Here's one more quick Red Sox post, while we wait for David Stern to stop dragging his feet and announce Rajon Rondo's suspension.
It's been more than 20 years since the Bash Brothers led the Oakland A's to three straight World Series appearances. It's been almost a decade since Zito, Hudson, Mulder and Moneyball led them to four straight trips to the playoffs. Hell, it's been five years since the A's finished with a winning record. Throw in the San Francisco Giants recent World Series title and times are tough for the Bay Area's other baseball team.
But not when they face Clay Buchholz. In fact, over Buchholz short career, he's been worse against the mediocre A's than any other team in baseball.
In five career starts, he's 1-2 with a 7.84 ERA and 2.34 WHIP. He's thrown 20.2 innings and given up 18 earned runs. He's struck out 15, but walked just as many. He's been awful. Much like he's been for most of this 2012 season.
Tonight at Fenway, he'll attempt to turn around his ugly Oakland history and inconsistent season in one felt swoop. Or frustrate the hell out of us trying.
Rich can be reached at email@example.com. Follow Rich on Twitter at http:twitter.comrich_levine
Draymond Green isn’t exactly known as being the most respectful competitor, so perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he spent the early minutes of last night’s game against the Clippers telling Paul Pierce he isn’t a legend.
Pierce, who will retire at the end of the season, was not in the game at the time, but Green called to him from the court, telling him nobody would give him a farewell tour.
“Chasing that farewell tour. They don’t love you like that,” Green said. “You can’t get that farewell tour. They don’t love you like that.”
Green then said something else that was tough to hear through the broadcast before adding, “You thought you was Kobe?”
After the game, Pierce responded on Twitter, going to the easiest and most obvious insult available. As Chris Rock once said, “If I’m driving, and someone crashes into me with one leg, I’m gonna talk about the leg.”
Danny Ainge talks with Toucher and Rich about being patient and where the future of the Celtics stands after not making a big trade before yesterday's deadline.