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DP: And then you run behind Dale Davis?
RM: No, no, no [laughs]. You can't run behind anyone.
Before the season, MLB Network analyst Mitch Williams picked the Red Sox to win the World Series, but based on their slow start—Boston was 11--12 in the first month of the season—the former closer is ready to admit that his pick isn't coming to fruition. "You cannot win the division in April," he told me, "but at the end of the year [the Red Sox] are going to be able to testify that you can dang sure lose it in April, because I think their season is over."
A New Leaf
Last month, former QB Ryan Leaf was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to illegally obtaining prescription drugs. Leaf, who was quarterbacks coach at West Texas A&M in 2008 and got hooked on Vicodin, was glad that his celebrity brought more attention to his situation. "I'm happier than anything that my notoriety allowed that to come out earlier," Leaf told me. "Because who knows, it could have killed me. I'm very happy I got caught."
Line of the week
Warren Sapp, who finished second on Dancing with the Stars in 2008, hasn't been too impressed with this year's NFL entry, Chad Ochocinco (above): "He's stuck in one spot. Geez, get a little fluidity to you. It's like a nine route. Go!"
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