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October 31, 2005
"He's stiff, he has no moves, he can't shoot - and our guys love him because he sets good picks and rolls to the basket and makes excellent passes out of the post." Gregg Popovich San Antonio Spurs coach, on Fabricio Oberto "I really didn't have a lot to give them, because I never really collected a lot of things." Cam Neely Soon to be inducted as a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, on not possessing mementos for the Hall "What I miss is being the best. That's the feeling you get when you win the World Series, and that's what I'm missing."
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2014
CLEVELAND - Orioles center fielder Adam Jones isn't one to swallow his opinion, but after the Orioles lost 2-1 in 11 innings Friday night on a walk-off home run by Cleveland Indians third baseman Mike Aviles, Jones carefully measured his words. “I plead the fifth. I think being smart in what you say will help you in the long run,” said Jones, who was involved in a controversial hit-by-pitch call in the eighth inning. “I'd rather take the high road tonight and … I'd just rather take the high road.” The Orioles (69-51)
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October 5, 2011
Where the next curse is Dom Amore Hartford Courant The Cubs are bedeviled by the most hideous curse in sports, so what do they need? A manager who has proven he can break such things. There are only two out there who have proven then can win with organizations that haven't in 80 years or more — and the Cubs let Ozzie Guillen slip out of town. Terry Francona, like most fired managers, will land in a place where he represents the opposite approach to his predecessors.
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October 7, 2012
Farrell is right guy Paul Doyle Hartford Courant After waving goodbye to Terry Francona a year ago, the Red Sox reportedly made a bid for Blue Jays manager John Farrell. The Jays asked for starting pitcher Clay Buchholz as compensation, and the talks came to a halt. Enter Bobby Valentine, who presided over one of the worst seasons in franchise history. With Valentine ousted, all signs point again to Farrell. Smart move. Farrell is the perfect choice to satisfy all factions in the dysfunctional Red Sox organization, providing Boston and Toronto can work out reasonable compensation.
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October 7, 2012
Farrell is right guy Paul Doyle Hartford Courant After waving goodbye to Terry Francona a year ago, the Red Sox reportedly made a bid for Blue Jays manager John Farrell. The Jays asked for starting pitcher Clay Buchholz as compensation, and the talks came to a halt. Enter Bobby Valentine, who presided over one of the worst seasons in franchise history. With Valentine ousted, all signs point again to Farrell. Smart move. Farrell is the perfect choice to satisfy all factions in the dysfunctional Red Sox organization, providing Boston and Toronto can work out reasonable compensation.
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October 3, 2011
He didn't get job done Juan C. Rodriguez Sun Sentinel Somebody has to wear it, and for lack of a better alternative, it should have been Terry Francona. General manager Theo Epstein said Francona would not be branded the scapegoat. Teams don't lose nine-game September leads and not have a scapegoat. Are others more deserving? Probably, but what are the Red Sox to do? Release John Lackey and eat the remaining $45.75 million on his deal? Admit Carl Crawford was a bust and make a request that he proves worthy of the $122 million owed him?
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2012
Orioles third-base coach DeMarlo Hale has been rumored to be a candidate for the Boston Red Sox managerial job now that Bobby Valentine has been fired. Hale, 51, spent six seasons on former Boston manager Terry Francona's staff, including two years as Francona's bench coach, before joining the Orioles this season. He said he hasn't heard anything from the Red Sox organization regarding the job and one industry source said there hadn't been a formal interview request for Hale yet. Hale said he'd have interest, but it's not something he is considering right now. “I'd have to think about it, no question, but right now my focus is this team, what we've accomplished so far and what is ahead of us,” Hale said.
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April 18, 2012
Players must adjust Ron Fritz Baltimore Sun It's too early to tell. Bobby Valentine certainly has the experience, and he convinced ownership he's the guy. Now he needs to work on the players. They clearly preferred the country-club atmosphere under Terry Francona. But after the late-season collapse and missing the playoffs last year, the players lost their country-club membership. Thanks to their pitiful performance and clubhouse shenanigans, someone had to go. What second baseman Dustin Pedroia said after Valentine criticized Kevin Youkilis was stunning: "I really don't know what Bobby's trying to do, but that's not the way we go about our stuff around here.
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By Matt Vensel | October 13, 2011
In an interview Wednesday with ESPN, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, who helped the Red Sox win two championships, said that joining the archrival New York Yankees is -- gasp! -- “something I gotta think about.” "There's too much drama, man," Ortiz said about playing for the Red Sox . "There's too much drama. I have been thinking about a lot of things. I don't know if I want to be part of this drama for next year. " But playing for the New York Yankees? That would be cold , Big Papi.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | October 18, 2004
BOSTON - It was a game that rivaled last year's epic clincher, from the daring moves of the Boston Red Sox manager, to the extra-inning dramatics of another unexpected hero. This time, it was Terry Francona, not Grady Little, making the decisions in the Boston dugout. This time, it was Mariano Rivera, not Pedro Martinez, who faltered on the mound with the chance to put his team in the World Series. And this time, it was the Red Sox, not the New York Yankees, celebrating wildly on their home field.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2012
Orioles third-base coach DeMarlo Hale has been rumored to be a candidate for the Boston Red Sox managerial job now that Bobby Valentine has been fired. Hale, 51, spent six seasons on former Boston manager Terry Francona's staff, including two years as Francona's bench coach, before joining the Orioles this season. He said he hasn't heard anything from the Red Sox organization regarding the job and one industry source said there hadn't been a formal interview request for Hale yet. Hale said he'd have interest, but it's not something he is considering right now. “I'd have to think about it, no question, but right now my focus is this team, what we've accomplished so far and what is ahead of us,” Hale said.
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April 18, 2012
Players must adjust Ron Fritz Baltimore Sun It's too early to tell. Bobby Valentine certainly has the experience, and he convinced ownership he's the guy. Now he needs to work on the players. They clearly preferred the country-club atmosphere under Terry Francona. But after the late-season collapse and missing the playoffs last year, the players lost their country-club membership. Thanks to their pitiful performance and clubhouse shenanigans, someone had to go. What second baseman Dustin Pedroia said after Valentine criticized Kevin Youkilis was stunning: "I really don't know what Bobby's trying to do, but that's not the way we go about our stuff around here.
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By Matt Vensel | October 13, 2011
In an interview Wednesday with ESPN, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, who helped the Red Sox win two championships, said that joining the archrival New York Yankees is -- gasp! -- “something I gotta think about.” "There's too much drama, man," Ortiz said about playing for the Red Sox . "There's too much drama. I have been thinking about a lot of things. I don't know if I want to be part of this drama for next year. " But playing for the New York Yankees? That would be cold , Big Papi.
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October 5, 2011
Where the next curse is Dom Amore Hartford Courant The Cubs are bedeviled by the most hideous curse in sports, so what do they need? A manager who has proven he can break such things. There are only two out there who have proven then can win with organizations that haven't in 80 years or more — and the Cubs let Ozzie Guillen slip out of town. Terry Francona, like most fired managers, will land in a place where he represents the opposite approach to his predecessors.
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October 3, 2011
He didn't get job done Juan C. Rodriguez Sun Sentinel Somebody has to wear it, and for lack of a better alternative, it should have been Terry Francona. General manager Theo Epstein said Francona would not be branded the scapegoat. Teams don't lose nine-game September leads and not have a scapegoat. Are others more deserving? Probably, but what are the Red Sox to do? Release John Lackey and eat the remaining $45.75 million on his deal? Admit Carl Crawford was a bust and make a request that he proves worthy of the $122 million owed him?
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2011
The Orioles were already a little angry about the way they were treated in Boston, and that fire has been flamed by Major League Baseball's ruling Thursday to suspend two Orioles players and manager Buck Showalter and only one Red Sox player, slugger David Ortiz, after last weekend's bean-brawl series at Fenway Park. "I definitely think they need to go back and do their homework," said Orioles left-hander Michael Gonzalez, who was suspended three games and fined $1,500 for throwing behind Ortiz on Sunday.
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By RAY FRAGER | July 8, 2005
IT HAD TO come to this. As we skitter down the path to ever greater sportainment, the conventions of Hollywood insinuate themselves into our athletic events. In that vein, Tuesday's baseball All-Star Game will be preceded by Fox Sports Net's All-Star Game Red Carpet Special (7 p.m., Comcast SportsNet). Yes, we're talking about a version of the "red carpet" programs we've come to love or loathe from the Oscars, Emmys or other awards shows. Once upon a time, it was just a matter of Army Archerd asking a few benign questions to the stars arriving for the Academy Awards.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2011
Orioles manager Buck Showalter called his Red Sox counterpart , Terry Francona , before Sunday's game between the teams to address his recently published comments about Boston general manager Theo Epstein . "I just felt like I owed him a call. I know Terry, and I like him a lot. I have a lot of respect for him," Showalter said. He didn't provide details as to the nature of the call. The issue arose after Francona was again asked about Showalter's recent comments in a Men's Journal article before the Orioles' 4-3 victory Sunday over Boston.
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October 31, 2005
"He's stiff, he has no moves, he can't shoot - and our guys love him because he sets good picks and rolls to the basket and makes excellent passes out of the post." Gregg Popovich San Antonio Spurs coach, on Fabricio Oberto "I really didn't have a lot to give them, because I never really collected a lot of things." Cam Neely Soon to be inducted as a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, on not possessing mementos for the Hall "What I miss is being the best. That's the feeling you get when you win the World Series, and that's what I'm missing."
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