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Ellsbury could DH Friday in Gulf Coast League


Ellsbury could DH Friday in Gulf Coast League

BOSTON -- When the Red Sox leave for a West-Coast road trip following Wednesday afternoon's game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park, Jacoby Ellsbury will head down to Fort Myers to participate in Gulf Coast League action.

Ellsbury will join Carl Crawford, who's already down there. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said on Tuesday that Ellsbury "might be DH'ing" on Friday, which also means that Crawford will be ready to play the field.

Crawford was apparently already ready to play the outfield in the Gulf Coast League, but recent rain has prevented that from happening.

"The rain has been the update on Crawford," said Valentine before Tuesday's game. "He's taking batting practice. We're trying to figure out if it's better to move or to play. They say the storm's coming up the northeast. I don't know.

"But I think after tomorrow, Jacoby's going to go back down there too. So, at least they'll not be playing, together, if the rain continues."

Ellsbury took part in on-field batting practice on Tuesday at Fenway, and Valentine is intrigued at what he and his staff have seen.

"Dave Magadan really likes the way he's looking," said Valentine. "I saw him yesterday. He looked strong."

Ryan Sweeney (foot) had his boot taken off, and has a special shoe made for his inner left sole.

Andrew Bailey (thumb) played catch today, just days after a minor setback, and felt "pretty good" according to Valentine. The next step for Bailey will be throwing off flat ground, and then to the mound.

Tanguay: David Price altercation worse than Red Sox 'chicken and beer' incident

Tanguay: David Price altercation worse than Red Sox 'chicken and beer' incident

Lou Merloni joins to discuss a source telling him Pedroia applauded Price for his altercation with Eckersley and Tanguay says this has been worse than the chicken and beer incident.

Tanguay: I officially hate the Red Sox

Tanguay: I officially hate the Red Sox

I hope the Red Sox lose every game the rest of season, except when Chris Sale pitches, and have no shot at the post season.

I hate them, I hate them, I hate them. What a bunch of babies!

Are they a professional sports organization or a pre-school? Right now they seem to be the latter, which makes them the highest valued pre-school, at 2.7 billion, in the history of pre-K academia.

When I read my friend Rob Bradford’s report that a source told him Dustin Pedroia was not near David Price when the crybaby lefty went after Dennis Eckersley on the team plane, I said, “ENOUGH!”

I yelled with the same tone I scream at my kids when they are fighting over something stupid.

I believe Rob Bradford, always have and always will. I also believe what Fred Toucher had to say on CSN this morning when he was told Dusty Two Sacks (Fred’s term) was one of the Price-ettes when they verbally mugged Eck. 

This is what happens with my kids. One says the other did it, then the other says the other did it. Well, you get the idea. Then I simply declare, “You’re all guilty.” I don’t care who hit whom when or took whatever from whom, just like I don’t care if Pedroia was cheering on the abuse of Eck or not. 


John Henry should be ashamed of the way his team has behaved. These grown men have all been acting like petulant children. I have seen plenty of immaturity over the years with the four local teams, but nothing like this.

One person, who is with the team on a regular basis, told me there is nothing to like about the players on this team. The inmates are running the asylum and playing the role of McMurphy is David Price. 

What a gutless, immature, little child. Is it any surprise that he wets his pants in the playoffs? Give him some Pampers for the postseason. Maybe that will help. 

Price claims to stand up for his teammates, which is bull. This guy is all about himself. His so-called sticking up for his mates has resulted in a media firestorm and finger-pointing in the clubhouse.

“Pedroia you were there.”

“No way, I wasn’t there.”

You know what Boston Red Sox? I wish you weren’t here at all.