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Red Sox Clubhouse Issues Should be Kept Internal, Says Nomar Garciaparra

Amid the Boston Globe's report criticizing anyone (and almost everyone) for the Boston Red Sox collapse, Nomar Garciaparra spoke out against his former employer during an interview on SportsCenter

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Garciaparra said there is "a pattern" by which Red Sox employees are smeared in the media as soon as they leave town. 

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"I think people are starting to recognize there's a pattern here. All of a sudden it becomes personal, especially with guys who have had so much success in that uniform," he said. 

"If we want to go down the list... now we're hearing about Terry Francona, before Terry ... it was Johnny Damon, before him you had Derek Lowe, you had Pedro Martinez, you had Manny Ramirez, you had myself, then you had Mo Vaughn, then you had Roger Clemens, then you had Jim Rice, Carl Yastrzemski, and oh, by the way, one Ted Williams. So the list is pretty good, pretty prestigious, but it seems to happen. So there's a pattern. Is it all these guys that are bad or is there something more here."

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Garciaparra said the organization should deal with its own problems rather than airing them to the media.

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"I'm sure there might have been some issues in the clubhouse that they have to deal with, but that's something you deal with internally and as an organization. It's not something that should be, nor do they want it to be, played out in the media the way it is," he said.

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