Little Pedey, Big Papi, and a Texas-Sized Win

David Ortiz, right, is welcomed home by Dustin Pedroia after Ortiz hit a three-run home run off Texas Rangers' Tommy Hunter in the second inning inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park, in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2008. The Red Sox won 10-0.

Sox Bring It Home on the Rangers Again

Thursday Night Box: Boston a Perfect 10, Texas Blanked
Globe: In Second, Sox Take First Step to Victory
A Man Named Jed Won't Ever Sit on the Bench Again

”When he settles in, when there are runners on base he executes pitches. He gets comfortable, gets in his delivery and gets in the flow of the game and really pitches well." -- 8.14.08, Terry Francona on the enigma that is Daisuke Matsuzaka


Manny gets a haircut
(FSN screen image courtesy of Al Belcuore)

LA Local Barber Butchers Manny's Dreads.
And L'Montro Loses a Client.

”One inch, half-an-inch. It's still long. If I come back next year, it will be shorter."
-- 8.14.08, Manny Being Tricky

BDD - Mike Briggs illustration
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BDD is a feature of 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


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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