Crown Vic
Jason Bay, left, celebrates with teammates Brian Anderson, right, and Kevin Youkilis after all three scored on a three-run double by Red Sox's Victor Martinez in the seventh inning
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff | AP)

Victor Martinez Is the King of All Midseason Acquisitions
Red Sox Rule the Roost Over Birds at Home

V-Mart Comes Off the Bench, Bangs Game Winner | Boston 7, Baltimore 5
Paul Byrd Is No Brad Penny But He, You Know, Competes...
That's 100 RBIs and Counting for J-Bay... Meanwhile LA Ram Has Just 54
Pinch Me: Was Theo Really Able to Steal V for Masterson and Change?
Hey Send 'Em In DeMarlo Hale, Easy on the Windmill
Youk and Pedro Keep Swinging Hot Bats in 15 Hit Attack
More Good News: Dice-K Set to Face Peabody West Next Weekend
K's All the Way: Welcome Back Ramon Ramirez, Bard Is a Bad Man
V as in Victory for Billy Wagner

"Every time I come to the plate, my goal is to be a tough out. When you're in a race, it's always interesting. When you get to the ballpark, you know you're playing for something." -- Victor Martinez... who someday may replace Carl Yastrzemski as the greatest clutch hitter in Red Sox history

From Buster Olney's blog on "A rival talent evaluator on Manny Ramirez: 'He still is a good technical hitter, and he's still a dangerous hitter. But he's not driving the ball anywhere close to what he was doing in the second half of last year. I know the Dodgers would never bench him, but right now, I think they're a better team with Juan Pierre in the lineup than him, because Pierre at least energizes the team. Manny is a bad outfielder, and if he's not hitting, you notice that a lot more.'"

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

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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