Added to Cart
    You have items in your cart
    You have 1 item in your cart
    Total
    Check Out Continue Shopping

    BASEBALL

    Rafael Devers is receiving some hate and I don't understand why.

    Rafael Devers is receiving some hate and I don't understand why.

    I get it.  Boston is a huge market and the center of the sports universe, with the Red Sox right in the thick of things as one of the most successful sports franchises in the past two decades.  Big media markets bring a lot of scrutiny and attention to things that simply shouldn't be magnified, like Rafael Devers.  

    Listen I get it, his glove leaves something to be desired at this point in his career.  Let me remind you at this point in his career he is 21 years old.  Last year according to the MLB, the average age of a MLB Rookie was 24.5.  The glove will be there in time.  Obviously the kid is a worker and gifted because he is starting on one of the top teams in Major League Baseball.  Honestly if someone like Deandre Jordan can up his FT% 20% from his rookie year anything is possible in sports.

    Now lets examine the positives.  At almost the 1/4 mark point in the MLB season, the bat is there for a 21 year old.  With 24 RBIs and 6 home runs the kid is on pace for close to a 25 hr 100 RBI season.  The best part is he hasn't even gotten hot yet for a good duration, and that will come at some point this year.  There is no reason to believe he can't be around the .270 mark at the end of the season with 100 rbis and 25-30 bombs.  Not bad numbers for a young kid gaining MLB experience by the handful. 

    Red Sox fans are also quick to forget that while the post season was disappointing in 2017, Dever's performance was not.  In 4 games he swatted .364 with 5 rbis and 2 HRs.  

    So stop with all the Dever's whining, the kid is going to be just fine.  Would you rather have Pablo Sandoval?  Didn't think so.  Devers' is a big time talent and the future is bright in Boston.

     

    SOX AND STRIPES: PRICE BOUNCES BACK FROM "YANKEE FLU" WHILE YANKS WIN IT IN EXTRAS

    SOX AND STRIPES: PRICE BOUNCES BACK FROM "YANKEE FLU" WHILE YANKS WIN IT IN EXTRAS

    The Yanks and Sox were both in action yesterday, with both teams coming out on top.  The Sox were able to put away the Blue Jays while the Yanks were able to fight back and eventually overtake a scrappy A's team that has been doing anything but roll over for the Bronx Bombers.

    How it happened for the Sox:  Well the big story was that David Price was able to magically recover from the little known "Yankee Flu" and correct a 3 game personal slide en route to a solid 5.2 IP with 6ks, securing the victory.  I can't stress enough how badly Price needed that win, especially with a looming video game addiction and a no show in the Bronx last start.  If he had to answer to why he lost four straight in conjunction with all his other issues of late, wouldn't have been pretty and definitely would have turned into a clubhouse media nightmare.

    The offense was good enough, paced by Benintendi who went 3-5 with 2 rbis and Hanley who went mashed taters to left field for a 2 run shot.  Devers chipped in a 2-4 effort with an rbi and Mookie smacked 2 doubles (3 total hits) while adding 2 runs.  Last year I was all in on Benintendi in fantasy and with the inevitable Hanley injury always lurking, the Sox will need Benny Biceps to be the monster he was last season in the second half.

    The pitching was much better for the Sox as the bullpen was able to take care of business highlighted by Joe Kelly punching out the side in the 8th and Kimbrel sitting down the side in the 9th.  

    The Blue Jays didn't have much going on offense all day, minus a solo shot by bad boy Justin Smoak who launched a shot to left.

    How it happened for the Yanks: In another unorthodox game, it boiled down to late inning heroics and instant replay for the Yanks to top the Athletics in a hard fought rumble in the Bronx.  In the 9th Chapman walked the bases loaded only to escape unharmed, becoming the first Yankees pitcher in 26 years to walk the bases loaded and not allow a run.  It wasn't without a scare however as Lucroy lofted a fly ball to Gardy, who made the throw to home, only to initially have the runner Matt Olson called safe.  However upon replay and a quick tag applied by El Gary, the runner was ruled out and the game carried on into extra innings.

    In the 11th it was who else but good guy Neil Walker lacing the go ahead rbi single and game winner.  Erasing a four run deficit in route to the victory, the Yankees self corrected a mini 2 game slide and maintained a tie for 1st in the AL East.  

    Sanchez, Hicks and Judge all homered for the Bombers on the offensive side.  The pitching was a little shaky as starter Domingo German wasn't able to harness the same success he had his previous few outings, surrendering 6 ERs.  The bullpen however got the job done the rest of the day with Chad Green, Betances, Chapy and A.J. Cole throwing well, eventually with Cole securing the W.  

    Up Next: The Yanks will send Severino to the hill against the A's and Brett Anderson for a 1:05 ET tilt in the Bronx, while the Sox send out Drew Pomeranz to battle against bad boy Joe Biagini and the Blue Jays in Toronto.  

    BUST OUT THE HARDWARE! UMASH BOSTON WINS THE LITTLE EAST

    BUST OUT THE HARDWARE! UMASH BOSTON WINS THE LITTLE EAST

    The men of UMASH Boston would be the first to tell you that a successful regular season means nothing if you aren't stacking hardware in the end.  Today they checked the first block as they wiped out Eastern Connecticut State University in a no doubter to claim the Little East Conference crown.

    Kicking off the scoring in the 2nd inning, UMASH never looked back in route to a 13-0 spanking of the Warriors.  While the bats were electric, highlighted by a perfect 4-4 performance at the dish from Ryan McCormick and a two run tater by Eddie Riley, the pitching was even better.  

    Tylor Arruda spun 5.0 IP of 1 hit ball for UMASH, along with 5 Ks.  The bullpen would mop up the last two innings, and preserve the 1 hitter in the conference championship.  If anything, this conference tournament UMASH showed they can get it done not only with the bats but with their stud arms as well.

    The Little East Conference has always been one of the premier Division 3 conferences in the Universe, and claiming the title is a great accomplishment however this is UMASH Boston, a team with unfinished business.  Hungry off of their 2017 season, they understand that the LEC may be sweet for the moment but the stakes are about to get much higher.  This isn't a team built to just win conference championships, it's a team striving to be the best in the country and hoist a national championship banner on the wall at Monan Park.  

    UMASH Boston is a great program but now they are transitioning into the team they beat today in Eastern and what that team was in the past; a true powerhouse that stacked National Championships and National Players of the Year.  The Beacons are hungry and the time is now.  Seniors are feeling the once forever internal clock dwindling down, and minutes are turning into seconds.  These are the best days of their lives, but you never know how good it really is until the end is creeping in.  It's go time.  It's time to take dry hacks in the mirror and imagine the walk off in the biggest game of your career because it's now a reality.

    The stage is set and the men are ready for war.  It's time to represent where you came from, your little league organizations, your high schools and most importantly the name on the front of the jersey you are currently rocking.  While the hourglass is thinning on the senior class the stage has never been bigger....time is everything but for now there is only time for one thing, to become legends.

    DAVID PRICE HAS CARPAL TUNNEL AND ITS RUMORED TO BE FROM PLAYING TOO MUCH FORTNITE

    DAVID PRICE HAS CARPAL TUNNEL AND ITS RUMORED TO BE FROM PLAYING TOO MUCH FORTNITE

    Hey to be fair this isn't the first time this has happened to a MLB pitcher.  Remember Joel Zumaya?  Dude just straight chucked cheddar on the bump and was honestly pretty legit and entertaining to watch even though he looked liked he could be on an episode of Narcos.  Then things went upside down when he was sidelined during the 2006 AL Championship because he was slaying guitar hero like a mad man.  Homeboy never recovered after that but slaying Black Sabbath's Iron Man on legendary had to have been worth it.

    So here we are with David Price.  A known dink already, it has now been rumored that he is just savagely obsessed with video games, with this years poison being Fortnite.  According to www.masslive.com, Cora was asked if he has any concerns it was caused by video games or typing. Cora replied, "No, no, no."

    Cora later answered a follow-up specifically about Price frequently playing Fortnite and whether he'll ask the lefty to ease up on the video game. 

    "When he comes here tomorrow we'll talk about it," Cora said. "We'll talk with (head athletic trainer) Brad (Pearson) and see where we're at. For what I know, David has played video games his whole life. It seems like Fortnite now is the one everybody's playing. But last year, I saw a lot of guys playing FIFA. And that's a lot of playing, too. There's a lot of teams playing Fortnite, too. I don't know. We'll talk about it tomorrow."

    So bad boy soy boy David Price is addicted to Fortnite, it is what it is.  I can't say shit because I almost failed out of high school when Halo 2 dropped, then college when Modern Warfare 2 came out.  I just feel bad for his recovery because it isn't going to be easy with this new Thanos drop.  Like your trying to get over your ex, things are almost there, your starting to feel a little bit better and might venture off the couch for the first time in a month then boom, she's fucking your roommate.  Good luck D Price, no one said this life was meant to be easy.  

     

    RUMBLE IN THE BRONX: YANKS SNAG GAME 1 AND A SHARE OF THE AL EAST LEAD

    RUMBLE IN THE BRONX: YANKS SNAG GAME 1 AND A SHARE OF THE AL EAST LEAD

    For the first time since 2002, the Yankees and the Red Sox squared off with the two best records in the MLB.  The two teams didn't disappoint either, with the Yankees leaning on their two Xerxes clones, Judge and Stanton to handle their business offensively while the 24 year old certified ace, Luis Severino took care of business on the mound in a redemption game with 11ks.

    Stanton kicked off the scoring in the bottom of the 2nd doing his best Benjamin Martin impression from The Patriot, by launching a tomahawk swing on a pitch up in the zone, and sending it screaming over the wall in left.  He'd help the cause once again the bottom of the 4th, sending one flying over the wall again to make the score 2-0.

    The Red Sox were resilient however and in the 5th Benny Biceps was able to plate Eduardo Nunez on an RBI single.  In the 7th it was that guy Mookie Betts, who is having an MVP caliber year so far, driving a RBI triple to knot the game up at 2 all.  Mookie had a few great at bats in this game, and I was really impressed when he went down in the zone and dug out an off speed pitch off of Sevy who was dealing.  

    With the crowd pumping with energy, the Yanks once again behind Neil Walker, were able to get the ball moving in the bottom of the 7th setting the stage for a Joe Kelly vs Aaron Judge showdown.  Judge wound up the winner in this match-up, driving in Walker for the eventual game winning run.  Before Kelly even entered this inning, Heath Hembree was all sorts of ate up, walking and balking like a little beta soy boy, creating a less than opportune situation for Kelly.

    Robertson would actually nail down the win in this one, with Chappy getting the save.  Pomeranz had a solid outing for the Sox, and was really only touched up by Stanton, allowing 4 hits with 6ks through 6.0 IP. 

    UP NEXT: With Price doing Price things, Porcello will slide down in the rotation to take on Masahiro Tanaka in 7:05 ET tilt in the Bronx.