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The top 11 things Jiana McDonald, Darnell McDonald’s daughter, has said this past week: Why did you have to cut your hair? Is it because Uncle Dusty called you “The Predator”? You said maybe I could work with YES, so I looked at their website. Why does Michael Kay have such a big head? It’s as big as Mr. Orsillo’s. Could I stay here in Boston so I can still be a kid reporter? Can Jenny come over for a sleepover? Daddy, when you hit 400 home runs can I interview you? Can I wear makeup? Can you ask Mr. A-Rod where he got his lipstick from? If I can’t be a kid reporter on NESN can I be a Navy SEAL? Why is Uncle Dusty all angry and trying to take off his cast? I thought if you did radio you were supposed to sound good. That Mrs. Waldman has a funny voice. How come you’re in the teeny, tiny clubhouse when we go to Fenway now? What is that picture on your cap, Is that a spider? Eww, get it away, I don’t like spiders. Game 83: July 6, 2012 New York Yankees50-32 10 W: Boone Logan (4-0)H:...

Max Effort

Max Scherzer’s pitching motion is as elegant as a man performing the Heimlich maneuver but he got the job done: 6 innings pitched, 7 hits, 3 earned runs, 2 walks, and 6 strikeouts. The heterochromic hurler out-dueled Josh Beckett, who surrendered a triangle triple to Prince Fielder in the fifth that granted the visitors the lead. Fielder legging out a triple was slightly more graceful than Scherzer’s fierce delivery. Jarrod Saltalamacchia continued to tear the cover off the ball. His second-inning home run came tantalizingly close to the Jordan’s Furniture sign. Bernie and Phyl wouldn’t be happy about that given their advertisement deal with the Red Sox backstop. Saltalamacchia tied the game 3-3 in the bottom of the third and would have been the star of the game if the local nine notched a victory. Instead that honor was garnered by Darnell McDonald’s daughter Jiana. In the brief segment she was shown she displayed more charisma than all former NESN fielder reporters combined. She recounted her interview with Mike Aviles where she asked the infielder why he spit on the ground. His response? “He cracked up,” she reported. She also asked Aviles who his favorite Red Sox player was. “Darnell...


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