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Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff August 29, 2012 08:55 AM
Tony's Top 5
Most detestable Red Sox teams
2006 It was starting to come apart after a five-game sweep at the hands of the Yankees in August before Terry Francona intervened. Adios, David Wells.
1996 Mike Greenwell cleaned out his locker. Kevin Kennedy got fired. Roger Clemens left. Dan Duquette's purge.
1989 With Joe Price on the mound, Devon White stole second, third, and home. Asked by manager Joe Morgan for an explanation, Price said, "Go [expletive] yourself."
2012 The end of the 2011 season also qualifies here. Overpaid, underachieving, discontented. Thank heavens it's over.
2001 Still No. 1 on the Most Wanted list. Even in the wake of Sept. 11, they bickered. Might never be supplanted.
Tony's Top 5
Favorite blog entries
For 2011 Red Sox, there was plenty of blame to go around Oct. 1, 2011. The disgraceful collapse of the Red Sox stoked the fire in all of us.
Behind Garnett and James, Celtics and Heat are digging in June 4, 2012. Improbably, the Celtics pushed the Heat to the limit.
Thrill is back for Patriots Jan. 30, 2012. Another Super Bowl has even Bill Belichick musing.
You’ve got to believe June 15, 2011. On the morning of Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, we all had reason to believe.
Tony Massarotti is a Globe sportswriter and has been writing about sports in Boston for the last 19 years. A lifelong Bostonian, Massarotti graduated from Waltham High School and Tufts University. He was voted the Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year by his peers in 2000 and 2008 and has been a finalist for the award on several other occasions. This blog won a 2008 EPpy award for "Best Sports Blog".
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