Hey, it's early. He's still got plenty of time to work out the kinks.
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.
Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett appear to be on the move. While the teams have yet to officially announce the trade, barring any medical snafus or no-trade clause invocations, this crazy deal appears to be a crazy done deal.
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…
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:
Carl Crawford suffered a "a mild left groin strain" hustling for a triple during a minor league rehab game. He will resume his rehab stint after at least five days. It's a bummer for Crawford and the Red Sox, but it may be a welcome respite as New England residents perpetuate stereotypes.
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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…
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Carl Crawford signing with Boston throws just about everything off balance in the AL. Really, it's all Ted Lerner's fault.
Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and internets to bring you everything you need to know to start your day.
Down 6-0 to the Rangers in the 8th, Carl Crawford swung at the first pitch and grounded out to second. The fans chanted his name anyway since it was probably his last game as a Ray at Tropicana Field.
Here's Crawford taking a pickoff throw in a very sensitive area. He would leave the game, with our sympathies.
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