Shallow Grave

Shallow Grave

Red Sox centerfielder Coco Crisp, right, watches as left fielder Manny Ramirez plays a double off the wall by Kansas City Royals' Tony Pena, scoring Alex Gordon in the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 17, 2007, in Boston.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

Manny's Starting to Kill the Red Sox By Creeping Up Too Much in Left. Why Won't Tito Tell Him Where to Go?

"Regardless of what the numbers show, if you try to force somebody into playing where they are not comfortable, they are not going to make plays. You can look at depths all you want, and we spend a lot of time not just [on left field]. Every position. But if a guy is out of his comfort zone, he is not going to make the plays. You can push somebody back all you want, but if their first thought is 'in,' that's not going to work." -- 7.17.07, Terry Francona on where Manny decides to play in the field

Sox Go Down with a Wimper, 9-3
7-Eleven: KC Beats Sox for 7th Time in 11 Games
Five in 7th: The Bad Wake Had a Terrible Night
It's Offensive: Nunez, Another Unknown, Shuts Down Boston's Soft Bats
No Man's Land: Pedroia Destroys Red Sox Rally in 7th
Enough is Enough Theo? 21 K's in Last 41 at-bats for Wily Mo
Lopez, Pineiro Put the Game Out of Reach
Bright Spot: Lugo Is Getting His Average Up

"We're not firing on all cylinders right now." -- 7.17.07, Wake states the obvious

They're Baaaaaack ...

Boston Dirt Dogs -- Fortune 500s

(BDD Illustration / Nick Brown)

They Make a Fortune and They've Been
Playing .500 Baseball Since June 1

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