Celtics Talk TV: Sully getting it done


Celtics Talk TV: Sully getting it done

In the latest episode of Celtics Talk TV, host Kyle Draper is joined by Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely and columnist Rich Levine to discuss the social media buzz around the C's and NBA.

In this week's show:

-Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger continues to earn minutes, and more importantly, Doc's trust.

-With reports of DeMarcus Cousins' supposedly off the trading block, who are some other possibilities for the Celtics frontcourt

-The East playoff race

-With the KGMelo situation, the panel discusses how far rivalries among the East's elite should go, and does it really add a lot to the product on the court.

Look for a new episode each week exclusively on CSNNE.com, and send us your questions to @CSNNE using CelticsTalk.

Make sure and follow the guys on Twitter: Kyle Draper (@KyleRDraper), A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodBCSN), and Rich Levine (@Rich_Levine).

Francona, Epstein receive grand ovations at BBWAA dinner


Francona, Epstein receive grand ovations at BBWAA dinner

BOSTON -- “I didn’t feel that love after I made a pitching change in the sixth inning,” Terry Francona said after a 45-second standing ovation from Boston fans upon receiving the MLB Manager of the Year award from the BBWAA Thursday.

It’s without question the love for Francona runs deep in the city. Why wouldn’t it? He was the leader in breaking the 86-year old curse, and wound up winning another World Series title for Boston three years later.

Actually, he was more of a co-leader, working alongside the same person who won the MLB Executive of the Year honors from the BBWAA for 2016.

Theo Epstein -- who received an ovation 17 seconds shorter than Francona, but who’s counting -- reminisced about the Red Sox ownership group that took a chance on a young kid who wasn’t necessarily the ideal candidate to take over as GM of a team, but now that’s helped him build the Chicago Cubs into a winning franchise and establish a great working environment.

This October marks 13 years since the ’04 championship, 10 years since ’07 and six years since the pair left Boston. Without question they’ve left their mark on the city and forever changed Red Sox baseball.

And while the fans showed their undying gratitude for Francona with an ovation almost as long as his acceptance speech, the Indians manager recognized the favor the current Red Sox brass has done for him.

“I’d like to thank Dave Dombrowski and the Red Sox for getting Chris Sale the hell out of the Central Division,” Francona said.