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Joltin’ Jackie? Bradley Halfway to DiMaggio’s 56-Game Hitting Streak

First pitch swinging – now that’s the way to get the pressure of a hitting streak out of the way. That’s how Jackie Bradley Jr. did it Tuesday night, anyway, taking the first pitch he saw off the Green Monster for a second inning double that extended his hitting streak to 28 games. He would […]

Steven Wright Cements Status as Red Sox Ace with Complete Game Win Over Yankees

Tim Wakefield on steroids. It is probably a poor turn of phrase given the stigma of performance-enhancing drugs and the recent spate of suspensions as Major League Baseball cracks down on PED violations. But how else to describe this start by Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright? Already putting up unfathomable numbers through his first five […]

Buch, Yeah! Buchholz Finally Delivers Quality Start in 5-2 Red Sox Win

If any phrase were to summarize Clay Buchholz so far this season, it would be “What the Buch??” Wednesday night’s start against the Chicago White Sox finally flipped the script, as Buchholz’s seven strong innings had Boston Red Sox fans saying “Buch, yeah!” in celebration of a 5-2 win over the best record in the […]

Christian Vazquez, Meet the New York Tabloids. Tabloids, the Red Sox Starting Catcher.

Wordlessly, my coworker walked up to my desk, sifted through the Monday newspaper tucked underneath his arm, and started tacking up the separated page to my cubicle wall. It was the back page of the New York Daily News the day after the Boston Red Sox completed a clean sweep of the New York Yankees, introducing Sunday […]

How Can the Celtics Steal Game 5 From the Hawks?

Thus far in the first round playoff series between the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Hawks, the home team has won every game. Now, best of seven has become best of three. So what will it take for the Celtics to steal Game 5 on the road, with a chance to close out the series at […]

No Papi, No Problem: Porcello, Bradley Lead Red Sox to 1-0 Win Over Braves

No Papi? No problem. The Boston Red Sox, after escaping a 12-inning Sunday night affair against the Houston Astros with a win, didn’t land in Atlanta until 5:30 a.m. on Monday morning. As a result, Red Sox manager John Farrell decided to sit David Ortiz in their first interleague game and also give first baseman Hanley […]

With Playoffs in Sight, Celtics Lay “Eight-Minute Egg” in Blowout Loss to Hornets

The first thing I did after the final buzzer sounded on the Boston Celtics’ 114-100 loss to the Charlotte Hornets was Google “largest egg.” You see, the Celtics played so poorly that I couldn’t just settle for saying they “laid an egg,” but needed scientific confirmation of the largest egg in existence in order to […]

Price, Kimbrel Falter as Red Sox Fall to Orioles in Home Opener

Maybe it was the Baltimore Orioles, baseball’s last undefeated team. Maybe it was the heightened pressure of the home opener, Fenway Park packed in with 37,160 Boston Red Sox fans anxious to see their new ace and new team for 2016 get off to a fast start. Maybe it was just a blip, one bad […]

Edwin Encarnacion, Next Red Sox DH? David Ortiz Endorses

The rest of the country may be focused on the Republican and Democratic primaries for the 2016 presidential election, but Red Sox Nation is worried about filling another prominent position that will decide the future of our country: designated hitter. With the face of the franchise, David Ortiz, set to retire at the end of this […]

Doubts Linger for Red Sox as Buchholz Falters in Price’s Footsteps

Opening Day was everything the Boston Red Sox wished and planned for after the offseason. Wednesday’s game? Affirmation of everything that Red Sox fans were worried about coming into this season. One day after David Price struck out 10 batters to show why the Red Sox signed him as the new ace and face of the pitching staff, […]

Offseason Script Finally Goes as Planned in Opening Day Win for Price, Red Sox

So far, so good. For once, or for one day, the Boston Red Sox saw the offseason script  carried out to perfection as they opened the 2016 season with a 6-2 win over the Cleveland Indians. Making their Red Sox debuts, David Price struck out 10 over six innings and newly acquired closer Craig Kimbrel […]

David Murphy Opts Out; Should the Red Sox Opt In?

With Opening Day a week away, the Boston Red Sox are having an organizational meeting on Monday to start setting the 25-man roster. In addition to determining the fifth starter to replace the injured Eduardo Rodriguez and filling out the bullpen, Dave Dombrowski and John Farrell have an interesting decision to make regarding the fate of […]

Is Jae Crowder’s Injury a Blessing in Disguise for the Celtics?

Entering the March 10th game against the Houston Rockets, the Boston Celtics were 39-26 and seemed fairly well entrenched as the third seed in the Eastern Conference. Then Jae Crowder ran into the stanchion on a fast break, exited with a high ankle sprain, and hasn’t played since. In his absence, the Celtics lost four […]

Undefeated Mirage Gives Way to Reality of Flawed Patriots Team in OT Loss to Broncos

It was all a mirage. All the talk about another undefeated season for the New England Patriots was nothing more than an illusion propped up by a zero in the loss column, at least until Brock Osweiler and the Denver Broncos officially put an end to what was all but an impossibility anyway with a […]

Blown Double-Digit Lead Costs Celtics Double-Meaning Win Over Mavericks

Do you remember those Kevin Garnett commercials after the Boston Celtics won the NBA title in Year One of the Big Three era? “It’s all about eighteen.” The 2015-16 Celtics may not be quite ready to contend for the franchise’s 18th championship, but Wednesday’s loss was all about the number 18: the first quarter lead […]