A Bard Day's Night

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A Walk, Wild Throw, and Game Tying Homer for Daniel
And Tito Takes the Loss By Letting Longoria
Take One Deep Off Takashi

Sting Rays, Longoria Makes It Hurt | Tampa Rays 4, Boston Just 2 in 13
Flops at the Trop: Rays Have Won 13 of Last 15 in Season at St. Pete
Same Tito That Used to Manage Circles Around LaRussa, Scioscia, and Torre?
Francona: Walking Longoria Not Preferred Option (Neither Was a Walkoff Homer)
While He's Busy Ducking Questions and Getting His Sad Story Straight,
David Ortiz is 1-for-14 for August, .071
Pedroia Delivers... But Not When the Sox Needed Him the Most
Where Have You Gone Jason Varitek's Bat?
Sign Mike Lowell"s Name Into the Lineup Card!
Sox Only Burned Through Six Relievers Last Night
Evan Almighty: 7 HRs, 24 RBIs in 11 Games vs. Sox (Tito Take Note)
Hey, Will Anyone Remember The Great Outing Lester Had?
Shades of Manny... J-Bay and His Hammy

"We’re getting into a situation where, at least with the open bases, we have some room to make some pitches. If we back him to a bind with Zobrist next, if you want to go all the way with the bases loaded, the guy’s thrown 40 pitches. That’s putting [Saito] in an unfair position." -- Terry Francona on his late night decision making


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Fan Takes Late Night Loss in Stride: "Francona ought to be concerned about his job after tonight. It's easy to manage a rich and very talented team to two World Series. But, he can't manage to beat a team whose payroll is roughly $85 million less than his own EVER? Guys, this is about RESOURCES!!! I can't believe a team like the Sox would lose so frequently to a team with far less financial resources EVER! Frankly, John Henry needs to quit pouring so much time and money into his extracurriculars and focus on the business on WINNING BASEBALL GAMES, EVERY SINGLE GAME OF EVERY SINGLE YEAR! Nothing should stop him, or the Sox, in their pursuit of perfection every single season. Tonight was a disgrace." -- 8.5.09, Sox diehard 'J. Kerr'

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers

ProJo:

Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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