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Red Sox DFA A.J. Pierzynski: Sign of Things to Come

By on July 9, 2014 at 8:09pm
Photo courtesy of bleacherreport.com AJ Pierzynski will step down to make room for the Red Sox 2015 future

In a NESN interview on Tuesday, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington admitted, “At some point, we may need to be realistic and focus on helping the 2015 team.” That time is now. It is time for all of us to be realistic. They aren’t closing the gap. The Sox have struggled all year, and the nail in the coffin of the 2014 season has been the abysmal home stand that will likely become worse tonight when they face White Sox ace, Chris Sale.

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In case you missed it this weekend, watch as NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hits and kills another driver, Kevin Ward Jr., on a dirt track in New York.

WARNING, this video may be disturbing to some.

What do you think of what happened?

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The New England Patriots director of college scouting moves on.

Many New England Patriots fans were left scratching their collective heads following the 2014 NFL draft. Why didn’t the Patriots draft a tight end? Why did they draft a quarterback in the second round? Why did they draft so many offensive linemen?

Gasoline was only added to the fire of burning questions later in the week when director of college scouting Jon Robinson decided to leave the team and join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the same role.

Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston claims there is no connection between the odd draft strategy and the departure of Robinson. Reiss says, “This is about relationships and upward mobility.” Continue reading Business as Usual: Top Scout Leaves Patriots »

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Mike Trout auto/relic card from Gypsy Queen.
(Photo credit: dacardworld.com)

For the past ten years, trading card companies like Topps have relied heavily on vintage style card sets to help keep collectors interested in the hobby. Sets that feature card designs that have ranged anywhere from the 1960s all the way back to the early 1900s. This week Topps continues their annual look into the past with the late nineteenth century inspired Gypsy Queen set (fourth year of production), which is named and styled after the early tobacco cards.

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Infographic: The History of Gaming

March 24, 2014 at 7:40am in News

By Jonny Batin

Guess what’s been on the rise over the past few years? Mobile gaming! The facts don’t lie folks, the amount of users now turning to gaming on-the-go is soaring and looks set to keep getting higher and higher. Continue reading Infographic: The History of Gaming »

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics has drawn to a close now and the Paralympics are nearing the final stages. Did you know that Gala Casino are getting in the spirit of the Sochi Winter Olympics with their Ice Hockey-themed slot game which has all the thrills of the fast-paced, dangerous sport? They have helped us take a look back at the competition to see how the favorites (according to bookies) faired up. Continue reading Sochi 2014: A look back at Men’s Ice Hockey »

Dan Le Batard stol the spotlight from Glavine (Doug Benc/Getty Images)

For those who missed it, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas were voted into the Hall of Fame this past Wednesday. All three were more than deserving of the honor, and one would think they would have their time in the spotlight. Unfortunately, a loud-mouthed reporter with his own agenda, Dan Le Batard, took that away from them. In November 2013, Deadspin announced that they had “bought” a Hall of Fame vote and would allow their readers to vote on the names on the ballot. This past Wednesday, Dan Le Batard was announced to be the journalist who “sold” his vote. First things first, it is important to note that Le Batard did not actually sell his vote, he merely gave it away. This fact changes the story from something borderline illegal to an ill-timed publicity stunt. For those who have not seen the Deadspin article, you can find it here.

Why Le Batard was Right

While I cannot condone the manner in which it was done, Le Batard is correct in that the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) and its Hall of Fame voting process is an extremely sketchy process. Continue reading The Baseball Hall of Fame Vote: Why Dan Le Batard was Right and Wrong »

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