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Aaron Cook is giving the Red Sox something to think about this week. If Cook isn’t on the team’s major league roster by May 1, he can opt out of his minor league deal with the Red Sox, presumably to join another team’s starting rotation. Judging by his numbers in the minors, he may have …

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Making your lawn look like Fenway Park’s is a tough task, but designing your own fancy pattern just got a little easier thanks to David Mellor. Mellor, who has worked as a groundskeeper at Fenway for 28 years, showed the Wall Street Journal some tricks of the trade that any fan of baseball or nice …

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The Red Sox nearly cost themselves dearly on Monday night after following one of baseball’s unwritten rules that frankly, might need some changing. We’re talking, of course, about Nick Punto’s dropped popup in the seventh inning. As NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette points out, however, it’s not just Punto’s fault. Junichi Tazawa had an easier chance …

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Amare Stoudemire gets paid to attack the glass. But not like this. After the Knicks’ 104-94 loss in Miami on Tuesday, Stoudemire took his aggression out on a fire extinguisher, accoridng to ESPN’s Jared Zwerling. Stoudemire cut up his lef hand and needed stitches, according to Kevin Armstrong of the Daily News, after punching the …

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Final 9th, Red Sox 11-6: Bobby Valentine didn’t have to use Alfredo Aceves, but elected to do so anyway. It wasn’t a save situation by any means. For six innings, Clay Buchholz posted his best performance of the young season. It was the 2/3 innings in the seventh that gave him trouble as he hit …

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Things got a little dicey late on Monday night for the Red Sox, but thanks to Dustin Pedroia’s clutch double play to end the seventh, they didn’t spiral out of control. The Sox hung on to win 11-6 and beat the Oakland Athletics, powered by David Ortiz’s two home runs and some defensive gems from …

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Kevin Youkilis got off to a slow start to the 2012 season. But just when the All-Star third baseman was finally finding his groove, a nagging back injury cropped up. Youkilis has now missed the past two games for the Red Sox, and if the injury lingers it could very well be time to callup …

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Charlie Moore thought it was a great idea to auction off a fishing trip, but he didn’t prepare for the winner to be a Giants fan. But Brian Jacobs — wearing a Brandon Jacobs jersey, no less — was the charity winner, so Charlie had no choice. He takes Jacobs out to Cape Cod to …

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A little time outside the city certainly did the Red Sox some good. Boston went on a 6-1 tear in Minnesota and Chicago, with everything from the bats to the rotation to the bullpen catching on. It started with the offense, which scored 46 runs over the seven games, with plenty of extra-base hits. Mike …

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The pendulum started with the Yankees up and the Red Sox down. It’s now swung the other way. The weight that is pulling New York down is none other than its well-staffed starting rotation. “It’s a friggin’ mess right now,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com on Sunday. Coming out of …

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