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

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


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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