EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

August 14, 2013

Sports in a minute

Christopher Smith
The Eagle-Tribune

---- — MANZIEL MINI MANSION

Defending Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel’s parents are selling their house at 3302 Altura Ct. Bryan, Texas, which near Texas Tech. It’s listed for $379,000.

See a video of the house at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoALdHR_Yrk.

The house is quite nice. It has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. If it was located near Boston, it would be listed for way more than $379,000.

LOWELL’S LOCAL

Lowell Spinners video production intern Lindsey Schmidt is a 2010 graduate of Pentucket Regional High. She has posted some interesting videos on the Spinners website this summer.

Schmidt, a Merrimac native who is nicknamed “Schmidty,” is a senior at Elon University where she studies broadcast journalism.

DREW HEATING UP

Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew, who is hitting the ball better right now than at any time this season, has been at his best throughout his career during the final two months of the season. Check out his career average/OBP/slugging/OPS per month:

April: .260/.336/.429/.765; May: .251/.318/.391/.709; June: .247/.297/.411/.708; July: .259/.322/.418/.740; August: .281/.355/.476/.831; Sept./Oct: .284/.346/.471/.817

DON’T WORRY

Slumping Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli historically has struggled in August. He’s a career .235/.341/.409/.750 in August entering yesterday, But don’t worry because he’s a career .293/.386/.614/1.001 hitter in September and October.

DID YOU KNOW?

ESPN and ABC sports journalist John Saunders has a brother Bernie Saunders who is a former professional hockey player.

Bernie Saunders was a left wing who played 10 NHL games during his career, recording just one assist for the 1980-81 Quebec Nordiques. Bernie scored 76 goals in four years at Western Michigan University.

PAILLE IN PORTLAND

Boston Bruins left wing Daniel Paille is scheduled to make an appearance at the Portland Sea Dogs’ Hadlock Field on Aug. 31 when Portland and the Trenton Thunder meet for a doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. Paille will sign free autographs from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.

MINOR LEAGUE NOTES

Red Sox pitching prospect, righty Anthony Ranaudo, will make his third Triple-A start tomorrow. Ranaudo had a 2.95 ERA in 19 starts for Double-A Portland before being promoted to Pawtucket recently. He has allowed four earned runs in 11.0 innings (3.27 ERA) in two starts for Pawtucket. ...

Salem High grad Terry Doyle will start tomorrow for the Portland Sea Dogs at Altoona. Doyle is 1-4 with a 4.14 ERA in seven starts for Portland. ...

Shortstop Deven Marrero, who Boston drafted in the first round in 2012, was just promoted from Single-A Salem to Portland despite just a .256 batting average and .341 OBP in Salem. He did have seven hits in his final five Single-A games.

MOVIE NIGHT AT FENWAY

The movie “The Sandlot” will be featured on Fenway Park’s center field videoboard Aug. 21.

“Movie Night at Fenway Park is free for Red Sox season ticket holders and members of Red Sox Kid Nation. General admission tickets for everyone else are on sale now, $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

Tickets can be purchased at redsox.com/sandlot, by calling (877) REDSOX-9 or by visiting the Fenway Park ticket office.

Fans with disabilities can call (877) REDSOX-9 to purchase accessible seating. The Red Sox’ TTY number for hearing-impaired fans is (617) 226-6644.

Follow Eagle-Tribune sports reporter Christopher Smith on Twitter @SmittyOnMLB

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