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
And Even Was Tweeto Francona on Twitter This Morning?
No Twitter for John Henry, But Turtle Safari? Yes.



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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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