Column

Alex Reimer
December 13, 2018 - 1:01 pm
The Boston Globe reported this week WEEI was thinking about making the Red Sox radio broadcasts sound more like a sports talk radio show in the wake of Tim Neverett’s departure. At the risk of coming off like a company stooge, allow me to clear up some misconceptions. To start, WEEI is not changing...
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John Tomase
December 13, 2018 - 12:50 pm
The Red Sox return all five members of their championship rotation, and the only one I wouldn't trade is Rick Porcello. That may sound stupid, because besides the outlier to end all outlier seasons when he won a Cy Young Award in 2016, Porcello basically qualifies as slightly above league average...
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Ryan Hannable
December 12, 2018 - 10:29 pm
FOXBORO — This is the week for the Patriots’ secondary. After a streak of four games playing some less than stellar quarterbacks and offenses, the group will certainly be tested by Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers high-powered offense. Pittsburgh enters the game with the fourth-best offense in...
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Matt Kalman
December 12, 2018 - 12:59 am
Although they weren’t always on the ice together, the Bruins’ ‘best line in hockey' combined for 20 points over the past three games – all victories in a four-night span that concluded with a 4-3 victory over Arizona on Tuesday at TD Garden. Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and David Krejci each had...
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Ryan Hannable
December 11, 2018 - 11:11 pm
Man, did Sunday’s narrative change because of the final play of the game. Before Kenyan Drake’s game-winning 69-yard touchdown on several laterals with no time left on the clock where he dusted Rob Gronkowski near the end zone, the story of the game was Gronkowski’s resurgence on offense...
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John Tomase
December 11, 2018 - 11:44 am
In the immediate aftermath of Sunday's shocking 34-33 defeat to the Dolphins, Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy posed a question: is this the worst non-playoff loss in Boston sports history? All due respect to the Hall of Fame writer, but not even close! Shaughnessy should know this as well as anyone...
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Rob Bradford
December 11, 2018 - 1:39 am
CHANDLER, Arizona -- It is Dustin Pedroia's dream home. Big enough for seven Christmas trees. Now it houses the calm before the storm. This is where Pedroia is preparing to take on the crossroads of his career. When the 34-year-old drew up the blueprints for his sprawling abode a few years ago the...
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Ryan Hannable
December 10, 2018 - 12:52 pm
For obvious reasons the final play in the Patriots’ loss to the Dolphins is getting all of the attention in dissecting the game a day later, but the reality is it should not have come down to it. The Patriots left up to 15 points on the field with two missed kicks and then two drives that stalled...
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Alex Reimer
December 10, 2018 - 12:06 pm
In George Orwell’s dystopian 1984 –– which continues to look more prescient with each passing day, but that’s for another column –– the party tells its people to “reject the evidence of their eyes and ears.” I felt as if the X’s and O’s wonks were commanding me to do the same thing in the aftermath...
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Harold Baines
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John Tomase
December 10, 2018 - 9:01 am
Harold Baines did nothing to deserve this. He spent 22 years in the big leagues, made six All-Star teams, and recorded more than 2,800 hits. Prior to Sunday, you’d probably have summarized his career with, “Really good player. Too bad he’ll be forgotten.” Not anymore. On Sunday night, whatever they...
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