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)

Josh Picks Up Where He Left Off
Sox Stay Red Hot, 4-2

Beckett's Back, Yankees Just 14 1/2 Back
A Streak of Their Own: 21 Straight at Home for Lowell
The Second Coming: Pedroia Has Hit in Nine Straight, Too
Papless Pen: Donnelly, Lopez, Oka-save-a Get It Done
Still a Threat: 'Tek Takes One Out of the Park
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?
Is that 'Band-Aid Stuff' or Stan's Rodeo Ointment?


Youk En Fuego

Youk En Fuego

(BDD Photo Illustration / Meir Weinberg)

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