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Athletics outfielder/D.H. Jack Cust, who was named in the Mitchell Report (the lengthy review on the use of performance-enhancing substances that was researched by former Sen. George Mitchell at the request of Major League Baseball and published in Dec. 2007), described the Mitchell Report as "kind of a joke" for its failure to include the names of any members of the Red Sox. Cust noted that Mitchell is a director of the Red Sox.
"With all the other stuff going on, with a lot of the guys coming out recently - big-name guys - to me it's kind of funny they spent all that money on the Mitchell Report and a bunch of hearsay and the guy who made all the money off it happened to work for the Red Sox," Cust told the AP. "Were there any Red Sox on the report? To me, that's kind of a joke. How does that happen? It's coming out now with guys on that team. The guy worked for the Red Sox - they spent all kinds of millions of...
Rex Ryan’s mouth is at it again.
A day after using an expletive during his training camp news conference to tweak his former team, the Jets coach took a swipe at Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Ryan said during a radio interview a few months ago that he didn’t come to New York “to kiss Bill Belichick’s rings.” He explained Tuesday what he meant, and might have provided more bulletin board material.
“When I said that about Belichick, I’m just letting him know I’m not intimidated by him,” Ryan said. “He’s got the same position I have. We’re both head coaches in this league. He just happens to have a hell of a lot more Super Bowl wins. I don’t have a win. I understand that, but we’re not going to tiptoe our way through this thing. You don’t line up and beat a Bill Belichick-coached team by tiptoeing in there.”
The Red Sox saw their offense wake up with 12 hits, including home runs by David Ortiz and Jason Bay, as they went on to take the series opener against the Blue Jays, 10-9, Tuesday night at the Rogers Centre. The win game despite a subpar performance from starter Josh Beckett, who allowed seven runs on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings. Jonathan Papelbon got the final four outs for the save. Every member of the Red Sox' starting lineup had at least one hit, with Victor Martinez, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Ortiz each notching two hits apiece.
Though Jason Varitek was originally in the Red Sox' starting lineup against the Blue Jays, he has been scratched. Victor Martinez will instead catch Josh Beckett, with Kevin Youkilis returning to the lineup as a first baseman following his five-game suspension, and Mike Lowell playing third. Lowell had originally been scheduled to serve as the designated hitter against left-hander Ricky Romero, with David Ortiz getting the night off. But with Varitek out, Ortiz will serve as the D.H.
SP -- Beckett
SP -- Romero
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