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Trot Nixon is in camp

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Is Trot's Hard Work Leading to Injury?

"Same old Nixon: still working hard, and doing so at a point in his career where itís OK to hardly work. But while the guy could surely be applauded for this old-timey work ethic, it does raise an interesting question: Are Red Sox fans going to see yet another season in which their favorite Dirt Dog works so hard that, in the end, he breaks down?

"Wouldnít Nixon ó and, by extension, the Red Sox ó be better off if he acquainted himself with the fine science of tugging on the managerís shirt now and then and asking for a day off?

ď'I would love to do that, but itís not the kind of person I am,' he said. 'Iím not trying to sound brash or cocky, but I think a lot of whatís happened may just be a product of the way Iíve played my entire career. I overlooked certain things that were going on with my body. But there are two different kind of players ó players that are smart, and do it that way, take the time off, and they may not play on days when they should. I guess Iím kind of the reverse of that.'Ē -- 2.17.06, Steve Buckley, Boston Herald (subscription required)

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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