Roger and Jim Ed ...

Roger and Jim Ed ...

BDD -- 4.6.95 Roger and hitting coach Jim Ed horsing around with the Red Sox

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin)

... Just Two Guys Who Don't Need Directions to Cooperstown

Shaughnessy: Snubbed Rice Wouldn't Downplay Hall

"Today's news had to hurt, but Jim Ed has been typically stoic through these years of rejection. He hasn't cried about racism or favoritism (he'd probably already be in Cooperstown if he'd had the disposition of Kirby Puckett or Gary Carter), but he knows he was a better hitter than former teammates Perez and Wade Boggs and he suffers in silence while inching excruciatingly close to election.

"But he's not going to insult our intelligence by telling us he doesn't give a 'rat's ass' about Cooperstown." -- 1.8.08, Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe

Clemens Hearing Postponed Until February

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers

ProJo:

Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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