Friday, August 3, 2012


Now that the Red Sox have acquired lefty Craig Breslow and called up catcher Ryan Lavarnway from Pawtucket, the the team two Yale grads on the active roster.

That looks to be a first, at least in the modern era.  According to Baseball Almanac, there have been only a couple dozen Yalies who have ever made it to the big leagues; before Breslow and Lavarnway, the last one was Ron Darling, who played for the Mets, Expos, and A's between 1983 and 1995. 
I'm not quite sure what Cherington is trying to achieve, but as soon a game rolls around when Breslow is pitching and Lavarnway is catching, look for the announcers to have a field day. 

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