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Rob Bradford
September 30, 2018 - 11:08 pm
It was perhaps the biggest takeaway Saturday and might have also highlighted Sunday's regular-season finale as well. Consider it the two-day education of Eduardo Rodriguez. After Saturday's lackluster relief outing, in which Rodriguez allowed three runs on four hits with two walks over his two...
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Rob Bradford
September 30, 2018 - 7:46 pm
It wasn't surprising news, but at least it was some sort of formal announcement regarding the Red Sox' upcoming American League Division Series. After his team's 108th win of the season -- a regular-season-ending, 10-2 win over the Yankees -- Alex Cora revealed that Chris Sale and David Price would...
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Alex Reimer
September 30, 2018 - 5:45 pm
At this point, seemingly everybody has been briefed on Tom Brady’s stringent lifestyle and training regiment. There are TB12-approved snack packs, electrolytes, resistence bans, pajamas and one massive coffee table book. Brady even wore a shirt that reads “pliability” at the podium earlier this...
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Rob Bradford
September 30, 2018 - 4:36 pm
There aren't too many players the manager feels it necessary to take out of a game in order to get a round of applause from the Fenway Park crowd. But Mookie Betts earned the right to fit that bill. After running out to his spot in right field to start the third inning Sunday afternoon, Alex Cora...
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Rob Bradford
September 29, 2018 - 12:31 pm
The Red Sox may be taking the postseason one game at a time, but they won't be afraid to talk about more than that. Speaking before his team's second-to-last regular-season game Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he is encouraging his team to verbalize the loftiest of goals heading through the...
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Josue Pavon
September 29, 2018 - 7:40 am
The Celtics finished the 2017-18 season averaging more 3-point attempts than most teams in the league. It was a big part of their identity, and if there's one thing we learned from Boston's preseason opener against the Hornets on Friday is that not a lot has changed. The Celtics chucked up 47...
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Josue Pavon
September 29, 2018 - 7:29 am
Gordon Hayward returned to NBA play for the first time since the opening quarter of the 2017-18 Celtics season. Hayward, who was greeted to a standing ovation in Chapel Hill, N.C. prior to tip-off against the Hornets, earned his first bucket of the night on a put-back off of a missed layup by...
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Rob Bradford
September 28, 2018 - 11:47 pm
East Bridgewater football is rarely going to win out over the Red Sox vs. Yankees, even if you're simply a paying customer. But it did Friday night. Alex Cora and Dave Dombrowski made sure of it. Early Friday Dana LeVangie got the call from Cora telling him the team didn't want the pitching coach...
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Rob Bradford
September 28, 2018 - 9:23 pm
Rafael Devers might be figuring this third base thing out at just the right time. After struggling for most of the season, making the second-most errors (23) in the major leagues despite playing in just 113 games in the field, Devers has suddenly looked like a capable third baseman. That fact was...
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Rob Bradford
September 28, 2018 - 5:36 pm
Alex Cora believes the Red Sox have identified what is causing the drop in Chris Sale's velocity. Arm extension. "I haven’t sat down with Dana (LeVangie), CB (Craig Bjornson), but we’ll talk about it during the day," Cora said. "They’ll explain to me what they saw and what’s going to work. ... It’s...
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