When Push Comes
to Shove

Manny Ramirez removes his helmet after being stuck out by Tampa Bay Rays' Matt Garza during the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 1, 2008, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays defeated the Red Sox 3-1.
(AP Photo)

Sox Drop to 0-5 at the Trop; Fall to 2 1/2 Back of Rays
Rocky Ramirez Just 10-for-54 in His Last 16 Games

Tuesday Night Box: Tampa Bay 3, Boston 1
Garza Beats Tim Sure-Thing-at-the-Trop Wakefield
The Big Ticket Taker: Sugar Ray Manny Can't Push a Run Home
The Defense Rests: Cora, Cash Cost Sox Early Run
Red Hot Mike Lowell Picked the Wrong Night to Turn Cold
Tito Knows Best? No Casey at the Bat, .358 Hitter Pulled Back
Bummer for Boras, Too: Two More K's for Terrible Tek
Balfour Rings Up Sox to End It

Jack Strikes Back

BDD -- Illustration by Mike Briggs

"You want 16 tickets?!? Have you seen your numbers over the last 16 games?!? Lugo's in line for extras before you. Van Every and Varitek, too." -- What Jack McCormick should have said to Manny

Since the Sox Are Content to Sweep Manny's Shove Under the Rug
McCormick Had to Take Matters Into His Own Hands
Survey Said: Should Manny Be Punished?
Ryan: Why No Suspension? | Shaughnessy: Actions Unacceptable

Shea Hey! Hillenbrand Lands in the Atlantic League
Gallery: How the Sox Lead Was Lost in June

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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


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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