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One Last Test for Chipper Jones

As of Friday morning, all signs pointed in the direction of Chipper Jones’ inevitable retirement. Jones suffered a season-ending torn ACL injury a little over a week ago, in what he already declared his final season. I had my article outline set and ready to go. I would write a nostalgic article on Chipper’s career, […]

Ken Griffey Jr. Stayed Too Long

This is not how it was supposed to happen. Not like this. He was supposed to leave the game with the same grace and ease he used to run down fly balls and hit mammoth home runs with. He was supposed to say “I’m done” and we were supposed to beg him to stay for […]

Blackhawks Clinch Stanley Cup in Overtime Thriller

In one of the strangest ways to end a title-winning game, the Blackhawks defeated the Flyers in overtime 4-3, Wednesday night, clinching their first championship in 47 years. Patrick Kane slid his shot right through Philadelphia goalie Michael Leighton four minutes into overtime in a way that only he could see it go in the […]

The Lowell Question Remains Unanswered

Another day passed, another trade rumor thrown out the window and the question Theo Epstein has been facing for nearly a month remains. What do the Red Sox do with Mike Lowell? Lowell, an elite third baseman for the majority of his career, has found himself to be the odd man out in this year’s […]

Beltre’s Blasts Lead Boston to Sweep of Rays

Adrian Beltre continued the rejuvination of his career on Wednesday night by hitting two home runs, compiling six RBI and leading the Red Sox to an 11-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. By sweeping baseball’s best team, Boston extended their winning streak to five games and handed Tampa Bay their first sweep of the season. […]

Kevin Millar to Join NESN

Cowboy Up NESN, you’ve just hired an Idiot. Kevin Millar is reportedly joining the NESN team and is scheduled to make his network debut on Thursday, May 27, for the pregame show of the Red Sox-Royals game. Millar will join host Tom Caron and Red Sox Hall of Famer Jim Rice on the show. During […]

Matsuzaka Shines as Red Sox Roll to 6-1 Victory

Forget 2009. The 2008 version of Daisuke Matsuzaka is making its way back. Dice-K looked to be back in his old form and as sharp as ever on Tuesday night, as he led the Red Sox to a 6-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Matsuzaka pitched seven strong innings, allowing only three baserunners and striking […]

Former Red Sox Outfielder Dave Roberts Has Lymphoma

Former Red Sox player and a vital piece to the 2004 World Series run, Dave Roberts publicized his diagnosis of Hodgkins’ Lymphoma disease on Monday. The 37-year-old Roberts, who is now an assistant coach on the San Diego Padres, was diagnosed in mid-March, but wanted to keep the situation private between his family and his […]

Buchholz Brings A-Game in Red Sox Victory

Clay Buchholz gave the Boston Red Sox exactly what they needed: a shut-down pitching performance that could take the pressure off of their slumping offense. Buchholz pitched eight strong innings, srtiking out four and walking only two, as the Red Sox went on to beat the Blue Jays 2-1. The righty improved to 2-2 on the season after […]

Sports Illustrated Cover Jinx? We Hope So, For the Yankees

Finally, the Red Sox catch a break. We hope. The New York Yankees “Core Four” (Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera), are set to appear on this week’s cover of Sports Illustrated. The SI cover has been known to jinx and bring unfortunate situations to whoever fills it. To some, this idea […]

NBA Suspends Kevin Garnett for Game 2: The Right Decision?

Celtics forward Kevin Garnett has been suspended by the NBA for Game 2 of Boston’s opening round matchup against the Miami Heat after altercations with Miami forward Quentin Richardson. The event occurred with 40 seconds left in the game, when during a scuffle, Garnett elbowed Richardson in the face. Richardson was fined $25,000 due to […]

With Bay Now in New York, Beltre is the Answer

When the New York Mets signed free agent Jason Bay, initially the optimistic Mets fan in me was ecstatic. A true RBI man and a doubles machine was on his way to New York to wear my team’s orange and blue. Even with the great statistics, Bay brought to the Mets something that scared me: […]

Ben Roethlisberger Avoids Charges, Suspension Likely

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was declared innocent Monday afternoon, after he faced charges accusing him of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old female college student. He may not be totally off the hook, however. According to sources within the Steelers organization, the team will likely suspend Roethlisberger for 1 or 2 games this season. ESPN.com’s Chris Mortensen believes […]