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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 it�s 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?

"Wouldn�t Nixon � and, by extension, the Red Sox � be better off if he acquainted himself with the fine science of tugging on the manager�s shirt now and then and asking for a day off?

�'I would love to do that, but it�s not the kind of person I am,' he said. 'I�m not trying to sound brash or cocky, but I think a lot of what�s happened may just be a product of the way I�ve played my entire career. I overlooked certain things that were going on with my body. But there are two different kind of players � 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 I�m kind of the reverse of that.'� -- 2.17.06, Steve Buckley, Boston Herald (subscription required)

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