By now you've seen it. And if you haven't, here it is. The incident, captured on a police body cam, led the Bucks rookie guard to fire police misconduct against the Milwaukee Police Department against Sterling Brown.
Part way through his fourth season in Boston, the Red Sox announced they will designate Hanley Ramirez for assignment
Ah, Red Sox fans. We are a passionate yet fickle lot. When things are going well, our commute to work seems less daunting. We wear broad smiles on our faces. We tip our caps to strangers. There’s a pep in our step. We treat “our” players like family. We invite them into our living rooms to entertain us. We look forward to 7 PM on weeknights, and sunny weekend matinees listening to Joe Castiglione’s high pitched tenor on our back decks.
Can you believe it? The Boston Celtics are just one win away from advancing to the NBA Finals after a 96-83 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The announcement that Giancarlo Stanton would be joining the Yankees, sent the baseball world into a frenzy. It would be just the second time in history that the two league leaders (Stanton and Judge) in home runs would be teammates in the following year. Conservative estimates had them hitting roughly a million home runs. Fast forward to the present, and an entirely different slugging duo has taken the MLB by storm. Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez have been the sparkplug of a Red Sox offense that currently ranks second in the league in runs scored. Betts and Martinez are first and second in the AL in home runs and batting average. Additionally, Martinez is second in the MLB in RBIs. At their current clip, Boston's Bash Brothers are primed to become the most feared hitting duo since the steroid era.
To describe the recent phenomenon that we've seen with the Boston Celtics in the 2018 Playoffs as “homecourt advantage" would be a major understatement. It's more like house arrest. The Celtics are now an inexcusable 1-6 on the road, in these Playoffs. That's right - this is no longer a trend, nor is it coincidental. It's a constant in every single contest on the road. So what is it that's not traveling with this Celtics team, when they bring their game to the opposition's city?
It has been a rite of passage amongst expansion teams in the National Hockey League for decades to be uncompetitive and underwhelming in the first few seasons of their existence, and some end up struggling longer than that. The Vegas Golden Knights have broken the mold for what a traditional NHL expansion franchise should look like, and it has turned into one of the greatest success stories in the entire hockey world.
Inexplicably, the Red Sox will play the Tampa Bay Rays for the ELEVENTH TIME in two months tonight, the start of a three game set at sterile and charmless Tropicana Field. The Rays are not as bad as we probably thought they were going to be, having just taken three of four from the Angels out in Cali. They’ve experienced a bit of a turnaround, and it’s largely due to good starting pitching. Rays starters’ ERA is just a shade under three in their last few series, and despite some questionable season totals, the starters have been performing well over the past few weeks.
After losing by what seemed like a million points to the Cavs on Saturday night, it seems as if the momentum of this Celtics-Cavs series has swung in favor of Cleveland. That said, Game 4 is now an incredibly important game. I believe the winner of this game will win the series.
I’m glad I started writing for Guy Boston Sports after the Red Sox had already signed J.D. Martinez to a 5-year, 110 million dollar contract. Otherwise, I would have had the absolute worst take of all time, which was I really didn’t want the Sox to sign him. Boy was that dumb. Not only is Martinez smoking the baseball to the tune of .343/15HRs/41RBI, his contract is both team and player friendly. The 30 year old has two years guaranteed, and three more player option years. I guess the only problem I foresee is that Martinez performs so well, that he looks for another huge payday with another team in 2020. But that’s still a ways down the road, so I’m going to just enjoy watching this dude crush balls.