Sox Give Fans
The Byrd

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Paul Byrd throws against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, July 21, 2008.

A Byrd in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush League

While Buchholz Struggles and Bartolo Is Slow to Recover,
Byrd Flies to Boston as Sox Will Wing It in the Rotation
Is Byrd Still Getting HGH from the Palm Beach Rejuvenation Center
via Prescriptions Signed by a Florida Dentist?

And Can Pop-less Papi Have Some?
SF Chronicle: Byrd Spent Thousands on HGH
ESPN: Paul Byrd's Struggle to Walk with God
Free Byrd Ready to Read

The Red Sox today acquired righthander Paul Byrd from Cleveland in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.

Manny Being Tardy

by TheFightins

...And Torre's Not Exactly Happy with LA Ram's Hair

Newsday today: "We'll see," Manny said in the Dodgers' clubhouse before Monday night's game against the Phillies when asked if he was going to cut his hair. "We're talking about it."

"I'm not negotiating anything," Torre said, not laughing, when the conversation was recounted to him a few minutes later in the Dodgers' dugout. "He'll do it. He told me he'll do it. When he first got here, I asked him, 'How important is the hair to you?' And he asked me, 'Do you want me to cut it?' So I said, 'I want you to clean it up a little."'

And therein lies the rub." -- 8.12.08, Wallace Matthews, Newsday

BDD is a feature of 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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