Lost Cause

LOST CAUSE

Nation shocked and chagrined

(Globe Staff Photo / John Tlumacki)

A Nation is Shocked and Chagrined as It's Eight Straight Titles
for the Beasts of the East. Fans Furious About The New Math.
Now Sox Must Take the Path of East Resistance into Playoffs

"This is a major disgrace not winning this division."
-- 10.1, Red Sox fan calling into WEEI after game


Champagne Stings

Champagne Champs

(Reuters Photo)

Sox Can’t Protect This House

When East Expected, Sox Have to Settle for Second Best Again
Division by Subtraction: One Game Playoff Taken out of the Mix
Sox Hoping for Wild, Wild East as Cleveland Chokes
(Now You Can Buy Those AL East Shirts We Found Online Last Week)


Say It Ain't So, Joe

Randy was Dandy

(AP Photo)

United They Stand: Yankees are Feeling Randy About Title
East Yanked Away from Sox in 8-4 Slaughter

Eight. Enough.
It's Offensive: Sox Bats Go Quiet During Pennant Drive
Blasts But Not East: Can't Blame Manny October for This One
Tiny Tim: Wake’s Ball Was High, Yanks Let it Fly
Isn’t That Special: Schilling, Sox Take on Columbus for Wild Card
No More Cowboy Up! New Battlecry is Settle Up!

"I can't take my glasses off. I'm crying like a baby." -- 10.1, Yankees manager Joe Torre after the final out

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

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

ProJo:

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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