It Was the Best of Times ...

Red Sox rookie pitcher Justin Masterson was outstanding for six innings, giving up only one run, and after coming out of the game, he was all smiles in the dugout as he talked to Sean Casey, but the Boston bullpen let him down, and the Angels were victorious 7-5.
(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

It Was the Worst of Times ...

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(BDD Photo Illustration / Tom Surette)

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Things to tell the manager before the pitching begins: "Warming up I was a tad dizzy, I was hoping to get through it." -- 4.24.08, a not-so-confident Manny Delcarmen

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Boston Globe:

Rodriguez looks like the steal deal > Despite effort by Rodriguez, Red So fall > Tazawa has come a long way, on and off field

Boston Herald:

Lauber: Eduardo Rodriguez showing Red Sox he's special > PawSox start looms large for Masterson


Rodriguez gem wasted > Chili Davis doesn't want to turn Red Sox into free-swingers > Red Sox draft catcher in third round

NY Post:

How Mariano Rivera has influenced Yankees' top pick > Why starting rotation could be a big Yankees' strength

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