Will We See a Weak Lineup This Week?

Will We See a Weak Lineup This Week?

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(Boston Dirt Dogs / Frank Galasso Illustration)

Or Will the Sox Finish What They Started?

Shaughnessy: Staying on Top of Things

"I say go for it. Beat the Yankees. Win the division. Cop the best record in the American League to give yourself home-field advantage throughout the postseason. Use Jonathan Papelbon the way you'd use him in July and August. Find out if Manny can play before he calcifies at the end of the bench. Tell Eric Gagné to find his mojo on somebody else's watch. Stop babying Clay Buchholz and get the kid ready for playoff action. Play Jacoby Ellsbury until he's no longer hitting .372 or until he gets thrown out stealing one time. Fire all your guns at once and explode into space." -- 9.25.07, Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe

Survey: Should the Sox Go for It or Settle for Second Fiddle, Again?
38Pitches: Baseball's a Grind, Man
YouTube: Shea Hillenbrand, '08 Superstar

"What do Manny and the Boston pops have in common? Neither one plays in September"
-- 9.24.07, Bob Lobel, WBZ-TV4 News

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox

ProJo:

Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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