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Did you hear about Tony Allen? When the Celtics were measured for their championship rings, Allen asked to have his ring fitted for his right pinkie.

So don’t be surprised if you see the following notation this week in a Boston box score:

Allen, DNP (dislocated finger).


“That little pinkie will have to do some weight training to keep that thing up,” Ray Allen told the Boston Herald.


Is it just me, or is Spurs coach Gregg Popovich starting to look like Steve Carrell in “Evan Almighty”?


I see Rays manager Joe Maddon, old schooler that he is, squeezed home a run the other night. He must be saving the hidden ball trick for later.


And finally, we close with a few words from Ty Cobb in 1916:

“The managers have the game by the throat.

“Their cry is all for machine baseball.

“Perhaps the average team can perform better work when directed by one dominant policy.

“The trick play is going, and it will be too bad when it goes.

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