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Mookie Betts intends never to make same mistake twice

John Tomase  |  07/04/2015 - 6:42pm EST

Some would say Mookie Betts had a night to forget on Friday. He'd call it a game worth remembering. Betts isn't considered a franchise building block on talent alone. His intangibles are every bit as encouraging, particularly his willingness to learn from his mistakes. And he has certainly made a couple of them recently, from forgetting the number of outs in a win over the Blue Jays to foolishly attempting a steal of third against the Astros on Friday. The first mental error was harmless. The second cost the Red Sox a game. But here's the beauty of Betts – you can be damn sure he won't make either mistake again. Coaches and veterans love him for it, and he bounced back in a big way on Saturday afternoon's 6-1 victory over the Astros. Clay ...

One question in light of latest Red Sox loss -- Where was Taz?

John Tomase  |  07/04/2015 - 1:59am EST

The Red Sox started beating themselves before they even threw a pitch on Friday night, and the mental errors continued right through the end of a demoralizing 12-8 loss to the Astros in 10 innings. Hanley Ramirez lost track of the count. Alejandro De Aza fought to challenge a fourth out on the bases. Mookie Betts made an ill-advised attempt to steal third. Ryan Hanigan allowed a run by throwing down to second on a double steal. And on and on it went. But the biggest question of all was this – where was Taz? Manager John Farrell said before the game that reliever Junichi Tazawa was available. He hadn't pitched since Sunday, and took the unusual step of throwing a bullpen before Friday's game. That throwing session left Tazawa unavailable ...

Offensive moves nice, but Bruins can't ignore elephant on blue line

DJ Bean  |  07/02/2015 - 5:05pm EST

There isn’t much not to like about how Don Sweeney has shaped the Bruins’ top nine. The Bruins have changed (and likely improved) their first three lines with the trade of Milan Lucic, the extension of Ryan Spooner and the surprisingly reasonable signing of Matt Beleskey. Assuming Brett Connolly and Hayes sign, the Bruins’ top nine should be set, and it’s pretty good. So as you look at the team’s roster, the Bruins can only hope that you stay focused on those forwards. Don’t think about the idea of Zac Rinaldo on the fourth line, and whatever you do, don't scroll down. You don’t want to see that. If training camp were to begin today, the Bruins would have one heck of a competition for spots on defense. ...

In signing with Bruins, Matt Beleskey goes from risky to reasonable

DJ Bean  |  07/02/2015 - 12:10am EST

Don Sweeney may have looked like a rookie at his first draft, but he looked like a seasoned vet in his first free agency period. In addition to shipping Reilly Smith and Marc Savard’s contract to Florida for the rights to local boy Jimmy Hayes, Sweeney landed the top forward in a wretched free agent class without overpaying. Signing left wing Matt Beleskey was not going to be a boilerplate affair. He was going to be in demand, and as had been well-documented leading up to free agency, the risk was there for a team to destroy both its and the player’s future with a massive contract. With permission to spend, avoiding bad contracts is always easier said than done, especially in free agency. So while Beleskey’s career trajectory ...

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06/28/2015 - 11:56pm

TORONTO -- Did the Red Sox do due diligence on Rusney Castillo? At this point, with the outfielder living life as a member of Triple-A Pawtucket three months into his first pro season, and two weeks shy of his 28th birthday, the question continues to be surfaced. There's no better person to try and clarify the conundrum than Allard Baird. "We ... more »

07/04/2015 - 6:42pm

Some would say Mookie Betts had a night to forget on Friday. He'd call it a game worth remembering. Betts isn't considered a franchise building block on talent alone. His intangibles are every bit as encouraging, particularly his willingness to learn from his mistakes. And he has certainly made a couple of them recently, from forgetting the number of ... more »

06/25/2015 - 12:04am

Over the last five months, there’s been a lot of talk about Tom Brady’s legacy and how it will be impacted by Deflategate, the dumbest scandal in NFL history. It won’t be affected at all. First, it’s important to note Brady cares about what people think of him. But it doesn’t consume him. He’s not sitting up at ... more »

07/02/2015 - 5:05pm

There isn’t much not to like about how Don Sweeney has shaped the Bruins’ top nine. The Bruins have changed (and likely improved) their first three lines with the trade of Milan Lucic, the extension of Ryan Spooner and the surprisingly reasonable signing of Matt Beleskey. Assuming Brett Connolly and Hayes sign, the Bruins’ top nine ... more »

01/29/2015 - 12:34am

"Tom Brady will never win another MVP. He's never going to play in another Super Bowl in New England. His best days are gone, and the days at a level right below his best days are gone. There will be flashes of the old form, but those will be outnumbered by what we've seen the last year and a half. It's only going to get worse for Brady and the ... more »

06/24/2015 - 11:46pm

So, the NFL reportedly was out to get the Patriots and Tom Brady? No, you don't say. From the onset of this ill-conceived investigation masquerading as self-righteousness from NFL offices, there has been the sense that the 31 other owners had their hearts set on catching the Patriots and their glamour boy quarterback cheating. "I believe that Ted ... more »

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The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.

Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #2 - 4-19-15

In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!

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