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, since when did Glavine ever want anything to do with Boston?

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Boston Globe:

Rodriguez looks like the steal deal > Despite effort by Rodriguez, Red So fall > Tazawa has come a long way, on and off field

Boston Herald:

Lauber: Eduardo Rodriguez showing Red Sox he's special > PawSox start looms large for Masterson


Rodriguez gem wasted > Chili Davis doesn't want to turn Red Sox into free-swingers > Red Sox draft catcher in third round

NY Post:

How Mariano Rivera has influenced Yankees' top pick > Why starting rotation could be a big Yankees' strength

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