Here's to Baseball

Red Sox pitcher Jonathan Papelbon salutes the fans as he watches the Boston Celtics take on the Orlando Magic on January 17, 2011 at the TD Garden
(Elsa / Getty Images)

With the Bill-Wound-Them-Too-Tight Patriots Down and Out,
And the NHL and NBA Regular Seasons a Colossal Waste
Let's All Raise a Cup to the Red Sox and Baseball

The Shirt Before the Shirt: Some January Spring Training Stories:
Gut-Be-Gone? Lucchino Says Beckett Was Spotted Working Out This Winter
... And Get Ready for Henry and Werner Bringing Liverpool to Fenway in 2012
Idiots for Dummies: Welcome Back Manny Raymirez and Johnny Raymon
Larry Tate Says: 'It's Called Red Sox' Was Runnerup to 'Exciting Times'
No Kidding: New Kids/Backstreet Boys Playing at Fenway Is Old News
But Rumors Swirl That Bieber-Swift Will Get Fenway's Street Cred Back in 2012
Straight Cashman Homey: Is Brian Trying to Be the New Rex Ryan?
Obstructed View, Standing Room, Scattered, and Single Seats On Sale Saturday
All the Good Seats Already Accounted for, Or for Sale at 300% Or More at Ace
Meanwhile, Linda Pizzuti and John Henry Hard at Work Dining in London:
'Has John W. Henry's WAG Persuaded Luis Suarez to Join Liverpool?'
Whoops: Complaint Set to Filed Against Liverpool for Illegal Contact with Suarez
Henry to Skip 'Red Sox Town Hall' on Monday

"If the Red Sox have injuries it's 'Oh, the injuries.' ... If the Yankees have injuries, nobody in the media acknowledges that." -- Hank Steinbrenner, The Crying Game


Chat With Big Papi Live, Sort Of ...

Ask David Ortiz What He Ate Last Night
And He'll Answer From An Underwater Location on Mars

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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

ProJo:

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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