Requiem For A Dream

E-mail to a friend in California, commiserating with a long-suffering S.U. basketball fan in exile after S.U.'s defeat in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals (the elite 8) Randy: Well, another year of delusion is over. 1) Were we ever really as good as our press clippings and victories against an unusually weak Big East made us … Continue reading Requiem For A Dream

Red Sox Reborn

OK, OK enough about the collapse. We get it. A distracted and defeated manager felt betrayed by players and lost control of some monstrous egos. The team often played without emotion, with poor fundamentals and had several players become out of shape at the end of the year. The management was distracted by the moneymaking … Continue reading Red Sox Reborn

Boston Sports Press At It Again . . . but a lot of people are calling them on their bullshit.

Seth Mnookin wrote a phenomenal book a couple years ago about the post-2004 championship Red Sox titled "Feeding The Monster." The premise of the book was that the huge expectations of fans and press (and the demands for win NOW--at all costs) had to be managed, while not taking your eyes off the actions needed … Continue reading Boston Sports Press At It Again . . . but a lot of people are calling them on their bullshit.

The Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions Were Boring This Year. Just Wait!

The brilliant Joe Posnanski* notes that EVERYONE will be talking about the 2013 baseball Hall of Fame elections: Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa all become eligible. It will sort out what everyone feels about the steroid era. * I could save a lot of time and effort just by reposting Joe on baseball … Continue reading The Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions Were Boring This Year. Just Wait!

Ladies And Gentlemen, Your 2011 Boston Red Sox!

The roster for Opening Day 2011: Rotation Jon Lester, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, Josh Beckett, Daisuke Matsuzaka Bullpen Jonathan Papelbon, Daniel Bard, Bobby Jenks, Dan Wheeler, Dennys Reyes, Matt Albers, Tim Wakefield Outfielders Mike Cameron, Carl Crawford, J.D. Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury, Darnell McDonald Infielders Jed Lowrie, Adrian Gonzalez, Dustin Pedroia, Marco Scutaro, Kevin Youkilis. Catchers … Continue reading Ladies And Gentlemen, Your 2011 Boston Red Sox!