"I'd like to thank my summer house butler, Bob Barker for everything he's done for me, and one of the original kings of comedy, Steve Harvey, whose lost episodes kept me going during the hard times... my first Boston cab driver, Patrick Johnson from Cambridge, who drove me from the airport the first time I landed at Logan, a special thanks to Chevy Richards, the doorman at the Four Seasons for being there when I needed to get inside for lunch, and thank you to Nancy Cambra, my flight attendant on KG's private plane last year..." -- 10.30.08, Celtics captain Paul Pierce, acknowledging the Phillies World Series win over the Rays
'I Don't Mind All the Rain Talk,' Sincerely, Home Plate Umpire Jeff Kellogg
Bill Conlin: On a Rainy Night in Philly, MLB Drops the Ball
"Phillies fan and climatologist extraordinary Joe Bastardi had fired off an angry 6:30 p.m. update to his blog on AccuWeather's professional site under the headline: 'Cancel the Game Tonight.'
Bastardi wrote there was no way in hell or Sea World the rain would let up. Indeed, a rapidly developing coastal storm off the Mid-Atlantic States had slowed the progress of a massive upper low funneling cold air across the Great Lakes. Result: The worst weather fiasco in World Series history and another stain on the boobs who run the cash-obsessed national pastime." -- 10.28.08, Bill Conlin, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Red Sox fans have longed to hear it: The Boston Red Sox are world champions!" --10.27.04, 11:40 p.m., Joe Buck, Fox Sports
"I don't think I could ever compare myself to Hank Aaron in any way. I'll never see myself at that level. So to win this award, I'm a little humbled by it." -- Youk on winning the Hank Aaron Award
Mazz: "According to a club source, the Sox already have had internal discussions about Teixeira and would likely make room for him by trying to trade Lowell, who has two years and $25 million remaining on a three-year, $37.5 million contract he signed before last season." -- 10.23.08, Tony Massarotti, Boston.com
The 7-1 Moyer Was a Difference-Maker for the Third Place Champion 1996 Red Sox
And In One of the Worst Trades in the History of Baseball (Thanks Dan Duquette)...
Moyer Was Moved to Seattle for the Immortal Darren Bragg
Globe: Phillies Get Jump on Rays, 3-2
Schilling Breaks Silence, Rips Manny to Shreds for Greed, Dumping on Team
Here We Go... John Heyman-Boras Throws Out the $27.5m Number for Manny
The Disingenuous Boras Spin on Tek Begins
We All Want D-Lowe Back, Especially the Inside Track
The New York Post's Kevin Kernan Wants Your Hate Mail
Beckett Was a Bust from the Gut-Go to Game 2
Mike Timlin's 11th Inning Farewell Stop Brought to You By Terry Francona
Henry, Werner, Lucchino Mishandled Manny in the Spring, and Lost Badly in the Fall
The Captain Was What They Said He'd Be by the 4th Year of That Contract
Bad Contracts Galore: The Shape of Things Today Is Papi Inc. Has Become Too Big
Stolen Summer: Manny Ramirez Quit and Spit on His Town and Team
Your Turn: Who Do You Blame?
Eric Wilbur: "... Do you dare try to trade David Ortiz? Allow yourself to forget about the past, an inherent must in looking to the future. Put aside the memories, the plaque honoring him as the Greatest Clutch Hitter in Red Sox History. Forget about 2004, the 54-home run season, and the constant reflections of "He did it again," and rewind to your most recent memories of Ortiz, a 2008 season that was subpar by his lofty standards, indeed, and a postseason that gave a quick glimpse of his past in Game 5 of the ALCS, but little else." -- 10.22.08, Eric Wilbur, Boston Sports Blog
Meanwhile Back in Boston, Tito Needs Back Surgery
Mazz Takes a Look at a Roster of Issues for the Red Sox
Phillies Pitching Coach Says John Farrell's Crew 'Made a Lot of Mistakes'
Time for Beckett to Rest | Did Ramirez Have to Go?
Mike Lowell Is Officially Coming Off Surgery
Mazz: "Prepare now for the spin control as this could get nasty. The Sox want him back, but on their terms. Meanwhile, despite the slip in production and Varitek's age -- he'll be 37 in April -- agent Scott Boras is likely to enter negotiations with unrealistic demands. If the Red Sox turn him loose, they need to find a replacement. But where?" -- 10.21.08, Tony Massarotti breaks down the Red Sox roster status and prognosis
An Even Shorter Goodbye: Sox Returned to Boston with No Fans to Greet Them
Forget About Manny Re-signing with the Dodgers ...
Mr. I-Need-My-Space-for-Sushi Just Had His First Run-In with TMZ in LA
TMZ: Did you watch the AL Championship game today, Game 7?.... Manny: No I didn't... TMZ: Tampa Bay took it... Manny: Good, good
ALCS Game 7 Box: Tampa Rays 3, Boston 1
Lester Was Good, Garza Was Beyond Great
Aybar, Longoria Blast Rays into the Series
Price Is Right: This Time, Drew Can't Come Through...
Bats Go Silent at The Worst Possible Time
Oh No, Coco Could Have Made It to Second Base in the Eighth
Thousands of Sox Fans Went to Bed Early, Missed Potential Comeback
This Just In: Eliot Tatelman Is Not Buying You a Bedroom Set, Suckahs
Lasting Memory: The Nation Turned It's Lonely Eyes to Jed Lowrie
Nothing Worked as Even Rick Melanson Had His Shirt Off for the Top of the Ninth
The Sox Really Could Have Used the Big Bat of Man... err Nevermind
Jason Varitek Gets Right Back to Looking Lost at the Plate
Mr. Big: Pedro Ripped Into One in the First, Silenced St. Pete
Why the Division Matters, Dummy: You at Home, You Win This One
Are You Ready for Some Patriots Foot... err Nevermind
We'd Rather Watch More Steve Harvey Re-runs Than Rays-Phillies
ALCS Game 6 Box Score: The World Champion
Boston Red Sox 4, These Are Greg Vaughn's Devil Rays 2
Globe: Sox Set up a Winner-Take-All Game 7
V-Tek Just Kicked in Yo... Momentum Shift in High Gear
Say Hi to the Hideki Okajima of 2007
As Always, You Can Climb on the Big Back of Kevin Youkilis When It Counts
Tito Knows Best Once Again: Beckett Was Not a Bust
Outlook Not So Oblique With Lester Letting It All Hang Out Tonight
I'm Still Watching Their Faces, Sincerely David RBI-Guy Ortiz
Big Lame James: Enough About This So-So Starter
This Just In: Tom Dumps Jacoby, Signs Crisp to Launch Coco-water
Masterson's Inning Makes Mike Timlin Nervous
Papelbon Takes Forever to Throw, But It's Worth It
"There's nowhere to run." -- David Ortiz, 10.18.08
"I said, 'We're so spoiled.' It's amazing. It's really amazing the games we play, and how much fun it's been. When we're all old and our children are all grown up, we'll sit around and meet up and talk about games like the game the other day. It's a wild ride, and we're very spoiled." -- 10.18.08, Kevin Youkilis
If B.J. Upton Homers and No One on Planet Earth Sees It, Does It Count?
Mass Confusion Across the Country as Viewers Were Expecting to See
'Hanging' with Mr. Cooper' Not 'The Steve Harvey Show'
Wasn't There Another TV Show They Could Have Shown? Sincerely, Frank Caliendo
I Thought Putting on Steve Harvey Was the Right Call. Sincerely, Ken Rosenthal
Even Craig Sager's Sportcoat Was Blushing
Francona Says Harvey Is Available to Work Out of the Bullpen for Game 7
Get All the Latest from Game 6
ALCS Game 5 Box: Defending World Champions 8, Stunned Maddonites 7
Globe: Sox Are Alive After Improbable Comeback
Tonight Was the Night that Coco Crisp and J.D. Drew Became Red Soxes
You Can Never Say Enough About Coco Crisp's 10-Pitch At-Bat
I Can't Believe Coco Is Still with the Team. Sincerely, Ken Rosenthal
Masterson... The Daisuke Matsuzaka of Relief Pitchers
And They Helped: Lowrie, Pedroia, Youk Pulled the Comeback Train
That's Just Tito Being Tito, the Most Underrated Manager in Baseball
Welcome Back Señor October... Not a Second to Soon
Comeback Kids Kickin' It with Kotsay
How You Drewin Tampa Bay?
"They had their way with us every way possible. And then this place came unglued, and we've seen that before. But because of the situation we're in, it just - that was pretty magical." -- 10.17.08, Terry Francona does it again
When The Sox Were Beaten Down
Rick Melanson Stepped It Up Big Time
The Sox Have The Rays (Say It Together Now) ...
'Right Where They Want Them'
King Arthur Rays: [after Arthur's cut off both of the Black Knight's arms] Look, you stupid Bastard. You've got no arms left.
Black Knight Sox: Yes I have.
King Arthur Rays: *Look*!
Black Knight Sox: It's just a flesh wound. -- from Monty Python and the Holy Grail
This Just In: Francona Won't Be Outfoxed By Maddon Again
Tito Plays Chess, While Maddon Plays Checkers
"With Joe throwing tonight, you won't be taxing the bullpen after just five innings like that one [Matsuzaka] over there." -- John
"It's not that I want to punish Joe's success. I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind him in that overtaxed bullpen that they've got a chance at success, too."
-- Senator Government
ALCS Game 4 Box: The Tampa Bay Rays 13, Some Shell of the Red Sox 4
Globe: Waking Nightmare | Shaughnessy: Hard to Find Ray of Hope
First Things First: Wake Start Turns to Quick Funeral at Fenway
Murder's Row Rays Rake Wake for 3 Left-Field Bombs
I'm Still Watching Everybody’s Faces, Sincerely David Ortiz
Keep Cashing In: Should the Slumping 'Tek Take Another Seat?
Big Deal: Ortiz Breaks Out of His Horrific Slump with Garbage-Time Triple
It's the Presence, Stupid: Jason Bay Just Can't ManRam Up
Reports of Sean Casey's Demise... Are Still Spot On
Delcarmen, Timlin The Least of Sox Worries
Brilliant! J.D. Leadoff Backfires on Terry, Too
The Game 4 Scene at Fenway
"I'm in the hospital, had seven hours of back surgery yesterday... the only difference between me and the Red Sox is that I had anesthesia." -- 10.15.08, Bob Lobel phones in from the hospital
"Sitting through that wasn't a whole lot of fun." -- 10.14.08, Terry Francona, one more time
ALCS Game 4 Box: Tampa Rays 9, Guys Wearing Sox Uniforms 1
Globe: Deep Trouble
Lesterrible, But Sox Offense Was Worse
Pound for Pound, Sox Were No Match for Young and Hungry Rays
Thanks for the Memories Jason Varitek, But It's Time
It's Tim Wakefield and Kevin Cash to the Rescue!
Jacoby Says Buy More 0-Water: AVG. .000, OBP .000, SLG .000
Byrd Wasn't the Answer, Or the Question
Tito's Got 99 Problems But Just 72 Pieces of Gum
No. 99 Problems: Papi Isn't Papi without Manny
"I think some people come to expect you to go out there every single day and be a robot and do it. Unfortunately, that's not the case." -- The fiery Jason Bay, rallying the troops and the fans yet again
Why Dodge the Questions?
Is Not Having Manny Making Papi Look Old, Slow, and Heavy?
Is the Sox Offense Just Average, Even with Jason Bay Leading the Way?
Could the Sox Have Squeezed One More World Series Out of Ramirez?
Why Can't We Get Guys Like That... and Matt Stairs!
Shaughnessy: Rays Bring Sox and Fans Down to Earth
"The Rays completely took the crowd out of the game. The Fenway unfaithful booed captain Varitek when he popped up to end the fourth, but for most of the night the ancient yard sounded like the quiet car on the Acela. In the ninth, Fenway looked like Gillette Stadium three weeks ago when the Dolphins went ahead, 38-13. Talk about your alternative universes." -- 10.13.08, Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe
More Playoff-Tawk: Papi’s Charity Golf Tournament Needs Celebrities
Sox Can't Close the Deal in an Extra Frames Fiasco
Mike Timlin, the Mother of All Gas Cans, Got the Ball
J.D. Drew Makes the Best Underhand Throw to Home Ever
Why is Byrd Getting the Sean Casey Treatment?
"And you're wondering why Beckett is still in this game. And it ties it up at six. The two starters stayed in too long." -- 10.12.08, Dennis Eckersley on TBS
Game 2 Box: Tampa Rays 9, Boston 8 | Extra Bases Recap
Josh Beckett and His 16.62 ERA Just Didn't Execute a Few Pitches...
El Caballitoh! Pedro Breaks Out for a Big Night on the Bases
It Was the Okajima of the Good Old Days
Wild Pitch Wheeler: Dan Is the Embedded Red Sox
Dome Run Derby: Sox Crack Four
Big Popup, Ellsbury Getting Nothing Done in St. Pete
R-Bay-I Machine: Jason Got the Sox Off and Running
Coco, 3 Hits, Nothing to Show for the Effort
The Youk Remains on Fire, 3 Hits Again
"What was Francona thinking bring Beckett back in the 5th, he set up damn near every batter with hitters counts thru 4 innings, Tampa could have had 4 more runs before the 5th. Beckett has been mediocre all year, the move was stupid!" -- 10.11.08, 10:51 p.m., reader Robert Stilwell on behalf of Red Sox Nation
"The Sox fired Grady little for leaving Martinez in to long. Francona should be fired for leaving Beckett in too long. what made him think that Beckett could get Longoria out Beckett should have been taken out in the third inning, bonehead decision by Francona." -- 10.11.08, 10:42 p.m., reader J Donovan on behalf of Red Sox Nation
ALCS Game 1: Big Bad Boston 2, Cinderella 0
Globe: Sweet Nothings | Photos, Video, and More
The Dice Is Right: Tito Makes the Correct Call for Game 1, May Soon Get Respect
Of Dice and Men: Matsuzaka Walked the Walk, Defending Champs Played Like It
The Escape Artist: Again, Matsuzaka Wiggles His Way Out of Jams
Hide the Women and Children, It's Jonny Gomes
0-for-5 Water: Jacoby's Got Nothing Going On Base
Kevin Youkilis Carries a Big Stick into the ALCS
Hold On: Okajima Didn't Implode, Pena Eager To Get Big Out
Someday David Ortiz Will Return
Feel the Heat... of a Thousand Suns on the Rays Tonight
That's Carl Crawford Doing His Best Manny Ramirez Impersonation in Left
A Jed Lowrie RBI That Would Make Squeeze Scioscia Proud
Bay, Kotsay Get the Party Started for Lowrie
Pap Props: Record 20 2/3 Scoreless Innings Streak
J.D.'s Revenge Coming
"I'm the kind of guy that I watch everybody's faces. I've got the opportunity because I don't have to go out there and play defense. I'm telling you, I saw faces tonight different than what I see in the regular season. I don't blame nobody. It's a lot of pressure out there right now in this game because you have to win; otherwise, you go home."
-- 10.10.08, Big Papi sees the young Rays starting to fade
That's Why He's the Maverick of the Broadcast Booth
McCarver Stands By Comments on the Despicable Dodger
Manny Won't Talk About Laying Down in Boston, But Admits 'Sometimes I Jog It Out'
"When you're not hurt, you play.... I don't see any word that better describes the situation (as despicable), that Manny had in Boston that last week. No, I'm fine with it (using despicable). I was fine with it when I said it." -- 10.8.08, Tim McCarver, who needs to hammer his Manny message home tonight on Fox
They're Thick as Thieves:
Ramirez When Cornered, Steals a Page from Mark McGwire's Book:
"I don't want to talk about the past."-- 10.8.08, Manny Ramirez won't address McCarver's charges
"I'm not here to talk about the past."-- 3.17.05, Mark McGwire didn't address direct questions either... how'd that work out for him?
Eric Karros: McCarver's Right About Despicable Manny
So Why Did It Take 8 Months to Get Manny's Donated Lincoln on eBay?
Ramirez Makes a Rare Charity Donation in Boston Last February,
And the Car Is Going Up for Auction in October??
SunSentinel: Women Getting Mohawk-style Bikini Wax to Support The Rays
The Best on TBS: Eck Talks About the Hair
Verducci: Manny in La La Land
The Price is Wrong: Boras Sets Manny's Price at 5 Years/$85M
MLB.com: Manny: I'm Pulling for the Red Sox
Our New Best Friend: Tim McCarver Rips Manny
"I mean, talk about wearing out your welcome in a town, and it was a long welcome with the Red Sox. But some of the things he did were simply despicable, despicable - like not playing, refusing to play. Forgetting what knee to limp on. And now it's washed, it's gone." -- 10.9.08, Tim McCarver drills the 'despicable' Manny Ramirez
"I've got my boy David Ortiz and [Mike] Lowell and all those guys. I'm pulling for them... That was a good trade. I think it was the right move. [Jason Bay] can run, play the outfield. He's got six tools. I've got five." -- Manny Ramirez, MLB.com
And a BDD Reader Chimes In with Lowrie Lyrics, Hillbillies-Style, Too...
"Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed A poor minor leaguer, barely kept his family fed, Then one day he was swingin at a pitch, And laced a single to right, that clutch son of a bitch!
RBI that is, playoff gold, Red Sox Nation glee.
Well the first thing you know ol Jed's a millionaire, Kinfolk said
"Jed move away from there"
Said "Fenway Park is the place you ought to be"
So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly.
Massachusetts, that is. Yuppies, dinks.
Well now its time to say goodbye to Jed and all his friends.
And they would like to thank you folks fer comin to the Fens.
You're all invited back a gain to this locality To watch the Sox crush Tampa Bay in totality
AL pennant that is. Set a spell, Take your shoes off.
Y'all come back now, y'hear? -- To the theme of The Beverly Hillbillies, By Mark Foley
"So there's a Hooters here, I went to Hooters the other day in Beijing. I've been to probably 250 Hooters across the country and world. It's the only Hooters I've ever been to that didn't have any Bud Light or blonds. I was very disappointed." -- 8.11.08, Craig Sager, in the DCSportsBlog
Monday Night ALDS Clinch Box: Boston 3, California 2
Globe: Halo, Goodbye... Sox Walk Off with the Series
Sox Advance to ALCS for the 4th Time in 6 Years
Jason Lives! What a Difference a Bay Makes
A Man of the Hour Named Jed Drove in the Walkoff Winner
Heaven for 7: Blame This Win on the Left Arm of Jon Lester
Tito May Have Run Out of Town for Not Running Out Lester in the 8th
Lost and Found in the Rundown: 'Tek Makes Up for Masterson's Passed Ball
Breaking News: Justin Masterson Needs a Bailout Plan from Congress, Too
Tito Definitely Should Have Left Lester In. Sincerely, Grady Little
Rally Donkey: Suicide Squeeze Sinks Scioscia
El Caballito Is Back in the Saddle Again
That's What You Get When Troy O'Leary Throws Out the First Pitch
For the Last Time, Jon Lester Asked Out of the Game. Sincerely, John McNamara
"The only thing I'm thinking is, 'Get a good jump and don't fall down around third'. I can't imagine that it'll get more intense than this, but it will." -- 10.6.08, Jason Bay came through in the clutch
"You can't keep a good man down." -- 10.6.08, Dustin Pedroia Pony's Up
The 5-Hour, 19-Minute Box Score: Monkeys 5, Boston 4
Shaughnessy: Loss Spoils the Party | Ryan: Game a Real Drag
Put This One Squarely on the Right Arm of Josh Beckett
Manny Who? Surely Would Have Made a Difference in This One
Tito Must Really Hate That Goofy Sean Casey Video Blog
October Surprise: David Really Does Seem to Struggle Without No. 24's Big Bat
Mike Lowell Looks Like the Best Player in an Old Timer's Game
0 Bay Bay... Jason Doesn't Bring His West Coast Game Back East
A Man Named Jed Would Not Be a Monday Morning Hero
About Last Night: 'The Air Was Crisp, The Baseball Was Not'
Congrats to Jacoby: The First 3-Run Pop-Up in Postseason History
There's No K in Kotsay... Hey, Wait a Minute
This Just In... Mike Scioscia predicts: 'We're Getting Eliminated Tonight'
'I'm Not Going Back to Anaheim,' Sincerely, Amy Winehouse
'That's Just Beckett Being Dice-K,' Sincerely Manny Ramirez
The Scene at Fenway: Pink Hat Champagne on Ice
"You've got to win three. You've got five games to win three. The series wasn't over in Anaheim. We had just won two." -- 10.6.08, Alex Cora does the math... now we understand
""It's a tough loss, obviously. It's my fault, man. I've got to get on [expletive] base. That's it. I've got to help our team win. I didn't do that, haven't done that all series. So I blame this one on me. Everyone else is battling, I am too, but no results." -- 10.6.08, Dustin Pedroia, killing us softly with his bat
Extra Bases: Closing Time Has Been a Lock for Sox
NLDS Game 3: Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles 3, Poor Chicago 1
Once in a Blue Moon: Manny, Nomar, D-Lowe and the Dodgers Are in the NLCS
Bill Plaschke : They Party Like It's 1988
MLB.com: Manny, Bay Boppin' in October
"Right now this is the place to be! We're going to the second round... I did it before, I'll do it again. When you're relaxed and you're in a place you really like, this is what happens." -- 10.4.08, Manny reminding us he's more relaxed in LA again
Friday Night ALDS Box: Boston 7, Orange County Angels of Anaheim 5
Globe: Drew's Back in the Swing, 2-Run Shot Really Hurts Angels
You Hendu It: Sox Turn It Up to 11 Straight Over the Hapless Halos in October
New Record for Most Consecutive Postseason Wins by One Team Over Another
Tito Escapes the Second Guess of the Century: Sending Out Masterson in the 8th
More of the Same: Names Change, But They're Still the Collapsible California Angels
Million Dollar Smirk: Scott Boras Looked Mighty Impressed with Matsuzaka's Usual 5
This Just In the Picture: Boras Wants to Renegotiate Drew's Contract Immediately
Aybar None: It Was a Walk in Park for Masterson in the Shaky 7th
Face It Figgins, It's Over: J.D. HR = ALCS Here We Come
Rest the Weary: Kotsay, Cora Fill-In Just Fine
Big Papi Showed Warning Track Power in 9th Life
At the End of Day, Paps Vultures West Coast Roadkill
We're With You Leather: Youk Is a Fielder of Dreams
The West Is No Test: F-Rod Kisses His $75M Contract Goodbye
Bay-sball Been Berry, Berry Good to Us in October
Thanks Buck MAR-tin-ez: The Curse of El Caballito Is Killing Pedroia
Game 2 Photos Here
"The big bombs killed us today. Bay man, that's the new Manny I guess. He's out there swinging the bat like crazy. And J.D. Drew came through with a big home run at the end and it's kind of deflating." -- 10.3.08, Torri 'get the dog in you' Hunter on the Sox biting back
LA Stories: Angels Peck, Red Sox Hammer
Bay Is Giving the Red Sox Poise
Everything Has Gone Dark for Angels
If Only Angels Could Go Back to 2002
"Im In Da Club Hollerin'
J Bay Bay
J Bay Bay
Im In Da Club Holerin'
J Bay Bay
J Bay Bay
Im In Da Club Hollerin' " -- to the lyrics of A Bay Bay, by Hurricane Chris
Shaughnessy: Ramirez Replacement Turns Tide
ProJo: Bay Embraces Demand for Playing in Boston
Simmons Uses 9,500 Words to Tell His Story, but Only Needed 3:
Manny. Loves. Money.
Manny the comedian in Chicago: "First, I want to thank Joe for cutting my hair... I just wanted to say that I changed my name to Dave Roberts." -- 10.2.08, That's our Manny being funny
Speaking of 'A Bay Bay', Don't Forget to Fill Out Your Game 1 Report Card
Ryan: Make Room for the New Ace
Bradford: Jon Lester's the Next Beckett
Game 1 Box: Boston 4, Anaheim 1, 10 Straight Over LAA in Oct.
There's a New Sheriff in Town: Jon Lester Was Locked and Loaded
High Five: Ellsbury Picks Up Where He Left Off Last October
Youk Saves the Day with a Great Big Play in the 8th
Baddy Guerrero on the Bases: Mr. June Has His Typical Postseason Swoon
Big Pop-up Is Struggling Big Time Without LA Ram, Until the 9th
Jason Bay Looked Completely Lost Against Lackey... Then Bang!
Jacoby How's the Grass Taste? Nice Catch in the 8th
The World Is Against Us, But L'il Wayne Loves the Sox
Justin Masterson Is the Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth
Dustin, The Little Pony, El Caballito... You Hear It All The Time, Got Nothing Done
Downside: TBS' Buck 'David OR-tiz' Martinez, Ernie Johnson, Frank TV,
and Boras Being Boorish Behind the Plate
"It's huge (the win). I'm just glad a lot of people got to see Jon Lester and what he's about." -- 10.1.08, Jason Bay made his own mark in Boston tonight
Sox Think Lester Will Come Up Aces
Mazz: 5 Keys to Beating the Angels
Prediction Roundup: No Love for Sox
"When you find kids with that kind of talent, that kind of drive and focus - and there are only a few, I was involved with Josh Beckett with the Marlins - those kids are focused and do everything they can to get better. And that's Jon Lester." -- 10.1.08, Former Red Sox scouting director
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