Byrd Lays an Egg

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(Barry Chin / Boston Globe Staff )

Paul Gets Pounded, Sox Bats Fly South

Early Byrd Box: Toronto 8, Boston 1
Jays Jump All Over Sox in Opener
Beginner's Luck: At Least They Got Beat by The Immortal Travis Snider
It's One of Those Days When You Miss Manny in the Lineup
Burnett Just Wanted to Show How He'll Throw in Boston Next Year
The Defense Never Rests: Pedro, Coco, J-Bay, Lowrie, Lowell Get Gold Stars
Not so Fast? Jacoby's Closing in on Tommy Harper's Stolen Base Record
Devern Hansack, The Missing Link or Just Mopping Up?
David Hit Haardsma

"I know I've faced them a lot, but I just didn't make the pitches that I needed to make. Couldn't throw the ball away very well. It was up and then I just left some key pitches over the middle of the plate." -- 9.13.08, Paul Byrd, who heard a few boo birds when he left the game

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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