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
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Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers

ProJo:

Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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