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.

Hernandez's fiancee: I learned to keep my mouth shut and not ask questions

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Hernandez's fiancee: I learned to keep my mouth shut and not ask questions

BOSTON -- Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's fiancee testified in his double-murder trial Thursday that she learned to keep her mouth shut and "not to ask any questions" in certain situations.

Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez testified against Hernandez under a grant of immunity from prosecutors. She and Hernandez have a 4-year-old daughter. She said she took Hernandez's last name in 2015.

Hernandez is accused of fatally shooting two men in Boston in July 2012 after an encounter at a Boston nightclub. He is also charged with witness intimidation in the shooting of Alexander Bradley, allegedly to silence him about the killings.

Jenkins-Hernandez repeatedly said she could not recall details about conversations with Hernandez after the 2012 killings and after Bradley's shooting in 2013.

She said she didn't ask Hernandez for details about Bradley's shooting, even though Hernandez and Bradley were close friends.

"[Bradley] was not my friend . . . Yes, it's a sad situation [but] why should I press about something like that?" she said.

Jenkins-Hernandez also said she did not recall getting a call from Hernandez at 2:37 a.m. on July 16, 2012, minutes after prosecutors say Hernandez shot Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado as they sat in a car at a stop light in Boston. Prosecutors said phone records show a 17-second call from Hernandez to her at that time.

Hernandez has denied shooting the men. His lawyer told the jury during opening statements that Bradley shot the men over a drug deal.

Bradley testified he saw Hernandez shoot the men. He also said Hernandez shot him in the face months later after he made a remark about the Boston shootings.

Hernandez is already serving a life sentence after being convicted in the 2013 killing of a man who was dating the sister of Jenkins-Hernandez.

Leon Powe talks about '08 Celtics, reunion with Ray Allen

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Leon Powe talks about '08 Celtics, reunion with Ray Allen

In this week's jam packed episode of CSNNE.com's "Celtics Talk Podcast", Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely talk with former Celtic Leon Powe about this year's team, plus his role on the 2008 Championship squad. Powe tells some great stories about Kevin Garnett, and has an interesting take on Ray Allen not being invited to the reunion vacation Rajon Rondo is planning.

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Also included in this week's episode, Brian Scalabrine's interview with head coach Brad Stevens, plus the "Celtics PostUp" crew talks with Jae Crowder about his many nicknames, whether the 1st seed in the East is important, and his improvement on the floor.