This Just In ...

Manny Ramirez of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a double in the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game Four of the National League Championship Series during the 2008 MLB playoffs on October 13, 2008 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
(Harry How/Getty Images)

Having Manny Ramirez in the Middle of Your Lineup
Makes All the Difference in the World

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!

If Dr. Charles Made Manny Wigs For Us,
Everything Would Have Been All Right

A fan runs out to get an autograph from Los Angeles Dodgers' Manny Ramirez during pre-game activities before Game 4 of Major League Baseball's NLCS playoff series in Los Angeles October 13, 2008.

The Way They Were ...

(L-R) Actor James Brolin, singer Barbra Streisand, Jamie McCourt and owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers Frank McCourt watch Game 4 against the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Championship Series during the 2008 MLB playoffs on October 13, 2008 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles
(Harry How/Getty Images)

Doesn't Look Like Babs, Brolin, Frank, and Jamie
Are Going to the World Series Either

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

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


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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