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David Ortiz, right, celebrates with Dustin Pedroia (15) after Ortiz hit a three-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, in Kansas City, Mo.

Sox Win, Yanks Win, Forget the Rangers...
The Rest of the Season Is Essentially Meaningless

Sox Steer Out of Skid | Goin' to the Playoffs 9, Can'tsas 1
Done Deal: V-Mart The Hitting Machine Will Be Catching Calls-His-Own-Shots
Starter Josh Beckett in the Playoffs... Right Tito?
Big Red Flag: 12 Hits Off Our No. 1 Postseason Starter With Anaheim 2 Weeks Away
HR No. 25, 88 RBI Recovery: Ortiz's Memorable Finish to a Forgettable Season
Drew, Gonzo, Pedroia Finding Their September Stroke
Sox Co-MVPs J-Bay, Ells Pick Up 2 RBIs

"We're still feeling each other out. Obviously, we're not going to go out there and be like Jason and I have for three years, but it was good." -- Beckett on Victor and Jason formerly known as the catcher

And Congrats to Never Gets Enough Props Around Here Tito for Tying Mike Higgins for Second on the Red Sox Managers All-Time Wins List with No. 560

Tonight's Top 10 List

John Henry's blog...
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Top 10 Things to Do Next Week
While The Sox Play Out the String

With apologies to David Letterman...

10. Keep an ear pinned to the radio and hope to catch new pitchman Larry Lucchino carnival barking on the airwaves about AAA, Giant Glass, or anyone else who asks him to shill something for a little extra pocket money
9. Hang outside of Fenway all week and pick up $10 box seats for the Indians and Jays exhibitions from the slimy scalpers who roam the streets around Kenmore Square
8. Keep our eye on old friend Manny-Was-on-The-List out in LA, and dream of the Dodgers coming to Fenway for a, umm, Manny reunion, next month
7. Cougar Town
6. Pretend to be excited about the start to another Bruins season that will ultimately end in bitter disappointment
5. Keep up with the ongoing antics of the new Bobby and Whitney of Boston, the supermodel-momma and former star QB Tom and Gisele Bundchen
4. Try to unload all the 'Schilling for Senate' bumper stickers and 'Why Not Me in '09?' T-shirts on eBay
3. Check your statements to make sure the Red Sox didn't sneak any mysterious charges on your credit card that was required just to REGISTER for the postseason lottery. Then, if you are fortunate enough to get selected to buy one of the 62 remaining public seats to this season's playoff games at Fenway, send the Sox your children's Social Security Numbers to complete the transaction
2. Pray to be at the right place at the right time and run into that gut-bustin' Fitzy in town, nail those brain-burner questions, and tell the world you just took Tom Werner for $35
1. Go back and read all the musings of Red Sox owner John Henry on NESN.com... from the fascinating 'Week in the Life of Sam Kennedy' to the Sox owner's bizarre desire to revisit and spew nonsensical rantings about David Ortiz's failing of a drug test and the embarrassing vitamins and supplements, too little, too late excuse that followed the team around afterwards

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. 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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