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    Tonight: MFY@ Rays for 3. Who you rooting for?

    This from the offensiveness-sensitivity expert who took the occasion to lecture us on the inherent sexism of Otto's use of the "b-word" in the ninth inning against the Angels the other night.
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    Red Sox acquire Adam Ottavino and RHP prospect Frank German from Yankees for PTBNL

    But words change over time. And when words change through the evolving of their usage patterns, their nature can change too, no? To my ear, the word is changing to become usable as a general expletive, without gender implication, and often with no real context, just a verbal sputter of anger...
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    Red Sox acquire Adam Ottavino and RHP prospect Frank German from Yankees for PTBNL

    It entered my family's lexicon via Jesse Pinkman of "Breaking Bad," where I don't recall him using it in a gender-specific way at all. But it's been a few years.
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    Most exciting plays in Red Sox history (for the Casual Fan)

    The Tony Clark at-bat against Keith Foulke needs to be on the list. And speaking only for myself, I'd say Elston Howard's at-bat against Billy Rohr.
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    Steven Wright- ace up the sleeve... Amiright?!?!?

    Vaughn, actually.
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    Xander Bogaerts Offense : Warmer than Orlando in January

    The first meaning of "prodigious" given by the Oxford English Dictionary is "Of the nature of a prodigy; ominous, portentious."  That seems to cover X and his defense pretty well in my book.