Looking for One Player to Blame for the Season Ending Early? Look No Further Than Mr. Josh %$#@! Beckett
ChiSox 5, BustedSox 2 | Another Loss for JB This Just In: Beckett Blames Bad Meat for Negative Results in 2010 How About a One-Way Ticket to Athlete's Performance for Beckett This Winter? I Think Beckett Looked Great This Season. Sincerely, Ronald McDonald Good Time to Start the Beckett Extension Negotiations... Oh, Wait.... And a Stiff Back in May Turns into a 6-6, 5.78 ERA Season Time: 2:32... They Play Fast with Nothing on the Line Bright Side: Only 135 Days Til Truck Day
“Made some good pitches when I needed to, and didn’t make good pitches in the seventh inning. There’s the difference in the game right there." -- Josh Beckett... never tells us the whole story
Chicago 5, Third Placers 4 | All Is Lost And Adrian Beltre Won't Be Coming Down for Breakfast in Boston in 2011 Playing the Role of Jonathan Papelbon Last Night: Daniel Bard Bob Stanley Was Next to Come Out of the Pen J.D. Drew Getting Ready to Heat Up Now Bright Side: Another Quality Start for Lackey...
"With all that's happened, for us to be able to stay in it as long as we did this season shows something about the character of this team." -- John Lackey on a team that also needs more characters
It Could Have Been the Night of the Living Dead But It's the Yankees Who Steal the Win
Boston 3, New York 4 | Bullpen Blows Another Win If Bard Was Your Closer, We'd Be Talking About an Historic Win Today Instead We Get the Shell of Jonathan Papelbon Blaming the Ump Those Were Some Big Stolen Bases Right There. Sincerely, Dave Roberts The A-Rod Homer on 0-2 Pitch Wasn't Even the Back Breaker Bill Hall Keeps Trying to Do It All That's Just Okajima Being Okajima Hat Tips to Dice-Kalish
"I think we came in and showed what kind character this team has. We're going to try to win out." -- Bill Hall... tried to do it all
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Still No Sightings of the Red Sox on the Boston Sports Radar
Lackey Looks Good Against Lowly O's But It's Too Little, Too Late
Boston 6, Baltimore 1 | Sox Avoid Showalter Sweep The $82.5 Million Man Wins His First Game in a Month. Bravo Ortiz Keeps Racking Up Big Garbage Time Numbers Papelbon Demanding a Save for His Scoreless Inning Who Had Adrian Beltre Getting 99 RBIs in the Pool? Bright Spot: Reddick HR
"There’s probably been times when he might not have been the most popular guy here in town." -- Tito on Lackey... who still wins a popularity contest over Matsuzaka and McBeckett
Sox Are Falling Apart at Fenway Are They Fighting for Fourth Place?
Baltimore 9, Boston 1 | No Offense Against Orioles Marco Lugaro Can't Wait for the Season to End Either Come Sail Away: Beltre Lets a Big One Fly for Error No. 18 Don't Look Now... Just 6 Games Ahead of Jays in Loss Column! Glad to Hear the Ball Came Out of Pap's Hand Well. Sincerely, John Shellacky Ortiz Is All Done Against Lefties... Strikeout No. 54 Pole Dance: Atchison Gets Whacked by Wigginton Is Everyone Excited About Year 5 of J.D. Who? Bright Side: Buchholz
"The last three or four innings weren't real good." -- Tito noticed that the Sox came undone
Fenway Is So Dead, It's Starting to Look Like Gillette
Baltimore 4, Boston 2 | Thanks to Dice, Sox on Ice 7th Straight Start Dice-K Has Given Up 4 or More 'Matsuzaka-san Is a National Treasure'... Remember That Nonsense? Trade Idea: Matsuzaka for Matusz Would Be a Steal for Boston Bright Spots: V-Mart's Bat, Hall's Arm, Okajima Even Bard Can't Stop the Bleeding Anymore 37, 560... My Donkey
"I'm not trying to be funny. You have no choice but to be patient. The tempo will be slow against him. You think he's got 150 pitches and you look up and he's only got 90." -- Buck Showalter... welcome to our world
Sox Win 4 in a Row, Get Right Back in Race ... If They Win Every Game the Rest of the Way
Boston 5, Seattle 1 | Clay bucks up for Sweet No. 16 And Beltre's noggin' gets rubbed the wrong way again after 391 feet bomb Can Kalish carry them all the way to the playoffs? No, but he's fun to watch Fenway Update: John Henry plans to squeeze in a Sox game around movie premieres, NASCAR promotions, and citizenship ceremonies
"We're still battling. We're still [six] games behind but we're not out. We're trying to do whatever we can to win games and see what happens from there. We're trying to get back in the playoff hunt. Hopefully one of those teams falls back and we'll be able to catch up." -- Beltre's still got his head in the game
While You Were Following the Antics of the Highly-Entertaining New England Patriots, the Red Sox Reportedly Have Been Playing Games on the West Coast
New Photos Confirm that Adrian Beltre and the Team Are in Seattle, Playing Now Rumors That Some Recent Games Have Been Televised Cannot Be Confirmed Major League Source Did Confirmed Sox Dropped 2 of 3 in Oakland Recently Developing ... in Between Randy Moss Talk ...
Top 10 Little Known Facts About the Brady Car Crash
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... with apologies to David Letterman:
10. Brady wanted to show his young, inexperienced, and allegedly soft defense how you really lay a hit on somebody.
9. At the time of impact, the Patriots quarterback was reaching for his pen that he dropped on the floor of his car so he could finally sign that contract extension.
8. Senator John Kerry, Brady’s Back Bay neighbor, helped him procure those New Jersey license plates for his Audi so the Patriots star QB could avoid paying Boston excise taxes and Massachusetts auto registration fees.
7. The always accurate Red Sox team doctors concluded that Brady was fine after the crash and should be 110 percent for Sunday's game... but Jacoby Ellsbury cracked another rib when the two cars collided.
6. Brady was just leaving Daisy Buchanan's after a late night out with Irving Fryar and Hart Lee Dykes.
5. He was texting Gisele as the crash happened… we have Tom's text: “Morning hunnypie, can u pls pick me up some of my L'Oréal moisturizers, masks and exfoliators on yur way bk from NY?”
4. The van was not driven by human wrecking ball Adrian Beltre and a companion. The two guys inside were actually Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco, who came up with the stunt to increase ratings for “The T.Ocho Show.”
Tampa Rays 14, Boston 5 | Dice Debacle Leaves Sox in Deep Trouble While You Are Reading This, the Rays Are Still Hitting Balls on the Pike Will Theo Finally Admit That the Matsuzaka Circus Was a $100 Million Mistake? Did You Know: Jason Varitek Made a Cameo Appearance Last Night This Just In: David Ortiz and J.D. Drew Can't Hit Lefties Robert Manuel Fits Seamlessly Into the Red Sox 'Pen Sloppy Sox Keep Throwing It Away 6 Bases-Loaded Walks in 3 Games Booooooooooooo .....
"I knew very well that this was a critical game, so to allow what happened to happen so early in the game, I can really only apologize to my teammates and to the fans." -- Daisuke Matsuzaka... whatever
Boston Is Buzzing with Sox Talk After Rays Get Crushed ...
Just Kidding. Team Is Dead in the Water. You Can't Give Tickets Away. Boston 12, Tampa Bay 5 | Rookies Provide Ray of Hope Sweet 16 for Lester, Who's Not Part of the Problem Kalish Slam Was Nice, But Bringing Back Memories of Bob Zupcic Even Better Ortiz, Beltre Strong on the Power Play
"I think we reserve the right to see how we do. I think it's obvious what I'm saying there. The plan now is to pitch Buch." -- Tito knows best
"I think everything was my fault. But hey, you gotta be a real man to realize when you do wrong, and, hey, it was my fault, right?" -- Manny... Was he apologizing for using steroids? Or quitting on his team?
To See More of Manny... They're Forcing You to Watch NESN Daily This Just In: He Would Have Come Back to Boston
"I would come and see what I could do for them. I did it here in the past and it's in the past. If they claimed me, why would I say no to them?" -- Manny's no Johnny... And is he setting us up for a 2011 return?
Boston 6, Baltimore 4 | Win No. 9 for Matsuzaka Ring My Beltre: Adrian Can't Be Contained. HR No. 25 Leads the Way Veterans Day: 2 RBI for Ortiz, 3 Hits for J.D. Those Lackluster NESN Ratings Must Be Skyrocketing Now Hold On Now, Who Needs MDC When You've Got Scott Atchison Typical Dice-K Outing... He's Not Going to Be Our National Treasure, Theo Not Packing Much Wind, Punch But Manny Earl Ramirez ArriveZZZzzz Pap Grabs Another Inning
"We got some momentum going and hopefully we can take it home, get on a big roll. You never know what can happen from there." -- Scott Atchison... denial is a not a river in Egypt
Bats Still Smoking Beltre, Scutaro, Drew Come Up Big in Baltimore Sox Hanging Tough Until the Bitter End
Boston 9, Baltimore 6 | Lester Turns It Around Scutaro's No Goat, Two-Run Jack Off Hendrickson Ties It Up Beltre Bomb No. 24 Seals the Deal for the Never-Say-Die Sox Lester Comes Undone Early, Bounces Back for Four Solid Lugo Won't Bite Hand That Fed Him, Big K with Bases Full And It All Started with a J.D. Drew Homer Everybody Hit, Kalish, Too 16,210 Strong Showed Up
"We never quit. We played the first inning right through to the ninth inning because you never know what can happen. We do have a lot of pride on this team. We don’t care what people think about us. We’re gonna keep playing hard." -- Victor Martinez on the diehard Red Sox
Sox Caught Looking Like They Just Want This Thing to End
Baltimore 5, Boston 2 | Sox Scuffle Along Good to See Marco Lugaro Back Playing Shortstop for the Walking Wounded What More Is There to Say About the Busted Season of Josh Beckett? Tonight's Exposed Fill-in Not Ready for Full-Time: Felix Doubront Vets Not Stepping Up: 3 Ks for Ortiz; J.D. .253 Wonder If Pap Thinks Koji Uehara Is the Next Mariano Rivera? Offseason Thinking: Can We Trade Matsuzaka for Matusz and Pocket the Millions? And There Goes Road Sox Nation: Only 18,247 at So-Called Fenway South ... About the Same Number You'll See at Fenway in September Manny DelTimlin, What a Long Strange Trip It's Been. Sincerely, Dan Duquette
"We've got to win games. We don't have any other choice." -- Jed Lowrie... because Josh Beckett and David Ortiz weren't talking at the funeral home at Camden Yards
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