Down the Stretch They Come!

Down the Stretch They Come!

Frank Galasso Illustration

(Boston Dirt Dogs / Frank Galasso, cartoonist)

“Speaking of fashion week, the Boston Red Sox have unveiled a new line of clothing this week … it comes apart at the seams.” -- 9.12.06, David Letterman, Late Show with David Letterman

Wake Returns in Time to Be Part of '06 Funeral


Flower Power

Boston Red Sox wives who attended the Say It With Flower Luncheon presented by Shonda Schilling and Dawn Timlin

(Red Sox Wives Photo Courtesy of Leighton Communications, Inc.)

The Wives Have It

The Second Annual Boston Say It With Flowers event took place on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the State Room in Boston. It included a floral arranging class, a wine reception, a silent auction, a live auction and a luncheon. Proceeds totaled $200,000 and will benefit ALS patients, caregivers and research in Massachusetts.


The Self-Proclaimed 'America's Most Beloved Ballpark'
Finishes No. 28 Out of 30 in SI's Fan Value Index

"Let's get this straight. Fenway is impossible to drive to, the seats are uncomfortable and/or obstructed and it costs a kidney -- or two -- to get in and eat. What, exactly, is the draw? Ah, yes, the history, the passion, the atmosphere of Fenway. But is that really worth more at Fenway than at any other park in the league? To the fans of Boston, who continually pack the place, it must be. And, truth be told, every student of the game should see the place at least once in his or her life. But to wring every last dollar from one of the majors' most loyal fan bases is not merely hard-nosed business, it borders on the unethical." -- Sports Illustrated Fan Value Index, The skinny on Fenway

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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The "Curt’s Pitch for ALS" program is a joint effort by Curt and Shonda Schilling and The ALS Association Mass Chapter to strike out Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

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