Snap! Crackle! Papi!

David Ortiz (L) slaps hands with teammate Adrian Gonzalez (R) at the conclusion of the ninth inning of American League MLB baseball action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York June 9, 2011.

David Finally Gets Plunked, Carries Sox to Sweep,
And Kills the Messengers After the Game

There's Nothing Better Than a Ticked Off David Ortiz ...
Hate the Media, Hate the Yankee Skipper, But Just Keep on Hatin'
Why He Really Got Hit: Ortiz to Girardi: 'Take It Like a Man'

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

Josh Beckett of the Boston Red Sox walks to the dugout against the New York Yankees on June 9, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.
(Nick Laham / Getty Images)

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

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

Boston Globe:

Rodriguez looks like the steal deal > Despite effort by Rodriguez, Red So fall > Tazawa has come a long way, on and off field

Boston Herald:

Lauber: Eduardo Rodriguez showing Red Sox he's special > PawSox start looms large for Masterson


Rodriguez gem wasted > Chili Davis doesn't want to turn Red Sox into free-swingers > Red Sox draft catcher in third round

NY Post:

How Mariano Rivera has influenced Yankees' top pick > Why starting rotation could be a big Yankees' strength

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