Former Boston Red Sox third base coach Wendell Kim has died. He was 64 years old.
Kim was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease following his retirement from baseball a decade ago. He last served as third base coach for the Cubs.
Kim was third base coach for the Red Sox under Jimy Williams from 1997-2000.
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Since the Big Three era officially ended with the trade of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets, I’ve been pretty squarely on Team Tanking when it comes to the Boston Celtics.
But lately I’ve started to waver in my tanktastic beliefs. With every minute that Celtics forward Jared Sullinger has twice been late to team walk-throughs, I’ve wondered more and more whether all the losses are worth the few extra percentage points towards a top-three draft pick, particularly at the expense of one of the young franchise cornerstones caring enough to show up on time.
But is that reason enough to defect from Team Tanking and join Team Eight Seed?
Continue reading Is Celtics Sullinger Being Late Reason Enough to Join Team Eight Seed? »
Tags: Brad Stevens, Charlotte Hornets, Danny Ainge, Jared Sullinger, Kevin Love, Marcus Thornton, Miami Heat, NBA All-Star Break, New York Knicks
Like it or not, it looks like Alex Rodriguez is going to force his way back into baseball after receiving his controversial one-year suspension for his role in the Biogenesis scandal.
I’ll tell you one thing — I bet the Yankees aren’t too thrilled to have the 39-year-old back in uniform, and I’d put a wager in now if it was available for MLB betting on William Hill. I mean, New York made it clear they want to move on and paid Chase Headley $52 million over four years to man A-Rod’s old position of third base.
A-Rod, to his credit, sought to have a meeting with team officials this week to clear the air. Continue reading Yankees Offer Stadium For Possible A-Rod Apology Press Conference »
Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Yankee Stadium, Yankees
The Boston Red Sox reportedly made an offer to the Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher, Cole Hamels, according to cbssports.com’s Mike Axisa. The Red Sox would rather trade major league players than their prospects, Mookie Betts and Blake Swihart, whom are the players the Philadephia Phillies were reportedly interested in a week ago.
Continue reading Red Sox Make Offer for Phillies Lefty Cole Hamels »
Tags: Cole Hamels, Jordan Zimmerman, Red Sox, Starting Pitching
Half of the 16 non-roster invitations to Boston Red Sox Spring Training were handed out to promising pitchers. The pitchers headed to JetBlue Field include Henry Owens, Brian Johnson, both left-handers, along with right-handed pitchers Dalier Hinojosa, Keith Couch, Felipe Paulino, Mitchell Boggs, Dana Eveland and Noe Ramirez.
Continue reading Eight Pitchers Offered Non-Roster Invites to Spring Training »
Tags: Henry Owens, keith couch, non-rostered invites red sox, Pawtucket Red Sox, pitchers and catchers, Spring Training
Sean Grande, the Celtics radio play-by-play voice, said it best:
“Strange things happen the last game before the All Star break.”
And strange things did happen as the Celtics defeated the Eastern Conference leading Atlanta Hawks 89-88. Evan Turner was the hero for the Green with his near buzzer-beating right-handed floater.
These Celtics are proving more and more that they deserve a shot and that none of us should be rooting for another tanked season. Let’s get into the Eastern Conference playoffs. Continue reading Hey Celtics: Forget Tanking, Go for the 8-Seed »
Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics, Brad Stevens, Evan Turner, James Young, Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk, Marcus Smart
Well, they’re not alone at the top of the conference, but after a very good stretch of conference play, the UMass Minutemen find themselves part of a four way tie at the top of the Atlantic 10. Dayton, Rhode Island, and current #20 VCU are the three others tied with UMass, but for once it seems that conference play seems to be the better part of the season in Amherst. There’s still a lot of games left to be played, but UMass seems to have gotten lucky at the right time and are having balls bounce their way to get into this position. If you had asked me in December if I thought it was possible UMass had a chance at first place in the conference or even just a shot at one of the first round conference tournament byes, I would have thought you were crazy, but here we are on February 12th with the Minutemen headed in the right direction.
I mentioned that UMass has been lucky over the last couple of weeks and while that is true, one cannot discredit the Minutemen’s play and ability to have such a good stretch. Right now, UMass has won five straight and eight of their last ten, something they haven’t done since rattling off a string of six in a row last season from 12/28-1/18. Continue reading Don’t Look Now, but the Minutemen Sit Atop the A-10 »
Tags: Dayton, Derek Kellogg, George Washington, La Salle, UMass, URI, VCU