The Mashup

WEEI
February 02, 2009 - 10:56 am
Clearly, a new economic era has arrived in Major League Baseball--at least for its players and most owners. Jason Varitek's pay cut has been well documented in these parts. Pat Burrell, coming off a year when he was a middle-of-the-order presence for a World Series winner, struggled to find a two-...
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Chris Price
February 02, 2009 - 6:40 am
According to this report in the New York Daily News, Matt Cassel was treated like a urinal at ESPN's pre-Super Bowl party the other night in Tampa Bay. Hey, at least he wasn't watching the game in Arizona, where some TV watchers had part of the fourth quarter interrupted by full-frontal male nudity...
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Mike Petraglia
February 02, 2009 - 5:40 am
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the kings of the Super Bowl . Don't believe me, just read what they're saying in the Steel City, specifically the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Ron Cook writes that Sunday night's classic was the best Super Bowl ever . Gene Collier pens that despite allowing seven catches,...
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Mike Petraglia
January 30, 2009 - 7:40 am
While in my halcyon days at Villanova (I'm just trying to impress Alex Speier), I hosted a weekly Saturday morning classic rock and roll show on the student station that my two best friends listened to. We all love Bruce Springsteen but during one of my shows in 1987, when he was all the rage, I...
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January 29, 2009 - 1:44 pm
Disappointing. That's really the only word that describes Joe Torre's new book with Tom Verducci, "The Yankee Years." As Red Sox fans, we are taught to hate the Yankees . We hate their players, their manager, their coaches, their owner, and especially their fans. But something funny happened...
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Chris Price
January 29, 2009 - 10:21 am
The Celtics are down a leprechaun. Damon Blust, who played Lucky the mascot, has left the team . According to Boston.com, both sides agreed on a mutual resignation.
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January 28, 2009 - 1:35 pm
By tomorrow, the debate will be put to rest. We know KG will start for the Eastern Conference All-Star Team. Paul Pierce will no doubt be a reserve. Ray Allen was a replacement for Caron Butler via a commissioner's add-on last season , and he's having an even better season this year. He should...
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Mike Petraglia
January 28, 2009 - 7:46 am
Some random thoughts while watching the snow fall incessantly and feeling just a little like Nicholson in "The Shining". (If I have to explain that Nicholson goes stir crazy while snowbound and trying to write, it loses a little steam, doesn't it?) Are you like me and already tired of the childish...
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January 28, 2009 - 6:06 am
David Wells popped into ESPN studios in some mysterious and undisclosed location to chat about "The Yankee Years," the co-authored tome by former Yankees manager Joe Torre and Sports Illustrated baseball columnist Tom Verducci. Wells, of course, has a rather personal history with controversy-...
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Chris Price
January 27, 2009 - 2:38 pm
According to this ESPN.com story , Matt Cassel got a great reception from video game fans at a recent "Madden Challenge." The Patriots' quarterback drew plenty of fans when he wandered into the building, with "pounds, cheers and chest bumps" from the gamers. (Kind of like me when I go back to...
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