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.

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole

ProJo:

Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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