Pedroia “Laser Show” Lifts Sox Over Rockies

I lost track of how many times I heard the phrase “laser show” on the NESN telecast last night, but I didn’t mind, as Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia put on a performance for the ages in a 13-11Red Sox win over the Colorado Rockies.

Pedroia hit three home runs on the night (including the one that eventually won the game), went 5-5, was on base six times and drive in five runs in the win.

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Pedroia amazes, but doesn’t surprise – Gordon Edes says that nothing Pedroia does surprises his teammates any more.

Pedroia big in the clutch – Nick Cafardo looks the MVP-like performance from Pedroia.

Things looking up for Bowden – Peter Abraham’s Minor League notebook has Michael Bowden, a once-hot prospect for the Sox, getting things back together.

Celtics choose freshman Bradley – Peter May looks at the Celtics top pick, guard Avery Bradley from Texas. Get all the Celtics news today at

Defense, a way of life – Steve Bulpett says that the Celtics top pick just loves to play defense.

Starting to put game plan in motion – Gary Washburn has the Celtics making the first steps towards next season, and looks at what might happen with Paul Pierce.

Cloudy skies on the Celtics horizon – Paul Flannery says tha the present is very cloudy for the Celtics.

And … action: Draft Diary XIV – Bill Simmons has his annual draft diary.

Seguin will be a feel-good pick for B’s – Joe Haggerty looks at the Bruins projected pick tonight.

Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin show at end – Steve Conroy says that the year-long speculation over which player will go first will be ended tonight. Get your Bruins news today at

Random Quote

“The AFC East sucks! Tom Brady is elite!” Wake up, everybody. It’s 2014

— Ben Volin, Twitter, September 30th, 2014.