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Dan Shaughnessy

Toronto folks know nothing of disappointment

Picked-up pieces while blowing out the candles on Kevin Garnett’s 37th birthday cake . . .

What do we make of Gronk? He’s having a fourth surgery on his arm this week and had an MRI on his back. I’m worried. He’s great to watch on the football field and so much fun off the field. We saw far too little of the great Tony Conigliaro after he was beaned in 1967. Imagine if Bobby Orr could have played as many seasons as Jaromir Jagr. Is Gronk destined to be one of those great Boston athletes with a career cut short by injuries?

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