Long Time for Mr. Big

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (R) is congratulated by third base coach DeMarlo Hale after hitting a two-run homerun against the Texas Rangers in the fifth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington, Texas September 7, 2008.
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Ortiz Goes Deep in the Heart of Texas
Byrd, Sox Takin' Care of Business

Sunday Afternoon Box: Boston 7, Texas 2
Globe: Sox Rock Rangers, Keep on a Roll
Coco Keeps on Comin' Through
Another MVP Measure: Dustin's Defense
In the Swing of Things: J-Bay's Big Bat is Back
Byrd is the Word: 8-1 in Last 9 Starts

"They're as good as anybody out there. One thing they've got is they've been there. ... Tampa Bay's never been in that situation. The Angels are the Angels. If you're asking me to make a pick, it's Boston." -- 9.7.08, Rangers manager Ron Washington on the defending World Series champions

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. 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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