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Why Watch the Red Sox? David Ortiz Poised to Top the Record Books

10 games and counting. That is all that is left in this abomination of a season for the Boston Red Sox. This is my #100happydays submission — that 2014 is kindly petering out and I can start looking forward to next season. But unfortunately, there are still games left and I can’t distract myself with […]

Why Watch the Red Sox? For the Real Clay Buchholz to Please Stand Up

In case you missed it, the Baltimore Orioles clinched their first division title since 1997 yesterday with a 8-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. It was pretty easy to miss because the Red Sox were eliminated from any sort of playoff contention weeks ago, and are so far back in the American League East (24 […]

Why Watch the Red Sox? For the Cuban Missile Rusney Castillo

Mercifully, the New England Patriots are in the win column, and the 2014 season for the Boston Red Sox is in its final weeks. Unfortunately, the Patriots only play once a week (hopefully more like Week 2 than Week 1), and there still isn’t any Celtics basketball or Bruins hockey to fill the space between each Sunday. […]

Adrian Peterson Indicted for Injuring Child, Deactivated vs. Patriots

Well, the New England Patriots’ defensive game plan just got a whole lot simpler. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was indicted in Texas on Friday for reckless or negligent injury to a child, and has a warrant out for his arrest. As a result, the Vikings have deactivated him for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. […]

Red Sox Consider Shutting Pedroia Down for Season, and Why Wouldn’t They?

The Boston Red Sox are considering shutting down second baseman Dustin Pedroia for the remainder of the season. Red Sox manager John Farrell said that Pedroia has been suffering from inflammation and irritation in his wrist and hand for a while, an injury that was confirmed to have worsened in a recent MRI. The only […]

Ray Rice Suspended Indefinitely After TMZ Publicizes Domestic Abuse Video

Wes Welker was suspended four games for supposedly doing Molly at the Kentucky Derby. Josh Gordon was suspended for the entire season for testing positive for marijuana for the second time (though it’s probably safe to assume it wasn’t his second time smoking pot). Ray Rice was suspended two games for a domestic abuse incident […]

Where, Oh Where Can My Brady Be? Patriots QB Misses Practice with Calf Injury

Where, oh where can my Brady be? That may not be exactly how the Pearl Jam song goes, but it’s definitely the tune New England Patriots fans are singing after Tom Brady missed Thursday’s practice with what is being reported as a calf injury. Those same reports indicate that the injury isn’t serious enough to […]

Video: Red Sox Turn 2-6-3-4-5-3 Double Play (But Still Lose to Yankees)

I’m hard pressed to think of another Red Sox-Yankees series in September that had less meaning, but then again I’m only 25, so what do I know? What I do know is that this Red Sox season is hopelessly lost, and now it’s all about enjoying the little things in life/baseball. So even though the […]

Former Patriot WR Welker Suspended 4 Games for Doing Molly?

When advertisements asked me “Are you ready for some football?”, I thought I could answer with an unequivocal and resounding “YES!” Turns out I was wrong, because I was not mentally prepared for the NFL news that broke on Tuesday. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker will be suspended four games […]

Video: Dobson Debuts with Can’t-Miss TD Catch from Garoppolo

Who says preseason games are meaningless? Sure, the only snap that Tom Brady played in the New England Patriots’ final preseason game was as the holder on an extra point attempt, and typical starters Rob Gronkowski, Jerod Mayo, Dont’a Hightower, and Sebastian Vollmer, among others, didn’t even dress for Thursday night’s “game.” Nonetheless, last night’s game was […]

Video: Napoli Beaned, Homers into Fifth Deck in 7-Run 11th Inning for Red Sox

Tuesday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays started off reasonably well for Mike Napoli, with a first inning single that allowed him to eventually score on a double by Will Middlebrooks. Then the game took a turn for the worse for the Red Sox first baseman, as he struck out swinging in the third, then was […]

Video: Celtics Smart (Aleck) Pranks Fellow Rookies for SportsNation Scavenger Hunt

First, Marcus Smart was highly touted for his play as a member of the USA Select Team, younger players chosen to play against the candidates for the USA National Team in this summer’s FIBA World Championship. The Celtics rookie, one of just two first-year players picked to play against the best American NBA players, was […]

ESPN Broadcasting Red Sox-Yankees on Sunday Night Baseball from Green Monster

Even after the team shipped out a fifth of the 25-man roster, including its two best starting pitchers in Jon Lester and John Lackey, the Red Sox just keep coming up with reasons for fans to tune in after the trade deadline. First, it was the potential awkwardness of Stephen Drew and Chris Capuano switching dugouts to […]

Cespedes in RF, Batting Cleanup for Red Sox Debut at Fenway

After arriving late to yesterday’s game against the New York Yankees, newly acquired Yoenis Cespedes will make his debut for the Boston Red Sox today. He is in right field batting cleanup behind David Ortiz. Cespedes, of course, was acquired from the Oakland Athletics at the trade deadline for Jon Lester, who will coincidentally be making […]

Awkward Turtle: Former Red Sox Capuano and Drew to Take Field at Fenway…as Yankees

In April, Chris Capuano looked like he would be a key part of the Boston Red Sox bullpen, a vaunted lefty reliever who had given up zero runs in 11 appearances. Two months later, the Red Sox re-signed Stephen Drew, solidifying the left side of the infield to make a push for the playoffs. Today, both […]