Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Sports Illustrated 2007 Baseball Preview Issue

(Sports Illustrated Cover Photo)

The SI Cover Jinx Doesn't Translate to Japanese

Verducci: The Riddle of Matsuzaka

"Publicly, the Red Sox are trying to walk a precarious line between cashing in on the excitement of his arrival and tempering expectations. Privately, they believe he can have as big an impact as two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana has had in Minnesota. On those magic nights when Matsuzaka has all of his pitches working, the Sox envision 15-strikeout games." -- Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated 2007 Baseball Issue

Bradford: He Doesn't Look Jinxed to Me
Jason Stark: Dice-K Leaves Bucs Baffled
Globe: Pirates Found It Hard to Connect Against Dice-K
Extra Bases: Good Day for Dice-K; Rough Outing for Lester
Manny Being Cheap?: Manny's Former Coach Said He's Still Waiting
eBay Update: Manny's Grill Taken Off the Auction Block
Wilbur: Welcome Committee | TC: Bullpen Survivor
Wilbur: Gyro Tuned In | YouTube: Major Showing the Gyroball
Schill Checks in at 38Pitches: Q&A Part VI
Mnookin: Timlin a Bad Idea

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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


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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