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Ive been lucky; I havent experienced the loss of very many loved ones. Gerald Everett Rams Jersey . As a result, I often feel?ill-equipped to deal with tragedy. I struggle to process death when it comes.I didnt know Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, but when I woke to the news of his death?Sunday?morning, I was filled with incredible sadness. I couldnt understand how so much joy, such a bright light, could be extinguished so suddenly. I cant fathom the pain Fernandezs family, friends, teammates and peers are feeling. I cant speak to the loss of fellow Cubans, including?my colleague Dan Le Batard. I know only that I struggled to find solace in the face of such tragedy.Like any other baseball fan, I knew of the 24-year-old stars tremendous talent and his undeniable charisma. I knew of his incredible journey and how he saved his mothers life during their escape from Cuba. To go through so much to achieve a dream, only to have it cut short, feels beyond comprehension.?How could we have lost someone who embraced life so deeply, felt so lucky to do what he did and celebrated it so openly??It feels wrong to simply accept that his seemingly insuppressible smile is gone.That smile. Every memory of Fernandez begins with that smile. After enduring multiple failed attempts to escape Cuba and a year spent in a Cuban prison, he had a reason to be joyful every day.All he wanted to do then was just have fun, ESPN analyst Eduardo Perez said of Fernandezs life in the United States. Be on that mound and play the game. Not work the game,?play?it. And he played it beautifully.Fernandez was never one to conceal his joy. He stood and watched his first career home run in wonderment, then famously laughed his way through the benches-clearing brawl that resulted. He celebrated his teammates home runs as if they were his own and routinely inspired noted sourpuss Barry Bonds to grab him for a bear hug. Now that hes gone, Fernandez is being remembered not just for his fastball but also for the joy he brought everyone who watched him play.Why do we so often try to stifle that joy? Weve been taught that celebrating is cause for a beaning in baseball. Pros are expected to hide their enthusiasm, downplay their accomplishments and sterilize the very games we turn to for entertainment. We saw how much joy Fernandez brought to baseball fans and fellow ballplayers, and we celebrate it now, in his absence. Why not embrace that joy as its happening? Why not let our athletes?play?the game, instead of work it?Last year former major leaguer John Baker wrote about the important perspective he gained playing in a league in the Dominican Republic in 2011. When players celebrated their achievements, there was no malice from the opposition.They werent flipping the bat to show up the pitcher, Baker wrote. They were flipping the bat to show everyone watching that they appreciated where they were and that they really, truly loved playing baseball.Jose Fernandez showed us over and over again that he really, truly loved playing baseball. If we want to?ensure that?his?story doesnt end with his death,?we need to continue to shine his light. We need to embrace the joy in the game and let players do the same. Said Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle after Fernandezs death, Be where your feet are. Enjoy the moment. Therell be a day when there wont be another day. Cooper Kupp Jersey . Wall made the comment in a speech to a Regina business crowd that included Lesnar. The U.S. wrestler and retired mixed martial artist says he was visiting his brothers farm in Saskatchewan and decided he wanted to hear what the premier had to say. Samson Ebukam Jersey . -- Ohio States Urban Meyer has never had any issue acclimating to the biggest stages in college football. . -- Matt Ryan needed one of the best games of his career to lead the Falcons and their depleted offence out of their three-game losing streak last week.Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness were on Super Sunday to analyse Sunderland v Leicester and Tottenham v Manchester United. There was plenty for the pundits to discuss as the Foxes won at the Stadium of Light and Spurs beat United with three goals in six minutes. Super Sunday podcast - April 11 Listen to the latest edition of the Super Sunday podcast from Sky Sports Listen to all Sky Sports football podcasts here and download via iTunes. Gerald Everett Youth Jersey. Super Sunday Podcast - 10th April Also See: LVG: Utd bigger than Spurs Carra on Van Gaals future Spurs to keep challenging Carra on Leicesters title tilt Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys' ' '
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers have signed third baseman Will Middlebrooks and infielder Doug Bernier to minor league contracts. Oleksandr Zinchenko Manchester City Jersey .Both players will receive invitations to major league spring training on the deals announced Friday.The 28-year-old Middlebrooks spent most of last season with Triple-A Colorado Springs in the Milwaukee organization. He hit .282 with 10 home runs and 47 RBI in 68 games.The Texas native has a career batting average of .228 over parts of five major league seasons with Boston, San Diego and the Brewers. Middlebrooks was 3 of 27 in a 10-game stint with Milwaukee last season.The 36-year-old Bernier has spent most of his career in the minors. He hit .275 with a career-high 10 homers with Triple-A Round Rock last season. He has 46 games of big league experience with Colorado and Minnesota. Fernandinho Manchester City Jersey . It might not have mattered. 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Im a little bit tired from the two 36-hole qualifiers as well. You got to be a little bit more patient and polished. Thats going to take some rounds of golf to get back." Stuart Appleby, Harris English, Nathan Green, Martin Flores and Glen Day also pushed their way into the lead on a day where at least three others had a piece of the top spot lead at some point. Defending champ Dustin Johnson was 5 under through six holes, taking advantage of near perfect conditions at the TPC Southwind with a temperature in the low 80s and only a slight breeze early. But Johnson finished with a 67 and was tied with 10 others including David Toms, a two-time winner here, and Shawn Stefani, who was tied for the lead before he hit into a fairway bunker and bogeyed No. 18. Snedeker, currently No. 6 in the world, opened with a 70. Boo Weekley, who won at Colonial, shot a 68 and was tied with seven others. Phil Mickelson had a 71. Love took off in February for surgery to relieve numbness and weakness caused by spinal stenosis and bone spurs. He didnt play at all in March or April, and this is his fourth tournament back on tour. He tied for 29th at Memorial last week, and tied for third here a year ago in what wound up being his best finish of 2012. He credited his good start to being grouped with Johnson and Snedeker, who also like to play fast. "I tried to keep up with Dustin and Brandt," Love said. Love made the turn at 2 under and birdied Nos. 10 and 11 to move into a five-way tie at 4 under with six others a stroke back at that point. He bogeyed No. 12 and bogeyed the par-3 14th. But Love birdied two of his final three holes to finish with a piece of the lead. Appleby had five birdies and a bogey for his best round this year. The Australian with nine victories hasnt won since The Greenbrier Classic in 2010, and his best this year was a tie for 35th at the Heritaage in South Carolina. Kelechi Iheanacho Jersey. He said he was surprised the scores werent lower on a day where there wasnt any wind. "I thought there were some more birdies out there," Appleby said. "I think just with the pace of the greens if youre above the hole its tricky. Im happy with the way I played today. Anybody who got under par today, the scoreboard, certainly fought to get there." English, a 23-year-old from Georgia, got to 5 under on his back nine only to bogey his next hole at No. 5. Flores also got to 5 under when he birdied No. 13 to take the lead to himself only to double bogey the 14th after hitting into a bunker. He birdied No. 16 to get back into the lead group. Green, who lost his card last year, was the clubhouse leader at midday. The Australian who won the 2009 Canadian Open has been busy rebuilding his chipping and putting. This is his best round this year, but it had been a while since Green had seen his name at the top of a leaderboard. "I was starting to get nervous seeing my name on the board and made two good up and downs to finish off the round, which is nice," Green said after hitting into bunkers on Nos. 17 and 18 on his way in. Mickelson struggled on Nos. 15-17 with two bogeys and a double bogey on the par-5 16th where he hit into a greenside bunker into the rough and into another bunker before finally holing out. He said he wasnt sharp with his short game on small, fast greens that dont hold shots well in his first competitive round in a month. "This is great because its a great test," Mickelson said. "The guy that strikes it well is going to have a big advantage, but when you do miss greens, youve got to be pretty sharp with your short game because the lies around the greens are some of the most difficult that we get." But for someone who hadnt played in so long, Mickelson said he was happy with how he hit the ball. 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SEPANG, Malaysia -- Fernando Alonso will run an updated Honda power unit during Friday practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix after the Japanese manufacturer spent two performance tokens on upgrades. Duke Riley Falcons Jersey .The new power unit features an updated engine block and exhaust. The new engine block will reduce weight and improving durability while the redesigned exhaust is targeted at improving efficiency. One token was spent on each part, meaning Honda has just one token left for the rest of the season -- which it is unlikely to spend.Alonso will run the updates in Friday practice, incurring a 30-place grid penalty for Sundays race as he moves on to his eighth engine of the season. Honda will use the practice sessions to evaluate the new parts, but Alonso is then expected to switch back to his previous engine for qualifying and the race. That will leave Alonso with a new, penalty-free engine for Japan where Honda is hoping to score a strong result in front of its home crowd.Jenson Button is not expected to run the updated power unit until the U.S. Grand Prix, so as to avoid a penalty in Suzuka. It will also be in line with Buttons final scheduled power unit change of the season.The Malaysia update is Hondas fourth of the season after spending two tokens on a turbo upgrade at the Canadian Grand Prix, two tokens on upgrading the air intake at Silverstone and seven tokens on the combustion chamber and turbocharger in Belgium. It has now spent 31 of its 32 tokens for 2016. Sean Harlow Womens Jersey .Y. -- Sabres forward Drew Stafford has witnessed plenty of turmoil during his eight seasons in Buffalo. Sean Harlow Jersey . LOUIS -- Mike Smith is used to facing plenty of shots, so this was nothing new. . The 29-year-old from Port Colborne, Ont., has nothing but good things to say about former U.S. marine Liz (Girlrilla) Carmouche ahead of their co-main event Wednesday on the UFCs "Fight for the Troops" televised card in Fort Campbell, Ky.Kilmarnock boss Lee Clark has an unchanged squad at his disposal for the Scottish Premiership match away to Inverness Caledonian Thistle on Sunday, live on Sky Sports 2 HD from 12pm. Midfielder Craig Slater is pushing for a recall after being confined to the bench for Killies last two games following a bout oof illness. Sean Harlow Falcons Jersey. The Rugby Park side will again be without defenders Steven Smith (hip), David Syme (fractured leg) and Mark Connolly (hip). However, Chris Johnston is recovering from a knee problem and the winger is expected to return to action before the end of the season.Inverness CT team news to follow ... Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys' ' '
Colin Kaepernick stood tall while sitting down, which is not an easy thing to do. Larry Sanders Bucks Jersey . In fact, what he did in benching himself for the national anthem on Friday night was the hardest thing he could possibly do.The easy thing? That would be standing silently with his teammates on the San Francisco 49ers sideline, cutting against the grain of his conscience. Nobody wouldve known the difference. Nobody would have reason to challenge his patriotism, to call him all kinds of nasty names, and to remind him, by the way, that he has devolved into a lousy quarterback who should be spending more time with his playbook anyway.But he planted himself among the Gatorade buckets, understanding that in an age of 24/7 surveillance, he would be outed soon enough. Kaepernick didnt strike the kind of dramatic pose made by Tommie Smith and John Carlos at the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City, and that was OK. He made his statement loudly and clearly.I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color, Kaepernick told NFL Medias Steve Wyche, confirming Pro Football Talks original report. To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.An unscientific survey of Twitter reaction from players, fans and observers offered more evidence that the country is divided, perhaps still broken, along racial lines. This emerged as the one undisputed truth about a story that will have legs as long as the quarterback doesnt use his during the pregame anthem:Kaepernick is a 28-year-old biracial man who was raised by the white parents who adopted him, and who believes he can no longer remain silent in a country where young, black men are too often shot by overheated cops, and where blacks are forever asked by whites to rise above obstacles that whites themselves created.African-American athletes are often asked (unfairly, perhaps) to speak out on social issues and, well, Kaepernick just did. If you dont like what the man did or said, thats your prerogative. But telling him that what he said and did was un-American is to lose sight of what it means to be an American.In some corners of the globe, Kaepernick might face prison time or worse for publicly disrespecting his country. Only the quarterback didnt disrespect the United States. While pointing out its fatal flaws -- socioeconomic and justice systems still tilted against African-Americans after all these years -- Kaepernick unwittingly reminded the world that the U.S. is still a pretty damn good place to live.His team released a statement praising what the anthem represents but recognizing that Kaepernicks boycott matched up with such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression. His league said players are encouraged but not required to stand for the anthem. His coach, Chip Kelly, said he had no right to tell any player how to honor, or not honor, his country.This is what American servicemen and women have defended here and abroad -- Kaepernicks right to sing the national anthem at the top of his lungs, and to refuse honor it altogether. As long as hes not interfering with his teammates right to make their own red, white and blue choices, whats the problem here?But yes, people had problems. A lot of people. Matt Hasselbeck, former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst, tweeted this of Kaepernicks move: Easy way to make sure youre NOT the starting QB on opening day. #Sept. 11.On the job front, perhaps some broad-minded Niners players, coaches and executives were less concerned with the real-world distraction theyd have to deal with and more impressed by the fact Kaepernick showed some courage and leadership at great personal risk. If they take football away, my endorsements from me, Kaepernick said, I know that I stood up for what is right.On the Sept. 11 hashtag front, I remember standing near the smolder at Ground Zero?when an African-American cab driver from Queens told me he believed the terrorist attacks would spell the end of racism in America. He thought a common enemy would bring white and black together, and I recall thinking it was one of the nicest things I had ever heard. Sadly, it didnt prove prophetic. There remains a White America and a Black America, separate and unequal, and Kaepernick just became the latest public figure to speak out against the imbalance.And now youre going to tell him to stick to football? To just worry about beating out Blaine Gabbert? To stand before the game and show proper respect to everything that song and flag represents?Youre going to try to scare him into submission with a biblical flood of tweets?Most of todays athletes arent ready for the backlash, sociologist Harry Edwards told me at this years Super Bowl. Edwards was a source of inspiration behind the 1968 Olympic protest. And they forget they dont control that, especially in this age of 24-hour social media. This isnt the athlete revolt of 1967, when you were talking about a telephone and a single reporter at a major newspaper and then somebody else picking up the story. Today, you hit send and you have an instant worldwide audience.Kaepernick didnt fear that attention; go review his Twitter timeline, his retweets of issues in black and white. This day was coming for him, just as it was for many bold athletes who preceded him.They say football builds character. In America, we should celebrate the fact that Colin Kaepernick just revealed his. Miles Plumlee Bucks Jersey .com) - The Chicago Blackhawks aim for their third three-game winning streak of the season when they host the struggling Edmonton Oilers in Sundays battle at the United Center. Miles Plumlee Jersey . Anthony Calvillo, through 20 CFL seasons, was frequently invincible and largely stoic in the heat of competition. But underneath the professional exterior he was, and is, compellingly human. .C. United of Major League Soccer. United chose the defender in the second round of the 2013 MLS re-entry draft. CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman should have help on the way in the form of a new translator after a rocky start with local reporters.On Thursday, manager Joe Maddon said the Cubs were weighing their options to make the transition for Chapman more seamless. The Cuban doesnt speak English.Its difficult where we really havent built a relationship with this guy, Maddon said before a 3-1 win over the?Chicago White Sox, in which Chapman recorded the final four outs to post his first save with the Cubs. I know there?has been some reticence or pushback regarding him to this point; however, understand where hes coming from right now. He doesnt know us, and he really doesnt know the language, so my best advice is to continue to build a relationship.Chapman and Cubs interpreter/coach Henry Blanco came under criticism Monday after the pitcher flubbed his introductory news conference with Chicago reeporters. 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The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of the review petition filed by the BCCI in August challenging the July 18 order that approved the recommendations of the Lodha Committee. Vince Biegel Jersey . The court was to consider the review petition on Tuesday, but a two-judge bench comprising TS Thakur, the Chief Justice of India, and Justice SA Bobde, decided to defer their decision. The bench is likely to hear the matter in two weeks behind closed doors.In the review plea, BCCI had called the court order unreasoned. It also accused Chief Justice Thakur, who was part of the two-judge bench that passed the July 18 order, of having a prejudiced approach and said he should recuse himself.On Monday, a three-judge bench of the court had reserved its order on the status report filed by the Lodha Committee asking for the removal of all the BCCI office-bearers (president, secretary, joint secretary and treasurer under the boards existing constitution).During the course of Mondays two-hour hearing, BCCI legal counsel Kapil Sibal told the court that his client needed at least three more months to implement the reforms suggested by the Lodha Committee. Sibal also told the court that the Lodha Committee had crossed the lines of its terms as some of its actions suggested.It is as if the Lodha Committee wants to run cricket and that is not the purpose of its formation by this court... The committee is going beyond the judgment, Sibal was quoted as saying by The Hindu. These are our administrative issues.Ever since the Lodha Committee released its recommendations on January 4, the BCCI has maintained that it will not adopt some of the reforms. The BCCI then dared the court by defaulting on the first deadline of September 30, set by the Lodha Committee for the board and the state association to fulfill the first set of timelines.At the October 1 SGM, and then at an emergency meeting held last Saturday, the BCCI reiterated that it could not implement the recommendations unconditionally as ordered by the court unless it gained a two-thirds majority among the 30 state associations. The BCCI has said it is totally against some of the recommendations: one-state-one-vote, which it contends would rob votes for members that belong to states that have more than one team; having an age cap of 70 for administrators; and a cooling-off period of three years between each of the three terms allowed for an administrator.On Monday, Sibal told the court that the one-state-one-vote was a remedy far worse than the disease.One State One Vote will lead to greater corruption, Sibal said, according to The Hindu. You have taken away the votes of some of our founding members... those who have been deeply involved in cricket from the 1930s and given it to some States which have no infrastructure to conduct cricket. You have taken away a Bombay vote and given it to Arunachal. If you distribute votes according to territory, lets say Nagaland where nobody is willing to spend for cricket, it will not work.I have only one request... allow cricket to expand according to its own principles... 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NEW YORK -- In their first game since trading longtime catcher Carlos Ruiz, the Philadelphia Phillies looked like a team without its quarterback. Malik Hooker Womens Jersey .Wilmer Flores launched a grand slam, Asdrubal Cabrera homered from both sides of the plate and even Bartolo Colon had two helpful hits while pitching the New York Mets to a 9-4 victory over the Phillies on Friday night.Hours before the game, there was a message from Ruiz to his ex-teammates written on the white grease board in Philadelphias clubhouse, signed with his nickname:I will miss all of you guys. Good luck the rest of the season. Love you all, Chooch! Gracias.Ruiz was sent with cash to the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, a day off for the Phillies. In exchange, they received veteran catcher A.J. Ellis, minor league pitcher Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named.The 37-year-old Ruiz spent 11 seasons with the Phillies and helped them win five straight NL East crowns (2007-11), two pennants (2008-09) and the 2008 World Series championship. He had been in the organization for more than 17 years since signing out of Panama in 1998.Its tough. Im trying to think of the right words. The thing about Chooch, he was the quarterback, in a sense, said first baseman Ryan Howard, now the only remaining player from Philadelphias 2008 title team.The way he handled the pitching staff, the way he prepared himself for games with the pitchers from a defensive standpoint, and just kind of knowing different situations, Howard added. And then just the way he played the game. He was a fireball. He was a fireball out there. Im definitely going to miss him.Ellis is expected to join the Phillies in time for Saturday nights game against the Mets. Cameron Rupp started behind the plate Friday and went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.Jose Reyes and Cabrera opened the Mets half of the first inning with consecutive home runs, just the second time the franchise has accomplished that feat.The 43-year-old Colon (12-7) carried a two-hitter into the eighth and took over the team lead in wins as New York began a pivotal 10-game homestand by winning for the fifth time in its past six.Colon is different than any pitcher you see nowadays. You dont see too many guys throwing 88 (mph), just fastballs, just sinking it, Phillies outfielder Peter Bourjos said. Hes kind of a rare bird.He does a good job of locating the ball, changing speeds on his fastball and working quick.At the plate, the pudgy pitcher lashed two sharp hits that delighted the crowd, a leadoff double in the fifth and a line-drive single in the sixth. He scored both times, first ahead of Flores third career slam and then in front of Cabreras second homer of the night.The switch-hitting shortstop became the first Mets player to go deep from both sides in one game since Carlos Beltran at Colorado on May 12, 2011.A tiring Colon gave up four straight hits to start the eighth but walked off the mound to a warm ovation. The only other time he got two hits in a game was in August 2002 with the Montreal Expos against Milwaukee.Colon just seems to own us, Philadelphia manager Pete Mackanin said. We cant square the ball up off of him.Phillies starter Adam Morgan (1-8) gave up two homers on his first five pitches but soon recovered. He was trailing 2-1 when Neil Walker worked a nine-pitch walk to load the bases with two outs in the fifth.Flores reached down and lofted the next delivery over the fence in left-center.Morgan, who has dropped eight straight decisions, allowed eight hits and matched a career high with eight strikeouts in five innings. He was unable to build on a strong outing his last time out against St. Louis.Itll happen. Im definitely not giving up on myself or this team, Morgan said.The left-hander was fortunate to avoid a serious injury, too, when he barely ducked out of the way of Yoenis Cespedes screaming line drive.Morgan, hit by a liner earlier this season, spun around and crouched in front of the mound as he caught his breath. The crowd let out a trio of collective groans as the big video board showed three replays of the ball whizzing just above Morgans head.I just know that Im learning. I see improvements. 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"Weve got some great young talent," said veteran defenceman Josh Gorges, as the Canadiens met the media for a final time this season at their practice facility in Brossard, Que. "Weve gotta make sure that we really learn from this year and we keep growing, and then next year well have to pull it together." First, though, many of the Habs will need to set aside some time to heal. The team offered up more information on Saturday about the injuries that piled up during its short playoff stint. Ryan White said he punctured a lung during Game 3 of the series, while Francis Bouillon revealed he was playing with a broken finger suffered in an April 11 fight against the Buffalo Sabres Steve Ott. Forward Brandon Prust hurt his ribs in Game 4 against the Senators and will undergo an MRI on his shoulder in the coming days. Goaltender Carey Price suffered a sprained MCL in his knee in Game 4, which will take about six weeks to recover. Its the second year in a row that Price has finished the season with an injury. Last year he sat out with a concussion. Price became a lightning rod for criticism as he slumped through the final weeks of the season and admitted it was a challenge to take on the Sens hot-handed goalie Craig Anderson. "The way it ended leavees a bad taste in your mouth," Price said. Roberto Firmino Jersey. . "Well just have to use that motivation to make bigger strides next year." Price said he wants to come back stronger next year, with his eye on earning a spot on the Canadian Olympic team in Sochi, Russia. "Theres a lot of positives to take out of this season," Price said. "We want to find the areas we need to improve to make this team a champion."For now, Habs players will seek out glory at the international level. Several Habs are joining their national teams at the World Championships underway in Sweden. 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The voting figures to be much closer Wednesday for the Cy Young awards.Bostons Rick Porcello (majors-leading 22 wins), Detroits Justin Verlander (league-high 254 strikeouts, best wins above replacement for pitchers by and Clevelands Corey Kluber (second among pitchers in WAR) are up for the AL prize.Chicago Cubs teammates Kyle Hendricks (majors-best 2.13 ERA, 16-8) and Jon Lester (2.44, 19-5) and Washingtons Max Scherzer (20-7, majors-most 284 strikeouts) are competing for the NL honor.Roberts didnt bat in the 2004 postseason and didnt even play in the World Series sweep over St. Louis. But to just play a small part in his only season in Boston was rewarding, and he still retains lessons taught by Francona.Being unselfish and playing for the right reasons ... the game honors you, he said.Known for that one slide into second base, Roberts certainly had to scramble this season.The Dodgers put 28 different players on the disabled list, more than any team in the last 30 years. 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