Opinion: Boston’s checkered history with its greatest sporting icon

And with another apology, to legendary NFL quarterback Tom Brady, Russell will always be the goat — not just for Boston, but for excellence and winning in American sports. 11-time NBA champion, who passed away at the age of 88, was among the greatest players to ever play in basketball. But his greatness was also … Read more

Philadelphia Phillies JT Realmoto is the best catcher in Major League Baseball again

When Velez signed JT Realmuto to a five-year, $115 million contract in 2021, it was with the assumption that the 30-year-old catcher would be as much strength on the plate as he would be behind him – but that’s a far cry from that. The case is at the start of the 2022 season. Realmuto, … Read more

Philadelphia Phillies were wise to maintain these expectations, Raphael Marchand, Simon Museotti, Nick Matton

This year it was showcased in an amazing way: Farm systems can be made or broken by the major league trade deadline. The San Diego Padres have shipped the majority of their top talent, albeit to the greatest hitters of this generation, and are now left with a structure from the system that probably ranks … Read more