Mike Napoli remains a member of the Red Sox, as the team did very little at the July 31st deadline.
On Friday, the Patriots released a series of email exchanges between the team and the NFL in attempt to show the public their disappointment with the NFL's reluctance to correct bad information leaked to the media in February.
President and CEO of the Boston Red Sox, Larry Lucchino, said he will step down at season's end. Greg and Lou talk about the emergence of Sam Kennedy.

Disclaimer: I’m not Jerry Thornton. He’s the entertainer’s entertainer, a global icon with comedy chops, a radio show and a full head of hair. I have none of these things. I merely have the unenviable task of keeping the award-winning Thornography blog afloat while Jerry is on vacation, undoubtedly enjoying a romantic getaway with Johnny Weir.

For those of you who don’t have it plugged into your calendar — or anyone who may have destroyed replaced a broken phone since last Aug. 3 — today marks Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr.’s 38th birthday. If the past week has taught us anything, it’s that this year has been a trying one for Brady. Sometimes life just has you by the balls, and that was the case for Brady at age 37.

The year began with the old ball and chain embarrassing him on Instagram with a photo of the two smooching, as if anybody wants to see a devilishly handsome NFL quarterback and his supermodel wife embody all that God intended. UGGs, gross. Things only got worse for Brady, as his old lady quit her job and the powers that be at his place of employment are threatening his own livelihood. We’ve all been there, am I right? Let’s review just how brutal the past year has been for Brady. Maybe it’ll help cheer everyone up and make us realize our own existences aren’t so bad after all.

Big win tonight! We’re on to Miami! Posted by Tom Brady on Sunday, December 7, 2014

 

A 9-year-old bat boy who was struck in the head by a batter warming up in the on-deck circle during the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kansas, over the weekend died of his injuries, the team announced.

A 9-year-old bat boy who was struck in the head by a batter warming up in the on-deck circle during the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kansas, over the weekend died of his injuries, the team announced.

Kaiser Carlile, a bat boy for the Liberal Bee Jays, an amateur baseball team from Kansas, was retrieving a bat when he was accidentally hit on the back of the head by a bat swung by the next batter during Saturday’s game.

Carlile, who was wearing a helmet, received medical assistance from home plate umpire Mark Goldfeder — a long-time paramedic — before being taken away in an ambulance.

The team posted an announcement on its Facebook page late Sunday reading:

With the permission of the family, and with much sorrow and a very broken hear, I regretfully inform everyone that Kaiser Carlile passed away earlier this evening. Please keep his family and our team in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you for all the support during this ordeal!

Carlile’s father’s cousin, Mike Carlile, is the general manager of the team.

“We just lost a little, 9-year-old Bee Jay and it’s incredibly sad,” Mike Carlile told the Wichita Eagle. “No one wrote a book to tell us how to do this. We’re just dealing with it the best way we know how, and that’s to keep coming out and keep honoring Kaiser on the field.”

After both teams prayed on the field for Carlile, Liberal went on to beat San Diego in Saturday’s game. The Bee Jays also won their game Sunday over the Haysville Aviators, 8-0, after being informed of Carlile’s death. Mike Carlile said Kaiser’s parents wanted the team to continue playing — and winning. The parents attended Sunday’s game and talked with the players afterward in an emotional meeting.

“It is such an unfortunate accident and all we can do is be strong for the family,” Bee Jays manager Adam Anderson said. “That’s all they wanted us to do was go out there and play a good baseball game, and that’s what we did.”

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Jerry Spar
Mike Florio gave us his thoughts on Brady's appeal.

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