2007 Red Sox Postseason Encore ALCS Game 5: Red Sox at Cleveland Indians - NESN, 8 p.m.
PAPI & MANNY TO THE RESCUE
David Ortiz saved Boston, emotionaly, seven years ago, after the cowardly attacks at the 2013 Boston Marathon. He was a legend well before that. And then, when he knew his city and fans were hurting, he forever enshrined himself as a pillar of his f**king city after with one simple speech. And while there are no words to assuage your disappointment, or frustration, over that event being canceled this year, we can only hope that a chance reunion of some of your favorite Sox stars might put a needed nostalgic smile on your face. It's almost like Papi knew we wanted to see this. Like he thought, "Hey, Manny...there's no baseball. No sports. They need us. Even if you're going gray." It's so simple. So unfiltered. And gives you an immediate passport back to the best of baseball times. Man, we had it so good. And do we miss the camaraderie, hijnx and highlights from these guys. If only Pedro were there it would have been perfect. Hope whatever it is about now, this week and everything goes away for even a minute when you peep this pic.
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BREATHE ONE SIGH OF RELIEF, FOOTBALL FANS
Yes, we couldn't stop consuming "The Last Dance", either. Golden age of hoops. And yes, it's just as good on rewatch. But on this, the 40th anniversary of Larry Bird beating Earvin Johnson out for NBA Rookie of the Year, we offer this: if you're jonesing for more epic NBA storytelling might we suggest you dip your toes back in the basketball past again with the Bird/Magic documentary. Produced for HBO back in 2010 it details the surprising depth and layers of rivalrous friendship developed over the years, from college through the NBA Finals and beyond, between Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. Good luck making it through this without asking if it's getting dusty in the room you're viewing in. SPOILER: Larry Legend cries! Available on HBO / the newly launched HBO Max platform.
BECAUSE YOU NEED THIS
"If you don't think too good, don't think too much." - Words to live by now and forever from The Splendid Splinter himself, the greatest hitter ever, Ted Williams, whose number was retired by the Boston Red Sox 36 years ago today.