Stinko Ocho
Pitcher Jonathan Papelbon  of the Boston Red Sox leaves in the 10th inning against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on April 7, 2010 in Boston
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But Papelbon's Gonna Use The Videotape for Motivation All Day
Mamma Said There'd Be Losses Like This for Theo's Bridgemen

Game 3: Store-Bought Bombers 3, Boston Bridgemen 1
Globe: Yanked Away | Cafardo: Now the Closer Left Open to Questions
The One Hit Wonders: No One on Sox Offense Can Muster Two Hits
Tough Luck No-Win for New Red Sox Staff Ace, No. 1 Starter,
Cy Young Candidate, and Future Hall of Famer and US Senator John Lackey
Papelbon Gets Pounded All Day Through Friday, But Bard Blew the Save
Paps May Be Expecting Any Day, But We Expect Him to Hold a Tie at Home
That's The Papelbon We Remember. Sincerely, The Orange County Angels
Just What the Bronx Globetrotters Needed... The Addition of Curtis Granderson
Ortiz 2K Drives in the Only Run, But FanBus Will Run Him Over Again Today
Fenway VIdeo / Survey: Fans Take Sides on David Ortiz vs. Mike Lowell
Pettitte or Forget It?... Youkilis Still Getting Plunked By Yankee Pitchers
And You Still Can't Find Any Adrian Beltre T-Shirts at Fenway
Does J.D. Drew Still Play for the Red Sox?
Wilbur: Sit and Spin

"I liked the way I mixed my pitches. I broke some bats. I was able to throw some first-pitch splits to Granderson and Swisher. I felt I had good command. I felt my legs were underneath me. If I can duplicate the way I felt tonight for the rest of the season, I’ll be extremely happy with that." -- Jonathan Papelbon... umm, so what about that game-blowing homer pitch out over the plate to Granderson?

"Someone inside the Red Sox organization needs to request that everyone look themselves in the mirrors. Yes, they lost 2 out of 3 to the Yanks at the start of the season and no one should overreact over that. Especially considering the start to the '09 season.

"What bothers me is the nonchalant approach to baseball this team has. I doubt I'd ever get under their skin, but I've never seen such poor FIGHT in a team that has the second highest payroll in the league. 162 game season sport or not, you fight and claw for everything. Boston has not done any of that. Not this year and not last year.

"If the Sox do indeed look themselves in the mirror, they will need to solve the Ortiz and J.D. Drew problems immediately. They will stop looking at certain seasons, especially by admission, as bridge years to the future and play to win every year. Prospects have too many questions and rarely make an immediate impact. Find and trade for the best players who fit your profile, don't try to develop the limited." -- Alan S., Red Sox Nation

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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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