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Pitcher Hideki Okajima of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Minnesota Twins during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game at Hammond Stadium on February 27, 2011 in Fort Myers, Florida.
(J. Meric/Getty Images)

Okajima Picks Up Where He Left Off

Box: Minnesota 8, Boston 4 | Oki-Doki: 1 Inning, 5 Hits, 4 Runs, Sox Done
Sox Back to the Wall After Grapefruit League Mayor's Cup Opening Loss
Cameron Looks Great Out of the Gate, Wags, Lars Homer
Beck in the Saddle Again, Buchh Back on Top
'I know a fake F-bomb when I hear one.' Sincerely Josh Beckett on Melissa Leo
Tito Takes the Ball from Jenks in Ozzie Soap Opera

"I felt like I was rushing a little bit. There's some positives there. I wanted to get some groundballs. That means you're keeping the ball down, and I did that. So, it was good." -- Josh Beckett

Breaking News: Theo Hires Jim Rockford and Magnum P.I. as Assistant GMs
Whoops: Epstein Forced to Clarify Crawford Stalk Firestorm

The Anger is Percolating in Boston

(BDD / Mike Briggs Illustration

Celtics Pull Trigger and Fire the Beast with No Shot

Perkins Dealt in a Stunner

"We'll see." -- Doc

L'il Big Man
L'il Papi Has Become a Big Hit on Edison Ave.
(Steve Silva / Boston.com)

Like Father, Like Son at Camp Sunshine

Video: L'il Papi Has Become a Big Hit on Edison Ave.

No Guts, Just Glory

2-21-11: Fort Myers, FL:  Red  Sox players (top to bottom) Jon Lester, Dustin Pedroia, John Lackey and Jarrod Saltalamacchia line up in a row on the ground as they do situps during morning exercise time. Spring Training workouts for  Red  Sox players took place at the team's Player Development Complex.
(Jim Davis / Globe Staff)

Everyone Loves the Way the Sox Are Shaping Up

Even AG Gets OK to Swing Away | Spring Training Today
While you are reading this, Carl Crawford is chatting it up and fitting in nicely
This Just In: All the starters will win 20 games and share the Cy
Even A-Rod is into it, praising future Hall of Famer Iglesias | Jeter likes Sox, too
Varitek could play another 10 years | Salty might win Triple Crown
And Nice to see the Liverpool Brass swing by on the way to Daytona
No one is ribbing Jacoby about the lost season
Pedroia's hair is growing in as we speak
There's a Kinder, Gentler Kevin Youkilis
Even Daisuke and J.D. Drew are expected to come through
Icing on the cake: Hank Rips Derek the Builder

"... Sometimes they celebrated a little too much last year. Some of the players [read: Derek Jeter] too busy building mansions and concentrating on other things and not concentrating on winning." -- Hank slams Jetes, it's all falling into place

Armed and Dangerous
Dustin Pedroia in the house
(Jim Davis / Globe Staff)

Beckett's Back and He's Going Forth

Shaughnessy: Beckett's a moving pitcher | Video: 'I want to be on a 100 win team'

"I can’t change last year. I’ve just got to do the best I can this year. My dad says, ‘Throw the broken mirror away.’ You can’t change anything that’s already happened." -- Josh Beckett... look for him to win 20 again at a ballpark near you


Yes, Deer!

And the winner is...
(Getty Images)

Scottish Deerhound is Best in Show at Westminster

"I think Hickory could feel my lead that I was excited and went with it." -- Handler Angela Lloyd

Combover Here

Dustin Pedroia in the house
(Steve Silva / Boston.com)

From Head to Toe, Pedey Got a Makeover

Pedroia May Be Starting Slower This Spring, But His Mouth Is In Midseason Form

"He's a tool." -- Pedroia jokes about Tito and more in a highly entertaining Q&A session


BDD / James MacLeod Cartoons
(BDD / James MacLeod Cartoons)

Gon With the Wind

Adrian Gonzalez works out in Fort Myers
(Steve Silva / Boston.com)

Adrian Gonzalez Blows Into Fort Myers Early

Photos: More Early Sox Arrivals in Camp | A-Gon Video
Finn Breaks Down the Red Sox, 25-to-1
Your Turn: Rank the 2011 Red Sox

How We Roll

Red Sox equipment truck gets loaded
(Sopan Deb / Boston.com)

Fans Celebrate Another Spring in Boston
as The Truck Gets Ready to Roll

It's Truck Day. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
Photos: Early Scenes from Fort Myers | Lester's Not Worried About April

Early Spring Ahead

Grady Little came out from his stump at Gobbler's Knob on Groundhog Day, Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, in Punxsutawney, Pa. The Groundhog Club said Grady saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter.
(BDD Photo Illustration)

Grady Little Did Not See His Shadow This Morning
So Winter Will Be Winding Down Soon

To the relief of winter-weary Red Sox fans, Boston's most famous over-matched manager predicted an early spring today.

Grady Little emerged just after dawn on Groundhog Day to make his 125th annual weather forecast in front of a smaller-than-usual crowd who braved muddy, icy conditions to hear the 2003 Game 7 goat reveal that he had not seen his shadow.

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. The site is not produced by the Boston Globe sports dept.

Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers

ProJo:

Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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