D-Lowe Removed from Ft. Myers

Minky Lied About The Ball, Foulke Asked for It

"The funny thing about all this, all this came up now. Iíve been telling everybody since the minute we won that I had it. No one has contacted me, no one has said two words to me about this ball." -- 1.7.05 Doug Mientkiewicz to WEEI's Dale and Neumy

Ballgate: Foulke Asked for The Ball, Stinky Minky Wouldn't Give it Up
Meanwhile Dirt Dog Maintains His Claim as Rightful Owner

Quick Sandy Alderson and Tony the Phony La Russa
Put MLB Spin on Steroid Scandal

Deadbeat Dad's Daddy Will Let Him Respond to Trot's Slap

D-Lowe Removed from Red Sox Complex


(Boston Dirt Dogs Photo Illustration)

Breaking News: Derek Lowe, who had been working out at the Red Sox minor league complex in Ft. Myers was removed by police today and driven to Vero Beach to be dropped off at the Dodgers training camp. The former Sox Cy Young candidate refused to accept the fact that he will not be returning to the World Champions this season and spent the month working out at the Sox facility with the hopes they would change their mind. When told that he would have to leave today as the actual Red Sox pitchers and catchers would be arriving, Lowe snapped and Red Sox officials had to call for assistance to get him off the property.

Made in the SHADE


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SI Swimsuit Issue Model Citizens

(Scottsdale, AZ -- February 16, 2005) Curt Schilling and his wife Shonda are asking families if their team is sunwise. Statistics indicate one in five children will grow up to develop skin cancer. In a public service advertisement produced specifically for Sports Illustrated's popular swimsuit issue, Curt and Shonda along with their four young children will showcase sun protective swimsuits in an effort to promote sun safety awareness for the SHADE Foundation of America.

"Think of your child and his or her four best friends. One of them has a chance of being diagnosed with skin cancer during his or her lifetime," said Curt Schilling. "The tools exist to prevent skin cancer, they are education and good sunsafety habits. We hope people will begin to think sunwise."

"The swimsuit issue reaches so many people who are thinking about swimsuits and being tan. This is a perfect avenue to make readers stop and think sunsafety," said Shonda Schilling. "Reaching adults in SI, many of them are parents. We want to educate them about the importance of sunsafety for their most valuable team, their family."

Shonda Schilling is a melanoma survivor. She was diagnosed and battled the deadly form of skin cancer in 2001, the year Curt Schilling and the Arizona Diamondbacks won the World Series. In 2002, Shonda founded the SHADE Foundation of America attempting to educate and save future generations from skin cancer. SHADE Foundation of American is a nonprofit based in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information you can log onto www.shadefoundation.org.

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