1. Boston Celtics: 5 Quirks That Make Rajon Rondo Who He Is

    If a poll among NBA players asked which of their peers is the most misunderstood, I'd bet my life that Rajon Rondo would come in as an overwhelming first-place vote. I've had one conversation with Rondo in my life...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 1 year ago 8,274 reads 15 comments

  2. 7 Players Still Within Red Sox Reach

    Today, on this sacred 12/12/12 day of days, we're allowed to reflect. We can reflect on the fact that in all likelihood, none of us will be around to see the next such phenomenon, as this is the last one of this century...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 1 year ago 8,345 reads 39 comments

  3. What We Learned from the First Quarter of the Boston Celtics' Season

    Needless to say, things haven't quite gone as planned for the Boston Celtics this season. Currently fourth in the Atlantic Division and seventh in the Eastern Conference with a ...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 1 year ago 1,165 reads 6 comments

  4. Five Boston Celtics Players Making the Strongest Case for More Minutes

    With any NBA team, there are always going to be players in the middle-to-ends of rotations that deserve more playing time...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 1 year ago 1,947 reads 11 comments

  5. Which Boston Red Sox Prospects Could Make the 2013 Roster?

    Whether or not Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington brought in aging outfielder Shane Victorino with the intent of the Flyin ' Hawaiian actually contributing to this team ...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 1 year ago 7,137 reads 31 comments

  6. Boston Celtics Player Power Rankings Based on November Performance

    There's undoubtedly a hierarchy of power among the Boston Celtics regarding how they stack themselves. It starts with a three-headed monster at the top and works it way down to Kris Joseph, a current Maine Red Claw...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 1 year ago 2,653 reads 39 comments

  7. Top 9 Boston Red Sox Traditions

    Every major league team has its own set of traditions. From kayak-bound fans diving for home run balls in McCovey's Cove at AT&T Park to the Tomahawk Chop at Turner Field, fans ...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 1 year ago 9,468 reads 26 comments

  8. 10 Players on the Boston Red Sox Wish List

    Ben Cherington has a lot to smile about these days. He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named has been relieved of his duties...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 1 year ago 12,762 reads 69 comments

  9. 4 Big-Name Red Sox Who Could Actually Be Moved

    I certainly don't need to tell you that a storm is brewing in the well-furnished, upper-management offices at Fenway Park. Changes will be made soon to this Boston Red Sox roster...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 1 year ago 3,359 reads 11 comments

  10. 5 Reasons the Boston Red Sox Should Have Let Big Papi Walk

    "Thank you, David Ortiz , but your services are no longer be needed. We wish you the best in your future endeavors." If only...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 1 year ago 4,110 reads 69 comments

  11. 10 Things We Learned About the Red Sox This Season

    The 2012 Red Sox finished with a record of 69-93. There isn't a whole lot to be taken away from the most abysmal Red Sox season in the immediate memory of most people, but we did learn a lot about the team on the field and the organization as a whole..

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 1 year ago 1,205 reads 2 comments

  12. 5 Boston Red Sox Free Agents Who Won't Get Paid This Winter

    Now that Boston Red Sox fans have ample time ahead of them to decompress from another disappointing campaign and digest the steamed-garbage sandwich that was the 2012 season, the ...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about almost 2 years ago 10,431 reads 5 comments

  13. 9 Keys for the Boston Red Sox to Be a Contender Next Season

    On Opening Day every spring, all 30 MLB teams begin the season tied for first place. To steal a line from the infamous Lloyd Christmas , "So you're telling me there's a chance ...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about almost 2 years ago 4,259 reads 30 comments

  14. 10 Reasons the Boston Red Sox Had No Choice but to Fire Bobby Valentine

    It's over. Bobby Valentine is no longer employed by the Boston Red Sox . Following a 69-93 season that culminated with the manager "leading" the way to Boston's first last-place ...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about almost 2 years ago 6,758 reads 10 comments

  15. Why Dustin Pedroia Is the Most Important Long-Term Player for the Boston Red Sox

    The Boston Red Sox need a leader. This isn't breaking news. This isn't going to change your day. Heck, it definitely didn't even phase you to read that...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about almost 2 years ago 527 reads 1 comments

  16. Boston Red Sox: 11 Greats That Made Inauspicious Exits

    The Boston Red Sox are one of the most storied franchises in all of sports, let alone baseball. Many great players have come and gone; some with a hero's goodbye, some with a handshake ...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about almost 2 years ago 4,564 reads 10 comments

  17. Boston Red Sox: 11 Reasons 2013 Will Be a Huge Bounce-Back Year

    Needless to say, with 18 games left, a meaningless mid-September series with the Yankees at Fenway having just finished and the team nowhere within a sniff of a playoff spot, Red Sox Nation is looking ahead to 2013...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about almost 2 years ago 2,622 reads 9 comments

  18. Why Boston Red Sox Ownership Is the Best Place to Start for Rebuilding

    The Boston Red Sox , mired in a 20-32 slump since the All-Star break, began the necessary organizational face lift in late August by moving the contracts of Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about almost 2 years ago 1,090 reads 6 comments

  19. 10 Boston Red Sox Who Need a Big Finish to Avoid Being Dumped

    The Boston Red Sox are in a transitionary period right now. We know this. It was clearly evidenced by the recent blockbuster trade that sent Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, Carl ...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about almost 2 years ago 943 reads 12 comments

  20. 7 Ways the Boston Red Sox Can Totally Change Their Leadership for 2013

    It's hard to believe, but despite last season's Red Sox finishing the year with the largest September collapse in baseball history, the 2012 squad will instead be remembered for having one of the most dysfunctional clubhouses ever...

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  21. Nick Castellanos: Detroit Tigers Prospect the Next Mike Trout?

    Batting practice and infield/outfield drills had ended 15 minutes ago, but there he was, still in position in right field at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium shagging fly balls...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about almost 2 years ago 2,062 reads 14 comments

  22. 5 Reasons Behind Jon Lester's Shocking 2012 Disappointment

    Jon Lester. Two years removed from a fourth place finish in Cy Young voting. One year removed from 15 wins and an All-Star nod. Now? He might be removed from the rotation...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about almost 2 years ago 462 reads 10 comments

  23. NHL Parity: Why It Exists, Why You Should Care, and Why It's Good for Hockey

    The Los Angeles Kings , Boston Bruins , Chicago Blackhawks , Pittsburgh Penguins , Detroit Red Wings , Anaheim Ducks , Carolina Hurricanes , Tampa Bay Lightning , and New Jersey Devils ...

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  24. MLB: Chicks Dig the 0-2 Curveball: Dominant Pitching and the Demise of Sluggers

    Chicks dig the long ball, right? Of course; just ask Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux. But if this is the case, then the style of play with which the game of baseball is currently ...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about almost 2 years ago 181 reads 0 comments

  25. NBA: Sorry LA and Miami, but the Best B-Ball Is Being Played in the Southwest

    Florida and California. Destination getaways filled with sandy beaches, beautiful people and subpar basketball. Yes, Los Angeles is 12 games over .500 and it appears Miami has finally come together to be the super squad it promised it would be...

    Pat DeCola Written by Pat DeCola about over 3 years ago 482 reads 7 comments