Posts Tagged ‘Red Sox’

Like every other sports fan, I have a lot of reactions to the LeBron James signing and its aftermath. Basically, there are four major stories here: the signing itself, the one-hour special to announce the signing, the reaction of Cleveland fans and the reaction of Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert. Let’s get to it. (more…)

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Saturday marks the halfway point of the Red Sox season, meaning it’s time to look back on the first half, hand out some grades and provide some analysis. Warning: lots of stats to follow (courtesy of baseball-reference.com and fangraphs.com). (more…)

Buried under Strasburg-mania and the NBA finals (both of which I’ll get to in a minute) was a milestone night for Tim Wakefield in Cleveland. In picking up just his second win of what’s been a tough season, Wake went 7 1/3 innings to pass Roger Clemens as the Red Sox’ all-time leader in innings pitched with 2,777.

Although longevity isn’t really indicative of greatness, I do think this is a great feat. In the age of free agency, not too many players spend 16 seasons with the same franchise. It says a lot about his faith in the Red Sox and their faith in him. I love Wake for a number of reasons, with longevity being just the start of it. (more…)