Originally posted on Boston Sports Media Watch  |  Last updated 8/19/13
With the Red Sox scuffling, going 3-7 in their last ten games, and their recent four game lead in the AL East down to one, Boston has made the move that has been anticipated all season: The X-Man cometh: Why Red Sox are giving Xander Bogaerts his shot – Alex Speier has the scoop on the call-up, as well as a couple of other roster moves for the Red Sox. Last night’s nationally televised game on ESPN between the Red Sox and Yankees had plenty of drama, along with a note of irony. The broadcast team spent much of the game detailing the cheating of Alex Rodriguez and listing out his misdeeds, then named him the  Chevrolet Player of the Game at the end of it all. Most seem to be applauding the actions of Ryan Dempster in drilling Rodriguez to lead off the second inning, but there are different schools of thought out there on it: Many probably applauding Dempster – Joe McDonald has the Sox pitcher a popular figure with his actions. Plunking Alex Rodriguez didn’t make any sense – Nick Cafardo
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