Found August 01, 2012 on NESN.com:
BOSTON –– Yale is taking over Boston's clubhouse. By acquiring reliever Craig Breslow in a trade on Tuesday for Matt Albers and promoting catcher Ryan Lavarnway from Pawtucket on Wednesday, the Red Sox received a rare infusion of Yale alumni. Breslow and Lavarnway are the only active MLB players to have come out of Yale. As a result of the distinction, Lavarnway cracked that he wouldn't be saddled with as many stereotypes anymore. "I've never claimed to be the smartest guy in any room, but it might be the first time that people don't give me credit for it," he...
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