Motor City Lowedown
Breaking News: The Arizona Diamondback's Partnership is expected to fire newly appointed superagent Jeff Moorad tomorrow for re-signing Diamondback 1B Shea Hillenbrand to an eight-year $83 millon contract in his first act as CEO of the fallen franchise. -- Edes Mailbag: Nobody knows Nomah, can't call Sox liars

PANIC IN DETROIT

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MOTOR CITY LOWEDOWN

Yes Dearborn Derek, Sox Hit Detroit Breakdown Lane

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Orlando Cabrera 1-for-his-last-17
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Hench Mini-rant 8.6.04: "If the Red Sox were a football team we'd be calling them "gutless." They can't stop anyone on third and one, can't win a close game, can't convert 10 hits and three walks in 5+ innings off Maroth into more than three runs. Cabrera should not be hitting third, obviously. He's lost. What was that hit-and-run in the first? Why do we still try it? We must be 1 for 20 on the year."

Francona on the SoSHot Seat 8.7.04: "You generally don't like to see the manager make as many as one idiotic, indefensible lineup decision. But three or four?

1) You just cannot play Bill Mueller at 2B with Derek Lowe on the mound. Period. With Lowe on the mound, the defensive difference has to approach 0.5 runs per game. If you have zero confidence in Ricky Gutierrez, tell the GM that and have him get you somebody who can at least field the position. The offensive edge of Youkilis vs. Gutierrez is dwarfed by the defensive difference at 2B with Lowe pitching." -- Eric Van on Tito, on SoSH

Did You Know? Your Boston Red Sox went 51-30 (.630 winning percentage) on the road in 2002. They talked about being away from the pressure of Fenway then, being able to relax on the road. Can we get that feeling back please?


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ProJo:

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