This time of year is usually slow for most sports cities, however Boston is not like everyone else. The Celtics, Red Sox, and The Patriots all have had a pretty busy week.
The Red Sox
With the all-star break behind us it’s time for The Sox to focus on the second half of the season. The Red Sox started on the road against their arch rival Yankees who are having a terrible year. Stephen Wright got the ball in game 1 of the series and was well rested since he wasn’t allowed to pitch in the all-star game, (Which is another story in itself). The Yankees couldn’t touch Wright until the 6th inning, but with Boston bats hitting 3 Homeruns it was to much for The Yankees to handle. Game 2 of the series was all about Eduardo Rodriguez, he went 7 innings while only giving up 1 earned run. Oh, and Sandy Leon hit a 3 run homerun, what a find he has been for this team. It is important The Sox get all the wins they can now, the end of their season is a gauntlet with more than half of their games on the road.
Trade rumors have been all the talk in Boston. Blake Griffin? Russell Westbrook? Jahlil Okafor? Nobody really knows if The Celtics will make a deal, and who it will be for. As a Celtic fan you have to be excited, there’s hope around this team right now. If The Celtics are to land one of these players I think they’ll be seeing Cleveland in The Eastern Conference Finals.
Jimmy Garoppolo is the starting quarterback for The Patriots for the first four games of the season. There has been mixed feelings around if Brady made the right decision or not. However, taking the suspension now is the smart play, I’d rather have Brady missing the first four then the last four. This suspension will also be good for this teams future, either the league sees that Garoppolo can be a starter in this league and we trade him. Garoppolo plays really well and Belichick keeps him around to one day take over for Brady. Or worst case scenario, Garoppolo plays terrible and The Pats start off the season with a losing record. All and all I think The Pats will be just fine, and that a pissed off Brady coming back is bad for the NFL.