Boston Red Sox Curt Schilling is congratulated by Manny Ramirez after beating the Oakland Athletics in Oakland, California, June 7, 2007.

(Reuters Photo)

Curt Comes Oh-So-Close to a No-No
Schilling Stops Skid, A's with 1-0 Shutout

Extra Bases: It's One and Done in Oakland
All Shook Off: Curt Makes the Wrong Call When It Counted
Win Was Nice, But Disappointment Was Rampant Across the Nation
Give and Take: Stewart Was Swinging All the Way
Coco and Lowell Did Their Part to Make History
Julio Lugo? Not So Much Help on D from Mr. .217
Big Mistake: Crisp Still Won't Answer Postgame Questions for Fans
Some Props for Papi: Home Run Was Everything for Sox
J.D. 1-for-4

"It was 1-0 the whole game, so that kind of alleviated thinking about anything else. In a 1-0 game, you're a mistake away from a tie. So I stayed focused. And he [Stewart] came up with two outs, and I had a plan for him, and I was thinking, and 'Tek called slider, and I shook him off and threw fastball away, and now you gotta go 'What if?'" -- 6.7.07, Schill after the big win

Credit Where Credit Is Due Department:

Let's Hear It for the Working Manny: Ramirez' Planned Day Off Canceled
Papi Protected, Hits Homer, Sox Win

"We're going to probably, in a nutshell, not play certain guys on days like Manny's probably not going to play Thursday against Blanton. Just because it's a quick turnaround to a 12:30 game, and he really swings the bat well against Blanton, he's one of the few that we have, so it's disappointing. You know, Coco was throwing up. I can't imagine being a catcher..."

How did you come to the decision to rest Manny on Thursday? How did you pick Thursday over tonight?

"Coming in Monday was the obvious day to give guys rest, even though the second day is the harder day, but Manny had such good numbers against Danny Haren, and he was fine to play, I spoke to him, I said 'Manny, for me, if you're gonna miss a day, I said Thursday...' Sometimes you go more physically and then throwing the numbers out, because Manny plays so much, you could come up with an argument every day not to sit him. But we've got a 12:30 quick turnaround game, which to me is the best day to rest a guy because he's going to rest. ... This will be a good day for him to sit, 'cause he'll come into the Arizona series and be a little bit fresher, because we're going to have to sit people there too, because we don't have the DH." -- 6.6.07, Terry Francona on his plan to rest Manny vs. Oakland

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