Ian Kinsler flied out with two runners on base to end the game as the Indians beat the Red Sox 5-4 on Monday night. Corey Kluber tied for the major league lead in wins (16) for Cleveland, who handed Boston its fifth loss in 22 games.
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‘Not very tech savvy’ Bill Belichick invents another social media platform
When Bill Belichick was asked during Super Bowl week if he’d seen Tom Brady’s documentary, “Tom vs. Time,” the Patriots head coach shook his head.
“No, I don’t have SnapFace,” he said.
Belichick has long been taking the names of various social media platforms and blending them into bold new combinations. His repertoire includes standbys like “SnapFace” as well as rare gems like “InstaChat” and “MyBook.” The only platform name the seven-time Super Bowl champion gets right? Twitter.
On Monday, during an appearance on WEEI’s Ordway, Merloni & Fauria, he added another permutation to the list. Belichick noted that while he does not have Netflix, Linda Holliday does.
“Linda does,” he said. “I don’t have one. I’m not very tech savvy. Getting it on the screen would be very challenging for me. You’ve got to go to a certain thing; have a passcode. It’s not like you can just flip from channel 53 to channel 108. I can handle that. But yeah, we have it.”
The streaming service isn’t the only one Belichick says he’d need some technological assistance to use.
“If I didn’t have some help, I don’t think I’d be able to get Netflix, SnapFace, and Pandarama, or whatever it is,” he said.
If Belichick wants to binge-watch Brady’s intriguing series to prepare for their 19th season together, he’ll have to figure out how to use Facebook Watch. The quarterback has yet to make it available to stream on Netflix — or Pandarama, for that matter.
From stadium funding to Rhode Island’s reaction, here’s what we know about the PawSox move to Worcester: The Red Sox’ Triple-A affiliate officially announced plans to relocate to New England’s second biggest city beginning in 2021. Here’s a look at how the deal happened, who’s paying for the new stadium, and how Rhode Island reacted to the decision. (Boston.com)
Terry Francona likes what he sees from Alex Cora and the 2018 Red Sox: Although returning to Fenway Park is no longer an emotional experience for the former Sox manager, Francona said it’s “more fun” to come back now with a little distance. He also talked about Alex Cora, noting Boston’s demanding media environment means “it’s good for a younger guy to have this job.” (Boston.com)
If the Patriots could add any active player, who would you choose?: Without the salary cap to worry about, Chad Finn would love to see Tom Brady throwing to an elite receiver like Antonio Brown. However, he’d rather add a one-man wrecking crew to the Patriots defense, and Aaron Donald certainly fits that bill. (Boston.com)
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— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) August 21, 2018