Old Time Baseball in Boston?

BDD: Old Time Baseball in Boston Photo Illustration -- Rembrandt, Head of a Bearded Old Man Wearing a Fur Cap, ca. 1630, Isabel and Alfred Bader / Handout.

(BDD Photo Illustration)

The Sox Could Pick Up Yet Another
44 Caliber Pitcher This Winter

Houston Astros' Roger Clemens makes a final curtain call after leaving the game in the seventh inning during a Major League baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Houston September 20, 2006. / Roger Clemens makes his way past the throngs of creative autograph seekers as he heads from the PawSox dugout to the bullpen to prepare for his rehab start.  May 28, 1995

(9.20.06 Clemens Astros / Reuters Photo -- 5.28.95 Clemens PawSox / Boston Globe Photo, Jim Davis)

Boston Globe Red Sox Offseason Overview:
Gordon Edes Primes the Hot Stove
First Up, Starting Pitching

Clemens' Name Will Be Kicked Around Again

"He turned 44 in August, his name surfaced in steroids reports, and he cost the Astros $12 million to pitch just over three months last season. Still, it wouldn�t be the Rocket or the Red Sox without another round of speculation that Roger Clemens will return to Boston for the final chapter of his storied career." -- Gordon Edes Red Sox Offseason Overview

Is 38 Special to the Senior Sox?

9.19.95 - Lou Gorman / Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell shows off his muscles to teammate Ricky Guiterrez before the start of warm ups on the first day of full squad practice during spring training on Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998 in Kissimmee, Fla.

(9.19.95 - Lou Gorman / Boston Globe Photo,Jim Davis | 2.19.98 Jeff Bagwell / AP Photo)

At Least Lou Gorman Would Sleep Better If the Sox
Beefed Up the Infield with 38-Year-Old Jeff Bagwell

"One announcement that might be slow in coming is a retirement declaration from Bagwell. He'll probably file for free agency as a procedural matter, just to keep his options open. As Axelrod, who is also Bagwell's agent, points out: It never hurts to be prepared just in case Boston wants to right an old wrong and bring Bagwell back for $20 million." -- 11.1.06, Jerry Crasnick, ESPN.com

But If the Senior Sox Retire Early Again in '07
The Young Guns Could Be Firing Away at Fenway Soon

North Carolina starting pitcher Daniel Bard delivers against Cal State Fullerton in the first inning of a College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Wedesday, June 21, 2006.

(AP Photo)

Edes: Sox Rank First in Draft Class, Bard Throws Hard

"Daniel Bard, who has yet to pitch a competitive inning for the Sox after signing in late August, is the draftee drawing the most early raves, as he reached 100 miles per hour during his work in the Florida Instructional League. McLeod, who used the 28th pick overall to draft the University of North Carolina righthander, said the radar gun readings are not urban legend." -- 11.1.06, Gordon Edes, Boston Globe

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

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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:

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