Throw King in the Ring

Author Stephen King throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis Cardinals spring training baseball game in Fort Myers, Fla., Friday March 27, 2009.
(AP)

Author Stephen King May Be Penned Into Sox Rotation
You Just Can't Have Enough Starting Pitching

Eight Is Enough... Now Sox Should Be All Set:
Lester, Beckett, Buchholz, Matsuzaka, Smoltz,
Penny, Wakefield, King, ... and Masterson?


Who? Who? Julio Lugo

Boston Red Sox shortstop Julio Lugo stretches his arms as walks onto the field during a spring training baseball practice in Fort Myers, Fla., Friday March 27, 2009. Lugo, who did not participate in the practice, had knee surgery last week.
(AP)

... Was Back on the Field, Sort Of

Lugo Back in Camp After Knee Surgery

"Hopefully, in three weeks I'll be ready. Probably three or four weeks, I'll be fine."
-- The Man, Julio Lugo

Dices Are Wild: Matsuzaka Came Back Today, Too
Beckett Knocked Around in Walkoff Win

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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

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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