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Red Sox David Ortiz waves safe after sliding into home safely as Toronto Blue Jays Rod Barajas tries to tag him during the second inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto August 18, 2009.
(Reuters)

Boston Wins Wild One, Tied for Wild Card Lead
Ortiz Wakes Listless Team in Toronto

Sox Hang Tough | Boston 10, Toronto 9
Bump in the Road: Beckett Just Pitched His Way Out of Cy Young Lead
Maybe Mr. Clean Needs to Snap and Blame the Media More Often?
Why Can't We Face Guys Like Ricky Romero Every Night?
Is Papelbon Going to Break the Relief Record for Walks?
Alex Gonzalez Comes Through with the Winning Hit, Sort Of
Pain in the Neck 'Tek Can't Hurt Team on the Bench
And Thanks for Throwing Casey Janssen
Back Bay, Way Back, for No. 26
Oh Baby! Dylan Pedroia Arrives

"We've got to try to win some games. We're against the ropes. It's all about winning games right now. That's it." -- David Ortiz, just happy not to be ducking questions about his vitamins and supplements excuse for testing positive on the 2003 performance enhancing drug list


More Good News ...

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... And we're not buying the excuse that V-Mart behind the dish cost Beckett a win. Please...


Are the Sox Missing Manny?

Manny Ramirez reacts after striking out against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning of a MLB baseball game August 15 in Phoenix.
(AP Photo)

Or Are We Just Being Silly?

While we wait for Manny's press conference with Michael Weiner, we wonder if the other guy who tarnished the 2004 and 2007 World Series championships could be just what a team with no dangerous bat needs ...

Manny's Got a Mouthful of Vitamins and Supplements, and a Mouthpiece, Ortiz Jealous
Secrets of the Yankees Wives Club: Leigh Teixeira, Michelle Damon, and More
Jack Cust Is Mad That Mitchell Didn't Name Sox Users in Report
Approaching 70, Carl Yastrzemski Has No Regrets
Big Shots: Sports Photos from Indonesia to Patagonia

Yaz has a message that J.D. Drew could use... "Sure, there have been times when I was tired, but when the game ended I was always glad I played. When you start looking for reasons to pull yourself out of the lineup you’ll find yourself doing it more and more. A lot of guys have ended careers too early by getting into that habit of wanting time off.” -- Carl Yastrzemski to Joe Fitzgerald

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

Boston Globe:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole

ProJo:

Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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