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Win, dance, repeat.
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John Tomase
July 14, 2017 - 12:01 pm
The midseason report card is a staple of All-Star break coverage. Everyone writes them. Here's one . Here's another . And another . And another . They're easy to write, easy to read, and they fill space. I've written dozens of them over the years. You can bang out one of those suckers in 90 minutes...
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Aaron Judge (left) and Doug Fister
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Rob Bradford
July 13, 2017 - 9:52 pm
In 2012 Doug Fister made his annual return to his alma mater, Fresno State, to work out and get some throwing in. But this time he noticed one Bulldog who stood out from the rest. The 6-foot-8 Fister hadn't encountered many players who could stare him in the eye. So when a sophomore emerged...
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Pablo Sandoval
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John Tomase
July 12, 2017 - 11:48 am
The Red Sox tried. Pablo Sandoval tried (no, really, he did). But now it's over. The Red Sox technically don't have to make a decision on Sandoval until his rehab assignment ends on Monday. But if it didn't become clear the moment he was disabled in June with an ear infection -- an injury that...
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Dave Dombrowski
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John Tomase
July 12, 2017 - 12:26 am
Nearly two years into Dave Dombrowski's tenure as Red Sox director of baseball operations, he has one playoff team on his resume and another presumably on the way. The Red Sox enter the second half as one of the best teams in baseball -- despite seemingly not playing anywhere close to their...
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Ryan Hannable
July 11, 2017 - 9:40 pm
The Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions and had a productive offseason by adding several key players. Certainly they are the favorites to win the AFC once again — just look at their odds courtesy of Bovada. New England has 1/30 odds to make the playoffs and 7/2 odds to win the Super...
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