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What I Think of SI’s 2013 Sportsman of the Year Pick

December 16, 2013 by


Mariano Rivera capped off a spectacular career this year, the undisputed greatest closer in history. He came back from a knee injury that shut him down in 2012 to get 44 saves with a 2.11 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP, earning the AL Comeback Player of the Year Award in the process. The season was […]

Happy Retirement, Tek. Thank you for Squishing A-Rod’s Face.

February 27, 2012 by


News came down today that Jason Varitek is retiring this week. I could tell you how old it makes me feel that so many of my favorite players are retiring, or tell you about how great Tek was at handling a pitching staff, but let’s be honest: when I am old and gray and I […]

Farewell Wake

February 17, 2012 by


I had to take a few minutes to acknowledge today’s news that Tim Wakefield is retiring after 19 years in Major League Baseball, 17 of them with the Red Sox, at the age of 45. Wakefield never set the world afire with his pitching, but there are few athletes more loved by Boston fans. He […]

On the Retirement of Pedro Martinez

December 5, 2011 by


A little blurb today on the Red Sox blog on, quoted here in its entirety: CAP CANA, Dominican Republic — Pedro Martinez usually attends the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic. But he was back in Massachusetts tonight, helping raise money for charity there with an autograph session in Bedford. Martinez made a little news, […]