Lesterrific!

Lesterrific!

Red Sox starter Jon Lester pumps his fist after getting Mark Teahen to hit into a seventh inning ending double play.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

Jon is One-Hit Wonderful

Lester Was Great for Eight in 1-0 Win
Feet on the Ground: Lester Gets 15 Ground Ball Outs
Give It to Me One Time: Gonzo, 'Tek Combine for a Big Run
Keep On Papelbon: Jonathan Racks Up Save No. 28

Congratulations Captain

Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek acknowledges the fans after it was announced that he is catching his team record 991th baseball game during the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park in Boston Tuesday, July 18, 2006.

(AP Photo)

'Tek Passes Carlton By Catching Team-Leading 991st Game

"I'm honored to be able to play my whole career in one place... I couldn't ask for a better place to be. It [the ovation at Fenway when the game was official] gave me a lot of chills. I'm very thankful for the response. I'm just very thankful for the opportunity I've had here" -- 7.18.06, Red Sox captain Jason Varitek on passing Carlton Fisk as the all-time Sox leader in games caught

Tito's Take on Wake

"We don’t really have anything to announce... we're going to give him some time... how he feels will determine how we’ll proceed.” -- 7.18.06, Terry Francona on Tim Wakefield

Red Hot Rookies

Papelbon and Lester are Red Hot

(BDD Photo Illustration / Meir Weinberg)


Christmas in July

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(Boston Dirt Dogs Photo Illustration / Meir Weinberg)

Cafardo: Ball Debate Goes Round and Round

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. The site is not produced by the Boston Globe sports dept.

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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