Odds/Numbers for 6/11

MLB

951 WASHINGTON NATIONALS (R) Jackson, E 8 8 / 8o09 8o15 +1.5(-150)
952 TORONTO BLUE JAYS (R) Morrow, B -145 -145 / -155 / -160 -156 -1.5(+130)
TV: MASN, SN1, DTV: 640, 721, 722
953 NEW YORK YANKEES (R) Nova, I -107 -108 / -110 / -115 -110 -1.5(+140)
954 ATLANTA BRAVES (R) Delgado, R 9u07 9u07 / 9u16 9u15 +1.5(-160)
TV: YES, FS-South, DTV: 631, 646, 723, 724
955 BOSTON RED SOX (R) Beckett, J -105 -105 / -104 / -115 -106 -1.5(+145)
956 MIAMI MARLINS (R) Johnson, J 8 8 / 8u16 / 8u15 8u20 +1.5(-165)
BOS-CF-Jacoby Ellsbury-OUT | TV: NESN, FS-Florida, ESPN, DTV: 206, 628, 654, 725, 726
957 LOS ANGELES ANGELS (R) Richards, G 7o10 7o10 / 7o15 / 7o20 7o25 +1.5(-230)
958 LOS ANGELES DODGERS (L) Capuano, C -118 -130 / -125 / -120 -107 -1.5(+190)
LAD-CF-Matt Kemp-OUT | TV: FS-West, Prime Ticket, DTV: 692, 693, 727, 728

NHL

11 NEW JERSEY DEVILS 4.5u15 4.5u15 / 4.5u20 4.5u15 +1.5(-240)
12 LOS ANGELES KINGS -170 -170 / -165 -170 -1.5(+200)
TV: NBC, CBC, RDS

Odds/Numbers for 6/9

NBA

727 BOSTON CELTICS 180 179 / 178.5 / 178 178.5 +350
728 MIAMI HEAT -7.5 -07 -8 -05 / -7.5 -05 / -7.5 -8 -450
TV: ESPN, DTV: 206

MLB

951 SAN DIEGO PADRES (R) Cashner, A 8.5 8.5 / 8.5u15 / 8.5 8.5o15 +1.5(-170)
952 MILWAUKEE BREWERS (R) Fiers, M -139 -139 -140 -1.5(+150)
TV: FS-San Diego, Wisconsin, DTV: 669, 694, 735, 736
953 CHICAGO CUBS (R) Samardzija, J 8o20 8o20 8o15 +1.5(-170)
954 MINNESOTA TWINS (L) Diamond, S -115 -115 -122 -1.5(+150)
TV: Comcast (Chicago), FS-North, DTV: 665, 668, 721, 722
955 TEXAS RANGERS (R) Feldman, S -103 -103 / -106 / -109 -105 -1.5(+155)
956 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (R) Vogelsong, R 8 8 8u20 +1.5(-175)
TV: FS-Southwest, Comcast (Bay), DTV: 676, 696, 724, 725
957 WASHINGTON NATIONALS (L) Gonzalez, G -104 -104 / -120 / -110 -110 -1.5(+145)
958 BOSTON RED SOX (R) Matsuzaka, D 8.5o15 8.5o15 / 8.5o20 8.5o25 +1.5(-165)
BOS-CF-Jacoby Ellsbury-OUT | TV: MASN, NESN, DTV: 628, 640, 727, 728
959 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (R) Worley, V
960 BALTIMORE ORIOLES (R) Hunter, T
PHI-CF-Hunter Pence-? | PHI-1B-Ryan Howard-OUT | TV: Comcast (Philadelphia), MASN2, DTV: 641, 725, 726
961 TORONTO BLUE JAYS (R) Hutchison, D 8.5u20 8.5u20 / 8.5u25 8 +1.5(-165)
962 ATLANTA BRAVES (R) Hanson, T -145 -145 -140 -1.5(+152)
TV: SN1, FS-South, DTV: 646, 729, 730
963 DETROIT TIGERS (R) Verlander, J -143 -143 / -141 / -145 -150 -1.5(+118)
964 CINCINNATI REDS (R) Arroyo, B 7.5u15 7.5u15 +1.5(-128)
TV: FS-Detroit, Ohio, DTV: 661, 663, 737, 738
965 LOS ANGELES ANGELS (R) Haren, D -134 -134 / -130 / -140 -145 -1.5(+117)
966 COLORADO ROCKIES (L) Francis, J 9.5 9.5o15 / 9.5o20 / 9.5o25 10o15 +1.5(-127)
TV: FS-West, ROOT (Rocky Mountain), DTV: 683, 692, 731, 732
967 HOUSTON ASTROS (R) Lyles, J 8.5u15 8.5u15 +1.5(-105)
968 CHICAGO WHITE SOX (L) Sale, C -205 -210 / -220 / -230 -240 -1.5(-103)
TV: FS-Houston, WGN (America), DTV: 307, 678, 733, 734
969 NEW YORK METS (R) Gee, D 9.5u20 9.5u20 / 9.5u15 / 9.5 9.5o15 +1.5(-144)
970 NEW YORK YANKEES (R) Hughes, P -150 -150 -155 -1.5(+133)
TV: FOX
971 KANSAS CITY ROYALS (R) Mazzaro, V 7.5u20 7.5u20 7o20 +1.5(-168)
972 PITTSBURGH PIRATES (R) Mcdonald, J -155 -155 / -165 -155 -1.5(+155)
TV: FOX
973 CLEVELAND INDIANS (R) Masterson, J 8.5o20 9u20 / 9 / 9u15 9 +1.5(-168)
974 ST LOUIS CARDINALS (R) Lohse, K -138 -138 / -136 -145 -1.5(+155)
TV: FOX
975 TAMPA BAY RAYS (L) Moore, M 7.5o15 7.5o15 +1.5(-208)
976 MIAMI MARLINS (R) Zambrano, C -135 -131 / -140 / -135 -130 -1.5(+190)
TAM-3B-Evan Longoria-OUT | TV: FOX
977 LOS ANGELES DODGERS (L) Kershaw, C -135 -135 / -133 / -145 -140 -1.5(+129)
978 SEATTLE MARINERS (L) Vargas, J 6.5u15 6.5u15 / 6.5 / 6.5o15 6.5 +1.5(-140)
LAD-CF-Matt Kemp-OUT | TV: FOX
979 OAKLAND ATHLETICS (R) Parker, J 9u20 9o15 / 9u15 / 9 9o15 +1.5(-162)
980 ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (R) Cahill, T -140 -140 -1.5(+149)
TV: Comcast (California), FS-Arizona, DTV: 686, 698, 739, 740

NHL

9 LOS ANGELES KINGS 4.5o10 +104 / +103 / -105 -110 +1.5(-380)
10 NEW JERSEY DEVILS -115 4.5o10 / 4.5o15 4.5 -1.5(+280)
Time-change to 08:20pm EDT | TV: NBC, CBC, RDS

Odds/Numbers for 6/2

NBA

713 SAN ANTONIO SPURS 202.5 202 / 202.5 / 202 201.5 +155
714 OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER -4 +02 -3.5 -05 / -3 -05 / -3.5 -05 -3.5 -175
TV: , DTV: 245

MLB

901 ATLANTA BRAVES (R) Beachy, B 6.5u20 6.5u20 / 6.5 6.5o15 +1.5(-190) betting closed
902 WASHINGTON NATIONALS (R) Strasburg, S -130 -127 -1.5(+165)
Overnight Pitching Change: Washington – S. Strasburg for G. Gonzalez (L) TV: FS-South, MASN, DTV: 640, 646, 725, 726
903 MIAMI MARLINS (R) Nolasco, R 7.5 7.5 7.5u15 +1.5(-160)
904 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (L) Hamels, C -165 -165 / -160 / -150 -153 -1.5(+140)
PHI-1B-Ryan Howard-OUT TV: FS-Florida, Comcast (Philadelphia), DTV: 654, 727, 728
905 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (R) Lynn, L -135 -130 / -125 / -120 -105 -1.5(+150)
906 NEW YORK METS (R) Dickey, R 7o20 7o20 / 7o25 / 7.5 7.5u15 +1.5(-170)
TV: FS-Midwest, WPIX, DTV: 671, 735, 736
907 LOS ANGELES DODGERS (R) Harang, A 10.5u20 10.5u15 / 10.5 / 10.5o20 10.5o15 +1.5(-155)
908 COLORADO ROCKIES (R) Nicasio, J -135 -135 / -140 -138 -1.5(+135)
LAD-CF-Matt Kemp-OUT TV: FS-Prime Ticket, ROOT (Rocky Mountain), DTV: 683, 693, 729, 730
909 PITTSBURGH PIRATES (L) Bedard, E 7.5u20 7.5u20 / 7.5u15 / 7.5u20 7.5u25 +1.5(-170)
910 MILWAUKEE BREWERS (R) Marcum, S -160 -160 / -155 / -150 -140 -1.5(+150)
MIL-LF-Ryan Braun-quot;?quot; TV: No scheduled television
911 CHICAGO CUBS (R) Garza, M 6.5u20 6.5u20 / 6.5u25 6.5u30 +1.5(-170)
912 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (R) Cain, M -165 -165 / -160 -157 -1.5(+150)
TV: FOX
913 ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (R) Hudson, D 6.5 6.5 / 6.5u20 6.5u15 +1.5(-240)
914 SAN DIEGO PADRES (R) Volquez, E -120 -120 -110 -1.5(+200)
TV: FOX
915 CINCINNATI REDS (R) Latos, M -120 -120 / -125 -124 -1.5(+125)
916 HOUSTON ASTROS (L) Rodriguez, W 7.5 7.5 / 7.5u15 / 7.5u20 7.5u25 +1.5(-145)
TV: FOX
917 BOSTON RED SOX (L) Doubront, F -115 -115 / -120 -108 -1.5(+145)
918 TORONTO BLUE JAYS (R) Drabek, K 10 10 / 10u15 10u20 +1.5(-165)
BOS-CF-Jacoby Ellsbury-OUT TV: NESN, SN1, DTV: 628, 721, 722
919 OAKLAND ATHLETICS (R) Mccarthy, B 8o20 8o20 / 8 8o15 +1.5(-180)
920 KANSAS CITY ROYALS (R) Hochevar, L -115 -115 / -120 -125 -1.5(+160)
TV: Comcast (California), FS-Kansas City, DTV: 672, 698, 723, 724
921 BALTIMORE ORIOLES (L) Matusz, B 8u20 8u25 / 7.5 / 7.5u15 7.5u20 +1.5(-165)
922 TAMPA BAY RAYS (R) Hellickson, J -170 -165 / -160 / -150 -144 -1.5(+145)
TAM-3B-Evan Longoria-OUT TV: MASN2, SunSports, DTV: 641, 653, 733, 734
923 SEATTLE MARINERS (R) Noesi, H 9 9 / 9u20 9u25 +1.5(-155)
924 CHICAGO WHITE SOX (R) Floyd, G -165 -175 / -170 / -160 -144 -1.5(+135)
TV: ROOT (Northwest), WGN (America), DTV: 307, 687, 731, 732
925 NEW YORK YANKEES (R) Kuroda, H -125 -125 -107 -1.5(+140)
926 DETROIT TIGERS (R) Porcello, R 9.5 9.5 9.5u15 +1.5(-160)
Time-change to 07:15pm EDT TV: FOX
927 MINNESOTA TWINS (R) Walters, P 9 9 / 9u15 / 9u20 9u25 +1.5(-170)
928 CLEVELAND INDIANS (R) Tomlin, J -125 -125 / -130 / -140 -136 -1.5(+150)
TV: FOX
929 TEXAS RANGERS (R) Darvish, Y -125 7.5u15 7.5u20 -1.5(+155)
930 LOS ANGELES ANGELS (L) Wilson, C 7.5u15 +105 / +100 / -105 -107 +1.5(-175)
TV: FS-Southwest, West, DTV: 676, 692, 737, 738

NHL

3 LOS ANGELES KINGS -109 4.5o10 4.5o15 -1.5(+290)
4 NEW JERSEY DEVILS 4.5o10 +101 / -105 / -110 -115 +1.5(-390)
TV: NBC, CBC, RDS

Odds/Numbers for 5/30

NBA

707 BOSTON CELTICS 177.5u13 177.5u13 / 177.5 177 +340
708 MIAMI HEAT -7.5 -7.5 -08 / -7.5 -07 / -7.5 -8 -440
MIA-F-Chris Bosh-OUT TV: ESPN, DTV: 206

MLB

951 SAN DIEGO PADRES (R) Bass, A betting closed
952 CHICAGO CUBS (R) Dempster, R -133 -133 / -145 / -140 -135
TV: FS-San Diego, Comcast (Chicago), DTV: 665, 694, 724, 725
953 CINCINNATI REDS (R) Cueto, J -130 -130 / -135 -130 -1.5(+138) betting closed
954 PITTSBURGH PIRATES (R) Burnett, A 7 7 / 7u15 7u20 +1.5(-150)
TV: FS-Ohio, ROOT (Pittsburgh), DTV: 659, 661, 726, 727
955 WASHINGTON NATIONALS (R) Wang, C 8u10 8 / 8u15 / 8 8o20 +1.5(-153) betting closed
956 MIAMI MARLINS (R) Johnson, J -155 -155 -165 -1.5(+141)
TV: MASN2, FS-Florida, DTV: 641, 654, 736, 737
957 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS (R) Lohse, K 8 8o15 / 8o20 / 8.5o15 8.5 +1.5(-196) betting closed
958 ATLANTA BRAVES (R) Hudson, T -117 -117 -125 -1.5(+180)
TV: FS-Midwest, SportSouth, DTV: 649, 671, 734, 735
959 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES (L) Lee, C -140 -140 / -145 / -140 -142 -1.5(+119)
960 NEW YORK METS (R) Gee, D 7.5u20 7.5u20 / 7o20 / 7o15 7 +1.5(-129)
PHI-1B-Ryan Howard-OUT TV: PHL17, SNY, DTV: 639, 732, 733
961 HOUSTON ASTROS (R) Harrell, L 10u10 10u10 / 10o13 / 10o15 10 +1.5(-143)
962 COLORADO ROCKIES (L) Friedrich, C -145 -145 / -155 -153 -1.5(+132)
TV: FS-Houston, ROOT (Rocky Mountain), DTV: 678, 683, 740, 741
963 MILWAUKEE BREWERS (R) Gallardo, Y 6o15 6o15 / 6 6u15 +1.5(-164)
964 LOS ANGELES DODGERS (L) Kershaw, C -160 -160 / -165 -160 -1.5(+151)
TV: FS-Wisconsin, Prime Ticket, DTV: 669, 693, 744, 745
965 ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS (R) Kennedy, I 7u15 7u15 / 7u20 / 7u25 6.5o15 +1.5(-216)
966 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (R) Lincecum, T -120 -120 / -125 / -120 -114 -1.5(+198)
TV: FS-Arizona, Comcast (Bay), DTV: 686, 696, 746, 747
967 KANSAS CITY ROYALS (L) Chen, B 8.5u10 8.5 / 8.5u15 / 8.5u20 8 +1.5(-190)
968 CLEVELAND INDIANS (R) Gomez, J -125 -130 / -125 / -119 -120 -1.5(+165)
TV: No scheduled television
969 CHICAGO WHITE SOX (L) Quintana, J 8u14 7.5 / 7.5o15 / 7.5 7.5o15 +1.5(-170)
970 TAMPA BAY RAYS (R) Cobb, A -130 -130 / -135 / -140 -135 -1.5(+150)
TAM-3B-Evan Longoria-OUT TV: WGN (America), SunSports, DTV: 307, 653, 721, 722
971 OAKLAND ATHLETICS (R) Ross, T 8.5o25 9u15 / 9u25 / 8.5 8.5u15 +1.5(-200)
972 MINNESOTA TWINS (L) Liriano, F -119 -119 / -120 -116 -1.5(+170)
TV: No scheduled television
973 BALTIMORE ORIOLES (R) Hammel, J 8.5u15 8.5u15 8.5u20 +1.5(-180)
974 TORONTO BLUE JAYS (R) Morrow, B -136 -140 / -135 / -130 -125 -1.5(+165)
TV: MASN, SN1, DTV: 640, 728, 729
975 DETROIT TIGERS (L) Smyly, D 9o15 9o15 / 9.5u07 / 9.5u15 9.5o15 +1.5(-166)
976 BOSTON RED SOX (L) Lester, J -143 -145 / -140 / -135 -130 -1.5(+153)
BOS-CF-Jacoby Ellsbury-OUT TV: FS-Detroit, NESN, DTV: 628, 663, 730, 731
977 SEATTLE MARINERS (R) Beavan, B 10u15 10o15 / 10 / 10u15 10u20 +1.5(-104)
978 TEXAS RANGERS (L) Holland, D -239 -239 / -240 -230 -1.5(-104)
TV: ROOT (Northwest), FS-Southwest, DTV: 676, 687, 738, 739
979 NEW YORK YANKEES (R) Nova, I 8.5u10 8.5u10 / 8.5u15 8 +1.5(-203)
980 LOS ANGELES ANGELS (R) Santana, E -117 -117 / -125 / -120 -115 -1.5(+186)
TV: YES, FS-West, ESPN 2, DTV: 631, 692, 742, 743

NHL

1 LOS ANGELES KINGS -120 -120 -115 -1.5(+255)
2 NEW JERSEY DEVILS 4.5o20 4.5o20 +1.5(-330)
TV: NBC, CBC

Boston Sports Review

I thought I’d go and talk about what has been going on within the past few days in the Boston sports hemisphere. The Red Sox are starting to finally gel and the pitching staff is finally starting to get their stuff together. The Celtics are battling through the playoffs, and I really mean battling. They are fighting through injuries, fatigue and a tough 76ers team. All in all, things are looking good if you’re a Boston sports fan, because as we all know, things can change in an instant.

After seeing one of most beloved teams in Boston sports fall, the Boston Bruins, a lot of people needed someone else to root for. The Bruins series was a heart breaking one, they had so many chances to take the series and especially take Game 7. I think that all Bruins fans will join me in saying that Bruins goalie, Tim Thomas, was not as great as he has once been. He gave up too many easy, should be save goals that ended up costing the Bruins. As the 2 seed, us Boston fans expected a lot more out of the club, but what are you going to do, just need to move onto the next team.

Which leads me to talking about the Boston Celtics. We are a lucky bunch of fans in Boston. We are able to move from season to season, team to team, and continually watch winning teams, usually. The C’s have been battling throughout the season and are now in the 2nd round of the NBA Playoffs. They were able to fight off a feisty, young, and athletic Atlanta Hawks in 6 games, 4-2. With great performances by “The Truth”, KG and Rondo (Except for chest bumping ref Marc Davis), helped the C’s pull through yet another series as a team. In this 2nd round matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Celtics were able to steal Game 1 at home. Although they did not play well, Rajon Rondo’s triple double helped power the Celtics past the 76ers, 92-91. Rondo had 17 assists, 13 points and 12 rebounds for his eighth career playoff triple-double. He had six points, five assists and four rebounds in the fourth quarter, when the Celtics went on a 23-7 run to turn a double-digit deficit into a six-point lead with 78 seconds to play. KG, who was no slouch himself, had 29 points, his most in the regular or postseason this year — and added 11 rebounds. Paul Pierce and Ray Allen have really been non existent throughout this series due to injuries and that is what hurt them in Game 2. Pierce, who has been trying to nurse an MCL sprain, has been hobbling and gimping up and down the floor. Allen, who has been nursing a foot and ankle injury just about all year, has not been himself. He does not have the ability to fly off screens for jump shots like he usually does. In Game 2, the Celtics did not play their best game and it ultimately hurt them. They again were able to steal a lead away from the 76ers in the 4th quarter, but Philly took it right back and held on to win 82-81. Every time the Celtics appeared to have regained the momentum, the Sixers came up with an answer. The Sixers kept hitting timely shot after timely shot, and as a Celts fan you were just thinking, when will it end? And unfortunately it never did. Boston went without a point for 4:40, finally scoring when Pierce made two free throws with 2.4 seconds left in the period. The biggest moment of the game came when Kevin Garnett was setting a screen for Ray Allen in the final moments of the game. It may have been the right call, but as a referee do you make that call that late in the game? I believe as a basketball player myself, you need to let the players decide the outcome of the game rather than the refs. I do believe it was a moving screen, the video shows it. But was it the right call at that time in the game, I don’t think so. So I look forward to the Celtics going to Philly, where they absolutely need to steal one.

The Boston Red Sox, as we know, have been somewhat of a disappointment this year. With new manager Bobby Valentine at the helm, the Sox have gotten off to a rough start. They began the first 10 games of the season, 4-6. But went on to lose 5 in a row, then win 6 in a row, then lose another 5 in a row. If you are talking inconsistency, you are talking Red Sox baseball this year. And unfortunately you can’t place the blame on the hitting. The pitching staff has been anything less than brutal this year and it is the Sox’ number one problem. The Red Sox top 3 pitchers, Josh Beckett, Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz, have combined to win 9 games in 22 starts. Miraculously, I don’t know how, but Clay Buchholz is 4-1 with an 8.31 ERA. The hitters are getting the job done but the pitchers have not been. Which leads me to my next point, these past 5 games the Red Sox starters have all looked like Cy Young out there. There combined ERA over the last 5 starts is 1.57. That is incredible. The Sox have gotten great starts out of Daniel Bard, Felix Doubront, and their big 3. They have let up 8 runs in the past 5, with 5 of them coming in one game (Buchholz pitched, I guess that’s where the ERA comes from). But the last three starts may have been the best they have gotten all year. Daniel Bard threw a 7 hit, one run gem against the Indians. Jon Lester may have thrown one of his best games ever, in a complete game, 8 hit, 1 run win against the Mariners. And today, Josh Beckett, who has not been on the top of everyone’s happy list as of late, threw a 1 run, 9 K game today on his birthday. And let’s not forget about the offense i these past 5 games either. The offense has produced 34 runs in the past 5 games, with every player stepping up to the plate and bringing great confidence. The Sox are starting to put it together and I like what I am seeing. I know that many people are going to say, “Well all these games are against pretty poor teams…” Well I don’t really care and I will tell you why. Yes, I know you’re supposed to beat the bad teams, but I also know that sports is just as much mental as it is physical, and that’s why these games are important. They are giving the Red Sox a confidence that they have needed, and I hope they can ride it out.

The 25 Best Nicknames in Sports: 10-6

10) “Shoeless” Joe Jackson

If you’re a baseball fan, you know who Joe Jackson is. One of the greatest players to ever play the game, he had his career cut short due to the Black Sox Scandal in 1919. He is the one and only “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. You’ve seen Field of Dreams, right? This nickname is as iconic as any in baseball history. From the “Shoeless” Joe Jackson website:

“He received his nickname “Shoeless”, after playing in a minor league game in his stockings because a new pair of cleats had given him blisters on his feet the previous day.”

9) Pete Rose “Charlie Hustle”

Plain and simple, Pete Rose is one of the greatest hitters to ever play baseball. Rose holds the record for hits with 4256, and he may also be the worst gambler to ever play baseball too. Pete Rose was known for always hustling and always running out every play. Things you rarely see in today’s game. Supposedly, this is how Rose got his nickname:

“Got the nickname “Charlie Hustle” during a spring training game against the New York Yankees in his rookie season (1963). Rose drew a walk and sprinted to first, prompting Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford to yell from the dugout, “There goes Charlie Hustle!” The nickname stuck.”

8) Jack Nicklaus “The Golden Bear”

The greatest golfer of all time, so the name is obviously known. It is as iconic as they come and he covers all the bases for nicknames. “The” Nicknames: He’s got this one covered. “Gold” Nicknames: Ditto for this one. Animal Nicknames: Another common trope of the nicknaming game. The fact that Jack Nicklaus’ moniker manages to cover all three of these common nicknaming practices is epic. Jack Nicklaus will always be known and “The Golden Bear” will be around forever.

7) “Super” Mario Lemieux

When you can accurately describe a player’s abilities while making a video game reference, you’ve just nailed a winning nickname. And that’s what Mario Lemieux has been able to do. One of the greats in the game of hockey, Lemieux has been able to take one of the best nicknames of all times. Everyone knows the Super Mario video games, which helps make this name that much more popular.

6) Ted Williams “The Splendid Splinter”

Ted Williams goes by a couple nicknames, it can either be this one or the well known, “Teddy Ballgame”. Known as being one of the greatest hitters ever, “The Splendid Splinter” fits him perfect. And how cool of a nickname is that anyhow. To any baseball fan, this name is as iconic as they come. And forget it if your from Boston, he may as well be a God.