Dan Patrick Show remembers the Dream Team

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Dan Patrick Show remembers the Dream Team

A documentary on the original Dream Team -- the USA Basketball team that destroyed every other national team in its path on the way to a gold medal -- will air tonight on NBA TV. Dan Patrick had three members of that team on his show today to look back on the summer of 1992 in Barcelona.

One of the biggest controversies facing the team wasn't about what they did on the floor, but who made up the roster. Isaiah Thomas was one of the best in the NBA at the time, yet he was left off. David Robinson said he never really knew why, and never really cared. Charles Barkley says it was pretty much understood that Isaiah didn't get the call because Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen didn't want to play with him.

The conversation with Karl Malone was much lighter. Patrick asked the Mailman which of the Dream Teamers -- other than himself and longtime teammate John Stockton -- would be his choice to start a team. His answer will most certainly surprise you . . .

Reports: Holt (concussion) shut down indefinitely; Red Sox’ concern goes beyond baseball

Reports: Holt (concussion) shut down indefinitely; Red Sox’ concern goes beyond baseball

After visiting a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh, Red Sox utility man Brock Holt will be shut down from baseball activity indefinitely, according to multiple reports.

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox’ concern for Holt, who turns 29 June 11, goes well beyond baseball. 

Holt first suffered a concussion more than a year ago while diving for a ball against the Oakland A’s. He hasn’t played in the major leagues since April 20 when post-concussion symptoms returned. His minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket the past month has been interrupted by the recurrence of the symptoms.

Pedroia (knee) out of lineup again after leaving game early Thursday

Pedroia (knee) out of lineup again after leaving game early Thursday

Dustin Pedroia is out of the lineup again tonight after leaving the Red Sox game Thursday night with knee pain in the fifth inning.

Josh Rutledge will start at second base as the Sox open a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park.  

The weather and sloppy field conditions were a factor in John Farrell deciding to get Pedroia out of the game Thursday and conditions haven’t improved significantly Friday. 

Pedroia (.288, two homers, 21 RBI) had surgery on that 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 the plunking war between the Orioles and Red Sox.

The full lineups: 

MARINERS
Jean Segura SS
Guillermo Heredia CF
Robinson Canó 2B
Nelson Cruz DH
Kyle Seager 3B
Danny Valencia 1B
Taylor Motter LF
Ben Gamel RF
Mike Zunino C

Yovanni Gallardo RHP

RED SOX
Mookie Betts RF
Andrew Benintendi LF
Xander Bogaerts SS
Hanley Ramirez DH
Mitch Moreland 1B
Josh Rutledge 2B
Jackie Bradley Jr CF
Christian Vazquez C
Deven Marrero 3B

Eduardo Rodriguez LHP