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Francona in Fort Myers; Juliana at Fenway
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Francona Fires Back at J-Ram's Charges

Inside Track: Many Versions of Manny Tale
Herald: Francona Disputes Manny’s Book Talk

2.12.09, Boston Herald: "That Julianna Ramirez should be among those taking shots at McCormick is particularly ironic, according to Francona, because it was McCormick who asked the manager for permission to allow Julianna on the team charter, a forbidden practice except on designated family trips. She wanted to accompany her husband on the road trip to Houston. “It was Jack’s idea to waive the rules to allow Julianna (on the charter),” said Francona. “I don’t remember it the same way Manny does, or for that matter, Gene Mato, who wasn’t there.”

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Was Kill the A-Rod to Boston Deal

Bob Lobel: People in Glass Houses
Selig Won't Rule Out Punishment for A-Rod; Considering Adding Asterisk
Daily News: Selig Makes Complete Asterisk Out of Himself

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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

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

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