Missing Manny

Red Sox DH David Ortiz spoke at length after the workout this morning about his left wrist injury and the steriod questions that surround the game of baseball. Here he is shown as he waits for his turn to hit in the batting cage.
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

David Wants His Goliath

Do You Know Who I Am? Sincerely, Kevin Youkilis
Some Deep Thoughts on Doubters, Steroids, from Ortiz
Clean Papi Wants the 'Roid Boys Banned for the Season
Ryan: Ortiz Out to Prove Doubters Wrong
Papi Doesn't Need 'Roids! Negative Comments Make Him Stronger!

Extra Bases: Ortiz reiterated his belief that the Red Sox need another power bat. He said both Terry Francona and Theo Epstein asked his opinion and he answered them honestly. "We missed Manny last year," said Ortiz. "Who's your cleanup hitter? When your cleanup hitter walks away from your lineup, that's tough." ... When asked whether he'd like see Manny Ramirez back, he said, "Why not?"

And Since He's Unsigned, Manny Can Vacation into March Without Reprimand
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Don't Believe Everything You Hear from the Horse's Mouth
Tito's Next Day Spin Control Says J.D.'s Back is Great... Whew!

In Case You Missed It ...

Linda Pizzuti, John Henry's fiance, John Henry, and team owner Jack Roush, Matt Kenseth and his crew celebrate after Kenseth won the the rain-shortened NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009.

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Matt Kenseth of Roush Fenway Wins Daytona 500

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