Gerald Perry, who spent the 2010 season as the hitting coach for the Red Sox' Triple-A affiliate, was named the Oakland A's hitting coach on Wednesday. Perry has spent 10 years as a big league hitting coach, serving in that capacity for the Mariners from 2000-02, the Pirates from 2003-05, the A's in 2006 and the Cubs from 2007-09.
The 2010 PawSox finished second-to-last in the International League in runs scored, though a number of Red Sox position prospects enjoyed strong developmental years at the level. Ryan Kalish, Lars Anderson, Josh Reddick and Daniel Nava headlined the notable prospects who worked with Perry while in Pawtucket this year.
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Giants shortstop Juan Uribe's ninth-inning sacrifice fly against Roy Oswalt of the Phillies capped a wild Game 4 of the National league Championship Series, giving San Francisco a 6-5 walkoff win. With the victory, the Giants assumed a commanding 3-to-1 lead in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series. They will have the opportunity to clinch a World Series berth at home on Thursday in Game 5.
The game saw plenty of drama. The Giants claimed an early 2-0 lead on a pair of run-scoring hits (a single and a double) from catcher Buster Posey in the first and third innings. But the Phillies came roaring back with four runs in the top of the fifth inning in a rally that featured a run-scoring single from Shane Victorino, a two-run double by Placido Polanco and a run-scoring wild pitch.
The Giants, however, pushed back for one run in the fifth and then plated two in the sixth on a double by Pablo Sandoval that put...
Following his team's 102-97 win Wednesday night in the preseason finale against New Jersey, Celtics captain Paul Pierce said he believe that his current team of veterans has a 'window' of opportunity to win another NBA title.
"I don't look at it that way," Pierce said. "I've got four years left, shoot. The window's open as long as I'm here. Definitely, the sense of urgency is there every year we have our team [together]. We don't look ahead at a window. The object is to have a sense of urgency now and then next year, worry about that."
The Celtics, the defending Eastern Conference champions, open the NBA season on Tuesday night against LeBron James and the Miami Heat at TD Garden.
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The Celtics cut Stephane Lasme and Mario West after Wednesday's game with the Nets, which makes it likely that Von Wafer will be on the final 15-man roster, but Wafer said he has not been told definitely yet whether he has made the team. "No, not yet," Wafer said. "If I don’t, I just want to go somewhere and play basketball. I’m 25 years old, it’s time for me to play."
Lasme was told after the game that he was being released, but he made a strong impression on the Celtics coaching staff. "I wasn’t really trying to prove anything," Lasme said. "I was just trying to fit in with the team. At the end of the day, it’s just basketball. If I think about it this way, it’s easier for me."
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Paul Pierce scored a game-high 17 points while Shaquille O'Neal scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Celtics beat the New Jersey Nets, 107-92, in their preseason finale at TD Garden. The Celtics finished the preseason 7-1.
Originally expected to play just the first half, the starting five played late into the third quarter as the Celtics outscored the Nets, 36-16, to take control of the game after falling behind by as many as 14 early in the second quarter. Lawrence Frank coached the game for Doc Rivers, who is still recovering from the biopsy on his throat earlier this week. Rivers is expected to be ready to assume coaching responsibilities once the season begins.
Next up for the Celtics, their highly anticipated NBA season opener against LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat next Tuesday night at TD Garden.
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D&C react to Sausage and Curtis's podcast.
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A heated debate on how hard it will be for a gay person in the NFL.
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We discuss the breaking news that Darrelle Revis was sent home yesterday for being late to scheduled team activities. Was it the right move by Bill Belichick? We discuss.
We sit down for an extended look at his new book with the great Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe.
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Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
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