Found March 13, 2013 on RedSoxLife:
PLAYERS: Allen Webster
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
I remember the first time I saw the TV show "Webster." I came home from a day in third grade and turned on the television only to see this giant football player coddling a little black child. The child looked strangely small, and the man looked like he hit people, or grew mustaches, for a living. The wife, played by Susan Clark, scared me the most, because her haircut was like a typical ground ball to Chuck Knoblauch.... an error. She looked like a healthy Joan Jett. I remember not even wanting to watch the horrible show that was "Webster" ever again. And I didn't until I started writing this article. Why do I bring up a show that I abhor so much? Well, just as much as I hated the TV show "Webster", I love the Red Sox's Webster. Yep, I am going there. Allen Webster has had a wonderful Spring for the Boston Red Sox so far, and manager John Farrell is looking to get some more looks at the 6'3" righty. After coming over from the infamou...
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