People Like Him,
But That's About It

After Leaving 120 Runners on Base Yesterday, And Still Being 0-for-2009 in Homers, Big Papi Tries Out a Daily Affirmation Program to Help Him Get His Swagger Back
Ortiz: Just Put Down, 'Papi Stinks'

He's Not Big Papi ...

BDD -- Meir Weinberg
(BDD Photo Illustration / Meir Weinberg)

He's Just the Ghost of David Ortiz

Sox Hang Tough, But It's Halos 5, Boston 4 in 12
4 Hits From Pedroia, But Not the 1 We Needed
5 Hits for Lugo, But Just 1 Run Scored Is The Problem
Penny Could Still Be the Ace of This Sorry Squad with His 6.69 ERA
3 for 23 with Runners in Scoring Position Is Beyond the Pale
Another 2 2/3 Of Outstanding Relief from Ram-Ram
That Was Dan Duquette's Manny Delcarmen

"Sorry, guys. I don't feel like talking today. Just put down, 'Papi stinks' " -- David Ortiz, who going to ride the pine for a while

LA Times: Anti-Doping Experts Say Manny Used Steroids
Dan Duquette: Merloni Was Backpedaling on Meeting

"The fact of the matter is that Lou [Merloni] couldn't point to the doctor that said it and then he couldn't really even point to the year that he alleged that it happened and then he started backpedaling... Now if Lou was making a correlation between education on the health risks of steroids and making a long jump saying that the club was encouraging steroid use, that's way out of bounds... Some of the national media that I've talked to on this Merloni issue they said 'If this was really the case, why didn't this come out a long time ago?' There's nothing about this in the Mitchell Report. Here, he's alleging an event that happened eight years ago [2001] in regard to steroid education in the Red Sox organization. As we know, this issue's not going to go away..." -- 5.15.09, Dan Duquette, still talking Red Sox 'Roidgate with Stone Cold Sports

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Boston Globe:

Rodriguez looks like the steal deal > Despite effort by Rodriguez, Red So fall > Tazawa has come a long way, on and off field

Boston Herald:

Lauber: Eduardo Rodriguez showing Red Sox he's special > PawSox start looms large for Masterson


Rodriguez gem wasted > Chili Davis doesn't want to turn Red Sox into free-swingers > Red Sox draft catcher in third round

NY Post:

How Mariano Rivera has influenced Yankees' top pick > Why starting rotation could be a big Yankees' strength

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