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Bryan Cranston’s one-man MLB show


Bryan Cranston's next career move is a surefire hit.

Bryan Cranston’s next career move is a surefire hit.

How does Bryan Cranston follow up a banner year after winning a Tony for his riveting performance as LBJ in All the Way on Broadway, and an Emmy for the legendary TV show Breaking Bad?
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David Ortiz the $16 Million Dollar Man


A fan asked David Ortiz to take a picture with his baby. The National Anthem started to play so Big Papi held onto the baby throughout the song.

A fan asked David Ortiz to take a picture with his baby. The National Anthem started to play so Big Papi held onto the baby throughout the song.

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A message from the Boston Red Sox


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Alex Rodriguez: Greed gone wrong


Alex Rodriguez jeered by fans in Chicago. —Corey Sipkin New York Daily News photo

Alex Rodriguez is jeered by fans this week in Chicago. —Corey Sipkin New York Daily News photo

“A-Rod is playing third, batting fourth, and pleading the fifth.”

That’s my favorite quote of the week, made by former pitching ace turned baseball analyst Curt “Bloody Sock” Schilling. Read more…

Red Sox: Two walk offs in one day, luck of the Irish?


The Red Sox celebrate after their second walk off in one day. —AP/Photo Michael Dwyer

The Red Sox celebrate after their second walk off in one day. —AP/Photo Michael Dwyer

Ever since John Farrell started managing the Boston Red Sox, things have changed. For the better. In the year since Farrell arrived the team went from worst, and is currently in first.

Farrell called last night’s walk-off win against the Seattle Mariners, “magical.”  I agree. When John Farrell came aboard he appears to have brought the luck of the Irish with him. Read more…

Raging Bullsh*t: David Ortiz, anatomy of poor sportsmanship


David Ortiz, an out of control raging bull.

David Ortiz, an out of control raging bull.

Anyone who follows this blog or is in the least way acquainted with me knows I am a fan of the Boston Red Sox — bigtime.

I have been going to their games since I was a kid and in the past few years I’ve planned road trips to see them play across the U.S. and Canada.

But what Sox player David “Big Papi” Ortiz did last night was indefensible and Sox fans need to be the first to rally and call for harsh penalties against him. Read more…

The Red Sox are a team!


Red_SoxIt’s a shock to the system to see the Boston Red Sox acting like a team again. After two horrendous years as the gang that couldn’t pitch (or hit) straight, they had become a major league embarrassment. But miracle of miracles, they’re back.

Last night’s game, which the Sox won 3-2 over the Twins in the 10th, was a perfect example of scrappy teamwork at its best. It took four pitchers and a key bunt from Will Middlebrooks who hadn’t even attempted a bunt since 2008, to rally the team and win. Even if the Sox tank the rest of the season, we’ll always have this game to remember. Read more…

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