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Report: Curt Schilling wants to interview for Red Sox pitching coach gig

Report: Curt Schilling wants to interview for Red Sox pitching coach gig

Former Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling is reportedly interested in returning to the game of baseball. 

Schilling is interested in interviewing for the Phillies manager position as well as the Red Sox pitching coach gig according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale. 

Schilling has been an outspoken figure since retiring from baseball in 2009. He was brought in as an analyst by ESPN shortly after his playing days, but was fired in 2016 for making offensive posts on Facebook

There's no word yet if Boston is interested in letting Schilling interview for the position. The 52-year-old has no prior coaching experience.

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Red Sox announce ticket price increase for 2020 season

Red Sox announce ticket price increase for 2020 season

Despite a vastly disappointing season from the Boston Red Sox, the organization is increasing ticket prices by 1.7 percent in 2020. 

The price increase will apply to games in the Diamond Tier as well as in Tiers one, two and three -- a.k.a. the most sought after games, which includes matchups with the New York Yankees. Tiers four and five, however, will see a slight decrease in prices as those games are not the most desriable. 

You can see what an average ticket will cost for each section of the ballpark by using the photograph below taken from CBS Boston.

The Red Sox have increased ticket prices every year since 2016, according to WEEI's Rob Bradford, so there's really no surprise the 2018 World Series Champions have hiked the prices once again.

While they'll be taking more change out of your pocket, they have not yet mentioned whether Mookie Betts will return for the upcoming season. 

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Red Sox part ways with assistant hitting coach Andy Barkett

Red Sox part ways with assistant hitting coach Andy Barkett

The Boston Red Sox made their first coaching change off the offseason, and it wasn't someone you'd think would get canned. 

Assistant hitting coach Andy Barkett has been relieved of his duties after two years with the organization, according to The Boston Globe's Alex Speier.  The move seems somewhat surprising after several Red Sox had outstanding offensive seasons. 

Barkett joined the Red Sox after managing the Pittsburgh Pirates' Triple-A affiliate in 2017 and also served as a minor league coach and coordinator as well. Barkett is bilingual, according to Speier, and worked well with Spanish-speaking third baseman Rafael Devers, who had a breakout season (.311, 32 homers, 115 RBI, .916 OPS, 54 doubles). 

Speier notes that the Red Sox are expected to look for someone who is "more analytically based" to fill the role of assistant to hitting coach Tim Hyers next season.

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