Notre Dame at Fenway=14 times the profit of Avg. Red Sox game

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish headed to Boston, also known as West Ireland or Ireland Jr. to take on Boston College in the Shamrock Series Football game at Fenway Park a couple weeks ago. Just by writing that sentence I now qualified to be an extra in the 1995 Tommy Lee Jones/Jeff Daniels film “Blown Away.”

ND’s trip down Yawkey Way was indeed wicked pissah, from a financial point of view. The Fighting Irish at Fenway generated 14 times the economic impact of a typical Red Sox home game.

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Fascinating historical essay of American Baseball Imperialism

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Very interesting submission to the site this week as the baseball postseason is set to begin. This is an essay entitled “American Baseball Imperialism” by historian Christopher Kelly. Enjoy:

Armed American forces have fought in eighty-five out of the 194 countries in the world (excluding the USA itself) or 44 percent of the total.  Over the course of this amazing history, filled as it is with heroic liberations and a few tragic blunders, we Americans have had one undeniable achievement – we have exported the game of baseball around much of the world.

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Pedro Martinez on his Hall of Fame induction

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2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee Pedro Martinez was on teleconference, along with fellow TBS analysts Ron Darling and Cal Ripken Jr., to preview the Sunday MLB on TBS package.

Here is Martinez on his Hall of Fame induction:

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Curt Schilling is right; Pete Rose is SO PLAYED OUT!

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There’s a whole lot to find wrong with a lot of what ESPN Baseball Analyst Curt Schilling has to say. His social and political views are viewed as quite extreme by many. Many of his statements are quite disagreeable. The statements below, however, are not.

Much like the way Schilling handled those disgusting and horrible Twitter trolls who deplorably harassed both him and his daughter in March, Schilling really got this one right. Schilling totally nailed it here.

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Bill Simmons: Elvis Presley of Sportswriters

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Maybe you remember an old Sirius XM radio advertisement. The spot highlighted the men who changed music (Elvis Presley), comedy (Richard Pryor), sports (Michael Jordan) and radio (Howard Stern).

If and when the title is bestowed upon a sportswriter, it will no doubt be former ESPN.com’s “Sports Guy” Bill Simmons. As the daily newspaper sports section diminishes; finding a new home on the world wide web, perhaps no one personifies this revolution better than Simmons.

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Do the Boston Red Sox have an ace? Or “Co-Aces instead?

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Outlook for the Boston Red Sox this season is all over the place. Plenty of pundits have them in the playoffs. You’ll find lots of “experts” who also have them missing out on the post-season. However, everyone seems to agree that the AL East is weakened; certainly so when compared against what it once was.

Also, it’s a consensus that the Boston Red Sox will be an offense-heavy team that struggles with pitching. The Sox will win games, but they’ll do it by out-scoring people.

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Red Sox give Ace money to Rick Porcello; only a #2 or #3 guy

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The Boston Red Sox just gave HUGE money to their #3 starter- Rick Porcello. The hurler and club agreed to a four year, $82 million extension. That’s mad cheddah! So the Sox make this move, which is more money than what they offered Jon Lester, who leaves to become the #1 Opening Day starter with the Chicago Cubs.

Where’s the logic here?

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