A Sight for Sore Eyes

Red Sox announcer Jerry Remy waves to the crowd from the broadcast booth at Fenway Park during a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Boston Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009. Remy said he hopes to be on the air soon after taking an indefinite leave of absence to recover from cancer surgery
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

It Feels Like Home with RemDawg In the House

Remy on the Road to Recovery
Remy Fought Depression, But He's Back in the Game
And Will Return to the Booth Soon

"I have boxes and boxes of cards, letters, prayers, kindergarten schools’ letters, tweets, e-mails. In a way, at first, it worked against me because it felt like I was letting people down. But I was crying reading them. My wife was reading them - I couldn’t read them - while I was on the couch. She’d read them all to me. In a way, you feel like you’ve done something right for these people. And there’s no way I can get back to them."
-- Remy on the mend


Cy Young Gun

Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett follows through on a fourth inning pitch. The Boston Red Sox play the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park.
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

Oh to Be Young Again for Beckett
Sox Are the Lions, Tigers Are Pussycats

Sox on the Growl | Boston 8, Detroit 2
Beckett Takes Off Like a Rocket, First to 14 Wins
While Youk Serves Suspension, Lowell Says 'You Got Served'
J-Bay on Fire at Fenway

"Jason Bay looks like he’s trying to get hot again. That’s very welcome. When Jason gets hot, as you can see, it’s not just singles. He starts driving the ball out of the ballpark." -- Tito on J-Bay's resurgence


Philadelphia Petey

Phillies Pedro Martinez throws to the Chicago Cubs during the second inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Chicago August 12, 2009.
(Reuters)

Philly Votes for Pedro While All We Got
Was the Shell of John Smoltz

Pedro Wins in Comeback... 17 Years and Still Tossing Strong
Meanwhile We Get Smoltz's Salary Added to Theo-the-Sunk-Cost-King's Coffers

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

Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox

ProJo:

Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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