Carl Crawford Says The Boston Media "Was The Worst Thing I've Ever Experienced In My Life"

Carl Crawford spent most of two miserable, injury-plagued, lucrative seasons in Boston. But he's a free man, having been shipped to L.A. when the Red Sox decided to blow up everything. He's fighting lingering effects from Tommy John surgery, and may not be ready for opening day, but at least he's found his smile again. »3/07/13 3:10pm3/07/13 3:10pm

That Crazy Red Sox/Dodgers Trade Will Never Happen, But Could You Imagine? [UPDATES]

Carl Crawford cleared waivers a couple weeks ago. Josh Beckett is on the wire too. Today, it was reported that Adrian Gonzalez was claimed by the Dodgers. The Red Sox want to get younger and cheaper. The Dodgers have the means, motive and opportunity to go for a title now. These are all the ingredients you need to… »8/24/12 4:25pm8/24/12 4:25pm

Cop Who Called Carl Crawford A "Monday," Which Is A Racial Slur, Has Been Fired

In what is surely one of the most head-scratchiest instances of racism directed toward an athlete, the Massachusetts cop who heckled Carl Crawford during a minor-league rehab assignment in New Hampshire has been fired by his town's mayor, after being suspended for the past week. The Boston Globe has the full details: »7/26/12 9:45pm7/26/12 9:45pm

Pitchers Hooked On Beer, Fried Chicken, And Video Games! Francona On Pills! The Boston Globe's Version Of The 2011 Red Sox Collapse

It took two weeks, but the Boston Globe has produced the definitive grisly autopsy of the 2011 Boston Red Sox meltdown, and it's lurid, all right. (You'll recall that the team collapsed in epic fashion and missed the playoffs.) The Globe's story is full of drink and drugs and player grousing, but the story's existence… »10/12/11 2:40am10/12/11 2:40am