By Adam Hart
Twitter is awesome. The latest example came Tuesday night when it provided a glimpse into the relationships between Patriots players, formerly masked by dull locker room interviews.
It started with a tweet by Chad Ochocinco:
The answer is most definitely "no," as proven by the photo uploaded by No. 85:
Albert Haynesworth, fresh off a court appearance in D.C.;
Chad Ochocinco, just returned from The Land of Oz; Vince Wilfork. TWITPIC
Those red shoes can't save Ocho from 600-plus pounds of fury. Since he was in on the joke, Wilfork tweeted with a level of faux-anger typically reserved for TV star wrestling:
Wilfork is a stickler for spelling. What he didn't count on, though, was Ocho having a passable excuse:
Them's fighting words. No, not really. Because Ocho jokingly claimed he already won in a post-pic throwdown.
Ocho totally LMAO'd at that.
If only Albert Haynesworth was on twitter. We'd get a great response, like "Go Patriots" or something.
If you're upset with the way the Red Sox have played recently, well, David Price understands.
But things, he vows, will get better. And he adds that it's only when you've been in the deepest valley that you can appreciate the highest mountain.
Or something like that . . .
After Eduardo Rodriguez's horrific performance Monday night against the Rays -- 11 hits and 9 earned runs allowed in 2 2/3 innings, leading to a 12-6 Red Sox loss to a team that entered the game riding an 11-game losing streak -- the Sox succumbed to the obvious and shipped him back to Pawtucket. And they got no argument from Sean McAdam. "I think this is the right move," CSN's Red Sox Insider told Dalen Cuff on Monday night's SportsNet Central. "Because, clearly, the step forward that [Rodriguez] took, however small, last week was more than wiped out and (he) regressed this evening the way he pitched. And things have to be worked out, both in terms of execution and his approach . . . " In six starts this season covering 29 1/3 innings -- less than five innings a start -- Rodriguez has been, in a word, awful. His 1-3 record is bad enough, but couple that with an 8.59 ERA, an opponents' batting average of .315, a WHIP of 1.74 and nine home runs allowed (a rate that projects out to about 45 homers allowed in a 150-inning season), and you can see why a change had to be made. “The bottom line is, [Rodriguez] is capable of more," said manager John Farrell. But now comes the next question: Who replaces him? And that, noted McAdam, has no easy answer. "What it means for the rotation going forward is completely uncertain," McAdam told Cuff. "In fact, (Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski) told us that there was no corresponding move. Of course, because this turn doesn't come up in the rotation for another five days with the off-day Thursday, it's not anything they need to address (immediately). And in all likelihood, they'll probably get somebody to pitch out of the bullpen here until that turn comes up." So the Sox get five days to ponder a problem that seems, in many ways unsolvable. "[There] aren't a lot of good candidates internally," McAdam noted, "and it's unlikely there's going to be any sort of trade . . . in the next four days to fill that spot." STARTS: 6
INNINGS: 29 1/3
OPP. AVERAGE: .315
HOME RUNS ALLOWED: 9