My recent trip to Fenway

Recently went to a game with a couple of buddies.

We had a good time until they forced me to drink too much beer.

I ended up a little crooked in my chair. Had a good time though!

Manny Suspended For Failed Drug Test

          Manny Ramirez Faces 50-Game Suspension

According to ESPN and The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

The former Red Sox slugger faces a suspension of 50 games as the penalty is expected to be announced later on Thursday.  The earliest date Ramirez could return from his suspension is July 3.

The times reported that Ramirez is expected to say the positive test results were a result of medication received from a doctor for a personal medical issue. Full story.

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House & Rondo Lead Celtics Past Magic

Celtics Guard Play Helps Tie Eastern Conference Semifinals At 1-1

The Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic may have been playing on the Garden parque Wednesday night but Eddie House and Rajon Rondo truly held center stage as the two guards led Boston to a 112-94 victory over the Magic to even the Eastern Conference semifinal at one game apiece.

Rajon Rondo had his third triple-double of this posteason tying Larry Bird’s franchise record.  Rondo had 15 points, 18 assists, and 11 rebounds for Doc Rivers and the Celtics as Eddie House scored 31 points, a career high, off of the Celtics bench while also adding four rebounds and two assists.

Ray Allen added 22 points for the C’s as Kendrick Perkins went 7-for-10 from the field scoring 16 points.

In a pivotal Game 2 in Boston, Paul Pierce was a non-factor by getting in early foul trouble, registering his third foul early in the second quarter and fourth foul just four minutes into the third.  House went 11-for-14 from the floor and went 4-for-4 from behind the arc.  

House sparked the Celtics faithful and delievered exactly what the Doctor (Rivers) ordered from the Boston bench.

The two teams now head to Orlando to square off in Game 3 on Friday night.

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Masterson And Sox Lose To Pavano And Tribe

Indians Snap Red Sox 9-Game Home Winning-Streak

Just Masteron (2-2) gave up six runs through 6 1/3 innings of work to hand Boston its first loss at home in ten games.  Carl Pavano led the Tribe with a six innings of two-run ball as Aaron Laffey pitched the last three innings for the Indians allowing only two hits to the Bo-Sox hitters.

Tim Wakefield will take the hill for Terry Francona and the Red Sox tomorrow, squaring off against Cleveland’s Jeremy Sowers.  Here’s a full recap of tonight’s game.

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Patriots Third-Rounder Done For Season

Linebacker Tyrone McKenzie Tears ACL In Mini-Camp
The New England Patriots lost rookie linebacker Tyrone McKenzie to a torn ACL in which he suffered in rookie mini-camp this past weekend.  

McKenzie, seen as the possible future replacement of Tedy Bruschi at inside linebacker, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during coverage drills in Patriots mini-camp.
The Patriots recently released Bo Ruud due to the promise of their second round draft pick. The Patriots now have starters Jerod Mayo and Tedy Bruschi along with Gary Guyton, Eric Alexander, Vinny Ciurciu, and Antonoio Appelby as their only inside linebackers on the roster.