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Without A Curse Ep#637:Dustin Pedroia Injury Could Be Another Blow To Red Sox

Inside this edition of “Without a Curse,” Alex recaps a rather disappointing week for the 5-8 Red Sox. More injury woes may be on the horizon for the hometown team, as Koji Uehara and Dustin Pedroia are both being examined Monday in Boston. Uehara felt stiffness in his shoulder prior to Friday’s game, though his

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Without A Curse Ep#637:Red Sox Prepare To Battle Adversity With Will Middlebrooks & Shane Victorino DL Stints

Inside this edition of “Without a Curse,” Alex recaps a disappointing first week for the defending World Series champions. The highlight of the weekend was the ring ceremony on Friday, which struck the perfect balance between celebration and somber reflection of the Marathon Bombings of last April and the tragic fire in the Back Bay

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Without A Curse Ep#636:MLB Season Preview 2014: Get Ready For The Red Sox Dynasty

Alex previews the upcoming MLB season inside this edition of “Without a Curse.” The Red Sox are arguably the most enviable franchise in the league, as no team has a better combination of financial and organizational flexibility going forward. The Red Sox have never been better positioned for a sustained stretch of championship contention than

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Without A Curse Ep#635:Eric Stephen Of SB Nation Previews The NL West

Inside this edition of “Without a Curse,” Alex previews the NL West with Eric Stephen, the managing editor for the True Blue LA Dodgers blog on SB Nation. Alex and Eric talk about the Dodgers heading into the season, and if they have the best 40-man roster in the league. They also talk about whether

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Without A Curse Ep#634:Tom Singer Of MLB.Com Previews The NL Central

Inside this edition of “Without a Curse,” Alex previews the NL Central with MLB.com’s Pirates reporter, Tom Singer. Alex and Tom talk about the seemingly interminable Cubs rebuilding process, and whether pressure is mounting on the Ricketts to spend money on the club. The Brewers finished towards the bottom of the division last season, but

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Without A Curse Ep#633:Chris McShane Of SB Nation’s “Amazin’ Avenue” Mets Blog Previews The NL East

Inside this edition of “Without a Curse,” Alex previews the NL East with Chris McShane of the “Amazin’ Avenue” Mets blog on SB Nation. Alex and Chris discuss whether Mets fans are optimistic about the club this season, given that the team spent $90 million in free agency and have a plethora of young arms

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Without A Curse Ep#632:Evan Drellich Of The Houston Chronicle Previews The AL West

Inside this edition of “Without a Curse,” Alex previews the AL West with Astros beat writer, Evan Drellich, of the Houston Chronicle. Alex and Evan talk about the excitement surrounding some of the young talent in Astros’ camp, and whether or not the club’s apparent strategy of “tanking” in 2013 will result in an expedited

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Without A Curse Ep#631:Scot Gregor of The Chicago Daily Herald Previews The AL Central

Inside this edition of “Without a Curse,” Alex previews the AL Central with Scot Gregor of the Chicago Daily Herald. Alex and Scot talk about how far away the White Sox are from contending, and the legitimacy of the Chris Sale trade rumors this offseason. They also analyze the revamped Tigers, who attempted to address

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Without A Curse Ep#630:Chad Finn Of The Boston Globe Previews The AL East

Inside this edition of “Without a Curse,” Alex previews the AL East with Chad Finn of The Boston Globe and Boston.com. Alex and Chad talk about the Blue Jays and Orioles, and which team has a better chance of ascending to the top of the division in 2014. The Rays added Grant Balfour and Heath

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Without A Curse Ep#629:Anybody Who Attended Truck Day Is A Loser

Inside this edition of “Without a Curse,” Alex explains why anybody who went to Truck Day at Fenway Park on Saturday morning is a loser. Boston has a plethora of great sporting traditions, but this manufactured marketing event is not one of them. There is a fine line between “passion” and “obsession,” and those lonely

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