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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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David Tanklefsky
April 21, 2017 - 12:04 pm
Seriously. What’s up with this guy? Craig Kimbrel is the only major league pitcher in the last 100 years to post an ERA below 1.90 with a minimum of 400 career innings pitched. The only guy. He has the highest strike out/nine innings rate in baseball history at a meteoric 14.5. He led his league in...
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David Tanklefsky
April 19, 2017 - 11:46 am
Close to three dozen New England Patriots players will visit the White House today to celebrate their Super Bowl LI victory. The winningest quarterback of all-time will not be one of them. Tom Brady says he will not be joining his teammates in Washington as he attends to "personal family matters,"...
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David Tanklefsky
April 17, 2017 - 12:39 pm
Last year, for the first time ever, two runners from Ethiopia were crowned champions in the men's and women's races at the Boston Marathon. This year, their Kenyan counterparts regained the top spots. Geoffrey Kirui crossed the finish line with a time of two hours, nine minutes and 37 seconds,...
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