The Quick and The Dead
Red Sox relief Tim Wakefield, right, is pulled from the game by manager Terry Francona in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, in Arlington, Texas.

Wake, Then Funeral. Rangers Bury Sox Early.

Saturday Nightmare: Texas 15, Boston 8
Globe: Rangers Walk Over Wakefield, Sox
The Apologists: ... But Tim Just Needed More Run Support!
On 2nd Thought: Lowell Doesn't Connect with Home Plate
A Tale of Two Bullpens: There Was No Friday Night Fight in the 'Pen
One Wake Waived Goodbye, the Rangers Cruzed
The Bob Stanley of Milestones: Wake Gets 500th Sox Appearance
Bright Side: Youk Returns and Brings the Noise
Time for Timlin to Retire Again, Pauley Too

"It was one of those days I'd like to forget. I felt physically great, mentally great. The inning just unfolded so fast." -- 9.6.08, Tim Wakefield, now 8-10

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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