'Duh! Losing!'
Dustin Pedroia collects bats in the dugout after the Red Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians 3-1 in a baseball game Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in Cleveland.

Sox Coin a New Catch Phrase in Cleveland
The 'Best Team Never' Drops to an Ugly 0-4
And If They Don't Make History, They're History

Cleveland 3, Bad News Bears 1 | And Now the Offense Is Killing Us
Did You Know? No Team Has Won the World Series After Starting 0-4?
Josh Tomlin: Salary: $417,200. How's That Taste, Theo? Sincerely, Buck Showalter
Looked Like Another Progressive Field Sell Out. Sincerely, Red Sox PR Dept.
So Much for Beckett's Soft Landing ... 106 Pitches in Just 5 Innings
The Plane Truth: Sox Fans Getting Sick After This Rough Flight
More Good News: Crawford's Skittish on Defense, Too
Coming to an Also-Ran Near You: Closer Bobby Jenks
So Who Was That Guy With the 'C' on His Uniform?
How Long Can They Hide Scutaro at Short?
Carl Crawful ...Meet Edgar Rent-a-Wreck
Salty's Not Catching On

"We need some kind of spark right now. It's a little surprising, frustrating. We've got high hopes for this season." -- Carl Crawford... was supposed to be the spark

"You can't say this wasn't expected to a certain degree. Lots of new parts on this squad. There is always a chance (and almost certainty) that a team will lose 4 games in a row at least once in their season. However, what's most concerning is the god awful pitching. This was a group a few short years ago that was characterized by determination and guts. Now it just looks like a culture of laziness and bitterness." -- Big Bill H.

"Jacoby Ellsbury should be renamed 'Trade Bait.' His constant upper cut swing brings back Memories of Garciapopup ... Hey Jacoby 'YO NO BIG PAPI,' BUNT THE BALL!!! Any way we can get Reymond Fuentes back from San Diego for Ellsbury straight up? -- Joe

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And the Annual Spring Break in Fort Myers Is Killing Them
in April for the Second Year in a Row, Too

"It's not a lot of fun. But I don't think anyone is going to feel sorry for us. We've got to play the game right and things will work out." -- Terry Cloth Francona

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