John Tomase | 02/28/2015 - 12:34am EST
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The final batting practice group on Friday included Pablo Sandoval, Shane Victorino, and Xander Bogaerts. They own six World Series rings between them, but on this cool morning, they represented the JV. Center stage belonged to two men separated by eight years in age, but presumably just one spot in the 2015 Red Sox batting order. And David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez put on a show. Playing what looked like their own personal game of can-you-top-this, the two unloaded moonshot after moonshot on a side field at JetBlue Park. Batting right-handed, Ramirez took aim at the main practice diamond behind the left field fence. Ortiz, meanwhile, played target practice with the batting cages beyond right field, denting its tin roof ...
Chris Villani | 02/27/2015 - 10:18am EST
I recently had a milestone birthday and, in light of becoming an old man, figured it was time to write something downright curmudgeonly, so here it is. Let's put an end to the pointless and dangerous "tradition" of court-storming in college basketball. This week, Kansas coach Bill Self became the latest to suggest banning the practice when his team was overwhelmed by Kansas State during the game and by a horde of Kansas State students immediately after the game. "I wasn’t nervous for me," Self told the Kansas City Star. "There were several students that hit our players. I’m not saying like with a fist, but when you storm the court, you run in, you bump everybody, stuff like that. This has got to ...
John Tomase | 02/27/2015 - 12:55am EST
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Rick Porcello spent six years in Detroit enrolled in a master class. A big league mainstay just two years out of high school, Porcello learned virtually everything he's come to know about pitching in the majors on the fly. Fortunately, he didn't have far to look for inspiration. In Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Anibal Sanchezand David Price, Porcello witnessed some of the game's brightest talents. And in fellow sinkerballing right-hander Doug Fister, he found a kindred spirit. As Porcello prepares to embark on the second phase of his career with the Red Sox, he's armed with a better understanding of who he is as a pitcher, thanks in no small part to the standouts who helped educate him through both words and ...
Ben Rohrbach | 02/26/2015 - 12:07pm EST
The Rajon Rondo trade is looking better and better. The latest incident involving Rondo and Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle -- a shouting match that began on the bench, reportedly carried over into the locker room and resulted in Wednesday's one-game suspension for the point guard -- only reinforces what had already become increasingly clear in the two months since the four-time All-Star left Boston -- Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge out-sharked Mavs owner Mark Cuban in the deal. The Celtics were not willing to meet Rondo's asking price during free agency this coming summer and concluded their captain would walk at season's end, so they swapped a few more months with the lone player remaining from 2008 for what has since ...
02/25/2015 - 12:15am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- You get the recommendations, and the Internet menu looks on point. The exterior is glorious, and the interior makes you want to stay forever. It is the five-star restaurant that is going to deliver the best meal of your life. You make the order, commit to the cost of doing business and then ... blah. Just because you've paid the ... more »
02/28/2015 - 12:34am
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The final batting practice group on Friday included Pablo Sandoval, Shane Victorino, and Xander Bogaerts. They own six World Series rings between them, but on this cool morning, they represented the JV. Center stage belonged to two men separated by eight years in age, but presumably just one spot in the 2015 Red Sox batting ... more »
02/11/2015 - 11:42pm
Let’s get one thing straight, right off the bat: Devin McCourty is not as important to the success of the Patriots as Darrelle Revis. But if New England wants to try and replicate the level of defensive dominance they enjoyed in 2014, they need to re-up the Rutgers product for 2015 and beyond. McCourty’s rookie deal he signed after being ... more »
02/26/2015 - 9:18am
The trade market is passing the Bruins by. That might not be such a bad thing. This week has seen some of the bigger names on the trade market get moved, as top rental defenseman Andrej Sekera and forwards Sean Bergenheim, Jiri Tlusty, Daniel Winnik can officially be crossed off the Bruins’ list. As teams like the Penguins (Winnik), Jets (Tlusty) ... more »
01/28/2015 - 11:34pm
"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 »
02/22/2015 - 9:10am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- When Dustin Pedroia went down last year with his second significant hand injury in as many years, the Red Sox lost much more than just their best middle infielder and top-of-the-order hitter. They lost their heart and soul. Now, more than ever, the Red Sox second baseman has emerged as the most vocal and significant leader on the ... more »
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Dale and Michael discuss the plight of the Bruins as the trade deadline looms.
Dale and Michael go back and forth on the circumstances around Vandy coach Kevin Stallings verbally berating a player on national TV, and using harsh language like "I'll kill you"
Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.
Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.
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