Sox Turn 18
Kevin Youkilis, right, is welcomed to home plate by Mike Lowell as Youkilis scores on a double by Manny Ramirez in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston on Wednesday, July 9, 2008
(AP Photo)

It's a Twin Killing at Fenway; Sox Sweep Up, Just 2 Games Down

Afternoon Delight Box: Boston 18, Minnesota 5
Triple Play Reversal Spurs Sox Past Twins
The Hit Parade: Sox Bust Out for 23 at Steamy Fenway
Ill Will Get It Done: Beckett Has Enough to Work Win No. 9 Over 5
17 and Counting: Pedroia Clears the Bases in the 7 Run 7th
Manny Gets Right in the Thick of It for the Third Day in a Row
Error Schmerror: Youk on Fire with 3 More Hits, HR, 4 RBI
Rookie on the Rise: Ellsbury Gets a Career-High 4 Hit Night
Even Tek Breaks 0-for-11 Drought in the Daytime Demolition
Cash Crushes One Over Everything; Lugo Gets In the Act, Too
Another Faux Fan Reaches Over a Wall to Interfere with Sox Rally
Unfortunate Sun: 3 Balls Lost in the Win

"I'm trying to get out of here and go to the beach, man." -- 7.9.08, Dustin Pedroia, look for him in his lounge chair on Revere Beach today ...

America's Most 'Be Locked' Ballpark

The Teddy Ebersol's Red Sox Fields stand vacant, on Monday, July 7, 2008.   All of the gates around the three-acre park are chained and locked.  The main complaint is that after opening two years ago, the much-developed and trumpeted fields along the Charles River are rarely used.  The park is named after the son of NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol and actress Susan Saint James.
(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Pat Greenhouse)

Ain't That a Shame Tom Werner?
Ebersol Fields Mostly Empty Except for Well-Heeled Players
Boston Kids and Ballplayers Mostly Fenced Out of Public Park

"Schedules from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation show the fields are emptiest on summer weekends. The West End Community Center has booked the field on Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m. and a smattering of adult softball teams have booked the space on weeknights, most of them from well-heeled investment and law firms such as Lee Munder Capital Group and Ropes & Gray.

"A reporter visiting the field complex on a dozen occasions in June, including weekends and weekdays when games were planned, found it empty all but once." -- 7.9.08, Boston Globe, Megan Woolhouse

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