Splendor in the Graff

Splendor in the Graff

Tony Graffanino

(Boston Globe Photo / Barry Chin)

The Grass is Greener at Home: 14 Straight, 9-8

Graff Gets 3 Hits as Bellhorn Says Bye-Bye
Manny Being Manny: 3 RBI for the MVH (Most Valuable Hitter)
Nixon Hustle Up the Line Keeps Inning Alive, Key Run Scores
Damon Strikes Again: Run Scores After Johnny's Whiff
Field of Screams: Mellor's Crew Was Angels in the Outfield
Reversal of Misfortune: Tigers Get the Right HR Call
Wake Wasn't Great and the Pen Was Shaky Again

"We fed off our fans and we fed off each other. We feed off our fans all the time, whether it's coming in late from a road trip, or in the middle of a long homestand. We always feed off our fans. I think they know that. They're a very important part of the way we play. Obviously, we have to go out on the field and get the job done, but they're always a huge part of us winning ballgames." -- 8.26, Trot Nixon on coming home

"Will you please post something in regard to what just happened in the bottom of the fifth? Nixon was hitting with manny on first and BPapi on 3rd, and luckily ran out the double play so the run scored and the sox tied it 5-5. However, Don and Jerry both failed to noticed -- and Manny too because he never even touched second, thus making this all besides the fact, but they missed the fact that the second baseman never came close to touching the bag before throwing to first. Should have been 1st and 2nd with 1 out. UPN showed it from a perfect angle and I TiVo'd it in slo-mo and it's quite clear he as 6-12 inches away from making the out. Awful call, these umps really suck. -- 8.26, Luke Morgan

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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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