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Alex Reimer
March 06, 2019 - 2:35 pm
Nearly every single sports commentator or analyst is forced to combat some form of conflicted interest, given the prevalence of league- and team-owned networks and partnership agreements. Here in Boston, for example, the Red Sox own 70 percent of NESN and NBC Sports Boston broadcasts Celtics games...
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Nick Friar
March 06, 2019 - 11:18 am
FORT MYERS—The Red Sox had several pivotal moments throughout the 2018 postseason, especially from their pitchers. Joe Kelly re-emerged as a bullpen weapon when it seemed Boston had next to no options entering the playoffs. David Price turned the corner and made a case as the World Series MVP...
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John Tomase
March 05, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Eduardo Rodriguez's final line on Monday looked decent -- two scoreless innings, two strikeouts. But Red Sox manager Alex Cora saw something else, which is why he laid into Rodriguez after the game . Cora criticized Rodriguez for falling behind in the count and not attacking hitters, which has been...
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Mike Cratty
March 04, 2019 - 12:43 pm
If there’s anything you remember from the 2016 MLB season, it could be the rampant discussion of whether it was finally going to be the year that the Chicago Cubs broke their longstanding World Series drought. Before winning that season, their last title came 108 years ago in 1908. Their roster...
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John Tomase
March 04, 2019 - 9:36 am
Blake Swihart rejoined the Red Sox on Monday morning in Fort Myers and thanked fans, teammates and media for their support, per reporters present, including Alex Speier of the Boston Globe. Swihart left the team over the weekend following the death of his younger brother, Romell Jordan, who passed...
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John Tomase
March 03, 2019 - 12:29 pm
David Ortiz has no interest in pulling a Jason Witten. The Red Sox slugger-turned-broadcaster likes life just fine in the booth. When he hung up his spikes in 2016, he did so for good, and he feels no pull to return to the field, a la the Cowboys tight end, who broadcast one underwhelming season of...
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