A Culture Change at CSN: 'Gary T' Takes Over

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A Culture Change at CSN: 'Gary T' Takes Over

After a tumultuous 2011 season, the Boston Red Sox decided they needed a culture change in their clubhouse. They turned to Bobby V to fix the many problems they had. The rest is history.

Despite this disaster, the management team at Comcast SportsNet made a similar move in 2012.

In choosing a new leader for our newsroom, the same qualities that Bobby V brought to the table were preferred.

Charisma. Charm. Great hair.

An unorthodox management style was needed.

Enter Gary Tanguay.

Make sure and watch
"unFiltered 2012: The Best of the Worst from Comcast SportsNet"
premiering New Year's Day at 9:30pm.

And as always, check out all the bloopers and fun times we have here at
CSNNE on the unFiltered homepage.

Pedroia returns to lineup as Sox look to extend winning streak to six

Pedroia returns to lineup as Sox look to extend winning streak to six


After leaving Thursday night's game in the fifth inning and missing Friday night's game, Dustin Pedroia is back in the Red Sox lineup Saturday as they look to extend their winning streak to six in a 4:05 game against the Seattle Mariners.

Pedroia felt pain his left knee Thursday night and was taken out of the game by manager John Farrell as a precaution. The rainy conditions and wet field were also factors in keeping the second baseman out Thursday and Friday. 

Pedroia (.288, two homers, 21 RBI) had surgery on the knee in October. It's the same leg that was hurt when Manny Machado slid into Pedroia at second base in April, the slide that sparked various confrontations between the Orioles and Red Sox.

Left-hander Brian Johnson (1-0, 7.20 ERA) was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket to make his second start of the season for Boston and right-handed reliever Ben Taylor was optioned to the PawSox. Right-hander Rob Whalen, 23,  comes up from Triple-A Tacoma to make his first start of the season for the Mariners. 

The lineups:

MARINERS
Jean Segura SS
Danny Valencia 1B
Robinson Canó 2B
Nelson Cruz DH
Kyle Seager 3B
Taylor Motter LF
Guillermo Heredia RF
Mike Zunino C
Jarrod Dyson CF
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Rob Whalen RHP

RED SOX
Mookie Betts RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
Andrew Benintendi LF
Hanley Ramirez DH
Mitch Moreland 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Sandy Leon C
Deven Marrero 3B
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Brian Johnson LHP