Jacoby-All and End-All

Boston Red Sox's Jacoby Ellsbury hits a three-run home run in the seventh inning of a baseball against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, in Kansas City, Mo. Sean Casey and Jason Bay also scored on the home run.
(AP)

Ellsbury Buries Royals; Wake Picks Up a W

Wednesday Night Box: Boston 8, kAAAnsas City 2
Globe: Sox Clout Royals
It's About Tim: Sox Finally Swing the Bats with Wakefield on the Mound
If We Had a Nickel for Every Perfect Knuckle Wake Threw, We'd Be Rich
Jed Pow-rie: The Kid Stays in the Picture When Yugo Returns
No Clicking, No Whining, Just a 1-for-5 for .252 Ortiz
Bay Watch: 2-for-5 Is Just J-Bay Being J-Bay
The Sun Comes Up, The Sun Goes Down, and Youk Gets Nailed Up High
Nice Catch for Owater Boy

"It was welcome support, that's for sure." -- 8.6.08, Wake gets what he deserves


Man on Fire

Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Ramirez looks towards catcher Russell Martin as Ramirez is congratulated after hitting his second-inning inning solo home run during their baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, in St. Louis.
(AP)

LA Ram Hammers One Out Again

We're Paying His Salary, So We Have Stock in the Dividends
Oh Theo: Manny is Now 12-for-20 Since Being Shipped Out of Boston
Seems Like Old Times: D-Lowe Gets Hammered on the Road Again
Mr. Jones's Best Buddy: 'Every Day I'm Still Nervous'
Tito Never Said This... Torre: 'It Seems Like He's Elevated the Mood'
Tip of the Cap to Cards' Fans: Manny Gets Booed Again in St. Louis
Gehrig38 Has a Few More Parting Shots to Fire at Manny
Dan Duquette Takes Time Out from 'Busy Schedule' to Talk Manny

"Duquette recalled that Boston wanted to sign Ramirez to a seven-year contract but the agent and the player wanted eight years. 'We went to eight and were able to gain the two option years,' said Duquette. ...

"And so the Red Sox last week were willing to drop the option years to get Ramirez to waive his right to block a deal." -- 8.6.08, Fred Claire, former Dodger GM, MLB.com

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox

ProJo:

Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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