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David Tanklefsky
June 16, 2017 - 2:26 pm
Thursday night's Red Sox game, a 1-0 pitcher's duel between Boston ace Chris Sale and Philadelphia rookie Nick Pivetta, wrapped up in a tidy two hours and 25 minutes. It was the third quickest Sox game of the year. For Red Sox fans, games like that are a cool drink of water in a desert of...
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David Tanklefsky
June 09, 2017 - 1:29 pm
Perhaps no Red Sox pitcher in recent years has been as confoundingly frustrating as one Joseph William Kelly. For someone whose fastball is so astonishingly fast it has inspired think pieces about if the pitcher's mound should be moved back, he has had uneven results that belie his natural gifts...
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David Tanklefsky
June 06, 2017 - 1:25 pm
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Coach Bill Belichick offered no clarity into the claim by Gisele Bundchen that her husband Tom Brady had a concussion last year during the NFL season. "We file injury reports every week," said a hooded Belichick during a press briefing this afternoon in pouring rain at...
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David Tanklefsky
June 02, 2017 - 12:44 pm
About six weeks ago I wrote a column entitled " What's Up With Craig Kimbrel ?" The crux of it was that for a historically great closer, Kimbrel's appearances since coming to Boston were way too inconsistent. I didn't exactly bet against Kimbrel having a bounceback year, but I do have a vague...
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David Tanklefsky
May 19, 2017 - 12:59 pm
With Chris Sale pitching at Pedro Martinez-level dominance and Eduardo Rodriguez looking like a sharp number two starter, Rick Porcello has provided quality innings for the Red Sox as a depth starter. Yet even the most optimistic Boston fan probably thought another Cy Young-level year was unlikely...
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David Tanklefsky
April 28, 2017 - 3:26 pm
No Boston baseball team in the last half-century has been close to as feeble as the 1992 Red Sox. They hit just 84 home runs and scored only 599 runs. Making exceptions for strike-shortened seasons, they are the only Red Sox team in 50 years to hit less than 100 homers and score less than 600 runs...
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David Tanklefsky
April 26, 2017 - 12:15 pm
The "interim" tag has been removed. Bruce Cassidy has officially been named head coach of the Boston Bruins, the team announced Wednesday morning. Cassidy, 51, led Boston to a 18-8-1 record over their final 27 games of the regular season following the firing of Claude Julien. He presided over...
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