Eric the Great

Eric the Great

The Red Sox took the lead in the seventh inning on a two run home run by Eric Hinske, who is greeted by the man who scored ahead of him, Jason Varitek (left) after he crossed the plate.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

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"When you have a team this deep, you can do some pretty special things. Today, with Julian in the first game and the bullpen, and tonight with Hinske taking the team by the horns." -- 5.17.07, Curt Schilling, our own Winston Churchill

Catch of the Day

Red Sox rightfielder Eric Hinske makes a spectacular fifth inning catch against the  Tigers

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Stan Grossfeld)

Did You See That Catch Hinske Made?
(Not Many People Could See It Down in Brunansky's Corner)

Dirt Dog Poster Boy of the Week

"The dirt, was all in my eyes, in my mouth. I was OK. In my mind, unless you've got to carry me off on a stretcher [he'll play]. I don't get the chance to play that often." -- 5.17.07, Eric Hinske on the catch of the day

Frank Galasso illustration

(BDD / Frank Galasso Illustration)

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