Papi's Coming Back

Papi's Coming Back ...

Will Papi's bat be back, too?

(BDD Photo Illustration / Meir Weinberg)

But No Word Yet on His Bat

Bob Ryan: Written Out, Not Off
Ch. 7 Video: Ortiz Talks About Slump, and the Offday Trip to NY

"You know, just trying to figure things out for a minute so I can go back to being Big Papi." -- Slumping Sox slugger David Ortiz

Curse of the Fan Gino Over

Frank Gramarossa, project executive for the new Yankee Stadium, removes a Boston Red Sox jersey with the name of player David Ortiz from the ground at the new Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, April 13, 2008.

(AP Photo)

Unless Gino Reversed the Curse on Ortiz

Yankees Unearth Buried Ortiz Jersey from New Stadium
But the Search for the Hitter Formerly Known as Big Papi Continues
Saturday: Gino Talks About Burying Papi Shirt in Stadium | Photos

"I hope his co-workers kick the (stuffing) out of him" -- 4.13.08, Hank Steinbrenner on Red Sox lover and construction worker Gino Castignoli

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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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