For more than two months, Ron Roenicke has waited for the day of his first regular-season game as manager of the Red Sox. Today, given the precarious state of the labor negotiations, there’s no guarantee that day is any closer. In fact, there’s no guarantee that the 2020 season will take place at all. And […] The post McAdam: Ron Roenicke opens up on baseball’s new reality, the … [Read more...] about McAdam: Ron Roenicke opens up on baseball’s new reality, the importance of a good start, returning to managing & more
Brian and Rich discuss some of the pros and cons of the potential resumption of the NBA season, including a potential World Cup format, reseeding the entire playoffs, and weighing the current standings versus expanding the postseason field. The post Winning Plays Podcast: Debating NBA restart formats appeared first on Boston Sports Journal. … [Read more...] about Winning Plays Podcast: Debating NBA restart formats
Michael Onwenu, taken with the first of three sixth-round picks, is an enormous (6-3, 350 pounds) player who can tussle in a phone booth at a position, guard, where the Patriots have traditionally sided with athletic players who can scoot down the field. The post Bedard’s Breakdown: Michael Onwenu will have to break the Patriots’ guard mold to stick around appeared first on … [Read more...] about Bedard’s Breakdown: Michael Onwenu will have to break the Patriots’ guard mold to stick around
It’s that time of the week again for another chat regarding the state of the Bruins. Even in the midst of this break, there’s plenty to talk about — especially following the release of the NHL’s “Return To Play” plan. Have a question about the Bruins or the NHL in general? Any articles you want […] The post BSJ Live Q&A: Conor Ryan on Bruins/NHL – Thursday at 5 p.m. … [Read more...] about BSJ Live Q&A: Conor Ryan on Bruins/NHL – Thursday at 5 p.m.
Zdeno Chara isn’t looking for excuses when it comes to the NHL’s revamped “Return to Play” format — especially in regards to a round-robin tournament that could knock Boston out of the top seed over the span of just three games. Rather than bemoan the current plan and how it could prove costly for a […] The post Zdeno Chara focuses on big picture over new playoff format: ‘We … [Read more...] about Zdeno Chara focuses on big picture over new playoff format: ‘We have to be grateful for the opportunity we’re getting’
Danny Ainge has made 60 trades since being hired as the president of basketball operations for the Celtics in May 2003. With no basketball on the horizon for at least the next two months, BSJ contributor Ryan Bernardoni and I teamed up for an enjoyable, albeit challenging endeavor: Ranking the Ainge trades from worst to best overall. The post Ranking the Ainge trades: The … [Read more...] about Ranking the Ainge trades: The Forgettables (50-29)
We’re gearing up for our weekly chat. There’s a lot of work still to be done between owners and players if a 2020 season is going to materialize. What are your thoughts on how the sides can best settle their differences? Or, maybe your thoughts are drifting to a return to play and you have […] The post Live Q & A: Chat Red Sox, MLB with Sean McAdam, Friday at 5 p.m. … [Read more...] about Live Q & A: Chat Red Sox, MLB with Sean McAdam, Friday at 5 p.m.
At the end of the day, the glimmer of hope brought on by the announcement of the NHL’s “Return to Play” plan outweighs all of the complexities and concessions that come with adjusting to an unorthodox format in time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Such was the stance that Bruins president Cam Neely took on Wednesday […] The post Even with ‘somewhat disappointing’ round-robin … [Read more...] about Even with ‘somewhat disappointing’ round-robin tournament, expectations shouldn’t be tempered for Bruins with new playoff format
When word leaked over the weekend that Major League Baseball’s latest economic proposal would come without any mention of a 50-50 revenue sharing plan, there was some reason for optimism. That didn’t last long. If anything, Tuesday’s proposal, put forth by MLB in a digital meeting with the Players Association, seemed to widen the gap […] The post McAdam: MLB’s proposal to … [Read more...] about McAdam: MLB’s proposal to resolve salary issues hits an immediate dead end