Tommy John Lackey Battled Away All Night, But Raul's Still Eating Him Up
Rocky Statue 2, Titletown 1 | Philly Tops Sox Again But You Don't Have John Lackey to Kick Around... for at Least a Week Will Tito Play Lackey in Right to Get His Bat into the Lineup Tomorrow? Without the Boston Bruins to Hide Behind, Stumbling Sox Drop 6 of 7 Waiting on Test Results to See If Gonzalez Survived a Night in Right Good Move Getting David 0-for-4tiz in There Tito Jo Anne Worley Was No Laugh In for Boston Lackey and Reddick Can't Do It Alone Third Save, You Bastardo.
"Did that guy just come up or something? Man, because he looked pretty good to me." -- First baseman David Ortiz on Worley
Red Sox Plan to Put World Series, 7 Years, $154 Million at Risk By Putting Adrian 'Apparently Made of Glass' Gonzalez in the World's Most Dangerous Job ... Standing Around in Right Field During a Major League Baseball Game
Another National League Loss for the Stumbling Sox
Best Team in Baseball 5, Best Team Ever 0 | Third Straight Shutout for Cliff 'They've Gotten Out of Control, These Obnoxious Philadelphia Fans' More Crying in Boston Baseball? It's Not Fair Having to Face Lee! We'll Always Have Those Two Hits from Scutaro and McDonald If David Ortiz Was in the Lineup the Sox Would Have Lost, 5-0 Can We Still Blame Beckett's Stomach Bug? Bright Side? Over in 2:37
Sox Right the Ship on Lefty's Effort, Bucs' Errors
Boston 4, Pittsburgh 2 | Sox Finally Kick Some Pirate Booty Sunday Funday of Errors, Runners LOB, Walks, Hit Batter, Unearned Runs AG Needs to Get the Long Ball Going to Lock Up Triple Crown While the Pirates Boot the Ball All Over PNC Park Miller Wins for First Time Since 2007 Always Something New for J.D. Drew
"If this was a neighborhood golf match, we probably could have used about six mulligans today." -- Pirates manager Clint Hurdle
Meanwhile John Lackey's Fastball Remains on the Run in Boston San Diego 5, Wet Sox 1 | He's Slippery When Lack If Rain Delays Were Runs, The Sox Would Have Tied It Up The Venerable Will Venable Was On John From Jumpstreet AG Now .359
James J. "Whitey" Bulger, who was a fugitive since January 1995 is on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" list for his alleged role in 19 murders.
"Legendary Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger, who has been on the run for more than a decade, was arrested Wednesday in Santa Monica, multiple law enforcement sources told The Times... He was arrested by the FBI inside a building without incident, according to the sources. -- LA.Times.com breaks the big story
Is It Time for Theo to Break Out the Sunk-Cost Diaries?
San Diego 5, Boston 4 | Sox Go Belly Up Very, Very Nice of A-Ace to Pay Tribute to Dice-K With His Outing Last Night Another Loss for the Sox, Third in 17 Games, What's Going Wrong Here? Are We Just Hanging On for One More J.D. Magic Moment Like in '07 Even $cott Boras Must Believe It's Time to Move on from the $14M Man Red Sox Need to Think Long and Hard About Keeping Reddick Around Fenway Has It's First Legitimate Sell-Out in Years. Congrats! Did Aceves Have the Same Stomach Bug as The Ace? And Here Comes Kevin Youkilis ... Finally
"Everything went wrong. It was weird. Strange." -- Alfredo Aceves... Guy Gone Wild
Lefty Andrew Miller the Surprise Starter as the 2011 Season Gets Underway Tonight First Time in History Sox Will Begin Quest to Win Series vs. Senior Circuit Team First Things First: Red Sox Honor Stanley Cup Champions at Fenway on Sunday Adrian Gonzalez Had a Monster Spring, Hoping It Continues Into Regular Season The Hurt Locker: Crawford, Buchholz, Lowrie, Jenks All Starting Season on the DL Dice KO'd, May Never Return
"We’re hoping to see exactly what he’s been doing his last four starts in Triple A. One start doesn’t make or break your career, but we just want to see him pound the zone with his good stuff. He’s really done a terrific job. There’s a lot to like about this kid" -- Terry Francona on Opening Day starter Andrew Miller
VanCity Goes Big Time for the Stanley Cup Finals 100,000 People Expected to Embrace the Moment in Their City Expansive Fan Zones Created Throughout Vancouver, Streets Closed City Increases Buses, SeaBuses, and SkyTrains to Get People To and From Town Four Massive Outdoor Screens Will Broadcast Game 7
"The excitement and support for the Canucks is off the charts. Game 7 on home ice is what we’ve been waiting for and the atmosphere in the city is electric." -- Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson
"The key for us is really getting out and employing that meet-and-greet strategy. It's about positively engaging the public and getting out there and shaking hands and posing for photos and high-fiving and saying 'hello', and not standing off in a corner somewhere." -- Vancouver police Const. Lindsay Houghton
"When we see a hotspot in the crowd we just move our resources over there quickly. We are not anticipating any problems — just a really boisterous crowd. Win or lose, we expect to be out there until 5 a.m." -- Vancouver police spokeswoman Const. Jana McGuinness
"Like I said, we’re trying to discourage them from coming down to the area. If they can stay in their homes, or in their neighborhood. You know, we just don’t want to be dealing with massive crowds.”-- Boston Police superintendent William Evans
"It was timing conspiring against the magnitude of what this event is. With such a quick turnaround, logistics and coordination of everything related to security and safety, it was just the right decision not to move forward with it [TD Garden viewing party]." -- TD Garden president, John Wentzell
"During the [Red Sox-Yankees rain] delay, fans watched Game 5 of the NBA finals between Dallas and Miami on the videoboard, mostly jeering LeBron James and the Heat." -- AP reporting that even Yankee fans have more in common with Red Sox fans than the owners of the Red Sox
"Never ask LeBron James for change for $1.00. You only get 75 cents back because he won't give you the fourth quarter." -- Variation on the LeBron James joke that's older than our grandmother's dinosaur
The Late, Late Show: "Are you guys waiting for me? There will be no questions. It's going to be just Papi talking and if you don't like it just get the [expletive] out of here.
"I just want to thank you guys, not all of you, most of you for the stat today of me not getting hit by the Yankees. I finally got hit. I hope you mother[expletives] are happy. I'm done.
"You guys like to criticize us when we [expletive] up. Criticize yourselves now." -- Papi goes off the deep end ... if only he were this defiant in Aug. 2009 when he faced the media in the Bronx with Michael Weiner by his side
Perfect Storm for Surging Sox
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Beckett Brought It Like a Man, Red Hot Sox Rally Overnight
Boston 8, New York 3 | Red Sox Wipe Out Yanks in Another Bronx Sweep Five Facts About Josh Beckett... Besides 3-0, 0.86 ERA vs. Bronx Bombers While You Bruin, The Red Sox Swept the Yankees and Took Over First Place By 2 We All Knew They'd Be the Hottest Team in Baseball By June 10, But Let's Not Pat Each Other on the Back About the Bad Start Just Yet When Does Jacoby Ellsbury Get His 15 Minutes of National Fame Again? Only 2 K's for AG Last Night (Can't Let Him Think We're Soft Now) Late Night Line: Everyone Got a Hit; 'Tek and Cam, Too All You Need to Know: 6-0 at the Stadium, 8-1 vs. NYY on the Season
"I'm still trying to figure out if David got hit for something I did or if it was something ESPN stirred up." -- Yankee Killer Josh Beckett tossing things ESPN's way
Big Stylin' Whirls, Twirls, and Offends Fraudway Joe
Boston 6, New York 4 | Pap Appeal Key to Big Apple Win Yanks Make Deal With Bruins to Acquire Shawn Thornton for Tonight's Game Lester Wasn't Especially Sharp, Except When Aiming for Teixera's Knee Bad Start in the Bronx: It's a Nightmare on Elm Street for Freddy Pap Gets Save No. 200... Congrats, But It's a Fake-Stat Bard Solid As Ever
"That's Papi style." -- David Ortiz
"Yeah, I didn't really care for it." -- Joe Girardi
Crock & Role: Girardi, GM dismiss Joba's talk of starting or closing for Yankees > Steinbrenner A-OK with Alex's portrayal in Yankees kids movie > Youkilis not worried after being pulled from Yankees lineup > Desperate Damon makes plea to be Yankees' Granderson sub