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Hot Clicks: NHL Ice Girls; Jack McKeon had to lock Josh Beckett out of clubhouse during games

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The fallout from yesterday's explosiveBoston Globe story about the deterioration of the Red Sox clubhouse continues, with former Marlins manager Jack McKeon revealing a truly fascinating nugget. The skipper claims that when he managed Josh Beckett in Florida, he had to lock the clubhouse during games so Beckett wouldn't go in there to drink or hang out. The best part is that McKeon took on the role of an elementary school teacher and resorted to having bathroom passes for the players.

"Poo-Poo And Pee-Pee Cards"

Josh Beckett :: AP

I know Tim McCarver isn't Mr. Popularity in the blogosphere, but, overall, I don't mind him when he does a game. If you're one of the haters, though, you'll love this clip from last night's Texas-Detroit game in which McCarver declared Tigers third baseman Brandon Inge wouldn't pull the ball off Rangers pitcher Alexi Ogando.

That Analysis Was A Tad Off

Earlier this week, I mentioned that Rangers radio play-by-play man Eric Nadel undersold a walkoff grand slam call by Nelson Cruz. I don't want to pick on Nadel, who readers have said is excellent behind the mic, but again last night he had no juice in his call of another late inning homer by Cruz. I can respect Nadel not going homer on the call, but give me some pepper. You can hear the call at the 48-second mark of this clip.

Wake Up!

The NHL season kicked off last week, but we never took a look at some of the best Ice Girls from around the league. So we're doing that today. We're also remembering the Thrashers Ice Girls (above), who no longer exist since the team moved to Winnipeg.

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Thrashers Ice Girls :: Getty Images

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