Tim Rakefield
Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield gives up the ball to manager Terry Francona, right, after giving up the seventh run to the Minnesota Twins in third  inning of a baseball game Sunday,  May 11, 2008 in Minneapolis. At left is catcher Kevin Cash.
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Some Holes Are Just Too Deep to Dig Out Of

"That's a hard way to play the game. That's about as exciting a game as you can have and not win." -- 5.11.08, Terry Francona on coming up short

Box: Twins 9, Sox 8
Globe: Sox Can't Withstand Twins' HR Barrage
It's a Horrific Night When Adam Everett Takes You Deep
Not So Fast: Is Keeping the Red Hot Coco the Way to Go?
Thank You So Much for Pinch Hitting While Sore Manny
Kudos to the Road Warriors for the Comeback
Timlin Seals the Loss

"Really, is Mike Timlin gonna be a part of this bullpen all year? First off he is old and secondly he (is lousy). Yea he helped us to two rings but at 42 and making $2.5 million per, to me its not worth it. I know he is a vet and a good clubhouse guy but if he keeps giving up runs, its time to cut ties." -- 5.11.08, BDD reader KMoney

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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

ProJo:

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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