That's Our Boy

Carl Crawford of the American League slams into the wall as he catches a fly ball hit off the bat of Colorado Rockies Brad Hawpe of the National League in the seventh inning of Major League Baseball's All-Star game in St. Louis, July 14, 2009

Papelbon 'Saves' Another One ...
And Serves Up the MVP to Carl Crawford's Catch

AL Rallies to Defeat NL Again
Home Field Advantage Sox 4, Dodgers Come to Fenway First 3
Carl Crawford Snatches Victory from Jonathan Papelbon's Defeat
Doing Us Proud: Youk and Bay Delivered Line Drives
'And He Won the 2009 All-Star Game...' Sincerely, Papelbon's Agent in 2011
Speaking of Closers, Sandman Breaks Tie With Eck for All-Star Saves
Not Gonna Get on Joe Maddon for Not Risking It With Wake
Streak Continues: AL Now 12-0-1 Since '96 Loss in Philly
Congratulations to Boston's 'All-Star Among Us' Rob Dixon

"It's definitely probably my best catch I've ever made. I didn't think it was going to carry that far. But it carried and I just tried to find the wall and was able to jump up and make a play on it." -- Change the rules to give Carl Crawford the save

Lame Toss By the Lefty

President Barack Obama throws out the first pitch before the 2009 All-Star Game at Busch Stadium July 14, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri.
(Rich Pilling / MLB Photos via Getty Images)

President Flubs First Pitch to Pujols

The Worst Eephus Pitch By a Lefty I've Ever Seen. Sincerely, Bill Lee
No Wonder Fox Blew the Camera Coverage of the Entire Event
OK, It Was Better Than Senator Kerry's Ground Ball at Fenway
But It Doesn't Compare to President Bush's Perfect Strike in Yankee Stadium
Obama Practiced, Too... With a Teleprompter

Get Used to This ...

Derek Jeter slaps hands with Boston Red Sox Jason Bay after Jeter scored the American League's third run of the fifth inning on a double by Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer against the National League during Major League Baseball's All-Star game in St. Louis, July 14, 2009

Jetes and J-Bay Banging Fists for Four Years

BDD / James MacLeod Cartoons
(BDD / James MacLeod Cartoons)

A Young Fan's Trip to the 1970 All-Star Game

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Boston Globe:

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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:

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