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SEASONS CHANGE: 2016, APRIL, MLB & NBA…and

Hello everyone, I have just filed my taxes and have already spent my refund.  This past Sunday skate punks were sporting shorts while just this time last week the Red Sox vs. Indians game in Cleveland was postponed due to snow.  Ah, the ambivalence of April which “comes in like a lamb and leaves like a lion.”  While the symbolism is right I don’t believe sheep are found on the African savanna.

No matter.

To continue the theme of naturalistic metaphors April represents the dovetailing of numerous phenomena; among them the end of the NBA’s regular season and the beginning of MLB.

The Red Sox are 2 weeks into the 162 game marathon that is MLB and yet Clay Bucholz is NOT on the Disabled List…yet.

The Celts have 1 game left and are not sure as of yet who they will oppose.  Playoff intensity is… intense.

This humble data entry clerk will break down  April into the pageant of possibilities that it is.

PERSONAL FAN STYLE(S)

NBA: Frustrated jock

MLB: Fermented fan

IT’S FOR THE CHILDREN

NBA: Nerf ball

MLB: Wiffle ball

CONTRIBUTING TO THE DELINQUENCY OF A MINOR

NBA: Lapera’s driveway

MLB: Self hitting contests with Richard Brody and Emil Wolf at Sands Point Academy

FOOTWEAR

NBA: Kicks

MLB: Cleats

GET A MOVE ON

NBA: Hops

MLB: Wheels

HEAD HONCHO

NBA: Adam Silver

MLB: Rob Manfred

LOGO:

NBA: Jerry West

MLB: Harmon Killebrew

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

NBA: TD Bank North Garden

MLB: Fenway Park

PARKING

NBA: “Didn’t he play for the Bruins?”

MLB: $100 for a SUV at the Mobil at Boylston and Ipswich

LOCAL WILDLIFE

NBA: Scalpers by entrance of North Garden

MLB: Rats by food stands on Yawkey Way

EVERGREEN

NBA: Tommy Heinsohn

MLB: Fenway Park’s Green Monster

LONG BALL

NBA: Steph Curry

MLB: David Ortiz

SCRAPPY

NBA: Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas

MLB: Sox’ Dustin Pedroia

HAIR CARE PRODUCTS

NBA: Celtic Jared Sullinger’s dyed a color not found in nature fauxhawk

MLB: Sox’ Hanley Ramirez’ dreadlocks

MIA

NBA: Celtic Craig Zeller’s playing time

MLB: NESN’s Don Orsillo

BMI

NBA: Celtic Jared Sullinger, 6’9′ 260 lbs.

MLB: Sox’ Pablo Sandoval, 5’11’ 255 lbs

TIME BEGINS

NBA: Tip off

MLB “Play ball”

TIME STANDS STILL

NBA: 25 minutes to play the last 2 minutes

MLB:  By the time David Ortiz spits on his hands, adjusts his jock, straightens his helmet and steps in and  out of the box Trump might well be elected

TIME AFTER TIME

NBA: 25 minutes to play 5 minutes/OT

MLB: It ain’t over ’til it’s over/Extra innings

TIME TO RETIRE

NBA: Koby Bryant

MLB: David Ortiz

CELEBRATE DIVERSITY

NBA: Celtics play the first black player in the NBA, Chuck Cooper in 1950

MLB: Red Sox play Pumpsie Green; the last team in MLB to have a black player in 1959

BEST MONTH

NBA: April!

MLB: April!

So there you have it with April coming in like a lion but leaving like a lamb although hopefully not leaving in the 1st round of the NBA Eastern playoffs or with whatever malady Clay Bucholz is sure to be inflicted with on a day-to-day basis.

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  1. April 27, 2016 at 7:35 pm

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