Another Dicey Outing

John Smoltz looks frustrated as as walks off the mound following the top of the sixth inning after giving up a run as Oakland lead 5-0. It would be his last appearance of the night. The Boston Red Sox play the Seattle Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park.
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

The John Smoltz Feel-Good Story Is Going to Get Old Fast
If He Keeps Putting Up Matsuzaka Numbers on the Mound

Same Old Story for Smoltz | The Mighty Oakland A's 6, Boston 0
But While A's Banged Away on John, It's the Boston Bats That Get the Loss
Nomie Goes 2-for-4 with a Garciapopup... Does Not Make an Error at DH
And the Crowd Goes Wild for 1-of-the-25 Series Hero Orlando Cabrera... Right?
It's the Offense Stupid: Red Sox Hitting a Whopping .193 in The Last Four Games
The .200 Club: Not One Member of the Red Sox Is Batting .300
The New Jason Bay: Contract Price Going Down Every Day
Great Theater: Nomar Nails First Live Performance at Fenway...
Even Better Than the Rehearsals in California with Mia
Brett Anderson Pitched Like Brady Anderson on Steroids
Note to Theo: All Set with Matt Holliday
Welcome (Hank) Aaron (Norman) Bates

"I'm almost there. I really am. I always felt I could pitch in any ballpark, any stadium, against any team, but there's some familiarity that comes with it. I don't know some guys." -- John Smoltz... Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades

Revisionist History Revisited ...

Too Bad Lou Forgot to Ask Nomie to Confirm The Meeting
That Dan Duquette Held in Spring Training in 2001 ...

THIS JUST IN ... Nomar Thinks He Heard a Boo... Developing ...
They Were Stars Before Boston: Smoltz Joins Saberhagen, Cone, Clark, Deer...

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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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