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Fred Lynn is correct — make the hitters beat the shifts — and other thoughts

▪ There’s considerable push to ban defensive shifts in baseball because, well, hitters are too stubborn to make adjustments. An excellent analysis in The Athletic found many baseball people who want to legislate where a manager can position his defenders. I say no. There have been nine defensive players...
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Daily Red Sox Links: Lockout, Triston Casas, Fred Lynn

We keep getting deeper and deeper into the lockout, but things still don’t appear to be trending in the right direction. Thursday night it came out that the league was going to request a federal mediator, a move they also turned to in the 1994 strike. (Michael Silverman; Boston Globe)
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10 moments that defined Fred Lynn

BOSTON -- Few have ever burst onto the scene quite like Fred Lynn did in 1975. During that memorable season, Lynn was a daily highlight film at the plate and in center field. He formed the “Gold Dust Twins” along with fellow rookie Jim Rice and the Red Sox found themselves in the World Series. Lynn became the first player in history to be named Rookie of the Year and MVP in the same season. Nobody did it again until Ichiro Suzuki in 2001.
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