Carl Crawford didn't collect any hits Tuesday. Nor did he steal any bases or work any walks. He didn't contribute any spectacular catches, or even score a run.

And yet, without any of these things, he managed to dominate the news -- both before the Red Sox' 2-1 victory over the Texas Rangers and afterward.

Tuesday afternoon, eyebrows were raised when the Red Sox lineup card was posted in the visitor's clubhouse and Crawford's name was listed seventh.