After missing out on making the American League All-Star team, Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia talked to reporters about his disappointment prior to the Sox' series finale against the Mariners in Seattle.
"It’s tough. I definitely wanted to make it. I felt like I deserved it," he said. "At the same time, I think A.J. [Pierzynski] deserved it as well. You look at that and you see that, it’s tough. It’s not the end of the world. We’ve still got a lot of season left. So, four days of relaxation and then hit it hard in Tampa."
Saltalamacchia lost out on the All-Star berth to Texas' Mike Napoli -- who was voted in as a starter -- as well as reserve catchers Matt Wieters and Joe Mauer. The Red Sox catcher's candidacy was buoyed by the fact he led all AL catchers in home runs (14).
"You know, the biggest honor to me really is my teammates are walking around telling me, ‘You should have...
With lefty Jason Vargas on the mound for the Mariners, Brent Lillibridge gets his second start since joining the Red Sox, manning center field and hitting ninth in Bobby Valentine's lineup for the series finale.
Both Adrian Gonzalez (.364, 12 plate appearances) and Kelly Shoppach (.444, 10 plate appearances) have had some success against Vargas, while Mike Aviles and Lillibridge each have just one hit in six plate appearances, respectively.
Here is the Red Sox lineup:
Mike Aviles SS
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Cody Ross LF
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Daniel Nava LF
Kelly Shoppach C
Brent Lillibridge CF
Felix Doubront P
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For the first time since 2001 the Red Sox will only have one representative in the All-Star Game, with David Ortiz making the American League squad as the team's starting designated hitter.
The only other Red Sox player in legitimate consideration for a spot on the AL team was catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who led all AL players at his position with 14 home runs. Saltalamacchia didn't make the cut, however, with Texas' Mike Napoli being voted in by the fans, while Baltimore's Matt Wieters and Minnesota's Joe Mauer were named as reserves.
Ortiz is second in the American League in OPS (1.006), while totaling 21 home runs and 53 RBIs with a .305 batting average. It is Ortiz' eighth All-Star berth.
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Despite being linked with every free agent shooting guard available, the Celtics still have interest in retaining Ray Allen. In fact, they want to try to do both: Re-sign Allen and add another scoring guard.
With Kevin Garnett back in the fold, the Celtics think think they can stay under the luxury tax "apron," which would give them access to the full mid-level exception: a four-year deal starting at $5 million annually. With Avery Bradley coming off shoulder surgery, the Celtics want to add depth and scoring punch in the backcourt, and Allen is still very much in their plans.
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According to Yahoo! Sports, the Celtics began the process of pursuing free agent guard Jason Terry just after midnight, positioning themselves to replace Ray Allen if the 37-year-old decides to sign elsewhere.
The report states that the Mavericks, for whom the 34-year-old Terry has played with since 2004, still have interest in bringing him back, with the Clippers also showing interest. Terry averaged 15 points per game for the Mavs in 2011-12.
In the same story, Adrian Wojnarowski writes that the Celtics have interest in Clippers guard Nick Young, a 27-year-old who averaged 14.2 points per game last season.
Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe also tweeted early Sunday...
Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
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Josh Brown, who is the center of a domestic violence scandal, put out a statement saying some contradictory things that we already know about the Giants kicker. Glenn, Lou and Christian call out Brown and talk about his phony statement.
Yet another member of the Red Sox baseball operations staff is leaving and joining Mike Hazen in Arizona. When the should the Red Sox be concerned? Also, Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about a surprise twist with the vacant Red Sox GM job.
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Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
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