Are You Serious?

BDD Photo Illustration / Joseph Boucher
(BDD Photo Illustration / Joseph Boucher)

... Minus the Boras Commission and California Taxes Of Course
Was Short Money Worth Shooting His Way Out of Boston?
So Much for All The $100 Million 'Serious' Offers...

Done Deal: Manny and Dodgers Agree to $45M Deal
Video: Manny Arrives at LAX. Short Answers. Long Hair.
Mazz: Dear Frank: Walk Away from Manny
Dear Manny, It's Not the Economy... It's You! Sincerely, Mark Teixeira

Manny Ramirez to T.J. Simers: "No, gas isn't up any more, but the price of milk is the same... Two years is fine with me... the economy is making me adjust. That's just the way it is." -- 3.4.09, Los Angeles Times


Tito Being Baghdad Bob

Red Sox manager Terry Francona (left) and outfielder J.D. Drew are seen at a Spring Training workout.
(Jim Davis / Globe Staff)

Francona's Back Spin Is Hard to Swallow

"If I needed somebody to put a needle in me, Bill Palmer's doing it." -- 3.4.09, Terry Francona... has got to be kidding

Shaughnessy: An Injection of Speculation
Drew: Back Injection, Penny: Shoulder Not Strong Enough,
Lugo: Stomach Issues Again, Mazz: Pained Expressions

"Does that make any sense? A guy with a herniated disk flies three hours in the teeth of a snowstorm to get a shot that could be administered in the training room at City of Palms Park. Who does that? And we are supposed to believe this is no big deal?" -- 3.4.09, Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe


Youk.S.A. ... Youk.S.A.

Team USA's Kevin Youkilis bats in the sixth inning against the New York Yankees in an exhibition spring baseball game in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, March 3, 2009.
(AP)

Youkilis, Jeter Lead Team USA Over Yankees

Americans Beat Yankees, 6-5 | Reds Stop Sox, 9-8
Coco Crisp Could Have Pitched Better Than Ramon Ramirez

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole

ProJo:

Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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