They Were Right in 2006, And They'll Be Right in 2010 ...
"I just can't imagine anyone [in Boston] wanting to boo Johnny Damon... all he did was hustle here for four years." -- 4.30.06, Peter Gammons
"The right thing to do is a raucous standing ovation... show some class. Show some common sense." -- 4.30.06, The Boston Globe's Bob Ryan
"First time up, standing ovation." -- 4.30.06, The RemDawg
"The ideas emanating from the lunatic fringe of Red Sox Nation — that Damon is a 'traitor,' that he has gone from 'Jesus to Judas,' that he should be called 'Demon' instead of 'Damon' — are not worthy of serious discussion." -- 4.30.06, Ken Rosenthal
(Oct. 20, 2004: Boston Globe Staff Photo / Stan Grossfeld)
For the Next Homecoming, We Won't Forget
(JOct. 20, 2004: Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)
Damon Gave His All to Boston... All the Time
(Oct. 6, 2003: Boston Globe Staff Photo / Barry Chin)
Sox Top Docs Announce That Papelbon Will Need a New Brain to Remain in Boston
Fresh off their diagnosis that Jason Bay will need both his arms and legs replaced by July, Red Sox doctors have determined that closer Jonathan Papelbon will need brain replacement surgery... if he expects the Red Sox to offer him a two-year deal next year. Developing ...
"The reason [Roger Clemens] got let go from the Red Sox was because he was starting to break down. His last couple of years in Boston just weren't very productive, a la 'The Rocket.' Then all of a sudden he goes to Toronto and he wants to show somebody something. Then he gets two consecutive Cy Young Awards (in '97 and '98). Come on, give me a bucket." -- Carlton Fisk adds Clemens to The Bucket List
"But again I think it's just another sign of her aloofness, or just the fact that she's very out of touch I think with the people."
-- Curt Schilling enters the Mass. Senate race
More Differences Between the Red Sox and Yankees ... Red Sox Come Back From After Being Down 3-0 to Take Yankees and Win Series Brown Comes Back After 30 Points Down to Take Coakley and the Senate Seat
Sorry Mark, But the Time Has Passed to Talk About the Past This Confession Is for the Birds But McGwire Gets Steroid Use Off His Chest He's a First Ballot Hall of Shamer and a Fraud, But That's About It If You Got Fooled into Following the McGwire-Sosa Home Run Race to Break the Great Roger Maris's Record in 1998... Go Take a Hot Shower I'm Glad He Finally Admitted What We Already Knew. Sincerely, Barry Bonds McGwire Blames Bud Selig and Donald Fehr's So-Called 'Steroid Era' Next They'll Be Telling Us That Sammy Sosa and Bonds Cheated, Too He Should Have Gone with the 'Vitamins and Supplements.' Sincerely, David Ortiz If Only the Media Knew What Was Going On Back Then... Hey, Wait a Minute... This Just In, All the New Long Ball Records Are Completely Phony, and Hank Aaron Remains Baseball's Home Run King
"I remember trying steroids very briefly in the 1989/1990 off season and then after I was injured in 1993, I used steroids again. I used them on occasion throughout the nineties, including during the 1998 season." -- 1.11.10, Mark McGwire finally comes clean