Coin Flip for Penny

Brad Penny of the Boston Red Sox poses during photo day at the Red Sox spring training complex February 22, 2009 in Fort Myers, Florida
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If His Head Is Up After About 80 Pitches, He's In
If He Walks Off the Hill with His Tail Between His Legs, He's Out

"If he's ready, good. If not, we don't want to force the issue."
-- Tito's prognosis on Penny

Penny Tries to Pitch in at 1:05 p.m.
And Clay Forget-My-Last-Start Buchholz Will Be Paying Attention
No Foolin': Papelbon Wins and Beckett Struggles vs. Pirates
Still Hard to Believe: Beckett was 12-10, 4.03 ERA in '08
One Tough Ambres Hits Two Home Runs
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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


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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