Boston Celtics Off-Season: Marcus Smart and the Pedroia Principle


One player that could be gone by September is restricted-free-agent and human 5-hour-energy-shot Marcus Smart, a player I love and who probably symbolizes the ’17-’18 Celtics wonderful, flawed, cringe-inducing, joy-inspiring team better than anyone else. As a restricted free agent, Smart can sign with the highest bidder, but the Celtics will have the opportunity match the offer sheet. Smart is looking for a payday that might not be realistic in a icy free agent market this summer, but he would probably be wise to look to another gritty icon of the Boston sports world and ink a deal that will keep him in Boston long-term at a discounted rate. Smart needs the Pedroia Principle, (or how I learned to stop worrying and be Rich-As-F#*K)… Read More Boston Celtics Off-Season: Marcus Smart and the Pedroia Principle

The Old College Try: A Season Watching NCAA Baseball


This is my experiment. I will spend the 2018 NCAA baseball season following St. John’s baseball team. I hope it will be fun. I hope it will teach me something about baseball. Whatever happens, I will be writing about it here, channeling a strange experiment about a silly obsession into what promises to be a bizarre read of minimal import.… Read More The Old College Try: A Season Watching NCAA Baseball

Celtics lose the Isaiah Thomas/ Kyrie Irving Trade By Every Measure


last night, the Boston Celtics traded Isaiah Thomas to the Cleveland Cavaliers along with Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the 2018 Brooklyn Nets pick for Kyrie Irving and in doing so they not only broke my heart, they also got further from their dream of another championship. It is a strange result to come out of… Read More Celtics lose the Isaiah Thomas/ Kyrie Irving Trade By Every Measure

Boston Celtics Off-Season: The Case for Isaiah Thomas and Markelle Fultz together


The Boston Celtics 2016-2017 season was a special season of basketball, one that I will remember fondly for a long, long time. But for all the spectacular surprises that this season gave us, it ended in the most predictable way possible, with the Cavaliers quickly dispatching the upstart Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals. The… Read More Boston Celtics Off-Season: The Case for Isaiah Thomas and Markelle Fultz together

MLB Hall of Fame Voting: How Barry Bonds Saved Baseball from Steroids- Part 1- Watching the World Burn


It’s Hall-of-Fame ballot season again. That wonderful time of year when the wind begins to nip at your nose and Christmas carols fill the air and the Baseball Writers Association of America comes together to decide who was naughty and who was nice during the Steroid Era. At the top of the list marked coal… Read More MLB Hall of Fame Voting: How Barry Bonds Saved Baseball from Steroids- Part 1- Watching the World Burn