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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.”

The Best Thing the Union Ever Did ...

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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:

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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