2011 Turkeys Of The Year

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In honor of Thanksgiving, as fans give thanks to the athletes and teams that made for a memorable year in sports, SI.com turns its attention the other way: to the 2011 Turkeys of the Year. Our parade of fowl bumblers starts with the Boston Red Sox, who staged one of the greatest collapses in baseball history by blowing a nine-game lead in the season's final month. Among the culprits: Carl Crawford, who batted .255 following his $142 million free-agent signing, and starting pitchers Josh Beckett, John Lackey and Jon Lester, who were accused of eating fried chicken and drinking beer in the clubhouse during games.

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