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07/12/2012 - 4:21pm
Francona: Sox owners not returning calls

Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona, in an interview on WEEI's The Big Show, said that the reports of Red Sox clubhouse toxicity are "none of my business." That said, he noted some disappointment that Red Sox principal owner John Henry and CEO/president Larry Lucchino have not returned calls that he has placed to them since his return to Boston for the 100th anniversary celebration of Fenway Park.

"I don't talk to them. Again, I've tried a few times. There are some things that are personal, things that were said, things that I've asked them to do. They've never called back. That's just the way that it is," Francona said. "That's personal. There's been some things that I've asked them to do, they've promised, and then I've never heard back from them. So, that's just the way that it goes."

As for whether he has a sense, based on his conversations with current members of the Red Sox, that there are lingering...

07/12/2012 - 4:02pm
Francona: Starting pitching Sox' biggest issue
By: DJ Bean

Former Red Sox manager and current ESPN baseball analyst Terry Francona joined Michael Holley and Kirk Minihane on The Big Show Thursday to discuss the team and its first-half struggles. 

As they head back from the All-Star break, the Sox are tied with the Blue Jays for last in the American League East with a 43-43 record. Francona said that while the team has had injuries, the likes of Daniel Nava and Scott Podsednik have made up for them, and that the true problem is the team's underachieving starting rotation. 

"I think the easy thing to say is injuries. … Saying that, they've got some unbelievable production out of places that they never thought they would. … Their numbers across the board rank fairly high in the league, like they always do. 

"Now, and this goes back to September, they're a little inconsistent. You'll see a game where they score 10 or 12 runs, and they'll go a couple games where...

07/12/2012 - 2:07pm
Seau's brain tissue donated to research
By: DJ Bean

According to the Associated Press, Junior Seau's family has donated some of the late linebacker's brain tissue to research. 

There had been plenty of speculation as to what would happen to Seau's brain, as questions  were raised as to whether head injuries led to his apparent suicide. The former Patriots linebacker shot himself in the chest in May.

Seau was 43 years old at the time of his death. He had been retired for two years. 

For more on the Patriots, visit weei.com/patriots


07/12/2012 - 12:52pm
Valentine: Sox rotation playoff-caliber

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, in an interview on Sirius XM's Mad Dog Radio, discussed the shape of the Sox coming out of the All-Star break. In the broad-ranging interview, he said that he was pleased with the individual performances of players on his team, believed that the Red Sox rotation as currently constructed was good enough to lead the team to the playoffs and said that, after a "magical mystery tour" in search of his swing in the first half, Adrian Gonzalez appeared ready to do some damage in the second half.

He also suggested that he was unsurprised by Kevin Youkilis' strong performance with the White Sox and suggested that the eventual returns of relievers Andrew Bailey and Daniel Bard (neither of which he suggested was going to take place soon) would create some interesting challenges regarding bullpen roles.

Some highlights:

On the team's 43-43 record: "I think it is what it is. I don't want...

07/12/2012 - 12:34pm
Tough day for Sullinger, Celtics in loss

Celtics first-rounder Jared Sullinger was limited to 11 points on 2-of-9 shooting and Summer League standout E'Twaun Moore was likewise quiet, scoring six points while also shooting 2-of-9 from the floor, as the Celtics took their first loss of the Summer League season in falling to the Pistons, 93-79. In defeat, second-rounder Kris Joseph had 17 points (on 6-of-16 shooting) and 11 boards.

The Celtics shot just 36.1 percent of the floor in a game when they had nine total assists, or five fewer than point guard Brandon Knight had for the Pistons. At 3-1, the Celtics are tied with the Pistons for first place in the Orlando Summer League contests.

For complete Celtics coverage, visit weei.com/celtics.


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