Empire Strikes Back

Empire Strikes Back

Randy Johnson

(Boston Dirt Dogs Photo Illustration / Meir Weinberg)

Johnson Waxes Sox in 1-0 Yankees Win

Wake Gem Wasted; Tim Deserved a Win
Game of Inches: Giambi Game-Winner Falls Fair; Damon's Shot Foul
More Questions Than Answers: Did Tito Go for the Jugular?
Should Damon Have DH'd? Should Youk Have Batted Third?
Should Papi Have Played? Should Mirabelli Have Batted in the 8th?
Should 'Tek Have Pinch Hit? Should Stern Have Tried to Steal?

"You really have to sweep the series to really gain any ground. Leaving here with a five-game lead would have been nice, but they only gain a game on us, and we have other games to play. I'm very confident in this team." -- 9.11, Tim Wakefield on the series

Giambi popcorn shot

(Boston Dirt Dogs / Frank Galasso, cartoonist)

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox


Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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