The Earth is Back
on Its Axis
Dustin Pedroia is congratulated by teammates J.D. Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury  and Manny Ramirez after Pedroia made the catch for the final out of the game on July 13, 2008 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

Boston Sits Atop the AL East

Sunday Afternoon Box: Boston 2, Baltimore 1
Sox Waste Opportunities, But Get the W
Another 6 Inning, 5 Walk Gem for Dice-K
All-Star Offense: Drew Double, Dustin Groundout All the Runs They Needed
Someday Soon Reggie Jefferson, Casey's .373 Average Will Matter
The Mayor Also Has All the Wheels of a Young Kevin Millar
57 Heavys: Sox, Angels, and Cubs Lead Majors at Wins at Break
Saturday Night Owls? 14th Straight Sunday Loss for O's
Okajima Inherits Matsuzaka's Control
Sort of a Save: Papelbon Holds On

"I was talking trash to my teammates to make sure they got back in first place before I came back. I can't wait to start playing again and I am feeling good." -- 7.13.08, more good news from Mr. David Ortiz

This Just In ...

Crystle Stewart, Miss USA 2008, falls down on stage as she appears in her costume among the top 10 at the final of the 57th Miss Universe contest held on July 14, 2008 at the central coastal resort city of Nha Trang.
(Getty Images Photo / Hoang Dinh Nam)

Stumble You Might Fall:
The Rays' 15 Minutes Are Up; Crystle Stewart's, Too

ESPYs? Vote Beckett, Lester, Red Sox, Manny, Tito
Caption Contest Finals: The Best Manny Faux Calls
Sox on the Radio: 'Swing and a High Fly Ball'
Ch. 7 Video: Manny on the Wall Call, June Altercations, and Future in Baseball
On Scuffle: 'We're Not Here to Babysit Babies, We're Here to Win Games'
On His Future: 'The Ball's in My Court, I Don't Worry About It'

BDD is a feature of 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


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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