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Shaughnessy: Red Sox 'have to' give Cherington the keys

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Shaughnessy: Red Sox 'have to' give Cherington the keys

The last time the Red Sox hired a new manager, it certainly didn't seem like Ben Cherington was running the show.

This time around, Dan Shaughnessy says the Red Sox have to trust their GM and give him the keys to the car.

"They have to say 'Ben we're giving you this year, and if you don't do anything we're firing you.' But they have to let him hire the manager, make his moves, be the general manager."

Cherington made a series of less-than-stellar moves this season (see Zach Stewart via the Kevin Youkilis trade), but Shaughnessy thinks the GM has to be given a fair chance to run the show.

NFL owners release statements on Trump comments

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NFL owners release statements on Trump comments

President Donald Trump's comments about NFL players and his tweeted dis-invite of the Warriors led to some prominent athletes to speak out. Now NFL franchises and their owners are weighing in.

At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump said NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he encouraged NFL fans to walk out of games in protest. 

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump told the rally. 

He also lamented that football has become less violent.

“They’re ruining the game,” he complained.