LETSSSSSSSSSS GOOOOO! Although it took much longer then everyone thought, the deal is finally done, and J.D. Martinez is coming to Boston. The wait actually paid off, as the Sox got a pretty good deal on J.D. To the people who hate this deal, shut up please. Harper or Machado are not coming here, and this team is great right now, so why not get that power bat we have been missing since Big Papi retired? I was watching J.D. highlights the other night, and was straight up salivating at his power. Dude just crushes oppo field home runs like its not ones business. Put him fourth in the lineup, and you finally have a batter pitchers are scared to face. Last year you didn’t have that, you had Dustin “The Dirt Dog” Pedrioa, who pitchers probably laughed at. And the whole Yankees aspect of this season, I am still not sold on them winning the AL East, and that was before the Martinez signing. CC Sabathia had a great season last year, that isn’t happening again, he is fat and old, and that will show this season. Their lineup is scary, but what happens when Judge doesn’t start off the season like he did last year, and him and Stanton go on cold streaks? And that rotation is still sub par. Instead of adding to the rotation, the Yankees went out and got more power. Don’t get me wrong, they will be good, but I think with the addition of Martinez, bounce back seasons from the guys last year, and our rotation with a full season of Price, the Sox will take the AL East for the third straight year. Can Baseball season please start already?
What a AFC Championship game we had on Sunday. To be honest, at no point in time did I think the Jaguars were actually going to win, but they really tried their best and gave it there all. Honestly, there wasn’t much more they could do, as they are the Jacksonville Jaguars and were playing the Patriots and Tom Brady at Gillette. Maybe not taking a knee and going into the half with 50 seconds left on the clock and some timeouts to spare, at least show that you have some faith in your offense. But we are now on to the Eagles. Zero percent chance the Patriots lose this game. I just can’t see Nick Foles going into the biggest game of his life, on the biggest stage, and tearing apart the Pats defense. Just not going to happen. Usually around this time of the year, I get a little nervous thinking about the big game, but not this year. I was more nervous for the Jags then I am for the Eagles. I said last year the Patriots were going to steam roll the Falcons, and I was wrong. In my opinion the Patriots should be at least a touchdown favorite over the Eagles. 31-21 Patriots, see you at the parade.
The biggest news of the weekend was that new Marlins owner Derek Jeter traded Giancarlo (Mike) Stanton to the Yankees. The NL MVP and homer run leader now joins the AL home run leader. As a Red Sox fan, this news sucks. It sucks because this off season, we were supposed to get Stanton, and then he shit on our face and said he doesn’t want to come here. As we saw last year, the Yankees are young, talented and legit. And now they added the NL MVP and the most feared hitter in baseball. And guess what? The Red Sox have added no one! But hey, we still have JBJ!! He is sooooo good, he can catch a ball and make it look cool! Woo hoo! And also, we still have Dustin Pedrioa! He is good for maybe 2 home runs a year, but don’t forget, he is a dirt dog! If the Red Sox don’t go out and sign JD Martinez and either Hosmer or trade for Abreu, the season is over, and possibly the next decade is over. I didn’t want Martinez and Hosmer heading into this off-season, but now they must get both of them to even contend with the Yankees. If you think a team thats home run leader 24 Home Runs is going to win, you are a dumb ass.
Holy cow, what a random block buster deal on a Tuesday in late August. One second I am on twitter looking at spicy memes, and the next second I am getting Woj Bombs left and right. So this trade took me a while to digest, but here is my take. I like it. Kyrie is under contract for a few years. We get to keep Tatum and Jaylen which I would have been heart broken if we dished them out. Imagine in three years, Kyrie, Tatum, Hayward and Jaylen, yeesh. IT was amazing in his short stay in Boston. Ironically, the only two players who can make my jaw draft from their offensive moves and skills are Isaiah and Kyrie. Although he was only here for about 2 years, Isaiah will be cemented as a Celtics legend. Jae Crowder, don’t let the door hit you on the way out! Constant thin skinned cry baby. But other then Isaiah leaving, the Nets pick leaving us for the Cavs saddens me. I have had my eyes set on Michael Porter/Marvin Bagley III being on the Cetlics, and the thought of Tatum, Jaylen and Porter/Bagley in green was in my head 24/7. More to come from this trade, but as of right now, I am crab memed af.
NBA season can’t come soon enough, should be an amazing season!
Well it finally happend. After two and a half years, the Red Sox have finally DFAd Pablo Sandoval. I personally kept giving this guy a chance, thinking that he would be our fearless leader in October like he was in San Francisco, but the more his tenure in Boston went on, I started to lose faith. I think I saw the writing on the wall when he swung at a pitch and his gut was so big that his belt literally popped. And maybe I should have given up hope when he missed the whole 2016 season for literally being a fat ass. The Sox are paying him 50 million dollars to no longer show up to games. For a fat guy, being 30 years old, with 50 million more dollars guaranteed to you and 3 world series rings is probably exactly what he is looking for. Now he can afford all of the Golden Corral buffet lunches for the rest of his life, and not have to pretend he is a baseball player anymore. This is easily the worst signing in Red Sox history. I am glad he is out of the locker room. Time to move on.
Devin Merraro and the other guy who I am too lazy to look up his name, have been doing a decent job at replacing fatty at third. But the Sox are now looking to trade for Todd Frazier.
I don’t know much about Frazier other than he is pretty solid and is a home run hitter. I think he is batting around .200 this season, but I am all in on the Sox getting him. I don’t see them making a World Series run with Merrero and Tzu Lin at third. I think a change of scenery and the green monster will really do Frazier well, and he will give us another bat, at a position they desperately need some hitting at.
Well, that was fun while it lasted. For the first time in franchise history, the Celtics finally land the number one pick in the draft, and the Nets trade looks like it is finally paying off. But what does Danny Ainge do? He gives a big Fuck You to the Celtics fans, and trades the pick the 76ers. It is not confirmed what we are getting in return, but it is confirmed that the Sixers will be taking Markelle Fultz with the pick. From what I heard is that the Celtics will get the #3 pick and possibly the Lakers pick in next years draft. If that is true, I can kind of see why they made this trade. Drafting Josh Jackson at 3 and then possibly getting the 1 and 2 pick in the 2018 draft, which is supposed to be stacked, would be highway robbery again. I am hearing that this kid Mohamaed Bamba is supposed to be GOAT and is heading to Texas for his freshman season, and if we can get Bamba in green next year my life will be complete.
Need Bamba in my life. But also, Michael Porter from Mizzu is being compared to Kevin Durant, so that would be pretty awesome to land the new KD and also Bamba in the same draft. But seriously, this trade is a little sketchy right now, and honestly came out of nowhere. I personally thought the Celtics were in love with Fultz and he was a lock to be on our squad. Sucks, I really liked the kid and I think he will be a great scorer in the NBA, and could of replaced Isaiah when the team doesn’t sign him next summer. It also sucks to see Joel Embidd tweet out this picture.
That could be a legit squad, really young and so much potential. But it has to be awkward for the dude on the left in the green. Everyone knows Ben Simmons, Fultz and Embidd. Clearly going to be the face of the 76eres franchise for a long time, but who the fuck is the dude in the green? Kind of ruins the photo.
I have said it a million times, I hope the Celtics draft for the future. We are not beating Lebron or the Warriors anytime soon, use these picks and get some young studs, and in 5 years we will run the leauge. But if trade these picks for Jimmy Butler, I will snap. That would set the franchise back years. The only player I am willing to trade all these picks for is Anthony Davis. Dude is the best big man in the leauge, and can dominate any team. But this season should be fun. Draft Jackson, sign Hayward, make the ECF again and pray the Nets and Lakers suck.
My god, MTV just hit a grand slam with this one. Just a couple months after the last season ended, The Challenge is back with what looks like their best season ever. To be honest, I watched one episode of the “new season”, aka the one with CM Punk, and couldn’t even pretend that it was good. Victor Cruz was the host and it was really cringe worthy. MTV trimming the fat down with this season and getting the real host, aka the GOAT, TJ Lavin back was clearly the right move. Even TJ wouldn’t be apart of this current season.
Look at this squad. This is a pure wrecking crew. MTV knows what the people want. Exotic islands, sex, fighting, and a all-star cast. One thing that sticks out to me is that they brought back Hunter, who looks like he is jucing ike Mcgwire in 1997. If we all know one thing, muscles do not help you in winning the challenge. Having this season start in the middle of July is amazing. Just enough time for me to take in everything from last season, and get fully prepared for another season. This is the Dirty 30, and this season looks like it is going to be a grind. I am prepared for all out warfare. Lets fucking go!
So last week, David Price apperently snapped on some members of the Boston media, saying things like he isn’t going to talk to them on his days off, and telling others to basically fuck off. Price is a mental midget, always has been, always will be. We knew this when we signed him. But for him to say things like he doesn’t read Twitter mentions, and he is only on Twitter for like 10 seconds a day is just a flat lie. It is clear that he despises Boston, and regrets signing long time here so badly. I guarantee you he wishs he signed a contract in some place like San Diego, or go back to Tampa Bay, where he can just pitch, get paid, and not have to deal with any media or repercussions of sucking and letting up monster bombs. He is a baby. Saying things like Boston fans only care about if he pitches good, and that we don’t know him personally. He is a great guy, a family man, and he also built a whole baseball field for kids with special needs, which is awesome, and something everyone can respect, but when you suck and are getting paid 30 million a year, yeah people aren’t going to like you. Get that through your head. He looked amazing against the Orioles two weeks ago, and then goes out, in what may have been one of the biggest games of his life, against the Yankees in New York, and get shelled, it really isn’t a good look. I have always had his back. My friends conituesly trash him, calling him a bum and a loser, but I for some reason always stood by him. Price is making it very hard for me to continue to have his back. Trashing the media and then getting shell shocked the next night, dodging the media in Portland, and driving away in a 200k car isn’t really a great way to get the fans on your side. Get it through your head that we want you to succeed, but if you continue to dissapoint, the fans won’t respect you. I think he is signed here for 7 years, but I see him leaving after next season. Whether that is an opt out or a trade, only time will tell. He goes up against the Phillies tonight at Fenway, and he better be amazing. The Phillies have the worst record in the leauge, so if he doesn’t go out there and look anything short of spectacular, you can almost guarentee he will hear it from the fans and the media.
I am loving what HBO is doing recently. I am a huge fan of mini series that are only a season long like “Big Little Lies” and HBO Original movies like the Bernie madoff movie with De Niro. I am pumped for Tour de Pharmacy. I would go as far as saying that Andy Samberg is the most underated comedian in the game right now. Brooklyn 99 is hilarious, and I recently watched the Popstar movie, which was amazing aswell. Add in castmates like John Cena and Orlando Bloom, I am in. I would love to see HBO coninue movies like this, kind of like how Adam Sandlar’s deal with Netflix for exclusive Netflix streaming movies like twice a year. Although they haven’t been good, I have enjoyed them. Sandlar’s new movies get trashed in reviews, but you need to go in with the mindset that these movies will probably suck, but they are just funny. Not going to lie, Grown Ups 2 had me ROFLing. And Thats My Boy is an all time movie in my opinion.
So Samoa Joe won the Fatal Five Way two weeks ago at Extreme Rules. It was a really solid match, and I think Joe winning took a lot of people by surprise. From what I heard, Finn Balor was the heavy favorite, but to see Joe win was pretty awesome. I always love when I accidentally hear a rumor, and it ends up being wrong, even if I don’t like the outcome. For example, many people didn’t like Randy Orton winning this year’s Royal Rumble, but I personally thought it was cool and different. Recently, on Smackdown, Jinder Mahal defeated Orton to win the WWE Championship, which I personally don’t mind. I like seeing unexpected things to happen in wrestling. At first I didn’t think Joe vs Lesnar would be entertaining, then the next night on Raw, I changed my mind.
Seeing Joe make Paul Heyman fall asleep was amazing. It is one of those moments as a wrestling fan you will never forget. Heyman has always been a troll, but no one puts their hands on him because of the repercussions that would follow at the hands of Brock Lesnar. But Samoa Joe doesn’t give a fuck about Lesnar. That is what is making this rivalry awesome. It will be a straight up brawl at GBOF. I won’t even call it a wrestling match, it will be a fight. I always love it when the whole roster has to come out to get in the middle of two people, like what happened on Raw last night. Although I don’t think Joe will win, mainly because Lesnar probably demands he has the belt and main events Summerslam, I expect an awesome match.
Lastly, come on WWE, what is with the title of the pay-per-view? Great Balls of Fire? When I heard that, I thought it was a joke. I wish they went back to The Great American Bash. I always liked that ppv name. Nothing worse than the generic ppv titles like “Money in the Bank” “Extreme Rules” “Tables Ladders and Chairs” or even “Hell in a Cell”. I really wish they got rid of those and gave each ppv a real name.