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Video: Brock Holt Shows Off Reflexes with Web Gem Off Pierzynski’s Glove

I stand by what I said in yesterday’s post that Brock Holt is not the answer at third base (who is?) for the Boston Red Sox. That said, in case you missed it, Holt did make a pretty sweet catch in foul territory against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday Night Baseball, with an unintentional assist from catcher AJ […]

Red Sox Place Middlebrooks on DL, Start Looking to Improve Left Side of Infield

On Saturday, the Red Sox placed third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the 15-day disabled for the second time this season, this time with a fractured right index finger. The injury may be a blessing in disguise, as he’s hitting just .197/.305/.324 with all of two home runs in 21 games. To replace him on the 25-man roster, […]

Photo: Brady, Welker Watch California Chrome Win Preakness With…Mike Tyson?

California Chrome is one win away from completing the first Triple Crown since Miguel Cabrera two years ago Affirmed in 1978. Apparently Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his former favorite target, Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker, took in this second step towards horse racing history with none other than…Mike Tyson? Two weeks after watching California Chrome win the […]

Explanation or Excuse? Bruins Played Through Rash of Injuries

Maybe the Boston Bruins advancing to the Stanley Cup finals for the second straight year wasn’t such a guarantee after all. Or maybe that’s exactly what the Bruins want us to think. One day after getting unceremoniously ousted from the NHL playoffs by the Montreal Canadiens in a 3-1 Game 7 loss at home, the […]

Canadiens End Bruins’ Season with 3-1 Game 7 Victory

That’s all, folks. The Montreal Canadiens have ended the 2013-14 NHL season for the Boston Bruins, beating the B’s 3-1 in Game 7 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. After holding a 3-2 series lead, the Bruins couldn’t win either of the last two games to close out the series, getting trounced 4-0 in Montreal in Game 6 before […]

Bruins Even Series with Third Period Comeback vs. Canadiens

After Bruins killer Thomas Vanek scored his second goal of the game to put the Montreal Canadiens up 3-1 with 13:30 left in the third period, Bruins forward Shawn Thornton told his teammates they needed a goal every five minutes to tie up the game. They did a little bit better than that. Two better, to […]

Photos: Tom Brady, Vince Wilfork Hanging Out and Looking Fine at Kentucky Derby

Ah, the perks of being a professional athlete! No, I’m not talking about the fame, or the fortune, or the ability to turn both into an annual vacation to Churchill Downs as a guest of some famous horse breeder/owner. Whether it’s NBA players walking into the arena (Exhibit A: Westbrook, Russell), baseball players being hazed […]

Rays Complain About Doubleheader, then Brag After Sweeping Red Sox

Well, that backfired. After rain postponed Wednesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Boston Red Sox invoked an obscure rule that gives them (and the Chicago Cubs) the authority to schedule doubleheaders without their opponent’s consent. The Rays wanted to wait until their next visit to Fenway Park to make up the rain […]

Clippers Owner Sterling Banned for Life, Fined $2.5M

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver didn’t pull any punches during Tuesday’s press conference addressing Donald Sterling’s racist comments. Having confirmed that the man on the recording was indeed the Clippers owner, Silver handed out the harshest punishment possible, giving Sterling a lifetime ban from the NBA, fining him the maximum $2.5 million, and requesting that the […]

To Boo or Not to Boo? Ellsbury Returns to Boston with Yankees

To boo, or not to boo? That is the question Boston Red Sox fans are presented with as Jacoby Ellsbury makes his return to Fenway Park adorned in the pinstripes of the New York Yankees. On the one hand, he’s a Yankee. On the other, he helped bring two World Series trophies to Boston in […]

Video: Time-Lapse of LEGO Fenway Park Being Built

That’s right. I’m talking about a 12-foot LEGO model of Fenway Park, complete with hundreds of LEGO fans. I didn’t see any 2013 LEGO World Series banners, though, or bearded players for that matter. The question is, where was this when I was 12 years old? Actually, screw that, where can I find this right now? […]

2,014 Tasty Burgers Could Be Yours for Free

It’s a little late for lunch, but if you still need to grab a bite to eat, it seems Fenway Park is the place to be. Tasty Burger is handing out 2,014 free burgers up until 3pm today in honor of its new location at Fenway Park. If you can’t make it for Thursday’s free […]

Photo: Ellsbury Called “Trader” by Red Sox Fan in Houston

It’s unclear why this Red Sox fan felt the Houston Astros home opener was the appropriate venue to air her grievances with Jacoby Ellsbury’s change of allegiances over the offseason. But apparently she felt the need to tout “Elsbury’s” new side hustle working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: Yes, she also […]

Photo: David Ortiz Takes Selfie with Obama, But Was It Staged?

If a regular, everyday picture is worth a thousand words, what is a #selfie of David Ortiz and POTUS Barack Obama worth? 2,000 words? 10,000 words? Several Bill Simmons mailbags? Mastercard priceless? Well, maybe not exactly priceless. It seems as if Samsung might have had a little skin in the game after signing a deal […]

Managing Expectations: A Red Sox Fan’s Guide to Overcoming the World Series Hangover

What do you do for an encore after winning the World Series? This is the question that has been nagging me more and more as the 2014 season rapidly approaches. (I guess it’s already here, but do games in a British penal colony really count? I say no.) Unless the Boston Red Sox pull a […]