Ryan Kelly

One Month In: What We Know About the Boston Bruins So Far

The NHL season is just about a quarter of the way complete, my boys in Black and Gold are doing... well, okay I suppose. The Bruins own an 8-7-4 record (20 points) and sit in fifth place in a top-heavy Atlantic division. Not an ideal start to the season, but when I consider the elephant in the room, I'll surely take it. The elephant here being, of course, the injuries. I hate to make injuries seem like an excuse for average play in any sport, but in this case it's pretty hard to make a claim to the contrary.

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World Series Ratings: Does More Drama Mean More Viewers?

Is it accurate to say that this World Series had it all? Let's see: Cy Young and MVP candidates, all-stars galore, and budding superstars? Yup. Extra-inning games, walk-off hits, pitchers' duels, comebacks, and a few high-powered shootouts? You bet. Seven games of World Series baseball between two 100 win teams for the first time 80 years? Yes sir. And let's not forget home run, after home run, after home run, after home run, after home run. If it were not for a relative dud of a Game 7, the series would have been nearly perfect in terms of pure entertainment. 

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Kelly Rides the Bus

I first thought I should say that I love these teams, and go over what I like about each of them. But I realized that to do that would be the same process as describing why I enjoy certain TV shows or restaurants. Sports just do it for me, like Chick-fil-a or Breaking Bad.

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ALDS: How the Red Sox Stack Up

Nothing beats some good ol' October baseball. The crisp fall air, the electric crowds, the unbelievable plays, and the unforgettable mistakes. 

Good thing the MLB scheduled Boston's first two postseason games on weekday afternoons WHEN WE WILL ALL BE AT WORK. But those complaints are best saved for another time. Right now, I'd like to provide a quick breakdown of Boston's opening round matchup in the 2017 playoffs.

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How the Sox Starting Rotation Should Look for the ALDS

They're in. The Red Sox have clinched the AL East title. Their prize? An ALDS matchup against the Houston Astros and their nearly unstoppable offense, led by AL MVP candidate Jose Altuve. To beat these guys will take a team effort for sure, but to me it's going to boil down to starting pitching. If the Sox can't get a few quality starts in this series, don't expect them to have offensive firepower to catch up to the Houston bats.

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Ryan Kelly

Ryan Kelly lives in Cambridge, MA, a stone's throw away from his beloved Boston teams. When he is not working as an editorial assistant, he is providing commentary on the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins for The Turf.