Lebron Falls Short as Warriors End 40 Year NBA Title Drought

Counting down to the tipoff of Game 6 of the NBA Finals, guest analyst Dwyane Wade brought up Game 6 of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals, in which Lebron James nearly singlehandedly fended off the Boston Celtics and elimination (and his 2008 demons) at the TD Garden, effectively closing the Big Three title window for […]

Hello, My Name is Nick, and I am a Celtics Fan Rooting for Lebron James

Hello, my name is Nick, and I am a Celtics fan rooting for Lebron James in the 2015 NBA Finals. If there were an AA meeting for fans of other non-Warriors teams who find themselves uncontrollably pulling for the Lebrons, I would be the first person introducing myself. As a Celtics fan – one who […]

Dropkick Murphys Law: How Many Ways Can the Red Sox Find to Lose?

It’s so ridiculous, so unbelievable, that it’s almost laughable how many ways the Red Sox are finding to lose. Almost. After Eduardo Rodriguez gave the team a lift with a dazzling performance and desperately needed win, it was easy to envision that as a turning point that energized and rallied the team to a string […]

Eduardo Rodriguez Dazzles in Red Sox Debut

I hope the Red Sox can get a refund on that return ticket to Pawtucket. After the major league debut of Eduardo Rodriguez, called up from AAA Pawtucket for a presumed spot start, he won’t be going anywhere. That’s how good the 22-year-old was in tossing 7.2 shutout innings against the Texas Rangers in Globe […]

You Know the Red Sox Suck When…

It seems we Red Sox fans are all waiting for the other shoe to drop: for GM Ben Cherington to make that all-in trade to improve the pitching staff, for the offense to start hitting, for the Red Sox to start winning, for God’s sake. But have we ever stopped to consider that the Red Sox […]

A Piece of Advice for Swihart after his Red Sox Debut

There is nothing positive about losing the top two catchers on your depth chart. Christian Vazquez lost the 2015 season to Tommy John surgery, and his replacement as the starting catcher, Ryan Hanigan, will be out until at least the All-Star break. But if there’s a silver lining, it’s that Boston Red Sox fans get to see […]