Found August 22, 2012 on The Baseball Page:
PLAYERS: Carl Crawford
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
It was officially announced that Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford will have season-ending Tommy John surgery this Thursday. After discussing the idea with management, all were in agreement that now is the best time. After having such a terrible season last year, respect must be given to Crawford for attempting to play this season so he can prove to everyone that the talent is still there. Before the season started, it was already known that Crawford would need to have surgery, but he wanted to prove his worth and potentially help the team make a playoff push. If Crawford would have gotten surgery earlier and missed this entire season, the distinct memory in everyone’s mind would be the struggles from last season. In a season where fans can feel let down by the Red Sox players, Crawford has changed his image drastically. The Fenway fans were tough on him when he returned from the disabled list, but silenced the critics by his play on the field. By fighting t...
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