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BOSTON — Alex Rodriguez says he wants to talk to Jonny Gomes. That could be a very interesting conversation. Gomes was asked Thursday whether he thought it was OK that Rodriguez was still playing — and affecting the MLB playoff race — while appealing his 211-game MLB suspension. Gomes did not seem too pleased that Rodriguez was still active. Rodriguez, however, named Gomes when talking Friday night about how he was hoping to mend fences after recent accusations. “I support all my teammates,” Rodriguez said when asked about being part of the MLB players union. “Whether you play in Boston, with the Diamondbacks or the Mets, I love all the members of the union equally and unconditionally. I feel like I have great support. I’ve spoken to a lot of my teammates. “I plan to speak to [Dustin Pedroia], maybe Jonny Gomes, maybe [David Ortiz], and have a full understanding that this is not true.” A very interesting conversation, indeed. Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Headlines, Jen Slothower, ML...

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John Lackey: Alex Rodriguez should not be playing

The Boston Red Sox are beginning a three-game series against the New York Yankees on Friday night at Fenway Park. John Lackey is scheduled to pitch for Boston on Saturday, but he is not looking forward to facing Alex Rodriguez. It’s not that he fears the Yankees slugger — he just doesn’t think he deserves […]

Lackey: A 'problem' with A-Rod

With the Yankees in town, Red Sox pitcher John Lackey let it be known under no uncertain terms that he has an issue with A-Rod playing during his appeal.

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Blue Jays hang on to down Red Sox in finale

David Ortiz says he’s as surprised as anyone with the Blue Jays’ poor performance this year. “When I saw what they put together in the offseason I was like ‘Whoa this is the competition.’ ” Of course it didn’t turn out that way as Ortiz’s first-place Red Sox sit a comfortable 15 games ahead of the last-place Jays. But Toronto at least lived up to Big Papi’s expectations...

Links of the Day 8/15/13

Good morning. It appears that the spambots really think that my readers need a cheap place to shop for Luis Vuitton. Purdue hopes that Darrell Hazell is the solution at head coach. A cool look into baseball history, including a rookie Alex Rodriguez and a 20 year old David Ortiz. I probably shouldn’t link to this in the event people in my fantasy leagues are reading. SCOREBOARD...

Papi > A-Rod ... even way back in '96

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Four Real? Red Sox vs Yankees 8-17-13

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