With baseball trying to tinker with the pace of play, we propose four things that can improve the four major pro sports.

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This is video the Aaron Hernandez jury saw taken on the night Odin Lloyd would later be murdered. And it’s just chilling. I don’t know how you’re supposed to act before you ki– pardon me, allegedly kill … which is to say put a friend of yours in your rental car only to have him be found dead in a vacant lot near your house with five shell casings at the scene that perfectly match a sixth shell casing in said car, but I imagine this isn’t it. You’d think the decision to end a life — allegedly — would have you in a mood to do something other than get jiggy with it in a gas station parking lot.

On the other hand in 2012 Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Teixeira Furtado were shot dead by someone who may or may not have then gone out and played an NFL season where he could have had 51 catches for 482 allegedly yards and five possible touchdowns, so who knows? Some people are better at compartmentalizing than others.

I know I’m not good at it. Because this image is going to haunt my dreams for a long time to come.

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Pierre McGuire of the NBC Sports Network joins the show to talk about the Bruins' continued struggles, and what the team needs to do to improve moving forward

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With the recent discussions about the "pace of play", the guys discuss the larger issue of baseball's declining popularity.

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[0:11:02] ... does have to abide by the rules and you can't have a David Ortiz only rule just because he's a big star some people were suggesting earlier. And just for the record also mean pop Warner ...
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The guys react to David Ortiz recent diatribe against the new rugulations about players in the batter's box

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[0:14:41] ... both there are some exaggerations again it's. But I just to get David Ortiz who goes out periods these three or four pitches and takes his time. OK and I get the rest of the line all week while the pictures on the mound keystone every single hitter he's won a sort of 110 pitches. You know amazed repairs that's at quarter like if Mark Buehrle faced nine David Ortiz is. In a lot of clay buckle space nine David Ortiz Carolina with a gain speed the same because of their promised time David Ortiz takes between pitches. No I wouldn't Jeff. Passions article about David Ortiz in a guest on this and I never let people righted Yahoo! Sports dot com as opposed. We're Jesus explanations as to why he should be able to loaf around are so full of ill logic and red herrings. They collapse in on the weight of their own absurdity. He also wrote in the lead. Red Sox star David Ortiz ripped baseball's new pace of play provisions Wednesday which was not altogether surprising. Considering MLB emphasizing the edict that the requires hitters to keep one put the batter's box my animals being called B David Ortiz rule. He's the prince to procrastinate shouldn't fumbling were worthy of comparison to Mike Hargrove and you'll love this Lou Nomar Garciaparra. The patron saints of between pitch but seeing around. There were 77797. I don't threes ...






Props to Tim Benz and Big C for their contributions to the rap game.

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Christian struggles to record a promo and Mikey Adams is over protective of Erin

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After David Ortiz compared himself to Tom Brady, the guys debate who will play longer.

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[0:05:33] ... reasons a Christian just brought up which is where in care or Tom Brady vs David Ortiz. You know if if you're talking about how they are in shape and how they keep their bodies in Ortiz and all of icy looks great spring training but. I think that Tom Brady what he's managed to do to sort of slow the aging process if you will. Will behoove him later in these last few years would David's been able to do. In that regard from a baseball perspective I think where in terrible catch up with Ortiz faster than it will. With Brady which sounds like it makes no sense football vs ball. But pretty vicious hit gap. You football he gets rid of the football two seconds all the time we never gets hit. No Peyton Manning you know there's a good example that something could happen debris like what apple Peyton Manning. He tears his squad and all the sudden that throws everything off and everything else goes to put or he is neck degenerates like to do with pay. That could happen but I have seen no evidence of that yet I've seen an Achilles pop on David Ortiz so that you need blow and and Tom Brady. I know I saw somebody hit him in the knee and I saw rule against it put in place items unique gullah Sosa went in him in the knee I think is a big difference. Yet again art I take dangers I take those those impact those dramatic injuries out of the equation. When you look at all the quarterbacks and and what they can do you can either their deficiencies you can you can. Have a strong running game you can have a really good deep defense you can take it 43 year old. Tom Brady and I'll take him over a Colin Capp predict right now in his prime with his ability to run and everything he could do I would still take Tom Brady back. All the time yes it thing with the thing with David to David's going to be it's going to be a ...
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The Red Sox have barely begun full squad workouts and we’ve already heard tons of talk about the positive vibe coming out of camp. I have to confess I’ve been a little bit cautious about buying into it. To be fair to me, a last place finish will do that to a guy.

But no more. I’m going all in on the positivity, and I have Rusney Castillo’s hair to thank for the good feelings. That lettuce he’s sporting is just phenomenal. It’s exactly how back in the 80s I pictured we’d all be wearing our hair in 2015. Partly because guys like Mr. T and Brian Bosworth were trying to take society in that direction, but mainly because movies like “Mad Max” taught me that guys with ‘dos like this are the ones who survive the nuclear holocaust.

So you’re damn right I’m into the positive vibe. When the Sox signed Castillo, I thought they were just getting a good five-tool prospect with tremendous potential. I had no idea we were getting Simon Phoenix and there’s no way he can be stopped. The future is finally here.

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The latest report on the Walmart video incident appears to clear Dez Bryant. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

The latest report on the Walmart video incident appears to clear Dez Bryant. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

On Pro Football Talk Thursday morning Mike Florio became the first media member to finally shed some light on what he calls “the previously worst-kept secret among reporters covering the NFL”, the alleged video that supposedly shows Dallas Cowboys wideout Dez Bryant doing something “five times worse than Ray Rice” (from Pro Football Talk):

In a letter dated February 17, the City of Lancaster, Texas police department produced to NFL Media via the Texas Public Information Act an incident/investigation report from July 2011 regarding a police response to the Lancaster Wal-Mart.

The report mentions that an unknown person called the police to explain that a black female was “being dragged from one vehicle to another vehicle” by a black male.  The vehicle the woman was dragged from was a Mercedes registered to Dez Bryant.

When a police officer responded, a Wal-Mart security guard explained that he arrived at the scene with the door to the Mercedes still open and a child’€™s toy on the ground, but that no one was present.  Then, two men pulled up in an Escalade registered to Dez Bryant.  The two men, Carl King and Christopher Mitchell, said they received a call from the alleged victim, asking them to pick up “her”€ Mercedes.

Then, a Bentley arrived in the parking lot, with the alleged victim and Dez Bryant inside.  The alleged victim claimed that she had an argument with a man named Alex Penson, that she was not assaulted or injured in any way, and that it was “just an argument”€ with Penson.  The alleged victim claimed she was dropped off at a friend’€™s house, and that she contacted Bryant to pick her up.

The responding officer determined after talking to all parties that there was no offense, and that everyone was free to go.

So that’s it? Let me be clear from the outset that I am 100 percent against dragging women from cars into other cars. I believe I can stand on my record of being firmly and consistently anti-dragging women from vehicles under any circumstances, with the exception of those times when said vehicle is on fire and about to explode. I have taken a leadership role on this cause and it was I who coined the slogan, “Friends don’t let friends drag their female friends out of automobiles.”

That said, is there a way this could be “five times worse” than the video where Ray Rice cold-cocks his wife with a punch to the head? Without knowing any more than this report indicates, that would have to be one hell of a drag. I mean, it would have to have been done with a gaffer’s hook or something. And if the alleged victim is calmly telling the police she wasn’t “assaulted or injured” and he sent everyone on their merry way, it’s hard to compare it to the sight of Rice dragging an unconscious Janay Rice out of that elevator. Again, I don’t condone whatever did happen here. But unless there’s something really more egregious than this, I think this incident was oversold by somebody.

This doesn’t exonerate Dez Bryant either. Maybe he didn’t do anything criminal here. But this is the kind of thing people were talking about when he came out of college and his scouting report had more red flags than the first draft of my tax return. This is why Dallas took the unprecedented step of hiring someone to go everywhere with him to keep him out of trouble, like being the au pair to a grownass man. And this is why the Patriots passed on Bryant, trading the No. 24 pick in the 2010 draft to Dallas in order to move back and take the decidedly sane, rational, not-ever-fighting-in-Walmart-parking-lots Devin McCourty. And this is why every NFL team better do some serious due diligence before deciding to write Bryant a giant check this free agency period.

Again, we still don’t know anything more than this one report. But if true, it would appear to clear Bryant and validate all the NFL reporters who decided not to jump to conclusions and rush to judgement and declare him guilty of criminal wrongdoing here. Now if only those same reporters would have given the Patriots the same benefit of the doubt on Deflategate. But, I guess that would be asking too much.

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