Tuesday, August 23, 2016
the gap between the Pats and Sox is cavernous (49% to 26%—a 23-point spread). While this is pretty distressing for baseball fans, it should be noted that the Bruins and Celtics split the remaining 25% of the "fan pie". So, it could be a lot worse for the local hardball nine. Still, it's a sign that Major League Baseball needs to do way more to broaden the appeal of the sport—particularly among younger people. If one of the sport's most iconic franchises—one with a rabid and committed fanbase—cannot even approach the favorability of the local NFL franchise, there are serious problems.
he's having season-ending surgery to correct the problem. What the heck took Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine and Dr. Howard so long to take this action? Your guess is as good as ours.
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Monday, August 22, 2016
today's rumor of a battery lawsuit that has been filed against him by a woman. You can still vote in this poll HERE.
The Red Sox activated OF Chris Young from the disabled list today. Also, Henry Owens (who was shelled yesterday in Detroit), was sent back down to AAA Pawtucket. With the rapid advancement of current left-fielder Andrew Benintendi (.322 BA), it's unclear how much playing time Young will get. It doesn't seem as if the previous plan (platooning Young and Benintendi) makes sense anymore. Stay tuned.