A day after the city of Boston was locked down under a 'shelter-in-place' order while a massive manhunt captured the last suspect at large in last Monday's Boston Marathon bombings, the Boston Red Sox held extended pregame ceremonies at Fenway Park on Saturday to honor the memory of the victims of the attacks and celebrate the Boston police, emergency responders and marathon volunteers...
Derek Jeter and New York. Drew Brees and New Orleans. LeBron James and any warm weather town already home to another superstar that will pay him through the sun-scorched nose. Some cities and superstars are just made for each other.
The chief owner of the Boston Red Sox was driving around in his car and heard sports talk hosts Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti (98.5 The Sports Hub) bashing the Sox for their towering late season collapse.
After all the kind words that Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein said about manager Terry Francona, they still fire the guy. Boston has decided to not pick up the option on Francona's contract after the largest collapse in Major League Baseball History. The bottom line is the Boston Red Sox did not make the playoffs and someone has to be held accountable.
In the summer no one would have questioned that the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves were in the playoffs, but everything fell apart for both of these teams in September and now they find their seasons over while Tampa Bay and St. Louis get ready for the post season.
As a Yankee fan I am usually rooting for my team well into the month of October. I however know a lot of people who root for teams that are either usually on the cusp of making the playoffs or are just plain terrible and never have a shot. So as a fan, is it better to have your team not make the playoffs at all, or fail late?
New York Yankee tickets went on sale to us fine folks of the gernal public yesterday! If you're geared up for baseball season and can't wait to see the men in pin stripes, ol' Monte has your ticket info and the hottest games of the summer...