04/19/2023 Cleaning Out the Sports Junk Drawer

Grandpa said the beef stew after completing the Boston Marathon was the best.

Please consider donating to the ‘Help for Hallie Kyed’ gofundme, it’s for Doug Kyed’s young daughter. Doug, as you know, respects most of what we do. https://gofund.me/1a3dd30a

Mazzulla treating Shaughnessy like a tomato can. You love to see it.

The Angels committing two catcher interferences is just further proof the Red Sox should not be interested in Shohei Ohtani.

Are there a lot of daytime NHL Playoff games this year?

Quin Snyder looks like they just pulled him from a halfway house.

You got respect Wiggs for not selling out for a cushy ‘W’ town coaching gig with elitist brats and their entitled parental asshats. Rather, he’s going to a gritty Brockton program. Absolute respect.

Sox in 2 is going to have to pad things out for that one game!

ESPN2 does a Manning brothers thing where Stephen A Smith talks throughout an entire NBA game. Who is this for?

I know somebody’s either white trash or a trust fund kid when I have to ask, “Which stepfather was that?”

How do I set my TV audio to play at 1.25 speed so that Jack Edwards sounds normal again?

Cakes are cooking for Frank Viola, AL Unser Jr., ‘Suge’ Knight, Ashley Judd, Jeff Wilkins, Jussi Jääskeläinen, James Franco, Kate Hudson, Hayde Christensen, Joe Mauer, Candace Parker, Maria Sharapova, and Loren Gray.

On the topic of rhubarb, seeing rhubarb pie in the fruit pie section is one of my irrational pet peeves.

Fun Fact: Boston Marathon winners Joseph Chebet and Evans Chebet are both from Kenya, but are unrelated!

Worcester Line Train 513 (10:50 am from South Station) is operating 5-15 minutes behind schedule between Natick Center and Worcester.

I had no idea Bill Parcells was such an integral part of the Patriots dynasty. Eagerly awaiting Pete Carroll’s name on the ballot next year.

It took only 12 games into the season for a Red Sox pitcher to openly weep on the mound.

Hey, why is Dale Arnold still on my TV?

Turtleboy’s jacking off all over the internet and yet is worried about his kids seeing drag queens.

Two questions: Does Wiggy’s new job in the Brockton school system mean he can give up his side hustle as a Manny Ramirez impersonator and will he have to teach an English course in addition to coaching?

Just fangirled Catherine Keener at MSG.

Hey gang of consciousness expanders, this week’s Phrase that Pays is, “Grab me that porcupine and a watermelon. I’m about to make you hear colors.”

You paid $30 for a plane ticket. That’s on YOU.

The Eagles and Jalen Hurts agreed to terms on a 5-year, $255M contract extension that makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history, sources tell me and Tom Pelissero.

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,

   Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,

Here once the embattled farmers stood

   And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;

   Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;

And Time the ruined bridge has swept

   Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,

   We set today a votive stone;

That memory may their deed redeem,

   When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare

   To die, and leave their children free,

Bid Time and Nature gently spare

   The shaft we raise to them and thee.

While I’m quite sure I could drop baked goods in a bag quite effectively while shitfaced, I’m not sure I’d advertise my plan to do so on social media.

Eggs, black coffee, sunshine. All we need.

Happy 100th birthday, Yankee Stadium; The Ship that Theseus Built.

Nobody watches more SNL than Gerry Callahan.

The New York Post is great at updating you on people who you never would’ve thought of again.

Honk if you remember Greg Meyer.

I wonder if any of you who play in Table Top baseball leagues have noticed this: that players who don’t figure their stats wind up hating on their best hitter. They expect their M Trout to hit .400 with a 2B in every key situation. When he doesn’t, he’s a bum. Responses welcome.

Once a Ranger, Always a Ranger.

Rupert Murdoch’s last wife was Jerry Hall? Imagine her being that old and still finding a guy richer than Mick Jagger?

The Bucks will be fine. They have a spare Antetokounmpo.

Atlanta doesn’t get to host the 2024 DNC, but does get to have the Celtics visit for the next two playoff games.

Verdugo with the two F bombs in his interview. Looks like NESN will be moving to Sirius.


Best bet for the weekend: Road wins for the local teams.

Good game from Derrick, eh?

Material from interviews, wire services, Twitter, Meta, other writers, league and team sourcesBill James, Ralph Waldo Emerson, BSMW poster Hacksaw, plus the members of #the15 were used in this column. To be in England in the summertime (Hey) With my love (Hey) Close to the edge (Yeah)

And a happy birthday anniversary to Jayne Mansfield, who would have turned 90 today.

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