NBC: Adrian Beltre is a headcase


NBC: Adrian Beltre is a headcase


Thank you, HardballTalk.com.

I had no idea that Adrian Beltre was such a freak. I remember seeing him shake off teammates' congratulatory dome-daps last season with the Sox, but to have each instance on video and lined up all nice-like.... Tremendous.

Link: Ta-da! Don't touch The Beltre

I love the quotes from Beltre and his new Rangers teammates, compiled by HBT.

Josh Hamilton: "You can tell we get him to a point where he might lose it and then we back off. You dont want it to come to a point where he doesnt want to come to work because he feels tormented. I have to get to know him better, but that days coming."

"Tormented"? Really? Having his head touched is torment? I don't know. He does seem to get absurdly uncomfortable, but that's a strong word.
Note: Three words people need to stop abusing: Epic, asinine, proverbial. As George Carlin wrote, "Proverbial is now being used to describe things that dont appear in proverbs. For instance, "the proverbial drop in the bucket" is incorrect because "a drop in the bucket" is not a proverb, its a metaphor. You wouldnt say, "as welcome as a turd in the proverbial punchbowl," or "as cold as the proverbial nuns box," because neither refers to a proverb."

Beltre on Victor Martinez, provocateur: "Sometimes I thought about killing him. But I thought about it. I have a family so I didnt."

Ha-haaa.... That's a joke, right? Or is Beltre really warning us all that, if he didn't have a wife andor kids, he would have murdered V-Mart because of a noogie?

Maybe Beltre's collisions with Jeremy Hermida and Jacoby Ellsbury weren't accidents.

Oh, whoops! I just broke your ribs. BET YOU'RE NEVER GONNA TOUCH MY HEAD AGAIN.

Just something to think about.

Celtics sign former Laker second-rounder Ryan Kelly

Celtics sign former Laker second-rounder Ryan Kelly

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics made one more roster move on Friday, but not the one many were anticipating.

Instead of trimming the training camp roster down to 15 players, the Celtics expanded it by signing Ryan Kelly.

The 6-foot-11 forward appeared in six games for the Atlanta Hawks during the preseason, averaging 4.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

A former second round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2013, Kelly has appeared in 147 games with career averages of 6.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.

Boston already has a stacked roster at the power forward/center position, which is why they decided to waive second round pick and former Providence College star Ben Bentil earlier on Friday.

The addition of Kelly, on the surface at least, doesn't make a lot of sense.

But the Celtics are trying to build a team for the present while keeping an eye on the future.

When the Celtics waived Bentil, they did so with the knowledge that he was unlikely to sign with their Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws.

But with Kelly, the veteran big man will likely wind up with the Red Claws which will allow the Celtics to get a closer look at him without impacting their roster status which is currently at 16, one above the league-maximum.

The final roster spot will come down to James Young and R.J. Hunter. The Celtics have until 5 p.m. Monday to make a decision, a decision that team officials have repeatedly said in recent days will come down to the wire.