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:

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

ProJo:

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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