Rocket’s Red Glare

Crash and burn. How much longer must we tune in to witness Rocket’s failure to launch this ill-fated attempt to clear his ‘good name’. As his trusted attorney Rusty Hardin feverishly works to re-plot Rocket’s ever changing trajectory, I’m reminded of this guy who once skipped town and headed North despite his vehement assertions that…

Rocky Mountain High

Finally, they won one in Aria’s lifetime. Last night, Red Sox Nation enjoyed a collective burst of deja vu as history looped back upon itself and replayed the ending to that euphoric 2004 World Series conclusion; with the 2007 Boston Red Sox matching that fabled team’s complete domination of a vaunted National League squad to…

Red Storm Rising

Boston Sucks!!! Boston Sucks!!! Boston. We have arrived. Just three short years after Theo Epstein began his reclamation project to tear down our beloved Idiots and build a better Bronx Bombers in Beantown, Theo has succeeded in infecting us with the madness of King George. Corporate culture has officially replaced clowns like Cabrera, Millar and…

The Hunt for Red October

Well, that makes two consecutive Boston sports-themed posts where I’ve cribbed from Clancy for the title. Fear not, Bear and Dragon fans. I can’t stand the Bruins. The Red Sox, however, have my heart forever. Over the weekend, the family and I headed North for our traditional Columbus Day Weekend getaway to Limerick, Maine. There,…

Patriot Games

“The Patriots have fully cooperated and complied with the requirements of the commissioner’s decision. All tapes, documents and other records relating to this matter were turned over to the league office and destroyed, and the Patriots have certified in writing that no copies or other records exist. League policies on in-game videotaping and audio communication…

Modeling Clay

What a performance! Last night, Clay Buchholz, tossed a no-hitter in only his second major league start. A day earlier and we wouldn’t be having this conversation, as Buchholz was called up due to the league’s September 1st roster expansion. Wearing Sox unies, I’ve seen Hideo Nomo and Derek Lowe pitch no-nos but this was…

Failure to Launch

  Desperate times call for desperate measures. Thus, the struggling New York Yankees saw fit to shoehorn an impromptu press release into their Sunday afternoon drubbing of the Seattle Mariners  – announcing the signing of Roger Clemens to the squad. Yesterday afternoon, the Rocket declared he’d be there to save the day by month-end –…

Gathering Moss

By now, everyone has heard the INCREDIBLY SHOCKING NEWS that the Patriots scored NFL bad boy, Randy Moss, for a 4th Round draft pick this past weekend. ESPN’s Sports Guy, Bill Simmons, has a great piece that touches on the weekend’s festivities and spotlights the five possible explanations for Belichick’s gambit. It’s a great read and…

Red Light Redistrict

If you ask me, Boston is officially a two sport town. Baseball and Football. Sox and Pats. They’re the only things that matter. Once football ends in January (and through our frequent good fortune of late – sometimes early February) it’s just a brief three week layover until baseball talk and prognostication begins in earnest….

Kicking and Screaming

I’m not going to miss those Papa Gino’s commercials. As clutch a kicker as New England has ever had – Adam Vinatieri was not exactly a world-class thespian – although, with his boyish charisma, he did hold his own well enough to field invitations from Letterman, Leno and Lipton (that’s all it takes – one Meineke…