Howdy, Partner!

Howdy, Partner!

New York Yankees principal owner George Steinbrenner, left, watches a spring training baseball game against the University of South Florida with his son Hank Steinbrenner Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 in Tampa, Fla.

(BDD Photo Illustration)

Hank Says He Won't Join Red Sox Nation
But the Sox and Yanks May Be Able to Partner Up!

"The Yankees ownership and Red Sox ownership have a lot in common and have a lot of common interests. God, I hate to scare Red Sox or Yankee fans, but you never know we might end up being partners in the future outside of baseball. We have a lot in common. We have a lot in common. In baseball and outside of baseball. Even though the rivalry will always be the greatest rivalry in American sports, you can say that the Yankees and Red sox ownerships are definitely friends. No question." -- 3.2.08, Hank Steinbrenner


So It Is a Puppet Régime As Suspected ...
When the Going Gets Tough for 'Regular' Fan Rob Crawford
Big Daddy John Henry Has to Step In
to Exploit Hanky-Panky and Market Sox Membership Card Scam

Leather and Lace

In this photo released by the Boston Red Sox, from left, Boston Red Sox pitcher Jonathan Papelbon dances the merengue with dance partner Teresa Kasler during the Dancing with the All-Stars benefit for the Mike Lowell Foundation and Red Sox Foundation in Fort Myers

(AP Photo)

Papelbon on Hanky Panky:
'He Needs to Just Stick to Pencil-Pushing'

But Pap's Stare Doesn't Have Same Glare Now That
AL Batters Will Picture Him Wearing His Lace Top on the Mound

Big Daddy ...

Dustin Pedroia is shown dancing at Mike Lowell's fund raising event Dancing With The All Sta

(AP Photo)

Needs a Black Lace Bodysuit, Too ...
And Some Directions to a Gym in the Offseason

Pedroia Loses Dance Contest ...
But Wins Worst Body Competition By a Mile
Inside Track: The Jig Is Up

“Pedroia is a moron. You can write that - he is a moron,” manager Terry Francona told the Herald’s Michael Silverman after the event. “He was dancing, he looked like a puppet on a string. It’s funny because he’s such a little gamer but he’s looking over at us knowing we’re just crushing him. He’s drinking Red Bull, he’s exhausted, he’s trying to do these things with this girl, which he’s not strong enough to do. It was hilarious. I’m glad I went.” -- 3.3.08, Boston Herald, Inside Track

Meanwhile, Back in the Grapefruit League: Buchholz Stopped Here:
Sox Can't Clinch Mayor's Cup as Minnesota Stays Alive
He's Not Right Either: Lester Struggles vs. Twins
But Matsuzaka Was On the Money in His Grapefruit Debut

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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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