From Bad to Worse

From Bad to Worse

Mark Loretta (left), and Gabe Kapler (center) recovered from their collision while Coco Crisp looked on. Both players remained in the game.

(Getty Images Photo / Harry How)

Mickey Mouse Lineup Can't Get It Done in Disneyland
Angels Show No Mercy, Sox Streak at Six, 4-3

No Manny, Big Problems
Can't Count on the Immortal Kason Gabbard to Shut the Door Anymore
Sox Get Kyle Snyder, Yanks Get Corey Lidle, 'Nuff Said
Another Lefty Shuts Down Sox, Except for Gift Runs
More Signs It's Over: Mirabelli 7, Kapler 8, Pedroia 9
Wily Mo Might Come Out of His Shoes On His Next Swing
Red Sox Nation Looks Forward to Good Golfing in September
'Your Ship Has Sunk,' Sincerely, Shea Hillenbrand

For Shame!

Boston Dirt Dogs / Andy Flynn
Fall River

(BDD Photo Illustration / Andy Flynn, Fall River)

When The Going Gets Tough ...
Manny Gets Sitting

"[Manny's personal trainer Juan Carlos] Santana�s track record for success with Ramirez began with their work on Manny�s troublesome hamstrings. And it is that work which allows the trainer to help answer another one of the seemingly annual quandaries surrounding the $20 million-a-year man.

'The first thing one has to notice was when Manny was with the Indians he had hamstring issues,' Santana said. 'We took our approach to rehabilitating the hamstrings and training the hamstrings. Since then he hasn�t had hamstring issues, ever. There have been a few times that the media has said he has had it, so I would call (former Sox trainer) Chris Correnti and say, �What�s up bro. I sent you a Ferrari, don�t tell me you have a Volkswagen with a flat.� He said, �No, no man. Every time he needs a little time off he blames the hamstring, but he�s perfectly healthy. It�s all good.� � -- 2.22.06, Rob Bradford, Eagle-Tribune

Mnookin: That�s Just Manny and His Hammies
(And It�s Just Manny Being Omnisciently Sourced)

Shaughnessy: Sore Hamstring or Hurt Feelings?
(And Why On Earth is The Manager Involved In This While He's Got a
Dead Team on His Hands and the Playoffs Are Slipping Away?)

" `In my opinion, it was a horrendous call, and I think the [expletive] scorer ought to be embarrassed,' said Francona. 'It's an [expletive] major league game.'

"Reached at home in Greater Boston last night, official scorer Joe Giuliotti, a former longtime Herald scribe, said, '[Francona] ought to be embarrassed after what happened over the weekend. I would think he's got more to worry about than that.' " -- 8.23.06, Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe

Is Theo Playing the Role of Snake Oil Salesman?

Boston Dirt Dogs / Thomas Patt, Woburn

(BDD Photo Illustration / Thomas Patt, Woburn)

"I'm Getting Tired of These %*@#&! Sox
Losing These %*@#&! Games!"

Extra Bases: Manny Out of the Lineup, Hello Dustin
Business Week: Investing Lessons from the Boston Massacre
Extra Bases: Pedroia Should Be in Anaheim | Waiver Deal for Wells?
Eric Wilbur: Reality Settles In | Survey Gallery: Road Ahead

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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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