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Will Middlebrooks is Angry

I didn't get much reaction when I first posted about Will Middlebrooks playing with two broken ribs. However, that all changed when I revealed that Middlebrooks was my source and I went ahead and posted the direct message twitter conversation as the proof.

Peter Abraham quickly followed me on twitter to scold me over direct message saying that it was awful of me to try and hurt Middlebrooks like that.

The truth is I posted the Middlebrooks conversation in an effort to defend him from his growing critics. When Middlebrooks first told me that he was going to play through the injury and keep it quiet I had a bad feeling that it would not end well.

Middlebrooks followed me again on twitter briefly to contact me via direct message once I posted the story. He was not happy. He accused me of trying to stir things up and mess with his career. We went back and forth for a while and I tried to explain to him the exact opposite.

Middlebrooks is listed as going on the DL with back spasms. Ve…

Will Middlebrooks Admits to Two Broken and Separated Ribs

Will Middlebrooks was placed on the disabled list with back issues but as was reported on this blog weeks ago he has been playing with two broken and separated ribs stemming from the collision with David Ross.

My source was Middlebrooks himself who told me about the injury the day after it all happened through twitter direct messages.

It all started when one of those basic idiots on twitter was tweeting Middlebrooks about how awful he was playing This happens a lot on twitter. It usually comes from the guy living in mom's basement in hopes that they can get a rise out of the player. A buffet loving Mets fan tried this with Chipper Jones on twitter a few months back and Chipper fired back along with all his fans. Shockingly, the Mets fan who dished it out could not take it and went to the media to call Chipper a bully. I blogged about that here.

Middlebrooks kept his cool with this guy but I tweeted at him instead. Next thing I know Middlebrooks began following me on twitter and se…

Will Middlebrooks Playing with Two Broken Ribs

The Red Sox have dropped six of their last seven and the bandwagon is quickly emptying out. Bad luck, sloppy play, poor pitching and injuries have been the main issues. One of those injured is Will Middlebrooks. He is hurt much more than he or the Red Sox have led you to believe. An inside source has told me that Middlebrooks has two broken and separated ribs. The third baseman was and is hell bent on playing through it. Apparently he was able to convince the Red Sox to let him play but also to keep the details of his injury quiet.

Middlebrooks is the ultimate gamer and feels the team needs him out there. The Red Sox do not have many options to replace him at this point. Middlebrooks wanted to keep it quiet because he did not want to be questioned on a nightly basis about playing with two broken ribs.

I applaud Middlebrooks for his toughness and his desire to not let the team down. This could very easily backfire in a number of ways. It sets Will up to really be crucified by the medi…