5 theories on what Danny Ainge did

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5 theories on what Danny Ainge did

By Justin Aucoin
WickedGoodSports.com

If youre reading this then youre one of maybe 100 Bostonians still alive. The rest, were afraid, are probably floating down the Charles River and into the bay.

They might be better off.

Should you be one of those 100 Bostonians left, you can mark yesterday down in the history books. On Thursday, February 24, 2011 at around 3:30 in the afternoon, Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge went insane.

He did what the Red Coats couldnt kill New Englands pride.

Ainge then sent half of whatever Celtics roster was left for a draft pick, a bag of cash, a pack of cigarettes and a used Lebron James jockstrap.

After the dust settled half of Boston started drinking whiskey straight while the other half have a scab from where they were scratching their heads all night. Some of the Wicked Good Sports crew were part of the head scratching team

the rest of us went straight for the liquor cabinet. Even our cats took the trades hard.

Our cats dont drink good beer, apparently.

And after we woke up and popped a few Excedrins to ease the throbbing we realized something no one still knows what the hell Danny Ainges doing.

Have no fear. We have a few theories:

1) Hes been brainwashed by Phil Jackson

Youre getting sleeeeeepy... and centers are over rated.

2) Hes actually Miami Heat sleeper agent

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3) He figured -- after the Bruins acquisition of Chris Kelly and Rich Peverly there were enough centers in Boston.

Wheres the face off circle?

4) He brought back way too much peyote from a recent weekend to Vegas.

5) And lastly, hes turned heel.

Only time will tell

Pedroia returns to lineup as Sox look to extend winning streak to six

Pedroia returns to lineup as Sox look to extend winning streak to six


After leaving Thursday night's game in the fifth inning and missing Friday night's game, Dustin Pedroia is back in the Red Sox lineup Saturday as they look to extend their winning streak to six in a 4:05 game against the Seattle Mariners.

Pedroia felt pain his left knee Thursday night and was taken out of the game by manager John Farrell as a precaution. The rainy conditions and wet field were also factors in keeping the second baseman out Thursday and Friday. 

Pedroia (.288, two homers, 21 RBI) had surgery on the knee in October. It's the same leg that was hurt when Manny Machado slid into Pedroia at second base in April, the slide that sparked various confrontations between the Orioles and Red Sox.

Left-hander Brian Johnson (1-0, 7.20 ERA) was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to make his second start of the season for Boston and right-handed reliever Ben Taylor was optioned to the PawSox. Right-hander Rob Whalen, 23,  comes up from Triple-A Tacoma to make his first start of the season for the Mariners. 

The lineups:

MARINERS
Jean Segura SS
Danny Valencia 1B
Robinson Canó 2B
Nelson Cruz DH
Kyle Seager 3B
Taylor Motter LF
Guillermo Heredia RF
Mike Zunino C
Jarrod Dyson CF
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Rob Whalen RHP

RED SOX
Mookie Betts RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
Andrew Benintendi LF
Hanley Ramirez DH
Mitch Moreland 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Sandy Leon C
Deven Marrero 3B
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Brian Johnson LHP