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08:19 AM ET 03.06 | Bobby Valentine said Carl Crawford would "be ready when he's ready," which, after offseason surgery, didn't seem likely in time for Opening Day. [Monday], those odds plummeted to near zero. Crawford will be prohibited to throw and hit for up to a week after an examination yesterday by Dr. Donald Sheridan -- the same doctor who operated on the left fielder's wrist Jan. 17 -- revealed inflammation. [Said Valentine:] "It's probably not in his best interest at this time to overdo it. Overdo it to him is just regular. But it's a little more workload than his wrist probably needs at any time, too. The Opening Day thing is probably not realistic. It might be. But probably not."

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March 6, 2012  09:34 AM ET

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March 6, 2012  09:36 AM ET

Looks like CC will be off to another slow start in a Boston uniform. I'm sure the ChokeSox fans will be perfectly understanding.

<snicker>

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March 6, 2012  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Who chokes way more than the Red Sox? ------> Tampa Bay

Actually, Tampa Bay took advantage of Boston's choke job last year.

March 6, 2012  10:06 AM ET

Don't worry Bobby V. will find a new Benny Agbayani somewhere in the organization......

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March 6, 2012  11:37 AM ET
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The most intelligent post made by you on this thread.

March 6, 2012  11:40 AM ET

it may be, or probably not? comon what the heck crawford its trying to do?? the surgery will require more time to heal and that's if he really would like to be able to perform a 100%, take a hike mr crawford and stay in the mountains taking a long walks get into a running programs or something different where you do not have to use the hands at all!!

March 6, 2012  12:51 PM ET

Bobby V will help make Crawford a Superstar, disbite himself!!!

March 6, 2012  12:58 PM ET

.....crawford debacle= exhibit a why red sox are a .500 team this year....exhibit b = bobby v....exhibit c = failed to shore up sp with darvish acquisition....etc, etc,

March 6, 2012  01:45 PM ET
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.....crawford debacle= exhibit a why red sox are a .500 team this year....exhibit b = bobby v....exhibit c = failed to shore up sp with darvish acquisition....etc, etc,

Exhibit A - Ellsbury's near-MVP season of 2011.
Or why a "fan" should wait until a player fully heals from an injury and surgery before rendering an opinion

Exhibit B - Bobby V
Or how someone's enigmatic personality can get under an opponent's skin and drive them to drinking. (See also Papelbon, Jonathan) Or how some just sit back and smile at it all. :-P

Exhibit C - Dice K
Or why throwing monster money and an extended contract at a Japanese League pitching import is risky at best. (See also Third-Year Wall)

March 6, 2012  05:29 PM ET
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Who chokes way more than the Red Sox? ------> Tampa Bay

When did the Rays ever choke?

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March 6, 2012  06:54 PM ET

Carl is snake bit.

March 6, 2012  11:11 PM ET
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Carl is snake bit.

I doubt that he'll ever be able to live up to the weight of his contract.

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