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pitcher did not make a strong case for a rotation spot in Tuesday’s Cactus League outing against the Royals. He allowed seven runs on 11 hits over 5 1/3 ianagement of the club.Ince says Woodward has been taken for a ride by players and clubs since taking charge.He said, “The footballing decisions at the club have been mental for a few years now. Giving contracts to players who barely deserve them. Thennings. The right-hander also struck out two and walked one. Bonderman, who hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2010, has an 8.80 ERA iyed working with Cristiano Ronaldo this seaso have a future at Chelsea.The duo were left in England for Wednesday night’s friendly with RB Salzburg, which Chelsea won 5-3.Both players are expected to leave Stamford Bridge, but Lampard told reports after the game not to read too much into their n.Allegri discussed the Portuguese at the lanch of his new book, ‘E Molto Semplice’.He said, “In terms of mentality, he is stronger than anyone else. Every day he finds personal objectives to hit and he n five appearances (three starts) this spring.

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Clearly, my colleague Michael Hurcomb isn’ Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.The Sunday Post says Sturridge is a potential target for Rangers with the club ready to cash in on Alfredo Morelos.The Colombian bagged 30 goals for Steven Gerrard’s side last season and has made no secret of his dt as optimistic, but I sense Dusty Baker’s perception of has changed enough that the 24-year-old former prospect could begin to realize his potential for the this year.

He’s had a good spring, for whatever that’s worth, but more notable is Baker’s acknowledgement of his good spring and recognition that he’s improved since last season.

True, Mesoraco is still with Sadio Mane at Burnley.The two Liverpool forwards fell out when hacked off Mane lost the plot last month at Burnley over team-mate Salah’s selfish streak.But circumstances behind Michael Verrips’ move to Sheffield United.The Sheffield Star says FIFA confirmed they are receipt of a complaint from the Belgian club after being contacted by The Star last night.Verrips joined United on a free transfer earlier Lampard said, “It’s good for players to test each other. If you didn’t, I think there the backup to to begin the year, but if he hits well enough in that role, I have a feeling the situation will sort itself out.

Then again, it’s Baker we’re talking about.

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Jason Bay, leadoff man?


The 2012 were the worst offensive team in the American League last year, ranking dead last in runs, batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. They are moving in the Safeco Field fences and have added some power upgrades this offseason, but are still without a leadoff man. And this week they are auditioning as a leadoff man.

Wait, what? Jason Bay?

Yes, Bay is hitting leadoff Wednesday and it’s legitimately being considered for the season, .

Upon initial glance, this sounds ridiculous. Bay hit .165/.237/.299 for the Mets in 215 plate appearances last season. Even when he’s been glder, a target for Manchester City and Bayern Munich, has told Atletico chiefs that he intends to leave the club this summer, says Marca.With both City and Bayern willing to meet Rodrigo’s €70m buyout clause, it means Atletico have no say in prevenood, Bay is a power hitter and most people think power hitters should be iender Merih Demiral over the summer.The revelation was made by Juventus chief Fabio Paratici, who has overseen his signing.Paratici told Gazzetta dello Sport, “He is our player who has had the most deals on the market, don’t imagine how many. “The n the middle of the order.

If the Mariners get Good Jason Bay, however, this ideaidfielder Nicolo Zaniolo was delighted with victory over Napoli.Zaniolo rates the result as a six pointer.“We are very happy with this victory, it was a head-to-head we needed to win and we did it. We always said we were a team with great capabilit isn’t as off-the-wall as one might think. Due to a high-walk rate, Bay sports a career .363 on-base percentage with his .269 batting average. He’s not slow, either, as he’s stolen at least 10 bases in a season six times.

Bay, 34, was hitting .333/.440/.714 with a triple, two homers and four RBI in 25 plate appearances this spring entering Wednesday. So that has to factor into the Mariners’ consideration for him in the leadoff spot.

Still, doesn’t it just sound hilarious? Of all the things we thought we might hear regarding the Mariners this season, Jason Bay hitting leadoff had to be pretty low on the list.

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The reassigned infield prospect to minor-league camp Thursday. Rendon hit .375 (12 for 32)defender Samuel Umtiti was at Emirates stadium last night.The France World Cup winner took in Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat of Manchester United on New Year’s Day.With the LaLiga in winter recess, Umtiti was free to visit London and revealed to fans on social with four doubles, four homers, seven runs and 11 RBI in 13 spring games. Rendon is considered a top-100 prospect by .com (28th) and Baseball America (30das for the first time in 25 years after signing a bumper deal with the sportswear giants.Th0 win over Queens Park Rangers in preseason, with Capoue getting the only goal of the game, they did not create enough chances.The 31-year-old hopes they can up their attacking play, which will ensure they are not relying on moments of good fortune te impressive red and white kit bears similarities with the shirts worn during the early days of the Premier League, with a white v-neck collar.The sleeves areth).

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.The 19-year-old wh


Yankees ace , who is rehabnclude Alexandre Lacazette in the upcoming Euro2020 qualifiers.The Arsenal forward has not played for Les Bleus since scoring twice against Germany in 2017.Deschamps picked Sevilla forward Wissam Ben Yedder over Lacazette for the qualifiers against Tbing from October elbow surgery, threw live batting practice Monday and reported no problems. “It was fine,”tein made his 250th appearance for Spurs last week.Mourinho said, “The first thing is that he’s a fantastic goalkeeper. Everyone can see that, and we don’t need to say it. I remember when I was working for a TV channel, BeIn, on a Champions League nighrms.The French striker has just completed arguably his best season in a Real shirt, despite the team’s dismal campaign.Okdiario says Zidane has recommended Benzema be rewarded for his form with an improved deal.Tied to Real until 2021, Real are pre Sabathia said, per the New York Post.”The slider was not as sharp as I wanted it to be but it felt pretty good for the first time.” Sabathia said he will throw another batting practice Thursday and progress to a simulated or exhibition game after that.

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John Buck says Johan Santana may have been tipping pitches in 2012


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During an appearance on SNY’s Mets Hot Stove show on Thursday night, new catcher told Kevin Burkhardt that lefsists the Blues haven’t offered a mooted €40m for the Brazil U17 captain.”There are no offers for Reinier from Everton or from England,” Braz is quoted by fkapress.com. “He is a watched player. (But) you can be sure the player has nothing to do witt-hander might have been tipping his pitches last season. Here’s the quote, courtesy of …

“Being on the other side — whether it’s Johan tipping his pitches or whatever — those little tiny things will help. I was just on the other side hitting off of him. Maybe we can tighten some of those things up.”

Buck, 32, played for the division-rival Marlins last season. He went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts in four plate appearances against Santana in 2012, and the Marlins as a team only scored four runs in 12 2/3 innings against the two-time AL Cy Young winner. If Santana was was tipping pitches, Miami didn’t take advantage.

The 33-year-old Santana returned from major shoulder surgery last year, and his season can be split into two halves …


The 134-pitch no-hitter on June 1 — the highly celebrated first no-hitter in Mets history — was the only time all season that Santana threw more than 107 pitches in a game. It was also a career-high and the first time that he threw more than 120 pitches in a start since June 2010. Taking away the no-hitter, he averaged 90.3 pitches per start last season.

Given his surgically repaired left shoulder, it sure looks like all those stressful pitchey Promes can see Memphis Depay leaving Lyon in January.Depay has been linked with Tottenham, while OL chief Juninho has confirmed Manchester United boast first refusal on the attacker.Promes, meanwhile, believes it could be the right time for his Hols in the no-hitter impacted his performance down the stretch. Tipping pitches could be a separate problem, or they could be connected — that’s the hard part. A pitcher could tip his pitches in a million different ways, and it’s not a guarantee that opposing hitters would even pick it up. Someone with an untrained eye like me would have little chance of catching something.

Buck told Burkhardt to “consider it cleared up,” an indication that he and his new teammate have discussed the apparent pitch-tipping problem. Santana’s season ended in mid-August due to an ankle sprain and lower-back inflammation, which are much greater long-term concerns. The Mets owe the southpaw $25 million in 2013, then have to pay him the $5.5 million buyout of his $uardiola has dubbed Txiki Begiristain the most important man in his career.The pair also worked together at Barcelona before sports director Begiristain convinced Guardiola to move to City.Guardiola said, “He is the most important person in my career25 million club option after the season.

Santana is currently working out with the intention of in the World Baseball Classic. Because he finished the season hurt, the Classic must be willing to insure the remainder of his contract before he can participate.

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Despite — the Cubs’ incumbent closer — facing legal charges out of the the Dominican Republic, new Chicago relief pitcChelsea boss Frank Lampard has warned his kids not to relax.Lampard admits he constantly worries about a long winning streak leading to a decline in intensity on the training ground.He said: “I remember having good runs of form as a player and then slightly relaxing in training and my form turning and having to reassess myself.“The older I got, the more fearful I became of any good patches.“So that is something which I am always driving home to the players.“If I ever felt there was a lack of effort in training or during the game I would deliver a strong message, even if it’s not nice to hear.“That is something that has to come from the manager, so unfelsea winger Christian Pulisic is considering his future.Pulisic may seek an exit in January if he continues to be left out of the side by Frank Lampard, says the Chelsea-future-youngster-grows-frustrated-lack-opportunities.html”>Chelsea-future-youngortunately I do have to play the bad cop at times.“But I’m not a manager that is full of rollockings because if you do that on a reut the potential of the current team.The Azzurri have finished second over the last two seasons.“I can see more enthusiasm now compared to past pre-season camps. There are many fans and that’s pleasing, so we hope to have a great campaign and repaygular basis it just becomes white noise and has no effect.“Players respond in different ways to that sort of thing.“If there is a moment when a very tough approach might be needed then that’s what you do. If a firm b******ing is required to put people on edge, that’s good in a positive way.“But to do it consistently — who wants that every day?”her said Saturday he is not focused on being the primary option in the ninth inning. “The decision is not up to me but the coaches,” Fujikawa told .com. “My job is to get outs and as I do that, I’ll try to make it a tougher decision for the coaches to make.”

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Padres, Luke Gregerson avoid arbitration


The have signed to a one-year, $3.2 million contract according to CBSSports.com’s Danny Knobler.

Gregerson, 28, posted a career year for the Padres in 2012.a B to Nottingham Forest.The Championship side had to spend a long time getting the deal over the line.But BBC reports that he is now officially a Forest player on a deal that takes him to 2022.The 21-year-old went through the ranks at Arsenal before He allowed a career low 2.39 ERA (153 ERA+) over 71.2 innings and struck out 72 batters against 21 walks. Over his four years in San Diego, the righty has allowed a 2.92nger Andros Townsend is up for the Puskas “best goal” award.There are a total of ten nominees from the men’s and women’s game in the past year.Townsend’s goal against Manchester City in December 22 is among those nominated for the prestigious Puskas ERA in 280.2 innings, a sharp 126 ERA+.

Gregerson earned $1.55 million in his first arbitration season last year. He will be arbitration-eligible for a final time after the 2013 season and wilster United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has paid tribute to fallen former Cardiff City midfielder Peter Whittingham.The 35-year-old passed away after suffering a head injury last week.Solskjaer worked with Whittingham at Cardiff.He said: “I was deepl be eligible for free agency after 2014.

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Report: Red Sox interested in trading for Dan Haren


The are interested in pitcher , to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.

The Angels don’t want to pick up Haren’s $15.5 million option, and are looking to deal him before he becomes a free agent. They have until Saturday to make a move. If the Angels don’t trade him or pick up his option by Saturday, Haren will be able to negotiate with any team. The Angels would also haveason-long loan.The 24-year-old joined Gillingham on loan in July, but his family failed to settle and he has returned to Brunton Park, where he scored four goals in 16 appearances last season.”He was one of my main targets,” boss Steven Pressley told to pay him a $3.5 million buyout.

Haren was hindered by n Ferguson is available to take charge should Marco Silva be sacked.The Everton-Duncan-Ferguson-charge-Merseyside-derby.html”>Daily MailEverton-Duncan-Ferguson-charge-Merseyside-derby.html”> says the Blues have contingency plans to put club legend Fea back injury last season, and only threw 176 2/3 innings, his lowest total since 2004. He had a 4.33 ERA and 4.24 FIP. Cafardo mentioned that the Red Sox are one of several teams looking to trade for the 32-year-old pitcher.

For more up-to-the-minute news and analysis onnder boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.United have made a disappointing start to the Premier League season, which has increased the scrutiny around Solskjaer’s position.Ince has been one of the Norwegian’s fiercest critics since before he was made permanent the latest rumors from bloggers Chris Cwik, Jack Moore and R.J. White, follow .

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Photos: World Series Game 4 fan of the day


DETROIT — It will soon become wonderfully clear why we chose icester City are in advanced talks to sign Luton Town defender James Justin.The 21-year-old has had interest from Stoke City and Aston Villa but has indicated he is willing to join Brendan Rodgers who will give him the chance to develop behind Ben ChRyan as the World Series Gare Can is keen to hear from Manchester United in January.That’s according to Gazzetta dello Sport today.It’s reported Can is flattered by the suggestion United want to sign him in the January transfer window. United, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germe 4 fan of the day:

First, observe that the smoke is not emanating from the top of Ryo add to his squad this month.Nuno’s side are currently seventh in the Premier League and into the knockout stages of the Europa League, and the head coach is keen to make improvements to continue their momentum.Now is time to work,” Nuno said to thean’s head. The smoke is, via remote control, coming out of the tiger’s mouth. Know that a new pope has been elected and that the are about to play baseball.

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: “If the Lions can win, anyone can win.”

: “If I paid for it.”

: Roar and make siren sounds. 

: A better human being.

Needless to say, we have more pics:

Ryan from Detroit was absolutely through with it before you knew what to do with it. 

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How definite was Rockies’ pledge to keep Jim Tracy as manager ‘indefinitely?’


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manager Jim Tracy hasn’t received very prominent mention in the annual “managers on the hot seat” lists that appear around this time. But that doesn’t mean Tracy is totally safe.

There still seems to be a decent chance he stays. But in recent days there have been occasional suggestions from outside the organization that the Rockies plan to discuss the manager position,Andries Jonker has spoken of PSV Eindhoven striker Donyell Malen’s problems at Arsenal.Malen has it out at Jonker after being branded “fat” by the former Gunners academy chief.But Jonker told FOX Sport: “We found that he had to have a training delay despite a spring suggestion that Tracy has an “indefinite” contract. As one person familiar with the situation said, “When a team is on its way to 100 losses, of course the manager is going to be up for discussion.” (It appears they may avoid 100 defeats now, but that won’t necessarily change the equation.)

Word is the Rockies, an organization known for loyalty and stability, aren’t likely to rush into firing Tracy right after the season, but will instead take a few weeks to let the stench of the terrible summer fade away before making more logical and less emotional decisions on a number of fronts.

The Rockies did already see a couple of major changes, as longtime pitching coach Bob Apodaca stepped down in late June. The front office underwent a shakeup last month, with longtime GM Dan O’Dowd taking on more minor-league and scouting responsibilities and assistant GM Bill Geivett being promoted to become more involved in the day-to-day big-league operation. The Rockies are planning to hire a pitching coordinator, and Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com reported that Mark Wiley of the Marlins is being targeted for that new role, and it’s possible other changes could be afoot.

Two straight victories over the Cubs gave the Rockies 60 victories, so their chance to avoid 100 losses looks very good now. But the year-to-year trend hasn’t been very positive. Tracy rallied the Rockies to a 74-42 finish and wild-card berth in 2009, then won 83 games the next year and 73 last year. With a little more than a week left, the Rockies are guaranteed to win somewhere in the 60s this year.

With the team having added payroll before this season (starting pitcher and second baseman were two late additions) and having to fight to avoid the 100-loss plateau, it would seem obvious that Tracy would qualify for hot seat lists. My list from a couple weeks ago didn’t include Tracy at all among seven names, and others have failed to list him as well. There are very good reasons for this, beyond the fact that Tracy is a very nice man, though he is that.

Here’s is a list of reasons why Tracy hasn’t made many of the hot-seat lists:

1. The Rockies are one of the most loyal organizations in sports. President Keli McGregor, one of the best-respected executives in baseball, died suddenly early in the 2010 season, but the club-owning Monfort Brothers also have championed stability since taking the mantle from original Rockies owner Jerry McMorris, who was one of the most reasonable owners in baseball. For instance, Clint Hurdle managed eight years in Colorado, and while he is beloved, he had only one winning season.

2. The Rockies’ best player, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, has missed most of the season with a serious groin pull (he’s hoping to return to play a couple games before the season ends, but that’s obviously no guarantee at this point) and their best starting pitcher, Jorge de la Rosa, missed the whole season.

3. Allowances may be made for the difficulty of Coors Field. The humidor seemed to alleviate the pitching problem for a couple years, but Coors is back to yielding more runs than any of the other 29 parks. O’Dowd rather colorfully called the team’s pitching staff “one of the worst in the history of the game” while touting hitGranit Xhaka has warned that his team cannot afford to have another season without Champions League football.The Gunners are not only playing for a Europa League trophy against Chelsea in midweek, but a chance to qualify for the Champions League.Mean rookie catcher . Statistically, it has certainly been the best hitters park in baseball this year. Guthrie, so spooked by Coors Field he could scarcely get anyone out while with the Rockies, but is back to pitching very well with the Kansas City Royals.

4. The Rockies this spring suggested Tracy had a handshake agreement to stay as manager “indefinitely.” In February, O’Dowd, in an apparent attempt to ensure that the subject of Tracy’s tenure would not be a topic of discussion following their 73-89 season (and it worked), told Rockies writers, “To say it extends beyond 2013 would not do justice to Jim. It could be until he’s using a cane and having trouble getting on the field. Quite honestly, it can be for whatever number of years Jim wants it to be for.”

Though Rockies upper management stopped short of guaranteeing Tracy would be the manager for a long time, it sounded at the time like Tracy would likely be staying well beyond the expiration of his paper co the pressure at Old Trafford.Mata has spoken to the Telegraph about the added pressure and expectation that comes with players for United.“You journalists speak more about United than other clubs, right?” he said.“That’s something I realised frontract, which is 2013. However, 100-defeat seasons (or even near-100-defeat seasons) sometimes have a way of changing things.

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r Samp.“There was already talk of buying Roma in 2010, butof Adrian.The Reds have won every game this season with Adrian in goals following an injury to Alisson in the-year-old French winger was a £16million summer signing from Nice.Bruce said: “He’s only 22 and he’s got more outfits than I’ve seen. He’s different and I’m sure at times he’s going to cause me a few problems. But in all of that, deep down, he’s a d opening day win over Norwich City.Achterberg told the Liverpool Echo of Adrian: “He had to come in from West Ham and he had to settle quickl I said no,” he told students at an event on Thursday.“I didn’t care about football then, I just went to games in order to network and cultivate relationships, nothing else. I was a Romani

Tampa Bay reliever was recalled from Triple-A Durham. Gomes will join the Tampa Bay bullpen beginning Sunday in Toronto.

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Report: Cardinals sending Joe Kelly to bullpen with Jamie Garcia returning


The have solved a logjam in the rotation by moving to the bullpen, to Fox Sports Midwest.

Starting pitcher is scheduled to be activated from the disabled list Sunday to face the . Garcia was deemed ready after making four rehab starts in the minors and pitching 17.2 innings.

Kelly is 3-5 with a 3.41 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 12 starts with the Cardinals this season. He could be a candidate to rejoin the rotation later in the season, as converted reliever trong was delighted with victory at Leicester City.Strikes from Armstrong and Danny Ings overturned Dennis Praet’s early opener.“I think we’re all very happy with that result,” Armstrong said.“We all wanted to make sure we put in a good performaner Manchester United midfielder Kleberson says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the right manager in charge.Kleberson feels Solskjaer will work in a similar way to Sir Alex Ferguson.He said: “Everyone loves Ole and he tries to coach the s and Manchester City.The Daily Mail says Buffon, after leaving PSG, turned down an offer from Premier League champions City, which was proposed by manager Pep Guardiola himself, and their rivals United.If he accepted a move to the Premier League, theame way as Sir Alex F has been inconsistent as of late and could wind up back in a relief role to limit his innings.

Garcia has a 3-4 record with a 4.48 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 11 starts this season.

The Cardinals entered play Wednesday with a 63-53 record, seven games back of the in the NL Central.

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Photos: Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman gets his head shaved


One of the few things Reds announcer Marty Brennaman takes more seriously than his full head of hair is his word. So earlier this season when he told Cincinnati bench coach Chris Speier that he’d shave his head if the Reds won 10 games in a row, there was no doubt he’d live up to his word. He did Friday night.In his first game back after taking a series off and the end of the Reds’ 10-game winning streak, Brennaman said he’d get his head shaved — and if fans donated $20,000 to the , he’d do it on the field. The Reds raised more than $50,000.So, here’s what Brennaman, who just turned 70 earlier this week, looked like before:

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And after:

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Not only did Brennaman use his spotlight to raise money for the Reds Community Fund, aIghalo at Manchester United.Ighalo played for both Udinese and Watford, two clubs owned by the Pozzo family, before leaving for China and Shanghai Shenhua.Ighalo is now on-loan at United and made his debut in victory at Chelsea on Monday night.Marinofter his shaving — which was held on the field after the team’s 3-0 victory over the Pirates and before the scheduled fireworks — the broadcaster brought out three kids from , a local charity for kids with cancer and blood diseases.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow on TwitteNewcastle United legend Alan Shearer has gone after owner Mike Ashley – and not for the first time.Shearer has long been critical about the we is.In the US, Klopp was taken aback by an opening question at a media conference yesterday.First bellowing with laughter and then shaking his head, he tapped the base of the microphone while pausing for thought before responding: “Wow!“I don’t ay the Magpies are run by the controversial owner.His latest statement came when he was doing punditry on ther, subscribe to the and .

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Red Sox tell Bill James to stop publicly talking about Joe Paterno


Stats-inclined baseball writer and employee .

It would appear the Red Sox were none-too-pleased with the publicih Hull City’s price for Jarrod Bowen.The Telegraph says Newcastle are said to be less than impressed with Hull’s £20m demand for Bowen.The Magpies have been linked with a move for the Tigers’ forward this month following his impressive 16 goals in tty that followed James’ statements because the organization issued a press release that says the following:tle.City are nine points behind the Reds, and in third place in the Premier League.But Mendy says the two-time reigning champions are not going to let their title go without a fight.City defeated Chelsea 2-1 at the weekend to keep pace with the Reds,

This afternoon, Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry and Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington spoke to Bill James regarding him making public his personal opinions on Joe Paterno.In that call, Mr. James was informed that his comments in no way reflect the opinions or positions of the Red Sox; and, because he is perceived as a repre footballer Emiliano Sala.The striker was involved in a fatal plane crash as he was travelling from France to England to complete a transfer to then Premier League side Cardiff.Dorset Police have confirmed to media outlets that a 64-year-old man was sentative of the Red Sox, he was asked to refrain from any further public comments on this matter.

So they basically said: Bill, shut up.  

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