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DAN SHAUGHNESSY

Stephen Drew: ‘It will work out for the best’

BALTIMORE — The quiet, polite Red Sox shortstop is the most controversial guy on the team. With the S.S. John Henry sinking slowly in the American League East, Stephen Drew is sports talk radio gold.

Stephen Drew . . . the new Cooler . . . brother of J. D. . . . The guy who bounced Xander Bogaerts, a.k.a. “greatest prospect ever” off shortstop . . . the guy who singlehandedly snapped a seven-game Red Sox winning streak and turned it into a five-game losing streak . . . the guy who was forced on Boston’s baseball ops by bully Larry Lucchino . . . the guy who is only here because “media manipulation” (thanks, Gammons) pressured the Sox to bring him back to Boston.

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