No Country for Real Men

No Country for Real Men

Former Boston Red Sox left fielder Mike Greenwell, left, shakes hands with former teammate Jim Rice after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Red Sox-New York Mets spring training baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Tuesday March 11, 2008.

(AP Photo)

Back in the Days When Men Were Men,
Greenie and Jim Ed Got the Job Done, Naturally
Today, It's a Whole New Ballgame

Greenwell Resents '80s Steroid Users
(Yes, Bud, Ballplayers Were Using Steroids in the '80s ... But You Knew That)

"I get a little miffed at people when someone makes the argument, 'Well, does it make the player?' Of course it doesn't make the player, but I promise you as a guy that could hit like I could hit, if the ball would have traveled 20 more feet for me, what kind of player am I then? If I get healthier faster because of that, what kind of player am I then?" -- 3.10.08, Mike Greenwell, telling it like it is

In Other Old News: A Look Back at the Greatest Game in 1978

This Just In ...

Former First Lady Barbara Bush threw out a ceremonial first pitch prior to the game, as Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, who had escorted her to the mound looks on from behind.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

Barbara Bush Will Try Out for Beckett's Spot in the Rotation in Response to Billy Crystal Suiting Up for the Yankees
(At Least the Former First Lady Showed Up in Decent Shape)

Losing Streak Over! Sox Hang on for 4-3 Win Over Mets

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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