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Red Sox helped Jazz handle Russell Westbrook altercation with fan

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Red Sox helped Jazz handle Russell Westbrook altercation with fan

The Utah Jazz want to ensure altercations between fans and players cease to happen again at their arena, so they reached out to the Red Sox for advice.

Last week, a verbal altercation between a Jazz fan and Thunder star Russell Westbrook at Vivint Smart Home Arena sent shockwaves around the NBA. Westbrook accused the fan of shouting racist taunts, and his account of the incident was backed up by eyewitnesses. The Red Sox have experience dealing with this kind of issue.

In May of 2017, then-Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones accused fans at Fenway Park of shouting racist taunts at him and throwing a bag of peanuts in his direction. The organization, along with Mayor Walsh and Governor Baker, deplored the actions of those responsible.

The Jazz acted swiftly as well, banning the fan involved in the altercation from the arena for life and immediately addressing the Utah crowd.

It's unknown what kind of advice was passed along from the Red Sox to the Jazz, but considering how well team owner Gail Miller and president Steve Starks have handled the matter, we can safely assume the consultation was a helpful one.

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Breakfast podcast, April 18, 2019: Celtics, Bruins continue in playoff pursuit, David Price comments on Red Sox possible future trades

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Breakfast podcast, April 18, 2019: Celtics, Bruins continue in playoff pursuit, David Price comments on Red Sox possible future trades

01:09:26: Kyle Draper and Chris Forsberg discuss the fourth quarter push to upset the Pacers in game two; Kyrie’s post-game comments on being a part of Boston Celtics lineage. 

06:00:10: Haggerty, Perry, and Draper debate who has a better shot at winning the finals: the Celtics, or the Bruins?

00:11:29:24: David Price talks trade consequences if the Sox don't start winning. Draper, Lou Merloni and Trenni Kusnierek discuss his statement, and new role in the clubhouse.

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Red Sox place Dustin Pedroia on injured list

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Red Sox place Dustin Pedroia on injured list

It's back to the injured list for Dustin Pedroia.

The Red Sox placed the veteran second baseman on the IL on Thursday with left knee irritation. Pedroia left Wednesday night's game vs. the Yankees after his first at-bat due to discomfort in the knee.

Pedroia began the season on the injured list and returned April 9. Since then, the 35-year-old has gone 2-for-20 with a walk.

On the bright side, Pedroia's injury reportedly isn't a serious one and he will rejoin the team in Tampa Bay.

The Red Sox will recall right-hander Marcus Walden from Triple-A Pawtucket to replace Pedroia on the roster. 

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