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Littlefield On Sports: The Sox And Soccer At Fenway07:10
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Chicago White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis is congratulated by teammates and fans after scoring on a throwing error during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, July 16, 2012. Youkilis returned to Fenway, where he was a member of the 2004 and 2007 World Series Champion teams, for the first time since being traded. (AP)
Chicago White Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis is congratulated by teammates and fans after scoring on a throwing error during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, July 16, 2012. Youkilis returned to Fenway, where he was a member of the 2004 and 2007 World Series Champion teams, for the first time since being traded. (AP)

It was another tough game last night for the Boston Red Sox, who were out-slugged by the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park. And the fatal blow was delivered by none other than former Red Sox favorite, Kevin Youklis.

Meanwhile, David Ortiz, the Sox slugging designated hitter, injured his Achilles tendon this week. Ortiz has been one of the few bright spots this season for the Red Sox.

Sticking with the Red Sox for a moment: Bill James, special adviser to the team and a guru of baseball statistics, made some bizarre comments on talk radio earlier this week about the child abuse case against Jerry Sandusky at Penn State. James suggested that the late head coach, Joe Paterno, shouldn't have been held responsible for not reporting allegations of sexual abuse to authorities.

There's pretty big news about European soccer and Boston this week. Liverpool, which is owned by Red Sox owner John Henry, and AC Roma are in town playing at Fenway Park. Tickets are already sold out.

Guests:

  • Karen Given, producer and reporter for WBUR's Only a Game

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This segment aired on July 18, 2012.

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