Same Old Story

Starter John Smoltz heads back to the bullpen as the Boston Red Sox play the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park, in Boston, MA on Sunday, July 26, 2009
(Yoon S. Byun / Boston Globe Staff)

Same Old Song and Dance My Friend

Smoltz Stumbles Out of the Gate Again | Baltimore 6, Boston 2
We Know You're On the Back 9 John, But an ERA North of 7 Won't Make the Cut
Bullpen the Lone Bright Spot for Second Place Sox
More Good News: Game Was Over in 2:38
Sox Bats Making Rookie Pitchers Look Like Hall-of-Famers
Adam LaRoche Can't Do It All on Offense
Saturday: Boston 7, Baltimore 2 | Lester in Control, Offense Comes Alive
Bats Come Alive, Everybody Hits... Except Pedroia
Friday: Boston 3, Baltimore 1 | Sox Steer Out of Skid
There's No Place Like Home with the Orioles
Brad Penny Is Right on the Money; Drew Breaks 0-for-24 Slump

"I'd walk away from the game right now if I didn't think I could do what I can do. There's no thought in my head of that right now." -- John Smoltz... in deep denial

Have a Rice Day

The 2009 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held this afternoon on the grounds of the Clark Sports Center. Former Red Sox leftfielder Jim Rice, who was voted into the hall on his final year of eligibility is shown as he laughs during the ceremony, with fellow Hall of Famers Robin Yount, (background right) and Rod Carew (backg
round left) behind him.
(Jim Davis / Globe Staff)

No. 14 Stands Tall at the Hall

Induction Suits Rice, Henderson
Posnanski: Thoughts on Rice

"I am a husband called Rice. I am a father called Dad. I am a brother called Ed. Iím an uncle called Uncle Ed. Iím a grandfather called Papa. I am a friend that doesnít call. Some of my friends know that. Sometimes itís best to not call at all. Finally, and I do mean finally, I am Jim Rice who is called a Baseball Hall of Famer." -- Jim Rice, reading his induction speech

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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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