Milwaukee earned it, Only 3 Titles this year ?, Sox at the House, Brady at the Optionals? and Tebow

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Milwaukee earned it, Only 3 Titles this year ?, Sox at the House, Brady at the Optionals? and Tebow

A lot of the cri­tique of the Celtics in Gen­eral and Kyrie in par­tic­u­lar is appro­pri­ate but is it just me or is all this “How DARE the Celtics lose four straight to the Bucks” an insult to Milwaukee?

They were one game away from beat­ing the Celtics last year and they improved them­selves so that this year they not only out­played the Celtics but out­played the rest of the East all year.

Mil­wau­kee took a punch to the face and responded like a team that earned home court.


Mean­while the Bru­ins won game one of the East finals and are clearly the best team left play­ing in the NHL, so it seems that Boston might have to set­tle for only 3 titles at once.

Believe it or not there are peo­ple in Boston who are so spoiled after two decades of win­ning that they are upset about that.

I blame Brady and Ortiz


Three thoughts about the Red Sox visit to the White House Yesterday.

As a Red Sox fan I can’t imag­ine any­thing more sat­is­fy­ing than forc­ing the most promi­nent Yankee’s fan in the nation to pub­licly praise Boston on the biggest national stage there is. Yeah it’s nice to be back at .500 for the sea­son but forc­ing a Yan­kees fan in the White House to honor them while a Marine band plays “Dirty Water” that’s satisfaction.

I really liked that Trump praised Nathan Eovaldi for his heroic effort in the only game the Red­Sox lost, praised Sale for his 14 strike­out per­for­mance this week and praised the suc­cess of Boston Sports it’s been a hell of a cen­tury for us.

I lis­tened to Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon talk­ing about the visit and Cuomo talk­ing about how if one player didn’t go the rest shouldn’t have out of unity. I won­der if they had the same opin­ion when Tim Thomas of the Bru­ins declined to show up when they won the cup


For the 2nd year in a row there is a fuss with the NE patri­ots about Tom Brady and OTA and with­out a ques­tion if he skips them the local sports talk shows will be on him, although last years Super­bowl might quiet them slightly.

Does it not occur to any­one that one of the “deals” made by Brady and his wife who wanted him to retire was that he would skip optional team events to spend time with the fam­ily and that it’s a very rea­son­able com­pro­mise that a respon­si­ble hus­band and father might make?

Of course that take doesn’t gen­er­ate head­lines does it?


Tim Tebow is strug­gling at AAA Syra­cuse although he did man­aged an RBI pinch hit dou­ble yesterday.

It’s not a huge sur­prise, there is a huge qual­ity jump from AA to AAA. At AA you are still pretty much fac­ing prospects, at the AAA level you are fac­ing peo­ple who have already been on major league ros­ters and/​or peo­ple who are on rehab assignments.

How­ever base­ball remains a busi­ness and while Tebow is strug­gling at the bat he is pro­duc­ing at the gate:

The Paw­tucket Red Sox (+10.9 per­cent), Rochester Red Wings (+19.3 per­cent), Scranton/​Wilkes Barre Rail­Rid­ers (+33.8 per­cent), Lehigh Val­ley Iron­Pigs (+6.5 per­cent) and Louisville (+21.1 per­cent) have all had sig­nif­i­cant atten­dance bumps with Tebow in town.


Keep in mind that Syr­cause has no top-​100 prospects on their team to drive sales. The atten­dance bump appears to be all Tebow.


This, of course, is what the Mets likely had in mind when they signed Tebow in the first place. You don’t bring in a 29-​year-​old who hasn’t seri­ously played the sport in more than a decade because he has a seri­ous shot at help­ing your major league team. You do it because he’s Tim Tebow (or Michael Jor­dan) and fans are more likely to want to see him than the vast major­ity — pos­si­bly all — of the game’s top prospects.

Tebow is a hard worker so it remains to be seen if he can improve his base­ball pro­duc­tion but it appears his eco­nomic pro­duc­tion is still 1st rate.

Any­ways I intend to find out myself next week.

A lot of the critique of the Celtics in General and Kyrie in particular is appropriate but is it just me or is all this “How DARE the Celtics lose four straight to the Bucks” an insult to Milwaukee?

They were one game away from beating the Celtics last year and they improved themselves so that this year they not only outplayed the Celtics but outplayed the rest of the East all year.

Milwaukee took a punch to the face and responded like a team that earned home court.


Meanwhile the Bruins won game one of the East finals and are clearly the best team left playing in the NHL, so it seems that Boston might have to settle for only 3 titles at once.

Believe it or not there are people in Boston who are so spoiled after two decades of winning that they are upset about that.

I blame Brady and Ortiz


Three thoughts about the Red Sox visit to the White House Yesterday.

As a Red Sox fan I can’t imagine anything more satisfying than forcing the most prominent Yankee’s fan in the nation to publicly praise Boston on the biggest national stage there is. Yeah it’s nice to be back at .500 for the season but forcing a Yankees fan in the White House to honor them while a Marine band plays “Dirty Water” that’s satisfaction.

I really liked that Trump praised Nathan Eovaldi for his heroic effort in the only game the RedSox lost, praised Sale for his 14 strikeout performance this week and praised the success of Boston Sports it’s been a hell of a century for us.

I listened to Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon talking about the visit and Cuomo talking about how if one player didn’t go the rest shouldn’t have out of unity. I wonder if they had the same opinion when Tim Thomas of the Bruins declined to show up when they won the cup


For the 2nd year in a row there is a fuss with the NE patriots about Tom Brady and OTA and without a question if he skips them the local sports talk shows will be on him, although last years Superbowl might quiet them slightly.

Does it not occur to anyone that one of the “deals” made by Brady and his wife who wanted him to retire was that he would skip optional team events to spend time with the family and that it’s a very reasonable compromise that a responsible husband and father might make?

Of course that take doesn’t generate headlines does it?


Tim Tebow is struggling at AAA Syracuse although he did managed an RBI pinch hit double yesterday.

It’s not a huge surprise, there is a huge quality jump from AA to AAA. At AA you are still pretty much facing prospects, at the AAA level you are facing people who have already been on major league rosters and/or people who are on rehab assignments.

However baseball remains a business and while Tebow is struggling at the bat he is producing at the gate:


The Pawtucket Red Sox (+10.9 percent), Rochester Red Wings (+19.3 percent), Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders (+33.8 percent), Lehigh Valley IronPigs (+6.5 percent) and Louisville (+21.1 percent) have all had significant attendance bumps with Tebow in town.


Keep in mind that Syrcause has no top-100 prospects on their team to drive sales. The attendance bump appears to be all Tebow.


This, of course, is what the Mets likely had in mind when they signed Tebow in the first place. You don’t bring in a 29-year-old who hasn’t seriously played the sport in more than a decade because he has a serious shot at helping your major league team. You do it because he’s Tim Tebow (or Michael Jordan) and fans are more likely to want to see him than the vast majority — possibly all — of the game’s top prospects.

Tebow is a hard worker so it remains to be seen if he can improve his baseball production but it appears his economic production is still 1st rate.

Anyways I intend to find out myself next week.