1. Not How The Red Sox Drew It Up: J.D. Has Been an Overall Failure

    I gave up a long time ago trying to find any sign of passion in J.D. Drew. Too many times I’ve watched him meander to the plate, calmly watch three strikes, turn on his heels, and meander back to the dugout...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about almost 5 years ago 268 reads 10 comments

  2. Red Sox Should Hold on to the Farm This Trading Season

    Rumors of a trade in which the Red Sox would acquire mentally unhinged outfielder Eric Byrnes, he of the mighty .215 batting average and clearly degenerating skill, would admittedly not usually be cause for celebration...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about 5 years ago 177 reads 8 comments

  3. No Roy Halladay Shopping: Red Sox Should Keep Clay Buchholz

    The minute the announcement was made, the conspiracy theories began swirling. Clay Buchholz had barely finished his most recent ho-hum start at Pawtucket Sunday afternoon when the Red Sox announced ...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about 5 years ago 550 reads 4 comments

  4. Nomar Garciaparra Deserves a Rousing Red Sox Ovation in Monday's Return

    We all remember how it ended.There was the flatly refused contract offer after the 2003 season. There were the protracted flirtations between the Red Sox and Alex Rodriguez...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about 5 years ago 597 reads 0 comments

  5. Tim Wakefield, Longtime Red Sox Fixture, Earns Fitting All-Star Tribute

    In the end, Tim Wakefield was the last to know—which, given his unassuming personality and comfort away from the limelight, was really the only fitting way...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about 5 years ago 235 reads 2 comments

  6. Not Such Sweet Sorrow: Time For Red Sox to Part Ways With Julio Lugo

    Superior depth and versatility have allowed the Boston Red Sox to camouflage a number of blemishes in the early going this season, including the near-death experience of David Ortiz and the train wreck that has been Daisuke Matsuzaka...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about 5 years ago 315 reads 4 comments

  7. Pump Up the AFC East Volume: Patriots Will Do Their Talking on the Field

    Things have been relatively quiet in New England thus far. One May 28 headline actually painted the following thrilling picture: “Brady throws, stretches in light rain...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about 5 years ago 552 reads 19 comments

  8. Webster's New World Ecktionary: Your Guide to Watching the Red Sox

    The realization that Jerry Remy would be missing a chunk of the season as the Red Sox color commentator on NESN due to complications from cancer surgery was greeted by Boston fans with the type ...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about 5 years ago 1,817 reads 4 comments

  9. Role Reversal: Buchholz May Surpass Lester as Top Red Sox Prospect

    The discussion seemed settled by the end of last year: Jon Lester was going to be a Major League ace, and sooner rather than later...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about 5 years ago 271 reads 4 comments

  10. Leon Powe's Injury Puts Boston Celtics Into Desperation Mode

    Monday night’s playoff battle—and it was a battle, in every sense of the word—between Boston and Chicago left Celtics fans in a state of true euphoria...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about over 5 years ago 506 reads 0 comments

  11. A Knee To The Groin: A Fan's Reaction To Kevin Garnett's Bleak Prognosis

    Yesterday, I penned a column about the Celtics' chances in the postseason, highlighting five critical situations they will most likely encounter. If only I had waited another day, I could have saved myself a lot of time...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about over 5 years ago 136 reads 0 comments

  12. Stacking the Deck for Banner 18: Five Wildcards in the Celtics' Hand

    If ever there was a day to lay a big, fat, green-and-white egg, I suppose Easter would be it. The Celtics' effort—or lack thereof—at Cleveland on Sunday afternoon left something ...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about over 5 years ago 370 reads 9 comments

  13. The Jay Cutler Saga: In Need of an Alternate Ending

    I can't say I'm surprised. After all, whiny, petulant professional athletes almost always get what they want. With their salaries the way they are, they simply have too much power. But that didn't stop me from hoping...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about over 5 years ago 333 reads 12 comments

  14. Bury My Championship on Wounded Knee? Kevin Garnett Has a Setback

    OK, Celtics fans, we've been trying to talk ourselves out of it for about three weeks now. We kept saying it was all going to be fine. But it's officially time to start worrying...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about over 5 years ago 442 reads 20 comments

  15. Adios To Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel: Hello to More Patriots Hardware?

    When news that the New England Patriots dealt quarterback Matt Cassell and linebacker Mike Vrabel to the Kansas City Chiefs originally broke, I remember reading the scrolling ticker ...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about over 5 years ago 538 reads 25 comments

  16. The World Baseball Classic: Worst Idea Ever

    Sharing a bottle of vitamins with Alex Rodriguez. Hitting a bong next to your photographer buddy at a frat party. Talking sports with anyone from Philadelphia. Major League 2. I consider the things on the above list among the worst ideas in recent memory

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about over 5 years ago 441 reads 8 comments

  17. Novel Idea #6927: Putting NBA All-Stars in the NBA All-Star Game

    A week remains before the annual NBA All-Star game, arguably the most entertaining All-Star festival of all the major sports, and people in Cleveland and many in the national media continue to whine about Mo Williams...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about over 5 years ago 179 reads 3 comments

  18. Alex Rodriguez Busted in the Bronx: But What About His 103 Buddies?

    The Red Sox fan in me was downright giddy with delight when news broke that Alex Rodriguez had joined the conga line of steroid users in Major League Baseball...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about over 5 years ago 419 reads 33 comments

  19. Captain, Oh Captain: Jason Varitek Tries Boston's Patience

    As we sit here, at 2:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon, Jason Varitek has just stopped holding the Boston Red Sox catching situation hostage...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about over 5 years ago 165 reads 5 comments

  20. Score One For The Bag Boy: Warner Cements Legacy, McNabb Shrivels Again

    There was a time, technically speaking, when Kurt Warner could have put Donovan McNabb's lunch in a bag. Sunday afternoon, he opted to hand it to him instead...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about over 5 years ago 145 reads 0 comments

  21. Small Red Sox Additions May Pay Big Dividends

    I never liked the fact that the 2003-04 Boston Red Sox dubbed themselves "Idiots," particularly because the nickname was created by Johnny Damon, and anything that comes from the depths—and ...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about over 5 years ago 446 reads 14 comments

  22. Happy New Year to The Manning Family

    Dear Abby, I'm writing to you for guidance in my darkest hour. I'm lost. No amount of soul searching will console me. Only a week ago, I lost a playoff game to an inferior team, adding to my legacy as a big-game choker, save a three-game stretch in 2006.

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about over 5 years ago 255 reads 3 comments

  23. Heisman Hopes: Picking Tim Tebow or Sam Bradford at the Next Level

    A Heisman trophy is many things: big and shiny, a guarantee college chicks will think you're awesome, and the highest honor in college football chief among them. But it's hardly a ticket to NFL success, particularly at the quarterback position...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about over 5 years ago 720 reads 10 comments

  24. Keeping Order in the Cassel: Putting the Pats Quarterback in Perspective

    Trent Dilfer won a Super Bowl. Consider that the subject line of a memo to all those in New England who have fallen head over heels for Matt Cassel, who just finished perhaps the most memorable football season ever to end short of the playoffs...

    Keith Testa Written by Keith Testa about over 5 years ago 297 reads 7 comments