Baldelli is Beautiful

Tampa Bay Rays' Rocco Baldelli rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008 in Chicago.

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This Just In ...

Boston-12/19/2008. The sidewalk on Newbury Street is nearly deserted of shoppers at 4:45 pm.
(John Tlumacki / Globe Staff)

Newbury Street Buried... Sox

... 5th-Avenue-Leigh Teixeira Does Not Like the Shops on Newbury Street
... And She Didn't Like the Meatloaf at Stephanie's Either...
Gammons Takes Boras Mouthpieces and More Out to the Woodshed on WEEI
(And Schilling Goes After Shaughnessy, Again, For the Last Time, Again)

Peter Gammons on WEEI, 1.7.09: "...five or six days later Cashman went, and that was decided that the Red Sox were the stalking horse and the Red Sox would go to a number and then the Yankees will sign him. And the Yankees did a very good job of saying, 'We're not in it, we're not in it' . . . all along, that's where he was going. Not because his father was a [high school] teammate of Bucky Dent, but he made it very clear watching it yesterday [and wading] through the baloney . . . Teixeira is Scott Boras's ultimate client, and he's very well-programmed . . . The Red Sox didn't know it, and in the end there was nothing they could do about it. He wanted to go to the Yankees, his wife doesn't like Boston -- apparently she doesn't like the stores on Newbury Street or something -- and in the end that's the way it goes."

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Boston Globe:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole


Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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