Reign Out
Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka walks into the dugout at Fenway Park after he was scratched as the starting pitcher in their baseball game against the New York Yankees due to the game's delay and the rainy weather in Boston Friday, Sept. 26, 2008
(AP)

Red Sox Manager Terry Francona Hands Over the
2008 American League East Division Title to the Tampa Rays
No Wild Weekend in Boston, Sox Will Go Wild Card Out West
Isn't the Courtesy Concede Reserved for the Ryder Cup, Tito?

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Fans Get Soaked on Friday Night: New York 19, Pawtucket 8
There Goes the East! Sincerely, Van Every, Carter, Kottaras, Cash, Velazquez, Pauley
Globe: Painful Setback for Sox
Sox Are One and Done As AL East Champs; Crappy WC Caps On the Way
Insult to Injuries: Johnny Play-Through-Anything Damon: .305, 17 Home Runs
Ransom Money for Yankees: Shortstop Was 3-for-3, 2 Homers
Someone Forget to Tell Jacoby Tito Was Mailing It In
Jason BBay, Not Exactly Leading the Way, Sincerely MVP Manny
Did the Manager Add Insult to Lowell, Drew, and Coco Injuries?
Don't Blame J.D. Drew, He Is Who We Thought He Was, Sincerely Dennis Green
So Matsuzaka Can't Go in the Moisture with 8 Days Rest on Tap?

"The important thing is for us to get our house in order, be healthy, and try to get everybody at-bats. But not too many." -- 9.26.08, Terry Francona dampening the division hopes of the Nation

No Risk, No Reward ...

"Shame on you, Boston Red Sox. Yeah, you're in the playoffs...but as the wild card. You're the defending World Series champions, for Yaz's sake, and you've conceded your division title to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays of baseball--the Tampa Bay Rays! As both a Red Sox fan and a fan of Major League Baseball as a whole, I find this outcome unacceptable. You have one chance to set things right, Red Sox, and you've got one month in which to do so." -- 9.26.08, Metroville, Darkness Falls Upon AL East

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Newman Was His Own Man

04/12/2006: Actor Paul Newman (left), his wife actress Joanne Woodward, and Red Sox owners Tom Werner and John Henry took in the action at Fenway Park from the owner's box.
(4.12.06, Jim Davis / Globe File Photo)

Rest in Peace: American Legend Paul Newman Dies at 83
Bleacher Report: A Salute to the Best Sports Movie Star

Paul Newman, a Man's Man
Would Play Through Pain, Rain,
and You Can Bet He'd Go All In to Win the AL East

"Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand." -- Paul Newman as Cool Hand Luke, 1967


Joker's Wild About the Sox

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox

ProJo:

Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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