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.

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.

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:

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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