Lackey Looking Fantastic So Far

John Lackey (R) and wife Krista arrive at the grand opening party for Delphine restaurant at the W Hollywood Hotel & Residences on February 11, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Delphine)

She's Batting 1.000 in All Her Appearances This Spring

And Yes, Big John's Doing Pretty Well for Himself, Too
... But He's Way Out Over His Skis with His Better Half Krista in Tow
He's Definitely Out-kicked His Coverage... She's Favored by 13 1/2 at Home...
Regular Season Preview: Seven Hits But Just 2 Runs Cross Against Mets
Spring Stat Discoveries: Reddick and Hermida Should Start on Opening Day?
And a Nice Play from Beltre

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The Numbers Don't Lie

Steve Buckley: David Ortiz Needs a Proof Reader
Marketing Alert: Sox Break Out a New Version of the Green Jerseys

"...this is spring training 2010, and Ortiz is coming off two seasons of injuries and reduced offensive performance. His on-base percentage has dipped from a career-high .445 in 2007 to .369 to .332, his slugging percentage from .621 to .507 to .462. And he is 34 years old now - not exactly senior-citizen status by professional sports standards, but nonetheless an age in which bulky sluggers often break down, lose a step or develop an inability to crank an opposing pitcher’s good inside heat. Think Mo Vaughn, Cecil Fielder or Kevin Mitchell." -- 3.18.10, Buckley brings the heat to Big Papi

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox


Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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