Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Strasburg’

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…)

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One of the things I love most is college hockey. One of the things I hate most is cancer. We’ll start this post off with a sad and inspiring story where the two intersect.

In April, Mandi Schwartz, a junior center for the Yale University women’s hockey team, found out that her acute myeloid leukemia, which had been in remission since May 2009, had returned. Now she’s in a battle for her life and has about a month to find a matching bone marrow donor or cord blood donor in order to survive. (more…)