Crawford* Comes Clean

Crawford* Comes Clean

4-24-2001 -- Boston:The night didn't start out too well for Red Sox starter Paxton Crawford, as evidenced by the look on his faceafter he came into the dugout having given up three runs to the Twins in the top of the first inning. He settled down and pitched four scoreless innings after that though and left with a 5-3 lead.

(Boston Globe File Photo / Jim Davis)

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" 'One time [in 2001], I walked right into the Red Sox clubhouse with a bunch of needles wrapped in a towel and left them on my chair. A few minutes later, one of my teammates came running over, saying, ‘Paxton, someone knocked your chair over and your freaking needles are all over the floor!’ Man, we just died about that. He said it was the funniest thing he'd ever seen, told me I was nuts. But that's the way it was back then.' ” -- Paxton Crawford in ESPN The Magazine

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