A Dougie primer


A Dougie primer

By Adam Hart

John Wall is not expected to play against the Celtics Wednesday night. But he can still Dougie with a sore foot, right? Oh yes, his is one of the greatest Dougies ever produced by a pro athlete.

Unsure what a Dougie is? You must be Mike Giardi:

@MikeGiardi: @adamhart I dont know this Dougie you speak of

It's only the greatest song-prompted dance since the Electric Slide. But I'm not judging if you need a Dougie primer. Presenting an informative Wall Street Journal video funny for all the reasons it wasnt intended to be:

Things that make me crack up, in order of appearance:

The classy piano open for a video report on the Dougie.

It being tailored toward people still unfamiliar with the "hip hop" movement. Yes, those people use air quotes when bringing it up in conversation.

"Basically, it consists of a lot of shimmying and then gliding your hand over your head."

Use of the word 'flare'.

"He did (pause) the dirty bird."

"Illegal use of the Dougie."

So study up, hit your local dance studio and get all limber. Because John Wall may not be cleared to bring the Dougie to Boston Wednesday night, but he'll be back in April.

P.S. If you can't handle the Dougie, you can always take on the John Wall Dance, which is a spinoff of the classic move used to ask, "Which way to the beach?"

Eduardo Rodriguez strong, Red Sox down Mariners for 5th straight win

Eduardo Rodriguez strong, Red Sox down Mariners for 5th straight win

BOSTON (AP)  Eduardo Rodriguez pitched six scoreless innings and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of a sloppy performance by the Seattle Mariners to earn their season-high fifth straight win, 3-0 on Friday night.

It was the third consecutive win for Rodriguez (4-1), who went six innings, gave up just five hits and struck out four while throwing a season-high 112 pitches. Craig Kimbrel earned his 13th save.

Rodriguez has pitched at least six innings in his last seven starts, going 4-0 in that span.

The only run support Rodriguez needed came in the second inning, when Hanley Ramirez scored on Josh Rutledge's RBI groundout. Boston added two more runs in the sixth, scoring on a wild pitch and passed ball.

Yovani Gallardo (2-5) took the loss. He lasted 5 1/3 innings, gave up seven hits and was responsible for all three of Boston's runs. Seattle has won just one of its last seven.

Meanwhile, Boston gave Rodriguez got lots of help from his defense. Jackie Bradley Jr. had a pair of nice plays, getting an outfield assist in the second and running down another ball on the warning track in the sixth.

In addition to the pitching miscues, the Mariners had all kinds of issues in the wet conditions, committing two fielding errors.

The Red Sox left 11 runners on base, leaving the door open for the Mariners to get back in the game. But Seattle couldn't capitalize, going 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position. The Mariners also left seven runners stranded.


Mariners: LHP James Paxton (strained left forearm) was slated to make a rehab start Friday night in Double-A Arkansas. He has been on the 10-day disabled list since May 5. He could be activated for a start at the end of the month against Colorado.

Red Sox: Infielder Marco Hernandez will be out the remainder of the season after undergoing stabilization surgery on his left shoulder on Friday. Hernandez was placed on the disabled list May 4 with a left shoulder misalignment. The 24-year-old hit .276 with two RBI in 21 games. ... A night after he left the game with left knee pain, 2B Dustin Pedroia was held out Friday for what manager John Farrell said was "precautionary reasons" because of the wet playing surface.


Mariners: RHP Rob Whalen (0-2, 4.09 ERA in Triple-A Tacoma) will be making his major league start since last season with Atlanta. He will be 12th different starting pitcher the Mariners have used this season.

Red Sox: LHP Brian Johnson (1-0, 7.20 ERA) will be making his second major league start this year and third of his career.


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