Say It Ain't So!

Say It Ain't So!

Oakland Athletics Joe Blanton pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of their MLB baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts July 16

(Reuters Photo)

Average Joe Blanton Blows Away Boston's Not-So-Big Bats
Not-So-Light-Hitting A's Hammer Sox Again, 8-1
New York Is Knocking at the Door

Wardrobe Malfunction: Sox Play Dead in Red Softball Shirts
The Third Degree: Manny's Feet Fail Him on the Bases
Pouring Gas on Fire: Tavarez Is a Perfect Match for A's Offense
Something Positive: 'Tek Heats Up in Hot Weather
Short Story: Gonzo Locks Up Gold Glove

"It's one of those games where we couldn't put the ball in the right spots. They made some nice plays, but we hit some balls hard." -- 7.16.06, Coco's view of things

False Starter

Red Sox pitcher Kyle Snyder stretches while walking towards first after walking Oakland Athletics' Marco Scutaro with the bases loaded to force in Bobby Crosby, rear, for the first run of a five run fifth inning in major league baseball at Fenway Park in Boston Sunday, July 16, 2006.

(AP Photo)

Snyder Fails in Another Fifth Man Tryout

"I ran into some trouble, left a couple balls up, gave up a couple of base hits. The hit batsman cost me that inning. Under the circumstances, they were looking to give me an out with the sacrifice bunt. I hit him and wind up with the bases loaded with nobody out. Just not the best inning." -- 7.16.06, Kyle Snyder's remark

Stick a Fork in New York?
Not So Fast As Yanks-Sox Tied in Loss Column

'Feeding the Monster': Bill James on Sox and Steroids

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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