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WHAT’S HAPPENING LOCALLY FRIDAY:
MLB: Red Sox at White Sox, 8:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI)
MLB: Red Sox at White Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI)
MLS: Revolution at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. (CSNNE)
MLB: Red Sox at White Sox, 2:10 p.m. (NESN; WEEI)
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ The Cardinals traded outfielder Colby Rasmus to the Blue Jays on Wednesday, and that’s fine with Rasmus’ father, who tired of Cards manager Tony La Russa picking on his son. La Russa had claimed that Rasmus stopped listening to the coaches and implied he was going to his father for hitting advice. Responded Tony Rasmus, a high school coach in Alabama: “Evidently Tony has absolutely made that stuff up. He’s got it on the brain. If I was working with my son I’d tell people. Tony needed pitching and wanted to force the GM into making a trade, so he belittled Colby to the fans.”
Added the elder Rasmus: “There are three or four guys in the St. Louis clubhouse right now, thinking ‘Uh-oh, who is the manager going to pick on next with Colby gone?’ ”
♦ Following a disappointing performance in the Gold Cup, Bob Bradley was fired as coach of the U.S. national soccer team. At Yahoo! Sports, Martin Rogers writes that Bradley never won over the American soccer community.
♦ The NHL has used a shootout to decide tie games for the past six seasons. At NHL.com, John Kreiser examines the results and writes about which players have had the most and least success. Former Bruin (and Boston College Eagle) Chuck Kobasew is 0-for-9 all-time.
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA: On July 29, 1988, the Red Sox traded Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling to the Orioles for which player?