Frozen Pond Diary: Making the cut

A Clipboard exclusive – we get an inside look at North American Junior hockey through the eyes of Mike Gionta. While playing for the Queen City Steam of the Central States Hockey League, Mike will share his weekly experiences with the Clipboard. He doesn’t mind being called the cousin of Brian or Steve, but on […]

Tuesdays with Smitty: Dear Manny

Dear Manny, As I type this letter to you, I do so with a heavy heart. The events that have transpired over the last week, have made it possible – albeit small possibility – that you may not be a card carrying member of Red Sox Nation come the next Tuesdays with Smitty. Note to […]

On the Pitch with an American Novice: Focus on MLS

Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. In last week’s “On the Pitch,” I gave the MLS a chance. I watched my very first regular season game and kept a diary of my impressions. I admit that I came into it with a fair amount of pessimism. I decided to dig a little deeper and […]

Performance of the Week (POTW) 7/20-7/27

I gotta give credit where credit is due: Joba Chamberlain earns my POTW. I know Manny was not in the lineup, and Ortiz made his first major league appearance since an injury, but Chamberlain tossing seven shutout frames was impressive. Who gets your POTW?

Coming soon: Frozen Pond Diary

The Clipboard is proud to announce plans to host the Frozen Pond Diary – an up close look at junior hockey through the eyes of Mike Gionta. Mike plays with the Queen City Steam of the the Central States Hockey League (CSHL) – a tier III Junior A hockey league in the United States. To […]

Tuesdays with Smitty: A Midseason Review

Now that the All-Star game has come and gone – let’s take a look at where teams are halfway through the season and how my predictions are looking. Grim? Maybe? On target? Well, I won’t go that far yet, but let’s see how I did: American League: American League East – Smitty’s Pick: Boston Red […]