The Bruins continue their road trip and face the Golden Knights at 10 p.m. in Las Vegas.
The Celtics return to action at 8 p.m. Thursday in Milwaukee against the Bucks.
A Yankees fan adamantly explains why he doesn’t want Manny Machado in New York: After news broke Tuesday that the Padres signed free agent Manny Machado to a 10-year, $300 million contract, fan reactions reverberated around social media.
None drew more attention than that of a young Yankees fan. In front of an SNY cameraman, the fan exclaimed, “Good! I don’t want Machado on the Yankees.”
Asked to explain why, the fan cited Machado’s ties to the American League East (he played the majority of his career in Baltimore with the Orioles).
“I don’t want anybody from the A.L. East. I don’t want [Xander] Bogaerts, I don’t want [Mookie] Betts, I don’t want [Josh] Donaldson. I don’t want any of those guys.”
Eventually, the fan used Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as an example of why fans on division rivals wouldn’t want even the best players at the expense of loyalty.
“It’s kind of like taking Tom Brady from the Patriots and adding him to the Dolphins,” he said. “It just doesn’t happen.”
this kid EXTREMELY did not want Manny Machado pic.twitter.com/6oFCVgIsz5
— SNY (@SNYtv) February 19, 2019
More from Boston.com:
- How Don Sweeney should address the Bruins needs at the NHL Trade Deadline
- Kevin Garnett says there was a $1 million dunk ‘bounty’ on Yao Ming in 2000
- NHL teams consider their options in advance of the NHL trade deadline
- What Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts think about Manny Machado’s record-breaking contract
- Antonio Brown meets with Art Rooney, says ‘it is time to move on’
- The Celtics hope to rise to the top of the East in the season’s stretch run
- Madison Square Garden Company slaps down Bill Simmons claim that Knicks are ‘courting offers’
- Former Celtic Glen Davis avoids jail time in marijuana bust
The risk of not re-signing Craig Kimbrel: The Red Sox are coming off a World Series win but decided not to bring back closer Craig Kimbrel, who remains a free agent. After team chairman Tom Werner appeared to dismiss any prospect of bringing Kimbrel back, it begs the question of what the Red Sox will do with the closer position in 2019. [The Boston Globe]
The best story in sports right now: As Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Gay contends, U.S. skier Mikaela Shiffrin is “the best story, really, of this sports winter of 2018-2019.” The 23-year-old became the first skier in history to win four straight world championships in slalom, doing so over the weekend in Sweden while fighting through a lung infection.
A lesser heralded Patriots lineman was one of the best in the league last season:
Lawrence Guy's 90.1 elite overall grade ranked 11th among interior d-linemen in 2018 pic.twitter.com/LWR1TOjcTH
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) February 20, 2019
Chris Sale’s delivery, in slow motion:
Chris Sale, Arm Action/Mobility (slow). pic.twitter.com/mik7XVo5pM
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) February 20, 2019
On this day: In 1963, Willie Mays joined a select group of “hundred granders” in baseball, signing a contract with the Giants for more than $100,000. Exactly 34 years later, in 1997, Barry Bonds signed an extension with the Giants to make him the highest paid player in baseball for two years and $22.9 million.
In 1971, Bruins’ forward Phil Esposito became the fastest to score 50 goals in an NHL season. Esposito also picked up a rare major penalty for fighting.
And in 1994, Eric Cantona scored a “magnificent” volley for Manchester United against Wimbledon.
Daily highlight: Romeo Langford of Indiana made a crossover so intense it literally collapsed the defense.
Romeo Langford dropped him 😳 pic.twitter.com/uNIo791nBD
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 20, 2019