Yesterday's Sunday Boston Globe was AWESOME. If you're into marveling at a lack of self-awareness, I guess. We'll start with the top story: Baseball pitchers want a better grip, not a competitive advantage Oh, the irony. baseball players would rather not cheat, but they're FORCED to because of the slickness of the ball. Everyone does … Continue reading Just Another Sunday For The Globe
I'll be honest. I didn't see guard Terry Rozier (Louisville) as the Celtics first pick last night. I didn't see them staying where they were in the draft. I didn't see them making all four picks, and none of them being stashable Euros. Then again, I am not the president of basketball operations for the … Continue reading Area GM Criticized For Selecting Player In Draft
It's hard to imagine a sports organization more corrupt and lacking integrity than FIFA, but Roger Goodell and the NFL seem determined to give the Fédération Internationale de Football Association a run for its money. When someone like Mike Florio is making statements like Goodell Underling(s) Were Out to Get the Patriots you know things … Continue reading More Corrupt – FIFA or NFL?
As we prepare for the Tom Brady appeal tomorrow, I'm hoping the irony isn't lost on people that, in trying to prove that Brady and the Patriots were cheating, Ted Wells and his team, (Exponent) cheated by presenting incomplete and misleading results from their scientific analysis. I honestly have no idea what is going to … Continue reading Ted Wells Is A Cheater, And Other Monday Thoughts
Braves 5, Red Sox 2: Minor lapses add up to an eighth loss in nine games - Tim Britton looks at the latest Red Sox loss which included a John Farrell ejection. John Farrell needs to be tougher on Red Sox players - Peter Abraham says that the manager needs to be more like Bill … Continue reading Sox Still Scuffling, Patriots on Vacation
The Red Sox finally got back into the win column yesterday, scoring a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park. Brock Holt was the star, playing second base in place of Dustin Pedroia and hitting for the cycle in the victory. Boston Red Sox should have identified Brock Holt as an everyday player … Continue reading Red Sox Don’t Lose.
It sure feels that way, doesn't it? School’s not out yet, but Red Sox done - Scott Lauber has the team out of contention before they can even launch their "Calling all kids" campaign in earnest. It’s time for the Red Sox to call for a changeup - Chris Gasper says "We’re officially in Bobby Valentine, avert-your-eyes … Continue reading June 15th, And The Red Sox Season Is Over
Quick - which is the bigger story: A) David Ortiz benched again against a lefthanded pitcher amidst a deep slump. B) Malcom Butler has to sit out offseason field drills in June for a few days because his flight was cancelled. Based on reaction yesterday, it was B, definitely B. What does that say about … Continue reading BUTLER SUSPENDED FOR THREE WEEKS….or something…
When the separation of Boston.com and BostonGlobe.com was made, it seemed the aim of Boston.com was to become something of a buzzfeed clone. A whole lot of clickbait, not a lot of substance. Over the last year, many changes have been made. Bloggers have been let go. More recently the layout of the site has been … Continue reading Is The BuzzFeed Era At Boston.com Over?
A couple of media columns to lead things off this Friday: Bob Neumeier has a rooting interest in Triple Crown - Chad Finn has the CSNNE anchor and NBC horse racing expert back in the saddle and ready for the Belmont Stakes. Mark Jackson analyzing, not coaching these NBA Finals - Bill Doyle has the … Continue reading Free-Form Friday