Beck and Forth

Beck and Forth

Josh Beckett feels his finger in the dugout after finishing his night's work after the seventh inning.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

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J.D. 0-for-4, and Some Un-Trot-like D

"It's always in the back of your mind. That was one of the things I definitely worked on in the last three or four days, convincing myself that I'm fine, my finger's fine." -- 5.30.07, Josh Beckett said of doubts he might have entertained about how his finger would hold up

Finger Stickin' Good

Moments before taking the mound for the start of the game, Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett dips his right middle finger into some sticky substance that is on the top of the dugout seat. The stuff is always there, and he has done it in the past to try and help his problematic finger.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

So Far, So Very Good in Beckett's Return
But Are His Fingers Still a Sticky Situation?
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(BDD Photo Illustration / Meir Weinberg)

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