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.
(AP)

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

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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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