Mannyfest Destiny

Back in the Hunt


Manny Ramirez points skyward as the fans go wild as he begins his home run trot following his fourth inning three run home run.

Sox Take Matters into Their Own Bats
The Def Champs are Back in the Playoffs
Wild Sox Send Yanks to the West Coast with 10-1 Romp

"It doesn't matter how you get in as long as you get there. We got a great bunch of guys man, we go out there and have fun all the time. We're gonna do it again." -- 10.2, Manny October on making it to the playoffs for the third year in a row

Manny Set the Tone with His Arm and Broke it Open with His Bat
The Old Stuff: Schilling Steps Up and Shuts Down Bombers
Mueller Stays Hot, Goes Deep; Belli Hits a Bomb in a Pinch
RBI Kings: Ortiz Gets No. 148; Manny Finishes with 145

Jon Gone Wild

Jonathan Papelbon sprays champagne over the head of a teammate in the Boston clubhouse after they clinched the American League Wild Card playoff berth with a 10-1 victory over the Yankees at Fenway Park.

Papelbonafide: Jonathan's on the Roster

“They didn’t want me to get too much work in. He told me, ‘We’re going to need you down the road.’” -- 10.2, Rookie reliever Jonathan Papelbon on his conversation with manager Terry Francona on the mound

The In Crowd

Frank Galasso Illustration

(Boston Dirt Dogs / Frank Galasso, cartoonist)

Sox Get Invited to In Party, But Act Like They've Been There,
Done That, And Worn the 'Wild Card' T-Shirts Before

"We respect each other a lot (Red Sox-Yankees) and it's not out of control in here like it has been in the past. It's like Barry Sanders said about being in the end zone after a touchdown -- act like you're been there before." -- 10.2, Johnny Damon has the right attitude

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Boston Globe:

Rodriguez looks like the steal deal > Despite effort by Rodriguez, Red So fall > Tazawa has come a long way, on and off field

Boston Herald:

Lauber: Eduardo Rodriguez showing Red Sox he's special > PawSox start looms large for Masterson


Rodriguez gem wasted > Chili Davis doesn't want to turn Red Sox into free-swingers > Red Sox draft catcher in third round

NY Post:

How Mariano Rivera has influenced Yankees' top pick > Why starting rotation could be a big Yankees' strength

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