Playing to lose

This Way to the Wild Card Party

Todd Jones: This way to the Wild Card party

Tell Todd Jones to come back for Wild Card champion night. Millar is getting the 'Cowboy Up' speech ready and the Wild Card parade route is being mapped by the mayor. The Baseball Tavern is gearing up for another wild celebration, not seen since the 2003 WC championship blowout (above).


Winners Never Quit
and Quitters Never Win

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"I was trying to protect some people ahh if there is blame,
I will take it, because it didn't work. I will agree with that."
-- Terry "Say Anything" Francona

Tito Gives Up on Game, Division
Sox Lose to Baltimore Again and Again 9-7

Grady Francona had El Guapo and Scott Sauerbeck ready to come in, just in case the Sox got any closer to winning.

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(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

Since D-Lowe can't go beyond five, and Pedro can't go nine anymore, Francona let Myers pitch to righties and gave BK some batting practice. So now your Yankees tickets for this weekend are worth pennies on the dollar as the games are purely an exhibition.

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50 years ago today, Johnny Pesky played his last game.
But he can't sit in the dugout tonight.

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers

ProJo:

Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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