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  • Comment on: Leigh Montville back to write a column for Globe - Sports - The Boston Globe

    Posted 11/11/2013 01:15:32 EST

    Leigh, great to have you back. Globe took a hit when Bob Ryan retired and started writing just once a week. I look forward to when I see his column, and now I can look forward to yours. And I might be more »

  • Comment on: 'These Bruins will be frozen in time forever'

    Posted 06/19/2011 05:32:31 EDT

    Oh and one thing to add about Jacobs. I have over the years been as vocal as any fan about Jacobs' faults as an owner. But now is not the time to berate him for the past. This is the time to cheer eve more »

  • Comment on: 'These Bruins will be frozen in time forever'

    Posted 06/19/2011 05:30:17 EDT

    Good column. One thing. It should have been noted somewhere that the Bruins were without Marc Savard, if not their best offensive player when healthy then certainly their most creative playmaker. more »

  • Comment on: Grading%20on%20a%20curve

    Posted 05/27/2010 01:45:33 EDT

    1975 was the best Topps set and Delcarmen deserves at least a B+ if not an A. He's been great this year. more »

  • Comment on: 'Putting the pieces together'

    Posted 07/09/2009 06:38:05 EDT

    On the left side of the infield, there were a few games in 1976 when Bob Heise and Steve Dillard started (with Denny Doyle and Yaz at 2B and 1B). Then there was a game late in 1976 season that started more »

  • Comment on: 'With Matsuzaka, long time coming'

    Posted 05/22/2009 10:07:56 EDT

    Look at Jon Lester this year. In the games he's given up a bunch of runs, most came in one inning each game because he couldnt' get out of trouble. He'd load the bases then give up the big hits. Makes more »

  • Comment on: 'Red Sox' Ortiz hits a new low (0 for 7)'

    Posted 05/15/2009 12:42:29 EDT

    Forget about 35-36 when power hitters lose it. Throughout all eras, it's amazing the number of players who were suddenly done at 33-34. It really is amazing, and just because training techniques are s more »

  • Comment on: 'Just another act in the Manny sideshow'

    Posted 05/07/2009 06:11:16 EDT

    Hey motyelof, how many black pitchers are their today? But you're right. Every era has its baggage. Players back then also couldn't focus on training (legitimate training) like players today because t more »

  • Comment on: 'Just another act in the Manny sideshow'

    Posted 05/07/2009 06:06:40 EDT

    Bob, Great, great column. more »

  • Comment on: 'Red Sox' Youkilis sits out with tightness in his left side'

    Posted 05/06/2009 11:17:35 EDT

    Actually, I'm impressed that Papelbon has been perfect in his saves (with a strong ERA) despite allowing runners on base. I think that shows that he's more likely to get the WHIP down than he is to st more »

  • Comment on: 'Red Sox' Varitek allows that teams running wild is a problem'

    Posted 05/04/2009 01:34:26 EDT

    fenwaymike33, you took the words right out of my mouth. Great job. more »

  • Comment on: 'No question, Red Sox on roll'

    Posted 04/23/2009 09:33:26 EDT

    bigld57, that has to be one of the more ridiculous posts I've read. Just a couple of facts about Wake's career. ALWAYS does will in April-May into June then USELESS? Yes, last year he struggled in Aug more »

  • Comment on: 'Ortiz starting to hit stride'

    Posted 04/23/2009 09:11:18 EDT

    Yaz changed his stance when he got older but not every time he went into a slump. As for Dewey, he would change his stance from one at-bat to another. It wasn't until Hriniak stopped him from doing th more »

  • Comment on: 'Message beaten into ground'

    Posted 04/20/2009 10:15:16 EDT

    Anything01, I agree 100 percent with your post. There are all kinds of stories on this year's team. This was the perfect time to throw in a little historical perspective. I always find those stories i more »

  • Comment on: 'Hold off on pitching change'

    Posted 04/19/2009 09:34:12 EDT

    Rick Miller is 61?! Wow, I feel old too. And I agree about a new Fenway. I never thought I'd ever say it, but I would support a new Fenway. I love the old place as much as anybody and am one to only c more »

  • Comment on: 'The sweet sounds of serenade'

    Posted 04/19/2009 09:14:56 EDT

    I would say the happiest Bruins fans out there are all us kids of the '70s who grew up with the Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito Bruins, and even the Jean Ratelle, Brad Park, Rick Middleton and Terry O'Reilly more »

  • Comment on: 'Winning combination has Red Sox locked in'

    Posted 04/19/2009 08:57:50 EDT

    Yeah, 2-for-5 was a good sign. Really, I'd like to see him in get in a groove hitting singles before worrying about the power. Once he does that, the power will come. more »

  • Comment on: 'Much drama saved for end of Sox win'

    Posted 04/12/2009 11:28:54 EDT

    OK, I'm still not going to comment on the state of the team until the end of April like I posted yesterday. But I couldn't resist the comment about scariest closer of all-time. You all missed the mark more »

  • Comment on: 'With heavy hearts, Angels dismiss Red Sox'

    Posted 04/11/2009 09:26:47 EDT

    People ripping Wakefield for last night's performance show they deserve to be ignored from now on. Three runs in six innings. Not great, but not bad either. He had one bad inning. I personally think T more »

  • Comment on: 'Bruins outslug Canadiens in OT'

    Posted 04/10/2009 06:59:53 EDT

    bostonalex, I said Jack Edwards was a homer when things get rough (as in fights). That he gets excited in his calls when other teams score isn't a knock. It's just being a good play-by--play guy. He h more »

  • Comment on: 'Rays have the edge on Matsuzaka, Sox'

    Posted 04/10/2009 05:36:15 EDT

    OK Brown25, If the Red Sox had held on to Hanley Ramirez, how would they would not have gotten Beckett and Lowell. Even if you say Lowell and Ramirez are a wash, without Beckett, there is no 2007 titl more »

  • Comment on: 'Bruins outslug Canadiens in OT'

    Posted 04/10/2009 02:23:50 EDT

    Hey thackerj, Great post. I was thinking the same thing. The Bruins had a slump and you had all those fans abandoning ship. And now look. The Bruins have ramped it up going into the playoffs. Bergeron more »

  • Comment on: 'Rays have the edge on Matsuzaka, Sox'

    Posted 04/10/2009 01:23:21 EDT

    Hey portcallen99, How has spending high and stupidly worked for the Yankees? The Red Sox have the fourth-highest payroll, so they haven't exactly been dumping salary. And how has going with young play more »

  • Comment on: 'Rays have the edge on Matsuzaka, Sox'

    Posted 04/10/2009 10:00:14 EDT

    OK, the Red Sox have played three of 162 games. That's about 1.9 percent of the season. Anyone who is judging what kind of team the Sox have based on 1.9 percent is truly an ignorant fan. The Rays too more »

  • Comment on: 'No sideshows as Red Sox go to work'

    Posted 04/06/2009 09:51:31 EDT

    You've got to be careful of overstatements here. The "idiots" of 2004 weren't too far from the "professionals" of today. Players who fit that mode were all hard-workers, and while they might have had more »

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