Rocco Being Rocco

BDD -- Rocco's thank you letter

Baldelli Thanks Rays Fans in Newspaper Ad,
Manny Must Have Used Smoke Signals

Unlike a Certain Unsigned Outfielder That Played Us Here, Baldelli's a Class Act:
Rocco Thanks Rays Fans for His 9 Years in Tampa Bay

1.21.09, Rays blog: "Rocco Baldelli said he decided to take out the ad, which will also appear in tbt* later this week, because he wanted some way to share his feelings about the Tampa Bay area fans. "I just thought it was the right thing to do,'' Baldelli said Wednesday from Rhode Island. "I thought it was appropriate. I wanted everyone to know how I felt. It's tough to talk to every single person that I met down there, but I think it was a good start.''

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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


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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