Red Sox manager John Farrell said today on WEEI's Dale and Holley Show that he has not apologized to Dennis Eckersley for the recent incident on a team flight in which David Price ripped into the Hall of Fame pitcher -- to the applause of some teammates -- for being too critical in his role as a team broadcaster. “Yeah, that’s a no,” Farrell responded when asked specifically if he had apologized to Eck. MORE ON PRICE-ECKERSLEY Curt Schilling rips into David Price and Red Sox, says team is 'devoid of clubhouse presence' According to Brooks Sutherland's story on WEEI.com, Farrell said he has spoken to Eckersley since the incident and has a "positive in a professional way" relationship with Eck.
Yes, Bill Belichick always has been so serious. Sports Illustrated on Tuesday used Twitter to share a photo of the New England Patriots head coach’s high school yearbook entry from his senior year. Belichick graduated from Annapolis (Md.) High School in 1970, and here’s how he presented himself to the world at large. As you can see, he barely cracked a smile as he posed for posterity. Perhaps football already was front and center in his mind. Belichick’s chosen quote is from Abraham Cowley’s poem “A Wish,” and as The Boston Globe pointed out ahead of Belichick’s fifth Super Bowl win as a head coach, the poem might have laid the groundwork for Belichick’s “It is what it is” outlook on life. After
At the trade deadline, relief pitching is the name of the game and one of the names clearly available is Pat Neshek. Today Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports that the Nationals, Dodgers, and Red Sox are among the clubs who are closely scouting the Phillies reliever. Last week Ken Rosenthal reported that the Brewers and Rays were involved as well. Neshek is an impending free agent, so he may come cheaper than Justin Wilson or some of the other bullpen arms available right now. The All-Star is 36 and is posting a fantastic season, featuring a 1.12 ERA and 45/5 K/BB ratio over 40.1 innings this season.