Huff Puffs, and Blows Our House In

Baltimore Orioles' Aubrey Huff follows through on a swing against Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Hideki Okajima in the seventh inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on Tuesday, June 10, 2008. Huff singled on the at-bat, and had four hits in the Orioles' 10-6 victory.
(AP Photo)

Sox Hung Tough ...
But Okajima's Got the Wrong Stuff Against the O's, Again

Tuesday Night Box: Baltimore, Boston less, 10-6
Globe: Sox Get Roughed Up by Aubrey, O's
Do We Need to Move Thursday's Start Time to 4:30 p.m. Now?
Papi Who? J.D. 'The Fascination' Drew Continues to Come Through
He's Back in a Back-to-Back: Manny505 Moves Closer to No. 600
Is Something Wrong with Josh Beckett? 113 Pitches in Six Awfully Long Innings
Too Hot for Hansen Too, Apparently
Quite the Catch for Coco

"The main thing was he [Okajima] couldn't get the ball down," said catcher Jason Varitek of the Japanese reliever who is saddled with a 13.50 ERA against the Orioles (8 ER in 5 1/3 IP)."
-- 6.11.08, Boston Globe

Here's What's Happening in Our Neck of the Woods

Weatherman Al Roker throws a ceremonial first pitch as the Boston Red Sox host the Orioles at Fenway Park in Boston, MA Tuesday, June 10, 2008.
(AP Photo)

Roker on the Yesterday Show: Stop Whining About the Weather

"It�s a little early, but here�s the deal. People for the last six weeks have been saying, �When is it going to warm up? Guess what? It�s warmed up - so stop whining... You don�t need a weatherman to tell you to stay in air conditioning.� -- Al Roker, Boston Herald. 6.11.08

Honor Thy Father

Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez walks with his family including sons Lucas, Manny Jr. and Manuel and his wife Juliana prior to his being honored for hitting 500 career home runs.
(Boston Globe Staff Photo / John Bohn)

When He's Not Busy Going Upside Youk's Head for Yappin'
Manny's Chillin' with Lucus, Manny Jr., Juliana, and Manuel
And Getting Honored at Fenway for No. 500

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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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