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First Round Pick Dominique Easley Officially Signs with Patriots

Are you ready for some football? Apparently first round pick Dominique Easley is, as the New England Patriots officially announced his signing on Monday. He was the final unsigned rookie draft pick of the Patriots. Easley, who was the 29th overall pick out of Florida, reportedly signed a four-year contract worth $7.3 million, including a $3.63 […]

Did Red Sox DFA Sizemore Just to Avoid $500K in Bonuses?

Attempting to make a comeback after injuries forced a two-year hiatus from professional baseball, Grady Sizemore was the feel-good story of spring training for the Boston Red Sox. Three months later, that good will is long gone. The Red Sox designated Sizemore for assignment on Tuesday after the former All-Star managed to hit just .216/.288/.324 in  52 games, striking out […]

Video: Brock Holt Saves the Day (Again) with Web Gem

Is there anything Brock Holt can’t do? Seriously, this is starting to border on the ridiculous. It’s crazy enough that he leads the Boston Red Sox with a .338 batting average after notching another multi-hit game (2-for-4) and scoring both runs in Tuesday night’s 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins. But now he’s making highlight […]

Video: Jackie Bradley Jr. Makes Catch Against Monster, Doubles Runner Off First

Jackie Bradley Jr. is batting .203 with a .290 on base percentage for the 2014 season. His slugging percentage is a paltry .292, and in case you’re wondering, no, it’s not good when your OBP and your SLG are equivalent (unless your name is Barry Bonds, maybe). In the past seven days, Bradley has (somehow) […]

MLB Suspends Red Sox SP Workman Six Games, Doesn’t Punish Rays’ Price

In the now ritualized skirmishes between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays, Rays starting pitcher David Price plunked David Ortiz in the first inning in a pretty blatant retaliation for last postseason, then hit Mike Carp three innings later. Red Sox starter Brandon Workman responded in kind by throwing behind the head of Evan Longoria […]

Photo: Kevin Love and Rajon Rondo Catch Red Sox Game at Fenway

If Kevin Love simply visiting the city of Boston was enough to set Celtics fans’ hearts aflutter, the sight of Love shaking hands with Rajon Rondo is liable to lead to a full-blown coronary. Well, hopefully you have a CPR kit handy, because that’s exactly what happened with both NBA All-Stars taking in Sunday’s game […]

Restart the Rumor Mill: Kevin Love in Boston This Weekend

As general manager Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics scout potential lottery picks in the 2014 NBA Draft, Kevin Love may be doing some scouting of his own. Rumor has it that Love is in Boston this weekend, touring the city, catching a Red Sox game (assuredly drawing a raucous cheer from the Fenway Faithful […]

Four Red Sox Ejected, But Pierzynski Delivers Walk-Off Win Over Rays

After the brawl between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays last Sunday at Tropicana Field, some carryover shenanigans between the AL East rivals would have gotten lower odds than California Chrome to win the Belmont Stakes. Still, one would think two professional baseball teams could avoid having tempers escalate as quickly as an […]

Red Sox Place Buchholz on DL After Losing Seven Pounds vs. Atlanta Braves

The Boston Red Sox have placed the embattled starter Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list, two days after he lost SEVEN POUNDS pitching in the heat of Atlanta. Perhaps Buchholz felt he owed a pound of flesh in penance for every integer in his 2014 ERA (7.02). Okay, so manager John Farrell said it was his hyperextended left knee that landed […]

Video: Red Sox Fans Desperately Scramble After Slow-Rolling Foul Ball

There is a spectrum of Red Sox fans, I think we can all admit. There are the Pink Hats and the Guy Listening to His Transistor Radio Behind Home Plate. There is the I Don’t Care If We’re Down 9-0, I’m Still Singing “Sweet Caroline” and the Cowers Behind Her Couch Because No 9-0 Lead […]

The Bill Simmons Face, the Luck of the Irish, Mallory Edens, and Other Thoughts on the NBA Draft Lottery

The NBA Draft Lottery was Tuesday night, and it sure didn’t disappoint. Well, unless you’re a Celtics fan, after Boston ended up with the #6 pick in spite of a 33% chance of landing in the top three. Just ask Bill Simmons: But nonetheless, despite the disappointment, the lottery provided plenty in the way of entertainment, […]

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 […]