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The Red Sox think the Yankees are picking on them


Evan Drellich of has a story today about how the Red Sox think the Yankees are trying to harass them.

Really! In the wake of the sign-stealing thing, Drellich notes that the Yankees have lodged other, less meritorious complaints against the Sox with the league office. And to be sure, the example he provides — the Yankees claiming that Doug Fister was wearing some sort of earpiece in the dugout when he really just had his mouthguard on his ear — suggests some level of pettiness on the part of the Yankees.

I don’t have any strong opinions about this. It’s somewhat amusing. It’s also possible to acknowledge that, yeah, if the Yankees are making these kinds of complaints on a regular basis, they’re being petty and tacky.

But I have to say, the headline — “Red Sox feel Yankees going out of their way to harass them” — is kind of funny. I’m picturing them as Margaret DuMont and the Yankees as the Marx Brothers, hectoring her until she has no choice but to retire to her fainting couch.


Brewers-Pirates game postponed

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Wednesday night’s game at PNC Park between the Brewers and Pirates has been postponed, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. No makeup date has been announced yet. As Brink points out, the two clubs meet again in Pittsburgh September 21-23 and both have an off day on the 20th, so that could be a potential makeup date.

Brent Suter and Chad Kuhl were scheduled to square off on the mound. Their starts will likely be pushed back to Thursday. The Pirates will host the Diamondbacks and the Brewers will host the Cardinals.

The Cubs won on Wednesday afternoon, so the Brewers are tied with the Cubs for first place in the NL Central. The Pirates are seven games back in third place.