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11/08/2010 - 2:51pm
Daubach to manage Nats' Single A team

Former Red Sox first baseman Brian Daubach has been hired by the Washington Nationals to manage their Single-A team, the Hagerstown Suns, in the Single-A South Atlantic League, the same league as the Red Sox' affiliate Greenville Drive. Daubach managed the Pittsfield Colonials of the independent Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball last season, having previously served as the manager for the American Defenders. Daubach could end up managing the top pick in MLB's 2010 June amateur draft, Bryce Harper, who is currently hitting .348 for the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. For more Red Sox coverage, see the team page at weei.com/redsox.


11/08/2010 - 1:54pm
Meriweather on D&H: Nobody showed up

Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show on Monday, and he was blunt in answering why the team lost to the Browns on Sunday. "They came to play. We didn't. There's nothing else you can say," Meriweather said. "They executed in all three phases of the game, we didn't."

 

Meriweather echoed his teammates' sentiment in saying the team had a bad week of practice, which influenced Sunday's outcome. "It was a bad week of practice all the way around," Meriweather said, before emphasizing that it is not a valid excuse. "I do think that you have to be a professional about it and know that that's what you get paid to do, and that's your job. And I don't know, nobody on our team came to do that."

 

Meriweather said that the team knows when practice is sluggish even without the coaches screaming. "You...

11/08/2010 - 12:37pm
Chiarelli: Krejci's concussion 'moderate'
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON — Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli offered an update on top-line center David Krejci on Monday, saying the concussion Krejci suffered in overtime on Saturday is "moderate" on a mild-moderate-severe scale. 

 

Chiarelli noted that the only symptoms shown by Krejci following the hit were a headache and some amnesia, and that there was no loss of consciousness. The Bruins have been encouraged by how Krejci has felt in the last two days and that he will be re-evaluated on Tuesday. Chiarelli didn't feel the play in which Krejci was injured, a collision with Blues forward T.J. Oshie that led to him hitting his head against the boards, was malicious in nature.

 

"I had no issue with the hit," Chiarelli said, deeming the play an "incidental hit."

 

For more on the Bruins, visit the team page at weei.com/bruins.


11/08/2010 - 12:21pm
Wilfork on D&H: 'Can't hit the panic button'

Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork made his weekly Patriots Monday appearance on the Dale & Holley show Monday morning to talk about Sunday's 34-14 loss to the Browns.

 

"A high school probably could have beaten us yesterday," Wilfork said. "You know what, it started at practice. We went all week with mistakes where we shouldn't have been making mistakes. Things that we were doing, we shouldn't have been doing it. That's the way we played, mistake after mistake, being out of position, not being able to tackle."

 

Despite the loss, Wilfork cautioned people not to overreact. "We're 6-2," he said. "Trust, me, I'm pretty sure the Cleveland Browns would want to be 6-2. There's a lot of teams out there that want to be 6-2. We can't hit the panic button and go into a frenzy. We just fix what needs to be fixed. And there are a lot of things that need to be fixed from yesterday."...

11/08/2010 - 12:03pm
Bruins shuffle lines, demote McGrattan
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- After taking the day off Sunday, the Bruins returned to work at Ristuccia Arena in Wilmington on Monday for their first practice following Saturday's injury to David Krejci. The top-line center suffered a concussion when he hit the boards following a hit from T.J. Oshie in overtime.

 

With Krejci out, the color-coded lines saw a bit of shuffling. Patrice Bergeron is now wearing a white sweater, signifying he'll be on the top line with Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton. Blake Wheeler appears set to center the second line, while it looks like Daniel Paille might get some third-line ice time out of this deal. Here are how the lines look based on Monday's practice.

 

Lucic - Bergeron - Horton

Caron - Wheeler - Recchi

Paille - Seguin - Ryder

Marchand - Campbell - Thornton

 

The Bruins also announced Monday that Brian McGrattan has been placed on waivers for the purpose of...

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