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Monday, February 06, 2006
Trade with Red Sox Improves Young Indians' Franchise: (Mercury News) "But the beauty of this trade is the options it creates down the road. If Shoppach is as solid behind the plate as advertised, manager Eric Wedge could use the switch-hitting Martinez as a platoon first baseman with Ben Broussard, who hit only .225 against lefties.'That's something (Wedge) and I have already talked about,' Shapiro said." The Red Sox battled hard late in the hot stove season, filling the hole in centerfield that they created by a lack of foresight and initiative, but the Indians should wind up winners in the trade wars. -Red Sox Hot Stove Trade Rumor Hub
In 1986 Danny Heep became the first player in a World Series to be a designated hitter (DH) with the initials "D.H."
THAT'S SPELLED S-O-X
In the four major US professional sports, (Baseball, Basketball, Football, and Hockey), there are only seven teams whose nicknames do not end with an "S:" Basketball: The Miami Heat, The Utah Jazz, The Orlando Magic. Baseball: The Boston Red Sox, The Chicago White Sox. Hockey: The Colorado Avalanche, The Tampa Bay Lightning. Football: None.
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