The Weight Is Over

01/12/09: Former Boston Red Sox slugger Jim Rice was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame today on his fifteenth and final year of eligibility. He is shown as he answers questions at a late afternoon press conference held at Fenway Park.
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

And It's a Big Load Off Jim's Back
Long Time, No See, But Rice Finally Joins the Club

Mazz: The Wait Is Over
Congratulate Jim Ed On His Induction
Sawxheads: Remy Talks to Rice
This Just In: Fred Lynn Wants In


Don't Tell Theo!

Tom Glavine shows off his new jersey under the watchful eyes of general manager Frank Wren, and manager Bobby Cox, right, during a news conference in which the Atlanta Braves announced signing the pitcher to a one year contract at Turner Field in this Nov. 19, 2007 file photo in Atlanta.
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

Because This Is Right In His Wheelhouse:
42-Year-Old Free Agent Returning from Elbow and
Shoulder Surgery... Boston Roots

Tom Glavine: “I know it’s going to be fun for him [Smoltz] playing in Boston. I’m envious that he’ll be playing in Boston and I never got to play in Boston.” -- 1.12.09, MurrayChass.com... since when did Glavine ever want anything to do with Boston?

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers

ProJo:

Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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