Khris Davis (Winslow Townson/AP Photo)

Anticlimactic Opener

I understand that it’s only 7 games into the season, but something is already missing. Where’s the magic? After an ending like last year, how could this season for the Red Sox start off so slow? First off, the Sox lost their season opener to the Baltimore Orioles, but it was a well-pitched affair on both sides. The Red Sox had the hits, they just couldn’t seem to link enough of them together to make something happen. The Sox did go on to win their next two games in Baltimore, until last night, those were the only wins they had.

Rough Weekend

Next, Opening Day rolled around, and don’t get me wrong, the opening ceremony was spectacular, but the Sox did drop the opener to the Milwaukee Brewers. Continue reading Did the Red Sox Burn Out Their Clutch? »

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Loui Eriksson (Michael Dwyer/ WCVB.com

The Bruins clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a 5-2 victory over Philadelphia in this weekend’s matinee matchup. Loui Eriksson, who’s really been looking great lately, led his team with four points and shut down a flailing Flyers team.

This victory pushed away a few (small) seeds of doubt in the back of my mind. The Bruins have had some trouble against desperate teams lately, and a loss to the Flyers would have created a real honest-to-God problem.

Recent Troubles

It started last weekend in Philly, when the Bruins let up an uncharacteristic come-back against the Broad Street Bullies. Continue reading Bruins Clinch Eastern Conference, Silence the Doubts »

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Johnny Manziel

/Recent reports from Ian Rapoport claims that former Texas A & M quarterback Johnny Manziel had a pre-draft meeting with the Patriots on this past Wednesday. Johnny Manziel, as also known as Johnny Football, was a Heiseman Trophy winner as a freshman with A&M and was a qualifier for award this past season. In his two college seasons, he has 7,820 passing yards and 63 touchdowns.

Why Johnny?

The question everyone must be wondering is why would he have a meeting in Foxboro when Tom Brady has another three years on his contract? Continue reading NFL Draft 2014: Johnny Manziel a Possibility for Patriots? »

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As the new Official Burger of the Boston Red Sox, Tasty Burger is offering 2,014 free burgers at its new Fenway Park location. (Photo courtesy of the Boston Herald)

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 burgers, don’t fret too much; now that Tasty Burger is the Official Burger of the Boston Red Sox, you can find them on the third base deck all season long.

Continue reading 2,014 Tasty Burgers Could Be Yours for Free »

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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:

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

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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.

Continue reading 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen Preview »

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David Ortiz snagged a precious selfie with President Barack Obama - and Samsung seems to have made it even more worth his while. (Photo courtesy of the Boston Globe)

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 with Ortiz and setting him loose with its Galaxy Note 3 when the Red Sox visited the White House as defending World Series champions. (And no, sadly Samsung did not have any deal with me for their product placement here.)

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

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