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McAdam: 'Sox finally headed in right direction'

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McAdam: 'Sox finally headed in right direction'

CSNNE's Red Sox Insider Sean McAdam joined SportsNet Central to break down Boston's recent games that are getting them closer to where they want to be.
"(The Red Sox) are at .500 for the third time this season after a road trip that saw them go 5-3. With three tough series on the road, in Tampa where they split two, in Philly where they took two out of three, and here in Baltimore where they also took two out of three.
"Over the trip, it seemed like everyone contributed. There were newcomers like Scott Podsednik and call ups like Daniel Nava playing big parts."
Boston enjoyed an off day Thursday -- their first in 20 days -- and will be back on the diamond Friday at home against the Rays.

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Twitter buzzing after wild first pitch at Fenway

Twitter buzzing after wild first pitch at Fenway

Wednesday’s ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park was touching, somewhat painful and humorous all at once.

Cancer survivor Jordan Leandre delivered the pitch to Mike Andrews, a member of the 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox team that was being honored for its 50th anniversary. Leandre, a huge Red Sox fan, famously ran the bases after delivering a first pitch in 2007. Ten years later, he returned on another Jimmy Fund telethon-fundraiser day.

The pitch on Wednesday, however, missed up and away, and sailed into the crotch of a photographer standing near the backstop, Tony Capobianco.

The ball appears to strike Capobianco directly between the legs. But Capobianco said he was hit in the groin, avoiding a more painful outcome.

Capobianco did capture the moment in progress.

Leandre took to Twitter shortly after to joke about the pitch

Members of the 1967 team, including Carl Yastrzemski, were watching on the infield as the pitch was delivered.