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Brady learns how to party

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Brady learns how to party

By Jon Fucile
WickedGoodSports.com

Youve heard the complaints before. It has been an ongoing for a few seasons now: Foxboro is too quiet.

Whether the Patriots are winning or losing the crowd at Foxboro is just as quiet as Rogers Arena in Vancouver after a Game Seven in the Stanley Cup finals.

The Patriots play the Chargers Sunday at 4:15pm and Tom Brady has a solution

GET DRUNK!

Brady apparently wants people to start drinking early so they are loud and ready to go by the time the Patriots take the field. Time to get rowdy, New England!

They say lead by example, though, and Brady is kind of a lame guy. He gets scared on water slides, he wears a pony tail like a 70year old hippie and he wears lady shoes. How can he encourage Patriots fans to party if he doesnt know how to party himself? As fate would have it, a chance encounter with the perfect teacher started him on the right path.

Brady was out walking one of his weird faced girlfriends dogs wearing his hideous UGGs.

That is when the one man party decided to literally slap some sense into Tom Brady.

After 45 minutes of intense sobbing, Brady BEGGED Brad Marchand to teach him how to party. Brad was too busy looking at his abs in the mirror and just said yes to get Tom to shut up.

Brad and a terrified Tom Brady took Brads scooter, a gift from Andrew Ference, downtown to get prepared. The scooter was faster than a water slide and Brady crapped his pants.

They set up training camp on Boston Common and quickly went to work. Marchand did his best to not only turn Brady into a man, but into one lean, mean party machine!

After Brad felt Tom could sufficiently hold his liquor they moved onto the most important aspect of partying. There aint no party like a no shirts party!

They partied with no shirts into the wee hours of the morning as media members around Boston made way too big of a deal about it. Apparently, professional athletes are not allowed to have good, clean, drunken, shirtless fun like the rest of us.

Brad even helped Tom make an inspirational commercial to encourage people to get down and funky. Marchand wanted to make sure the Foxboro crowd was super rowdy!

Brady was so pumped that he and Brad went straight to Foxboro to start partying. Theyre raging on in the parking lot. It is only a matter of time before the shirts come off. So be loud Sunday, Patriots fans. Dont make Brads lessons go to waste.

Sale gets strikeout No. 300 as Red Sox shut out O's, 9-0

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Sale gets strikeout No. 300 as Red Sox shut out O's, 9-0

BALTIMORE - Chris Sale struck out 13 to become the first AL pitcher in 18 years to reach the 300 mark, and the Boston Red Sox moved to the brink of clinching a playoff berth by beating the Baltimore Orioles 9-0 on Wednesday night.

Sale (17-7) reached the milestone on his last pitch, a called third strike against Ryan Flaherty to end the eighth inning. The last AL pitcher to fan 300 batters in a season was Boston's Pedro Martinez in 1999, when he set a club record with 313.

Mookie Betts and Deven Marrero homered for the Red Sox, who reduced their magic number for reaching the postseason to one. If the Angels lost to Cleveland later Wednesday night, Boston would be assured no worse than a wild-card spot in the AL playoffs.

The Red Sox, of course, would prefer to enter as AL East champions. They hold a three-game lead over the second-place Yankees with 10 games left.

After winning two straight 11-inning games over the skidding Orioles, Boston jumped to a 6-0 lead in the fifth and coasted to its 11th win in 14 games.

Sale notches his 300th strikeout of the season

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Sale notches his 300th strikeout of the season

BALTIMORE — One of the greatest seasons for a pitcher in Red Sox history saw a milestone toppled Wednesday night. 

In a dominant start vs. the Orioles at Camden Yards, Chris Sale became the first American League pitcher this century to strike out 300 batters in a season. He also put himself in striking distance of the Red Sox single-season record for Ks, 313.

Sale is the 14th different pitcher since 1920 to reach the 300 mark. The only other pitcher to do so in a Red Sox uniform was Pedro Martinez, who set the club record of 313 in 1999.

Sale was at 12 strikeouts and 99 pitches through seven innings Wednesday night with the Sox ahead 6-0. The offense added two more runs in the top of the inning, prompting Sox manager John Farrell to warm up righty Austin Maddox.

But Sale nonetheless took the mound. The first two batters of the inning grounded out. On a 2-2 pitch to the left-handed hitting Ryan Flaherty, Sale threw a front-door slider that caught Flaherty looking. It was his 111th pitch of the night.

Sale has two more scheduled starts, although he may only make one more. 

His final appearance of the regular season projects to be Game No. 162 against the Astros. If the Sox have the American League East wrapped up, Sale could well be held out of that game. 

The Sox and Astros meet for four games to end the regular season at Fenway Park, and may be first-round opponents if the Indians maintain the best record in the AL and therefore home field advantage.

The last time a pitcher in either league struck out 300 was 2015, when Clayton Kershaw did so for the Dodgers.

Sale was in line for his 17th win Wednesday, tying his career high.