Big Papi Jumps the Shark

Will David Help the Sox Snatch Defeat from the Jaws of Victory?
Or Will We See a Return to Papi's Prime Time at Fenway?

In This Episode of "Baseball-tawk,' Big Papi Returns Home
to Fenway Park to Face an Uncertain Future


D-Train Breakdown

Tigers starter Dentrelle Willis stands with his head down after seeing manager Jim Leyland head for the mound in the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Thursday, June 4, 2009, in Detroit. Willis had issued a bases-loaded walk to Boston's Kevin Youkilis just before he was pulled from the game.
(BDD Photo Illustration)

Motor City Sweepdown

Boston 6, Detroit 3 | Heading Home on a Winning Note
So Tim Wakefield Is Worth Every Penny When Smoltz Comes Back
He's Right on the Money with No. 14, Bay Banks Another One
Okajima Completely Flying Under the Radar This Season
Walk and a HIt is a Clean Inning for Papelbon

"I threw a couple good pitches and I didn't get the calls, and I let myself get flustered. That's the first time that's happened in my career, but you can't do that against the Red Sox. It was just mental." -- Dontrelle went to hell in a handbasket in a hurry

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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

ProJo:

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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