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Alex Reimer
October 19, 2018 - 12:23 pm
The most remarkable thing that happened during the Red Sox’ five-game walloping of the Astros wasn’t David Price finally winning a playoff start. Baseball writers, who usually spend the month of October romanticizing America’s (former) Pastime, turned against their own sport. Baseball's biggest...
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John Tomase
October 18, 2018 - 11:23 am
I'll admit falling into the trap. The “Astros are the best team in baseball” trap. I believed there was a chance the American League Championship Series would be over by now. The Astros went 21-6 in September and were widely proclaimed to be even better than last year's club that won it all. Say...
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Ryan Hannable
October 18, 2018 - 11:05 am
FOXBORO — Through six games this season, Rob Gronkowski has 26 catches for 405 yards and a touchdown. These are pretty solid numbers for a tight end, but not a player like Gronkowski in the Patriots offense with Tom Brady at quarterback and when the unit has put up a total of 119 points in the last...
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Jim Hackett
October 18, 2018 - 10:55 am
Tonight is Game 5 of the ALCS and Red Sox ace Chris Sale will not be starting as originally planned. Sale is the best pitcher on the Red Sox and it’s not close. He has elite ace stuff that we haven’t seen in these parts since Pedro Martinez and when he’s healthy, he’s that good, absolutely dominant...
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Alex Reimer
October 18, 2018 - 9:13 am
We all agree replay review in baseball is often an interminable exercise. Elderly and overweight umpires like Joe West must waddle over to the third base side, put on their martian-like headphones and wait for the mysterious arbiters of the rulebook to issue an edict on their disputed calls. The...
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Rob Bradford
October 18, 2018 - 3:22 am
HOUSTON -- It seemed the shelf life on these David Price redemption stories had expired. He was sick of talking about them. We were sick of writing them. The last time we went down this road was prior to Game 2 of the American League Championship Series when Price held a press conference that could...
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John Tomase
October 18, 2018 - 2:50 am
Baseball does postseason drama right and everything else wrong. The Red Sox and Astros engaged in a legitimately unforgettable Game 4 on Tuesday night. From the Jose Altuve homer that wasn't to Jackie Bradley's heroics to Andrew Benintendi's insane balls-out catch to end it, Boston's 8-6 victory...
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Ryan Hannable
October 17, 2018 - 10:29 am
Sorry Max Kellerman, Tom Brady hasn’t fallen off a cliff, but the 41-year-old has seen his play decrease a little to open the 2018 season. It needs to be noted it is just six games, so a relatively small sample size, and he was without Julian Edelman the first four, but there have been signs the...
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Rob Bradford
October 17, 2018 - 1:54 am
HOUSTON -- Focus on Instagram posts if you must. Or perhaps it's questionable replay decisions. And how can we ignore the latest round of cheating allegations? There has been a lot to pick through after three games in this American League Championship Series. All entertaining. All good for business...
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Alex Reimer
October 16, 2018 - 12:20 pm
The Tyreek Hill beer-throwing incident should’ve had a shorter shelf-life than one of Khloe Kardashian’s romantic forays. A college-aged Patriots fan, who was probably intoxicated, threw the remaining drops of his beer at Hill after the Chiefs wideout had caught his third touchdown of the game...
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