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Sox Bullpen Not the Only Boston Meltdown on Saturday

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

The Red Sox bullpen had an ugly Saturday afternoon by giving up 13 earned runs in 3 innings. That is a meltdown of epic proportions, but it appears the 8th inning sing-along at Fenway perturbed Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe. If they play Sweet Caroline between innings, somebody should get fired. I’m sorta serious. […]

New NBA Hall of Famer Says He Can Play Baseball

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

It was announced earlier today that former Indiana Pacer and Knicks nemesis, Reggie Miller, will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this September. Miller is best known around these parts for his exploits against the Knicks in the 1994 and ’95 NBA Playoffs. NBA TV has a show called “Open Court” that stars […]

Canseco Has Nightmares Over Writing “Juiced”

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

If you follow Jose Canseco on Twitter you’re bound to find out a new piece of information about him. Canseco is currently trying out for a team in Mexico- he informed everyone that he will find out if he made it on Sunday - but last night he spent some time expressing regret over writing the book “Juiced.” I am truly […]

Nationals Ticket Promotion in Poor Taste

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

I have travelled to an opposing ballpark to watch the Mets play. I purchased Red Sox tickets in 2006 when the Mets were in Beantown. In 1999 and 2002 I went to the old Veterans Stadium for a Phillies/Mets series; I did the same in 2006 for an August series against the Nationals at the old RFK. […]

The Boston Red Sox Home Locker Room Powered by Gatorade

Monday, February 27th, 2012

If you logged onto ESPN.COM this weekend to read the story about Bobby Valentine banning beer in the locker room, you were greeted at the top of the page with a link to a site sponsored by Budweiser.  The story writes itself, but I’ll take a stab at the bigger picture. If you’re a Major League Baseball Player […]

MLB Clubhouse Ban on Alcohol Should be the Standard

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Why is the Red Sox decision to ban alcohol from the clubhouse a news story? It’s a rhetorical question since its Bobby Valentine’s first step in cleaning up the lax atmosphere that helped doom the Sox last September. I think Valentine’s response, however, tells you that this is a practice that is largely accepted around […]

Media & MLB Failed a Test, Not Just Braun

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Now that all the information has come out and a decision made, what is the fallout from the Ryan Braun failed drug test fiasco? Braun is the one that failed the drug test. He is also the one that has to play with suspicions going forward. Think it was hard to win an award before? Don’t be […]

Mad Dog Russo Claims MLB Gave Him Inside Info That Ryan Braun Did Steroids

Friday, February 24th, 2012

I have been holding off commenting about the developments in the Ryan Braun steroid case until tomorrow as I read various pieces of evidence. Unlike some mainstream members, I don’t like to throw stones at someone over steroids. Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, however has historically been anti-Players Association. Our good friend Bob Mantz Jr. over […]

Nauseating MLB Political Correctness at it Again

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Yesterday I wrote at Sports Media Watchdog about the public overreaction to the ESPN “Chink in the Armor” story; today I came across a story about MLB messing with tradition in the name of political correctness. Last September, the League prevented the Mets from wearing hats honoring first responders during their game against the Cubs […]

Sisk on Carter, How the Montreal Deal Went Down, and the Canadians Tribute

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

I wanted to share some final thoughts before we put the final touches on the tribute to Gary Carter. Doug Sisk, Carter’s teammate from 1985-1987, joined me during my show tonight to discuss his memories of “The Kid.” Hear Doug talk about the impact of Carter on the Mets, their appearance together in a bubble […]

Johnny Damon Can Take His Whining and Lying to Another Town

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Johnny Damon has been pining for the phone call, a call that hasn’t yet been made. The fact that no team, not the Rays who Damon played for last season, or the Yankees, the team which Damon WANTS to play for in 2012. This whining was put forth through Jon Heyman’s recent piece on CBSSports.com. […]

Comparing Josh Hamilton’s Response to Brian Cashman’s

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Even though the primary focus on this site is the game of baseball, there are issues that happen off the field that become a part of the conversation. Yesterday, two such issues came to light with Yankees GM Brian Cashman and Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton. Back in September, Deadspin reported on a story regarding Brian Cashman having […]

Tom Brady Was Nearly a Expo, Passed on by the Yankees

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Here is another cool baseball-football connection this Super Bowl week. I am sure this has been talked about before, but Jeff Bradley did a nice piece in the Star-Ledger about Patriots QB Tom Brady and his near baseball career. You know about the three Super Bowl titles, but did you know that Brady was an outstanding baseball […]

Bobby V Predicts Patriots Super Bowl Victory

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

We knew Bobby Valentine was going to find a way to spruce up the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, but it looks like he’s “all-in” as a Bostonian with his Super Bowl XLVI prediction via Erik Boland of Newsday: At charity event last night Bobby V told Newsday (& the other outlets happening to be there) he’s […]

Moneyball Makes Jose Canseco Nostalgic, Compares Himself to Bill James

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

I should create a category called “Jose Canseco,” since his stories never cease to create headlines. Once in a while, Canseco takes to Twitter and makes emotional pleas about his baseball career. Last night was one of those scenarios. Just saw the movie money ball .it was awesome congrats billy I especially loved the part […]