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Rob Bradford
October 08, 2018 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK -- Alex Cora is shaking things up a bit for Game 3 of the American League Division Series. With the bottom of the Red Sox' lineup giving very little production through the first two games Cora is giving Brock Holt, Rafael Devers and Christian Vazquez a chance to see what they can do...
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Alex Reimer
October 08, 2018 - 2:00 pm
Former Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett gave a more forthright assessment about Christopher Columbus in six tweets than most kids learn the entire time they’re in grammar school. On Monday, the outspoken Bennett marked the Columbus Day holiday with a blunt reminder of who the revered Italian...
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Alex Reimer
October 08, 2018 - 12:55 pm
For inexplicable reasons, some sportswriters and talking heads love policing fan behavior. They actually get upset, or at least pretend to, when paying customers cup their hands around their mouths and make “boo” sounds when certain players step onto the field. This bizarre phenomenon is especially...
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Alex Reimer
October 08, 2018 - 11:08 am
Like any good Moneyball-reading millennial, I used to mock the notion that some baseball players inherently perform better in big moments than others. I believed that kind of neanderthal mindset was for the scouts who evaluate players based on their girlfriends’ looks, not general managers with Ivy...
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Aaron Halford
October 08, 2018 - 9:40 am
After being one-hit by the Tigers in Game 1 of the 2013 ALCS, the Red Sox found themselves in a similar situation in the eighth inning of Game 2. Down 5-1 and struggling offensively again, the Red Sox had a 4 percent chance of winning and evening up the series, according to Baseball-Reference. But...
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Alex Reimer
October 08, 2018 - 9:39 am
TBS analyst Ron Darling probably wishes he could have one back. During Saturday’s Red Sox-Yankees telecast, the former Mets ace used a racial slur to describe Masahiro Tanaka’s lack of command in the fourth inning. “Chink in the armor for Tanaka here,” Darling said, per the New York Daily News . “...
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Rob Bradford
October 08, 2018 - 1:44 am
NEW YORK -- There could be three more games left in this American League Division Series. And if there is, count on David Price being involved in at least one them. As a starter? Probably not. But somewhere, somehow. "We'll talk to him," said Red Sox manager Alex Cora during his Sunday media...
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Rob Bradford
October 08, 2018 - 12:40 am
NEW YORK -- Pedro Martinez was, and is, great. He was a once-in-a-lifetime experience on the mound, is a joy to listen to any time he opens his mouth and is about as good an ambassador to the game of baseball as there is. But Pedro's current existence is uncomfortable. Maybe not for all, but for...
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Matt Kalman
October 07, 2018 - 6:13 pm
Days leading up to what will be his home debut with the Bruins, Walpole native Chris Wagner contemplated a question about what the fan reaction will be like. His parents, Paul and Cindy, and his brother Paul will definitely be there. There will probably be cousins, long-lost relatives and former...
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Josue Pavon
October 07, 2018 - 1:15 pm
Following his first-half ejection against the Cavs, Celtics guard Marcus Smart still had plenty to say to J.R. Smith after the game. He admitted to inviting Smith out back while he was being escorted off the floor in the second half and said the invite for Smith and him to settle their differences...
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