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.
(Reuters)

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


WORST. HAIRCUT. EVER.

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
(BDD Photo Illustration / www.mikebriggz.com)
BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole

ProJo:

Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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