Halos and Goodbye

Red Sox vs. Angels, Game 3 ALDS, Fenway Park Sox Dustin Pedroia heads for the dugout after making the last out of a 7-6 loss to the Angels. The Angels won the ALDS with a ninth inning rally.
(Stan Grossfield / Globe Staff)

The Angels Are Shipping Up to the ALCS
While the Sox Just Keep Slipping

Mazz: Are Sox on the Slide? | Updates from Fenway Goodbye on Monday


Ghost in the Machine

Calvin Schiraldi and Jonathan Papelbon
(Jim Davis / Globe Staff | Boston Globe File)

Stinko Ocho Channels Schiraldi at Fenway

Papelblown, Papelbum, Papelgone Baby Gone
Pride and Broom for Angels | Rally Chimps 7, Really Chumps 6
In the End, We Could Have Used Daniel Bard's 2 No-Hit Innings
Was That Schiraldi's Ghost Exiting Through the Open Door in Center Field?
Papelbon Not Ready for Prime Time (Why?)... But He's Still Got a Show on Cable
Aren't You Vlad Tito Decided to Walk the Not-So-Dangerous Torii Hunter?
No Worries for John Henry... He's Got 11 Other Businesses to Focus On
Maybe Theo Just Needs a Bigger Budget with More Sunk Cost Money to Spend...
At Least David Ortiz Will Stop Yapping About How Great His Season Turned Out
Jason Bay Is a Nice Little Player, But Is He The Guy to Break the Bank On?
Really Jon Lester? You Were Surprised By the Booing of Papelbon? Really?
This Just In... Manny Ramirez, Johnny Damon, Pedro Martinez... Still Playin'
Party Like It's 1995: Mo Vaughn, Jose Canseco, Meet David Ortiz, Kevin Youkilis
We'll Give Youk a Mulligan... Because He'll Probably Freak Out If We Don't
New at 11: Boring Team with No Identity Starts Winter Early
Seriously Tito? Jed Lowrie with the Season on the Line?
Bright Side: Just 4 Months Until Truck Day!


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