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FORT MYERS, Fla. –– For Carl Crawford, the recovery is ahead of schedule. After swinging off a tee earlier this week, the Red Sox left fielder took roughly "25 to 30 swings" in the cage on Saturday. So far, Crawford's surgically repaired wrist hasn't hampered him. "The wrist is coming along fine," Crawford said. "I started [swinging] a couple days ago. This will be like my third or fourth day swinging and it's been getting better everyday." His activity has surprised manager Bobby Valentine. On the eve of spring training, the Red Sox manager said he expected the four-time All-Star...
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Left fielder Carl Crawford is still optimistic – if cautiously, so – about being in the Red Sox lineup on Opening Day. “That’s the goal of mine to try to be in the lineup for Opening Day...
To avoid a repeat of 2011, Bobby Valentine has banned alcohol from the Red Sox clubhouse for the 2012 season. Players are also banned from drinking on return flights to Boston.
Pretty awkward interview here. You can tell Bobby Valentine is trying to think his answers through before giving them. Those who live for controversy still got a money quote out of him."Remember, you're getting paid [at ESPN] for saying stuff. You get paid over here for doing stuff."If you watch the interview you can tell that Valentine meant no disrespect to Francona...
Why is the Red Sox decision to ban alcohol from the clubhouse a news story? It’s a rhetorical question since its Bobby Valentine’s first step in cleaning up the lax atmosphere that helped doom the Sox last September. I think Valentine’s response, however, tells you that this is a practice that is largely accepted around MLB.
“It’s just what I’ve already done, except for...
The frat house that allegedly was the Boston Red Sox clubhouse last season will be no more.
Bobby Valentine is putting his foot down in his first year as Sox manager, telling players during a Saturday meeting that there will be no boozing in the clubhouse or on return flights this season.
Valentine insists prohibiting alcohol is something he’s done as manager in the past and not...
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine says the team will ban alcohol in the clubhouse for the upcoming season. Valentine made the announcement after the team's first full-squad workout of spring training Saturday. The move comes in the wake of last season's September collapse that included reports of Boston starting pitchers drinking beer in the clubhouse on their off-days.
Red Sox owner John Henry said Saturday morning he plans on apologizing to outfielder Carl Crawford later in the day for a comment he made during the offseason about initially being against his signing.
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine denied on Monday that his clubhouse alcohol ban was a public relations move, and pitcher Josh Beckett blamed "snitches" for leaking the story about players drinking beer and eating fried chicken during games while the team was plummeting to an unprecedented September collapse.
Bobby Valentine talks Ellsbury and Sox pitching after the jump.Videos via Trags
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine says the team will ban alcohol in the clubhouse for the upcoming season.
What does former Red Sox manager Terry Francona think of successor Bobby Valentine's decision to ban alcohol in Boston's clubhouse for the 2012 season?
Chicken, beer and two tetchy managers. Perfect for another season of discontent in Boston. Ray Ratto says pick a side, Red Sox fans, because the spat between Bobby Valentine and Terry Francona is just getting started.
The Red Sox have been working out at their new facility in Fort Myers under their new skipper and some things have changed. Players have been practicing bunting an pitchers have focused on hitting (Bobby V. must think the Sox are in the NL). The workouts have been a little more strenuous and Valitine seems to have endless energy.
Yesterday Bobby Valentine offically banned...