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5 possible candidates for Red Sox manager

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5 possible candidates for Red Sox manager

By Jon Fucile
WickedGoodSports.com

Now that Theo Epstein and Terry Francona have moved on the Red Sox are trying to move on themselves by selecting a new manager. Names like Bobby Valentine and Joe Maddon have been tossed around, but neither made the list of supposed final candidates. WGS reporters managed to grab the list from the Red Sox and here is the best of the best that they are considering.

Duff Man

Duff Man is all about relaxing, not caring, and getting down and funky with the ladies. Sure, Lackey seems to hate ladies, especially if they are his wife and are sick, but were sure hell find a way to fit in.

Charlie Sheen

After such a disappointing season and all the resulting controversy the Sox might be looking to make a splash. The Red Sox used to like to win and party and no one likes to party and win like Charlie Sheen!

But, really, if Sheen is around no one will notice that the team sucks.

The Spirit of Macho Man Randy Savage

How is it that Macho Man made his living dropping elbows and was all goosed up on steroids and never complained about this elbow, but pitchers are getting Tommy John surgery every day? It is like pitchers use the surgery as an excuse for a poor season. "Oh no! I sucked! Gotta get Tommy John Surgery dudes!"

Not on Macho Mans watch!

Quite frankly, the Sox could use a little of his enthusiasm and willingness to snap into things!

Jillian Michaels

Nobody likes her and that is exactly what this undisciplined bunch of fatties need. Get in shape for Orrs sake!

You guys are supposed to be athletes. If we wanted to watch a bunch of out of shape, disgusting, over paid pigs wed go watch Real Housewives of Orange County. Plus wed really love to see her make the bullpen cry. She is crazy. (Dont tell her we said that.)

Popeye the Sailorman!

This one is self explanatory, though we think the Red Sox might be confused about the restaurant chain.

Ghost of Ted Williams

At least hes got his head on straight.

Hiyo!

...Sorry.

Moving to power forward 'presents a different challenge' for Horford

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Moving to power forward 'presents a different challenge' for Horford

PHILADELPHIA – For the third time in as many games, the Boston Celtics will field a different lineup.

It will have a domino effect on Boston’s usual starters, but no one more than Al Horford who will slide over to power forward with Aron Baynes inserted into the starting lineup where he’ll be charged with trying to defend Sixers 7-footer Joel Embiid.

Meanwhile, Horford will be assigned to defend Robert Covington who is one of Philadelphia’s better perimeter scorers.

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“I feel like one of my strengths is being able to play multiple positions,” Horford told NBC Sports Boston. “It presents a different challenge for me, which is making sure I do a good job of covering him out on the perimeter, staying between him and the basket.”

In Philadelphia’s 120-115 season-opening loss to Washington, Covington led all Sixers with 29 points which included him going 7-for-11 from 3-point range in addition to grabbing seven rebounds.

While Covington will be Horford’s first defensive assignment, he knows he will also be called upon at times to defend Embiid who ranks among the best centers in the NBA despite having played just 32 games over the course of three NBA seasons.

In the loss to the Wizards, Embiid had a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds.

Horford’s defense will be critical for Boston (0-2) to get its first win of the season, but the Celtics will also need him to take advantage of scoring opportunities as well.

“We have some guys down, but that creates opportunities for other guys to step up and contribute,” Horford said. “It’s going to all of us, the veterans, the young players, all of us to get that first win.”

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens agreed.

“I think that’s how we have to look at it,” Stevens said. “We’re going to have to make a few tweaks on how we do things, obviously. Hey, it’s gonna be something that we’re going to have to do really, really well on the fly.”

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