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The Never-Ending BirthdayGate: Rondo Ignored Ainge, Consequences by Skipping Flight

In the never-ending saga of BirthdayGate, when Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo skipping the team flight to Sacramento in order to celebrate his birthday with family in L.A., Boston continues to hold a clinic on how not to run a PR department. Seemingly over and done with once Rondo and Celtics GM Danny Ainge held […]

Video: Bizarre Commercial Starring Bruins Zdeno Chara

When I say bizarre, I mean super incredibly jaw-droppingly mind-bogglingly what-the-heck-is-going-on wait-this-is-a-hockey-stick-brand-commercial? bizarre. Seriously:

Johnny Manziel Visits Red Sox Spring Training Camp

With the 2014 NFL Draft approaching, everyone is wondering what jersey Johnny Manziel will don. Will it be the Houston Texans with the #1 overall pick? The Jacksonville Jaguars? How about the Boston Red Sox? Johnny Football temporarily switched allegiances on Saturday when he visited the team’s facilities in Fort Myers, sporting a #2 Red […]

Red Sox Sign Cordero for Potential Bullpen Depth

With spring training just underway, the Boston Red Sox have potentially added some depth to the bullpen by signing former closer Francisco Cordero to a minor league deal. That’s a very big “potentially.” While he has over 300 career saves and arrives with the benefit of having played for John Farrell before, Cordero hasn’t pitched […]

What Will Replace the Beards for the Red Sox in 2014?

Ladies and gentlemen, spring training is here, the 2014 season has begun, and the Boston Red Sox title defense is underway. Pitchers and catchers have reported to Fort Meyers. Dustin Pedroia has already taken batting practice. Ryan Dempster decided he could do without $13 million and took a sabbatical. And true to their word, the […]

Yankees Captain Derek Jeter to Retire After 2014 Season

That sound you hear? That’s the sound of 29 teams other than the New York Yankees groaning after learning they’re going to have to come up with another parting gift to give to another Yankee legend and first-ballot Hall of Famer. One year after greatest-closer-of-all-time Mariano Rivera completed his farewell tour of Major League Baseball, […]

A Red Sox Fan’s Guide to Jonny Gomes’s Commemorative World Series Tattoo

In case you missed it, Jonny Gomes got an enormous tattoo commemorating the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox. No, seriously: How sick is this?! pic.twitter.com/ADLNlj0q2q — Mike Napoli (@MikeNapoli25) February 7, 2014 Once I got over just how incredible that tattoo is — and went out and got one inked for myself, of […]

Former Red Sox Curt Schilling Diagnosed with Cancer

Curt Schilling just can’t seem to catch a break, can he? Set to appear in the booth for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball broadcasts this coming MLB season, the 47-year-old Schilling has been diagnosed with cancer, according to his statement. “I’ve always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges,” […]

Should the Red Sox Extend David Ortiz? Survey Says No

I fully understand the reasoning behind the Boston Red Sox extending David Ortiz, and him bringing the subject up in interviews. For the Red Sox, Big Papi has been a rockstar for the franchise both on and off the field, delivering three parades down the Charles and assuming a huge (omni)presence in the Boston community. […]

Video: Former Bruins Goalie Tim Thomas Takes Hockey Stick to Carl Soderberg’s Head

On Tuesday night, former Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas stepped onto the TD Garden ice for the first time since he left the team in 2012. Let’s just say his reunion didn’t go nearly as swimmingly as that of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett a few days earlier. Not only did Thomas surrender six goals […]

Video: Celtics Honor Pierce, Garnett in Return to Boston

“Anything is possiblllllllllleeeeee!!!!!” These, of course, are the immortal words of Kevin Garnett after the former Celtic won his first NBA championship in his first season in Boston. At the time, Garnett was referring to, well, I don’t know what. Coming from a man who has talked about tortillas and microwaves as a metaphor for […]

Celtics Players Might Not Care about Pierce, Garnett Returning to Boston, But Fans Do

For the first time since the megadeal with the Brooklyn Nets that hit the reset button on the Boston Celtics franchise, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett will return to their old stomping grounds at the TD Garden. For the current Celtics players, this means nothing. A majority of the roster (10) never played alongside the two […]

Yankees Land Masahiro Tanaka for $155 Million

After reportedly whittling his decision down to five teams, including the Boston Red Sox, Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka has decided to sign with the New York Yankees, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. The deal is for a reported seven years and a whopping $155 million, and includes an opt-out clause after the fourth year. The […]

Aqib Talib Thinks Former Teammate Marquice Cole Should “Cash That Check”

If you’re a New England Patriots fan like me, how could you not love Aqib Talib? He’s the best corner we’ve had in years, probably since the legendary Ty Law. After being maligned with off-the-field issues during his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Bill Belichick vouches for him as a leader on not just […]

Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount Graces Cover of Sports Illustrated

After galloping over the Indianapolis Colts in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs to the tune of 166 yards rushing and four rushing touchdowns, LeGarrette Blount finds himself on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated issue. This comes with mixed feelings for Patriots fans. On one hand, it elicits that warm, fuzzy feeling […]