Got to see Tolman High's unbeaten Division II football team play Ponaganset on Friday night. This is really a fun group to watch play. As complex and interesting as the offense is, it's the defense that really serves as the spine of the team. The players are all fast and aggressive and fly to the football. They give up long drives grudgingly and touchdowns only rarely. Ponaganset got one late in Friday night's game, a 26-10 Tiger victory.
The Chieftains have a very well-balanced offense and feature some size on the offensive line that seemed to give Tolman some trouble as the game wore on.
Now that the San Francisco Giants are halfway home to winning their first World Series since moving to the West Coast in 1958, itâ€™s time to talk MVP.
Regardless how the rest of the series turns out, itâ€™s hands-down Bengie Molina.
PawSox Vice President Lou Schwechheimer sent me an email Wednesday mentioning two former PawSox players who are in the 2010 WorldSeries. Lou points out that these two fellows were two of late owner Ben Mondor's all-time favorites.
Here's a look at the Pawtucket connection to the World Series.
1.) Texas outfielder David Murphy went from Pawtucket to the Rangers in 2007 in the infamous Eric Gagne deal. Murphy has become an effective fourth outfielder for Texas. He's a sweet-swinging lefthanded hitter who won't start in Games 1 and 2 because Texas must use DH Vladdy Guerrero in right field.
By BRENDAN McGAIR
There's probably a vast majority of you thinking that how in God's name can the Celtics follow up defeating highly gifted/highly flawed Miami Heat by losing to the LeBron-less Cavaliers.
This Celtics team was not constructed with back-to-back nights in mind. Too many members of the Green have had their odometers stretched to the max, meaning Boston will spend much of the season picking and choosing when to turn it on and when to back off.
Red Sox fans saw their team die a slow death during the regular season. Yankee fans have to wait until late October to see their team die. What's the difference? If you don't win the World Series, it doesn't matter when your season ends.
It's 1-0 Rangers in the fourth. Still time to stall the inevitable.
(Editor's note: This is the first blog entry for sports editor Terry Nau on our updated website. Feel free to comment. I won't be writing about the Yankees again until next month when they sign Cliff Lee!)