Koji Uehara wants to continue, and quite possibly, finish his career as the Red Sox bullpen’s closer. It is up to the likes of Ben Cherrington and the rest of the front office to make this happen soon. Uehara becomes a free agent at the end of the 2014 season.
Even though his command has been a bit off this season, he is still playing well above par for the ballclub to the tune of 5-2 and a 1.32 ERA. The Red Sox would be crazy to let him go, right?
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Tags: Boston Red Sox, Bullpen, closer, free agent, Koji Uehara
Tonight marks the second pre-season game for the New England Patriots. They’ll be taking on Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles at Gillette Stadium. This will be the first time we’ll get to see the Patriots starters in action, as most of the top players sat out the game in Washington last week. Providing an in-depth preview for pre-season games is useless, but here is a list of things to keep an eye on during the game tonight.
- Tom Brady will likely play just a series or two. This will be his warm-up game, but he should be expected to play the entire first half next week against Carolina.
- Darrelle Revis play his first snaps in a Patriots uniform. Just stay healthy.
- Receiver Brian Tyms. Last week’s breakout offensive player could see some action with the 1′s tonight.
- Rookie running back James White saw an increase in reps during practice this week. It’ll be interesting to see how much he’s involved during the first few offensive possessions.
- Jerod Mayo has missed the past three practices. I’ll be surprised if he plays tonight, but hopefully we’ll learn more about his absences soon.
- Offensive line. The unit struggled to protect Ryan Mallett last week. Their performance will be under a microscope tonight.
- Who starts at safety? Duron Harmon has been the favorite to start alongside Devin McCourty, but Patrick Chung has seems to have surpassed Harmon in practice. It’ll be interesting to see how the reps are divided tonight.
- Backup quarterback. Ryan Mallett will have to improve upon his poor performance last week. Jimmy Garoppolo had an outstanding week of practice, and Mallett could become expendable if he continues to struggle and Garoppolo continues to shine.
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Tags: Brian Tyms, Darrelle Revis, james white, Jerod Mayo, Jimmy Garoppolo, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Ryan Mallett, Tom Brady
1. Cliff Notes:
* Three more summer weekends – where did it go
* Did Brady do the ice bucket challenge or just pour
* Pete Frates is turning into an American hero
* Enjoy every day!
2. Red Sox Hall of Fame: Nomar
* In 2003 he was on his way to be the greatest Red Sox ever
* He is an example of steroids ruining a Hall of Fame destiny
* His Rookie Year – 209 hits – 44 doubles / 11 triples / 30 HR
* He hit .365 in 1999 and 2000 combined Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Na-nu Na-nu »
Tags: Connelly's Top Ten, Top Ten
Accepting a challenge from Giants owner John Mara, coach Bill Belichick, owner Bob Kraft and the seemingly the entire Patriots team participated in the #IceBucketChallenge to raise money and awareness for ALS research.
Watch the video here:
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Tags: #IceBucketChallenge, ALS, Bill Belichick, Bob Kraft, Ice Bucket Challenge, Patriots
Tuuka Rask can literally stop shots fired out of a cannon. When Zdeno Chara, owner of the NHL’s hardest slap shot, is on your team this is exactly the type of hyperbole that one could expect to hear about Rask. But after a charity game in Finland some Boston fan may actually claim this to be true.
The video which can be seen below shows Rask stopping a shot from a military style cannon fired from the blue line. Chara’s hardest shot may clock in at a little over 108 mph but it must be just slightly more intimidating to stare down the barrel of a cannon before it’s about to fire. Continue reading Video: Tuukka Rask is More Invincible Than You Thought »
Tags: Bruins, Tuukka Rask, Video, Zdeno Chara
We’re in the middle of August, and the NL race is still close, despite the divisions opening up a bit. Oakland and Anaheim continue to hold sway in the AL, but look out for Baltimore and Kansas City all of a sudden. Detroit and San Francisco are among the better teams falling off, while the likes of Pittsburgh are working their way up. The waiver wire could also provide some interesting roster moves in the final month and a half, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Tuesday, August 12, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 18 »
Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB Playoffs, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, Washington Nationals
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?
Tags: Kevin Ward Jr., Tony Stewart