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02/23/2011 - 11:03am
Crawford on D&C: Yankees 'never an option'

New Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford appeared with Dennis & Callahan in Fort Myers, Fla., on Wednesday morning. He talked about how he's fitting in so far and why he came to Boston instead of New York.

 

Crawford said the assimilation process for him and Adrian Gonzalez has been smooth so far. "It’s real good," he said. "They’re showing a lot of love. We’re fitting in really well and just trying to find our place around the clubhouse."

 

Crawford said he isn't worried about the high expectations fans have for him. "Just go out there and play my best," he said. "The expectations don’t worry me like that. Just go out there and be myself, and I should be fine."

 

Crawford also talked about his decision to sign with the Red Sox. He said he wanted to stay in the American League East because he was already familiar with the pitchers, cities...

02/23/2011 - 10:41am
Paps on D&C: 'Pen could be 'best in history'

Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon dropped by for a visit with the Dennis & Callahan show on Wednesday from spring training in Fort Myers, Fla.

 

The main topic of the conversation was Papelbon's impending free agency at the end of this season and his future in Boston or elsewhere. "I don't have a Magic 8-Ball to give you that answer," he said of speculation about his future. "I'm not really concerned with it. I really want to go out this year and take the team that we have and go and do the things that we're expected to do and go as far as we think we can go. And then whatever happens happens. I think if I sit there and worry about it, it's going to affect how this team goes out and how I go out this year and play. So, I don't worry about it."

 

Asked if he would be OK pitching elsewhere, Papelbon said: "I'd have to be OK with it. If that's what happens, that's something that would be inevitable...

02/23/2011 - 10:27am
Westmoreland: Goal remains big leagues

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland, almost a year removed from surgery to remove a cavernous malformation of cells on his brain stem, has progressed in his baseball activities to the point where he is taking batting practice on the field in front of other players. He is now throwing from as far as 120 feet and suggests that he has made significant strides while running.

 

Westmoreland is still working to regain advanced motor function (for instance, tying his shoes remains a significant challenge) and there remains no timetable for his return to minor league games. But Westmoreland, whose weight is back at a robust 212-215 pounds thanks to his work in the weight room, suggests that he does not need target dates so long as he maintains the steady progress he has made since returning to baseball activities in Sept.

 

“It hasn’t even been a year and I’m already doing things that no doctor...

02/23/2011 - 8:44am
Mashup: Jeter laughs off owner's criticism

Yankees star Derek Jeter and owner Hank Steinbrenner downplayed Steinbrenner’s comments from Monday that some players weren’t focused enough last season after the World Series title in 2009. Steinbrenner referenced unnamed players “building mansions and other things, not concentrating on winning.” Jeter has been building a 30,000-square-foot home in the Tampa area for the past three years.

 

Steinbrenner reportedly got word to Jeter on Tuesday that the captain was not the target of his ire, and Jeter laughed off the comment. “I have no problem with Hank — he didn’t say it to me. I don’t think my name came out of his mouth,” Jeter said. “Don’t make it out that I have a problem.”

 

Read more about that story and others — including an item on a college basketball team that ended a 310-game conference losing streak — plus check out videos, trivia...

02/23/2011 - 1:55am
Rondo helps Celtics break Warriors hex

Rajon Rondo turned 25 on Tuesday and he capped his day with a 19-point, 15-assist performance as the Celtics snapped their Golden State jinx with a 115-93 win over the Warriors. The last time the Celtics won in Oakland, Jiri Welsch started alongside Paul Pierce and Mark Blount and Ricky Davis scored double figures. That was December of 2003.

 

This Celtics-Warriors game followed a familar script for a time. The Celtics opened up a big early lead but looked tired and slow as Golden State ran up and down the floor. But the Celtics recovered to tie the game at halftime and then put the defensive hammer down in the second half, allowing just 33 points. Kevin Garnett added 24 points and 12 rebounds, Paul Pierce scored 23 and Ray Allen chipped in with 18. Glen Davis added a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Delonte West and Semih Erden also returned to the lineup but combined to miss five shots and neither scored in 26 minutes....

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