Loretta Swat

Loretta Swat

The Red Sox defeated the Seattle Mariners 7-6 at Fenway Park on a bottom of the ninth inning walk off two run home run off the bat of Mark Loretta. Here Loretta celebrates as he rounds first and realizes the ball has cleared the wall. Beaten Mariners closer Eddie Guardado can be seen also watching the flight of the ball at lower right.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

Mark Mashes One Out

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"I've never experienced it before at any level -- Little League, high school or college level. Just complete euphoria. You kind of have to take a step back and think `is the game really over?'"
-- 4.17, Mark Loretta on his first walkoff game winner


Wily Mo Leather

Sometimes defensively challenged Red Sox outfielder Wily Mo Pena may have found a cure for what ails him, a giant glove. Actually, he was trying on an oversized mitt in the dugout before the game that belonged to Boston mascot Wally the Green Monster.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

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Cheers to Loretta!

Cheers stars Nick and Loretta Tortelli

(Sitcoms Online Photo)

Red Sox Nick Mariners on Loretta Bombshell


Frank Galasso Illustration

(Boston Dirt Dogs / Frank Galasso, cartoonist)

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Super Bon Bon

Papelbon's Not Diving Into Drowning Pool
Gotta Go with Super Bon Bon by Soul Coughing

"Move aside, and let the man go through. Let the man go through... Some hand is motioning to rise, to rise, to rise... Chump, change, and it's on, super bon bon Super bon bon, Super bon bon." -- Song: Super Bon Bon, Artist: Soul Coughing, Album: Irresistible Bliss

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