Are Sox too focused on trying to find the 'rat'?


Are Sox too focused on trying to find the 'rat'?

CSNNE.com's Joe Haggerty says once again the Red Sox are too concerned with trying to find the clubhouse 'snitch' than fixing their problems.

Like earlier this season when Josh Beckett seemed focused on finding out who told on the pitchers about the chicken-and-beer fiasco last September, Red Sox players and owners alike seem obsessed with who leaked the information that was in the Yahoo! Sports report this week, Haggerty said.

While they concern themselves with that, they're not talking about "the rampant miscommunication that exists in every corner of this organization," Haggery said.

"Sox ownership is like Lt. Frank Drebin from 'Naked Gun' saying 'move along nothing to see here, please disperse' while the fireworks are going off behind him."

Manager Bobby Valentine is harkening back to the 1951 Giants when he talks about his team's chances of reaching the postseason.

Apparently the manager thinks this Red Sox team has the right stuff to match one of the great comeback teams of all time.

"I don't see it," said Haggerty.

Bill Russell, Kobe Bryant post messages to Gordon Hayward


Bill Russell, Kobe Bryant post messages to Gordon Hayward

A couple of NBA legends - one old school and one more modern-day - were among the luminaries wishing Gordon Hayward well after his gruesome ankle injury in the Celtics' season opener in Cleveland on Tuesday night.

Celtics legend Bill Russell tweeted his best wishes to Hayward on Twitter and future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant posted a message to him on Instagram.

Be sad. Be mad. Be frustrated. Scream. Cry. Sulk. When you wake up you will think it was just a nightmare only to realize it’s all too real. You will be angry and wish for the day back, the game back THAT play back. But reality gives nothing back and nor should you. Time to move on and focus on doing everything in your power to prepare for surgery, ask all the questions to be sure you understand fully the procedure so that you may visualize it in your subconscious while being operated on and better the chance of it’s success. Then focus on the recovery process day by day by day. It’s a long journey but if you focus on the mini milestones along the way you will find beauty in the struggle of doing simple things that prior to this injury were taken for granted. This will also mean that when you return you will have a new perspective. You will be so appreciative of being able to stand, walk, run that you will train harder than you ever have. You see the belief within you grow with each mini milestone and you will come back a better player for it. Best of luck to you on this journey my brother #mambamentality always.

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Hayward went down about five minutes into his first regular-season game with the C's and is awaiting surgery for an ankle dislocation and fracture at New England Baptist Hospital.

New Celtics teammate Kyrie Irving and the player Irving was traded for, Isaiah Thomas, also posted Monday in the aftermath of the injury. 

WE ALL got you brother, No matter what. @gdhayward 3/23 πŸ”ΊπŸ‘β˜˜οΈ

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