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Boston Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka delivers to Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman at Fenway Park, Saturday, June 9 in Boston. Matsusazka, who underwent Tommy John surgery a year ago, made his first start of the year in the majors. (AP)
Boston Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka delivers to Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman at Fenway Park, Saturday, June 9 in Boston. Matsusazka, who underwent Tommy John surgery a year ago, made his first start of the year in the majors. (AP)

Now that the' season has ended for the Celtics — its dreams of another championship snuffed out by the Miami Heat and LeBrown James — we have no choice but to talk about the last place Red Sox.

While the Sox do currently sit at the bottom of the AL East, they're actually not such a terrible team. They're third in the league in runs scored and still have a lot of talent, but lately it seems like they can't hit.

Daisuke Matsuzaka is back and he pitched pretty well this week and Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford will return from their injuries... eventually.

Interesting to note that the Chicago Cubs are also in last place, so apparently Theo Epstein hasn't brought them any magic yet. And the once mighty Philadelphia Phillies are in last place in the NL East — despite the addition of former Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon. Seems like the Sox have spread their misery all around.

While on the subject of misery and former Red Sox players -- jury deliberations began yesterday in the perjury trial of former pitcher Roger Clemens. Clemens is facing multiple charges of perjury and making false statements to Congress about whether or not he took performance-enhancing drugs.

Bill Littlefield joins Radio Boston to talk about these sports stories and more.

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  • Bill Littlefield, host of NPR's Only A Game

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This segment aired on June 13, 2012.

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