BOSTON — David Ortiz should stop by Fenway Park more often. There may be no tangible gain for his old teammates. At this point, it defies logic to think there’d be tangible harm. On Thursday evening before Ortiz’s charity roast at House of Blues, Red Sox president Sam Kennedy recalled how it was a no-brainer to plan Friday’s jersey retirement so soon after Ortiz’s exit from the game. Kennedy said he was the one who actually broached the question with team management last year. Basically, everyone looked at him sideways because of the implication any other time but right away made sense. “No person has meant more to the [John] Henry-[Larry] Lucchino-[Tom] Werner era than David Ortiz,” Kennedy
Here is what you need to know on this Saturday, June 24, 33 days before the Washington Redskins start training camp in Richmond on July 27. Timeline The Redskins last played a game 174 days ago; they will open the 2017 season against the Eagles in FedEx Field in 78 days. Days until: —Franchise tag contract deadline (7/17) 23 —Preseason opener @ Ravens (8/10) 47 —Roster cut to 53 (9/2) 70 The Redskins week that was Pressure Points: Focus is on Jay Gruden like never before—So you lost two coordinators and your top two wide receivers? Well, the Redskins gave him a two-year contract extension because they think he can deal with problems like those. Gruden will be cut zero slack. Post-minicamp 53-man
A palpable buzz has surrounded social media regarding rapper, actor, producer and entertainer extraordinaire Ice Cube’s new 3-on-3 league that will commence its first weekend of action on Sunday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.