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Bugs are revolutioning sports

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Bugs are revolutioning sports

By Justin Aucoin
WickedGoodSports.com

Few people will deny that some of Red Sox GM Theo Epsteins moves over the past few years have been busts. Dice-K, Julio Lugo, and Edgar Renteria come to mind, just to name a few. Lets toss Carl Crawford in there, too, while were at it.

So the guy isnt without his faults. But once in a while he comes up with a spectacular move. In fact, we havent seen this level of brilliance since Theo brought Curt Schilling into the fold.

Were talking about the Boston Red Sox sending a moth to distract NY Yankee pitcher, Phil Hughes.

Thats right. A flippin moth.

For the video-playing impaired:

"I didn't want to tell you guys that because I can obviously see what's going to ... laughs ... come from this but yeah, yeah a moth flew in my eye on 3-2. That's why I yanked it and missed my location by eight feet."

Hughes reaction to the question was perfect.

At first we thought Hughes freaked out because he saw this in the batters box.

But after hearing the Hughes interview and checking out the video again, we see that hes right. A moth did attack him.

Sending tiny bugs to alter the flow of play? Seems like the perfect ploy to us. This could not only revolutionize baseball, but every sport.

Imagine using ants to help your drive get a little bit closer to the hole?

Goalies might starting using spiders to help stop pucks.

NFL coaches could send out a swarm of bees to go after opposing quarterbacks.

We think youre on to something, Theo.

Report: Thomas won't need hip surgery

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Report: Thomas won't need hip surgery

Danny Ainge told the Boston Globe Wednesday that Isaiah Thomas will not need surgery on his right hip after being hampered late in the postseason. 

Thomas originally suffered the injury March 15 against the Timberwolves and missed two games before reaggravating it in Game 6 of the second round against the Wizards. He played the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals but was shut down for the final three. 

“Isaiah is making good progress,” Ainge told the Globe. “He’s out on the court; he’s shooting. He’s full-speed ahead on the stationary bike and working in the swimming pool. He’s progressing nicely.”

The Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach wrote that the team waited for swelling to go down before determining whether surgery would be needed, and that “barring any further setbacks,” he will not. 

Thomas is coming off a career year in which he averaged 28.9 points a game. He is entering the final year of his contract. 

Morning Skate: Markov's time with Canadiens likely up

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Morning Skate: Markov's time with Canadiens likely up

Here are all the hockey links from around the world, and what I’m reading while once again shaking my head reading the news headlines this morning. 

 

*Congrats to FOH (Friend of Haggs) Aaron Portzline, who is another esteemed hockey writer joining up with The Athletic’s Cleveland bureau

 

*Eric Engels says that the Habs signing Mark Streit to a short term deal means that Andrei Markov’s time in Montreal has come to a close. 

 

*The writers for the Pittsburgh Penguins have provided what they call “an Intimate Portrait” of Sidney Crosby from his closest boyhood friends. 

 

*Longtime NHL head coach Bruce Boudreau is trying something a little different out as an owner of a junior hockey team. 

 

*The Nashville Predators are expecting a decision to come soon on Mike Fisher as to whether or not he’s going to keep on playing in Music City. 

 

*Sounds like Mika Zibanejad is going to be filling a No. 1 center role for the New York Rangers after signing a big contract with the Blueshirts. 

 

*For something completely different: Jay Baruchel is looking to revive the Canadian superhero scene after growing up with Captain Canada and Alpha Flight.