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1. Red Sox stuff

* Biggest day tomorrow is for Dr. Charles Steinberg – never mind the players
* Uehara has thrown 20 strikes out of 26 pitches so far
* On a pace to win 108 games
* Jackie Bradley got two hits – trade him tonight
* Johnny Gomes was 1 for 4 with two strike outs but they won so he will tell the media they win with in the lineup even though he stunk

2. Boston Marathon stuff:

Athletes from 25 separate countries have won in Boston – American men haven’t won since 1983 / women haven’t won since 1985 Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Take Me Out to the Ballgame »

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Jim Christian (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Jim Christian, formerly of Ohio University, has been hired as the new head coach of Boston College’s men’s basketball program, replacing Steve Donahue, who was fired after four seasons at the helm, during which he accrued a 54-76 record and failed to reach the NCAA Tournament once.

The 49-year-old Christian was not among the names initially rumored to be candidates for the job, the most prominent of which was Harvard’s Tommy Amaker, who will stay with the Crimson for an eighth season. In a teleconference, BC Director of Athletics Brad Bates said that he “brings three remarkable traits to Boston College basketball.”

Continue reading Boston College Hires Jim Christian to Coach Basketball Team »

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Spurs vs Heat: Week 21's prediction for the NBA Finals

With just two weeks in the season, the playoff picture is starting to come into focus. Nine spots, including four divisions, are locked up. Home-court advantage in the East is a dead heat. The #8 spots are also very close. In fact, teams 7-9 in the West are all tied at 44-31. In fact, other than the Spurs, any team could move up or down a seed or two in quick fashion, so let’s look at what would happen if they playoffs started as of Thursday, April 3 before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 21 »

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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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040214_PlayoffsNHL

Just two weeks remain, yet many teams are still having difficulty gaining separation. Only one division has been clinched so far, but only one remains close. The Wildcard situation looks to be the most tenuous down the stretch, especially in the tight Eastern race. Home-rink amid #2 and #3 teams is still mostly up for grabs as well. With only nine of the 18 spots locked up, let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Wednesday, April 2 at 8:00pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 24 »

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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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