1. New York Yankees and Manager Joe Girardi Continue Ineptitude vs. Boston Red Sox

    So far, anyway, the Red Sox - Yankees rivalry has taken a strange turn in 2011—everything is going the Red Sox' way and it seems too good to be true. I don't remember anything like this, but I know I need to enjoy it while it lasts...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Peter Ajemian about over 3 years ago 932 reads 7 comments

  2. French Open 2011: Roger Federer's Performance Shows He's Ready To Win 17th Slam

    Roger Federer might have lost the 2011 French Open to Rafael Nadal , but he looked damned impressive in doing so—surprisingly so...

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  3. Roger Federer Rediscovers His Mental Toughness in Defeat of Novak Djokovic

    It had to be one of the sweetest semifinal victories of Roger Federer's entire career. Federer's 7-6, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 defeat of Novak Djokovic will be long remembered for many reasons...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Peter Ajemian about over 3 years ago 947 reads 3 comments

  4. For the Boston Red Sox, Good Hitting Has Been Contagious

    One sensed that the Boston Red Sox would emerge from their awful slump in April, but it was hard to foresee their hitting would get so good so fast...

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  5. Boston Red Sox Should Not Overuse Reliever Daniel Bard

    Let's hope Red Sox manager Terry Francona is careful in his handling of Red Sox key set-up pitcher Daniel Bard for the rest of 2011. The season is still young, but already there is reason for some worry about whether Bard is being over-used...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Peter Ajemian about over 3 years ago 287 reads 6 comments

  6. New York Yankees: Bronx Bombers Show New Vulnerabilities in 2011

    For years, Red Sox fans have heard that age will soon catch up to the New York Yankees , but the Pinstripes have always wound up performing well and staying in contention for a World Series title...

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  7. Boston Red Sox: John Lackey Ineffective Without Old Fastball

    Everybody is talking about John Lackey 's recent struggles on the mound, but few have analyzed how and why this guy's pitching has declined before our eyes since he joined the Boston Red Sox ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Peter Ajemian about over 3 years ago 662 reads 1 comments

  8. The Future Boston Celtics: Why "Build Around" the Big Three?

    On March 9th, I wrote a piece for Bleacher Report expressing my opinion that many Boston Celtics fans were in denial about the team's biggest obstacle in 2011: The age and court mileage of the Big Three...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Peter Ajemian about over 3 years ago 2,811 reads 8 comments

  9. Boston Red Sox Need Power Injection to Make Postseason Run

    It's hard to imagine the 2011 Boston Red Sox competing to win the American League East without adding some power to their lineup...

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  10. Boston Red Sox Manager Terry Francona Made Inexcusable Mistake with Josh Beckett

    When Red Sox Manager Terry Francona allowed pitcher Josh Beckett to throw 125 pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim back on April 21st, the decision went largely under the radar...

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  11. Boston Red Sox Hitting Remains Only Question Mark

    The Boston Red Sox starting pitchers have shown their stuff in dramatic fashion in the last two times through the rotation. Josh Beckett has shown terrific early signs of returning to form...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Peter Ajemian about over 3 years ago 555 reads 3 comments

  12. Boston Red Sox Should Help Daisuke Matsuzaka Repeat Successful Mental Approach

    Daisuke Matsuzaka 's outstanding pitching performance on Patriots' Day (Monday, April 18th), attracted much attention and praise from Red Sox fans...

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  13. Jed Lowrie Adds Key Right-Handed Hitting Punch to 2011 Boston Red Sox Lineup

    Jed Lowrie is on fire right now, batting .516 after his terrific performance on Patriots Day, a Massachusetts holiday marked by the running of the Boston Marathon and the Red Sox playing an 11 a...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Peter Ajemian about over 3 years ago 321 reads 2 comments

  14. Boston Red Sox: Why They Should Trade Jacoby Ellsbury by July

    It's time for the Boston Red Sox to prepare to trade Jacoby Ellsbury before the trading deadline. In fact, unless his hitting improves dramatically, I think he should definitely be traded...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Peter Ajemian about over 3 years ago 2,306 reads 40 comments

  15. Josh Beckett's Reversal Gives Boston Red Sox a Jolt of Hope for 2011

    Josh Beckett of the Boston Red Sox seems to be pulling a "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" act this spring...

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  16. Josh Beckett Shows Troubling Signs in Boston Red Sox' Loss to Indians Tuesday

    Wednesday's stories about the Red Sox Tuesday night 3-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians will accurately cite the Red Sox lack of hitting as the key to the defeat...

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  17. Boston Red Sox Immediately Show Flaws in Disastrous Series vs. Texas Rangers

    Maybe the Red Sox ' nightmarish opening series with the Texas Rangers will quickly erase the fantasies of some overly optimistic fans about the team winning 100 games or more in 2011...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Peter Ajemian about over 3 years ago 546 reads 2 comments

  18. Roger Federer: Humiliated and Helpless in Landmark Loss to Rafa Nadal

    Roger Federer 's humiliating defeat to Rafael Nadal Friday night was a bit shocking for a few different reasons. Of course, the beatdown on the court was jarring enough as Nadal destroyed Fed, 6-3, 6-2...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Peter Ajemian about over 3 years ago 2,592 reads 64 comments

  19. Jonathan Papelbon Must Revive His Fastball's "Late Life" To Stay Red Sox Closer

    It's time to call a spade a spade with the state of Jonathan Papelbon : He either soon finds a way to get the "giddy-up" back on his fastball or his struggles on the mound will likely cost him his job during the 2011 season...

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  20. Indian Wells: 10 Postmortems Following Novak Djokovic's Important Victory

    I think Novak Djokovic 's big win at Indian Wells was a rare instance of an event living up to the hype. Before the tournament, everyone was buzzing about Djokovic. He was the hottest player in the world...

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  21. Rafael Nadal Reveals a Vulnerability as He Advances at Indian Wells

    I was surprised to see Rafael Nadal struggle at all in his last two matches with Somdev Dev Varman and Ivo Karlovic at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California...

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  22. Boston Red Sox: Overhyped Team Is No Better Than New York Yankees

    I'm a Red Sox fan, and I'm not buying any of the wild optimistic projections about the 2011 Sox. I am also not buying Yankee GM Brian Cashman's ludicrous remark that the Yankees are "underdogs" to the Red Sox...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Peter Ajemian about over 3 years ago 605 reads 6 comments

  23. Many Boston Celtic Fans Are in Denial About Team's Biggest Obstacle in 2011

    As a lifelong sports fan in Boston, I've grown accustomed to many fans exaggerating the strengths of Boston teams or athletes in comparison to their opponents...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Peter Ajemian about over 3 years ago 456 reads 3 comments

  24. Daisuke Matsuzaka Is Badly Overdue To Deliver for Boston Red Sox in 2011

    One of the best little news fragments to emerge recently from Red Sox spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., to me, was that Daisuke Matsuzaka is trying to alter his cut fastball and changeup to make them more effective in 2011...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Peter Ajemian about over 3 years ago 308 reads 1 comments

  25. Red Sox vs. Yankees: Only a Few Remnants Remain From Rivalry in 2004

    Tonight, as the Red Sox and Yankees meet in their first 2011 spring training game, it's worth reflecting on the state of the rivalry...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Peter Ajemian about over 3 years ago 113 reads 3 comments