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08:16 AM ET 04.27 | Carl Crawford, we learned Thursday, has a balky elbow that will shelve him until June or July. [Really], is there anybody left following the Red Sox [team stats] or Major League Baseball who is legitimately surprised by one more piece of bad news about Crawford? We are talking about the active leader for "Worst Free Agent Signing in MLB History" after his worthless -- 0.0 WAR -- debut last season will be matched in the first half of this season. At an average of $20.3 million per year payable through 2017, Crawford's seven-year deal is entering historic territory. At $30 million for a season-and-a-half of nothing, Crawford is going to make the seven-year, $126 million Vernon Wells deal look pretty thrifty.

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April 27, 2012  08:24 AM ET

Hey. It's only money.

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April 27, 2012  08:34 AM ET

Right down the path to mediocrity they go.

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April 27, 2012  08:38 AM ET
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Wait ... isn't that the guy on that show "Perfect Strangers"?

That would be Balki.

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April 27, 2012  08:40 AM ET

If and when he does get back, he will still bat left handed. It wasn't their need last year and it still isn't.

April 27, 2012  08:40 AM ET

Or more specifically, Balki Bartokomous.

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April 27, 2012  08:43 AM ET

Thankfully The Sox can afford the contract. Might not get any use from it, but won't go broke because of it.

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April 27, 2012  08:44 AM ET
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From the small Mediterranean island of Mypos.

On the nosey!

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April 27, 2012  08:49 AM ET
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On the nosey?

Yes.

<flips quarter to Marty Feldman>

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April 27, 2012  08:51 AM ET
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Hey. It's only money.

hahahahahahaha........aaahhhh........hhhhhaaaaa.......hahahahahahahahahaha ha.....

April 27, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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Thankfully The Sox can afford the contract. Might not get any use from it, but won't go broke because of it.

hahahahahahahahahahahaha.......aaahhhhh.....hhhhaaaaaa........hahahahahaha haha

April 27, 2012  08:53 AM ET

lots of funny stuff today.........

 
April 27, 2012  08:54 AM ET

Lets Go Rangers.......Lets Go Mets........

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