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Thomas: Hockey isn't important

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Thomas: Hockey isn't important

Well now we know why Tim Thomas isn't sure he wants to play hockey next season.

On Saturday night, Tim Thomas, the living embodiment of what not to do on social media, wrote another chapter in the anti-social media guide.

CSNNE Insider Joe Haggerty had this ReTweet earlier tonight:
@hackswithhaggs: Then deleted it RT @Marc_Bertrand: TT30 just posted on facebook hockey isnt important right now due to this & linked to http:bit.lyKoNHIcThank goodness. And here we thought he might be taking a year off to focus on sales of Rick Santorum sweater vests.

Could Nationals' interest in Cora mess with Red Sox' plans?

Could Nationals' interest in Cora mess with Red Sox' plans?

The Washington Nationals will ask to speak to Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora after the ALCS, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reported, which could throw a wrench into the Red Sox' plans to name Cora their manager.

The Sox appeared close to naming Cora to replace John Farrell after the Astros season is finished, NBC Sports Boston Red Sox Insider Evan Drellich reported earlier this week. Then the Nats decided to part ways with manager Dusty Baker after consecutive N.L. East titles but Division Series flameouts.

Cora, 41, as Cafardo points out, was once offered a player development job with the Nats, who were the last team he played for (2011) in his 14-plus years as a major league infielder, including 2005-08 with the Red Sox. 

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo obviously has a fondness for Cora, telling MLB.com in 2011:

"I think it comes natural to him to be a teacher. Alex still has a lot left in his tank as a player. But he has my number, and when he’s done playing, he can make a call. It will be well-received."

After interviewing Cora, ex-Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and Ron Gardenhire, who took the Tigers job this week, Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski told WEEI.com that he was still "undecided" if he'll interview anyone else.