Dead Even
Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury falls to the ground after slamming into the fence trying to catch a ball hit by Robert Andino of the Baltimore Orioles in the sixth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Baltimore, Maryland September 26, 2011. Andino was credited with a three-run inside the park home run.
(Reuters)

Sox Bounced from Wild Card Lead, Tied with Tampa Bay

Baltimore 6, Choking Dogs 3 | Buck Doesn't Stop Here
Crawford Continues to Wilt in Pennant Race, Not on Top Step at the End
Josh Beckett Comes Up Small Again vs. O's, But Will Say All the Right Things
More Good News: Beckett Found a McDonald's Open 24/7 in the Harbor Tonight
The Home Run Derby Was Still Adrian Gonzalez's Best Night of the Year
What an Absolute Mess Theo Made with John Henry's Money
Excuse Du Jour: They Got In at Four in the Morning!
Curt Young Can Start Packing His Bags Any Day Now
Greatest Team Ever Is 5-17 in Last 22 Games
Salty Is Killing Us!

"Still, through all this, if we win, we continue to play." -- Terry Francona on coming down to the wire


Ace of Clubbed

BDD Photo Illustration / Steve Garberg
(BDD Photo Illustration / Steve Garberg)

1. Another 6 Earned Runs to Orioles,
2. Lasting Just 6 Innings Again,
3. Dug Into a Postgame Doublecheesburger,
4. Rattling Off Media Cliches and Time-worn Excuses,
5. Making Big Bucks, Driving Big Trucks

"We’ve got to win games. We’re not going to do it when the starting pitcher gives up six runs when most of the guys got in at 4 in the morning." -- Josh Beckett, disappointing yet again


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

Sox Driving Into Playoffs



Good Morning
Red Sox Nation

Boston Dirt Dogs
(BDD Photo Illustration / S. McDonald)

At Least The Sox Still Know How to Make a Buck


This Season is Getting Draining

Frank Galasso Illustration
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Just a Flesh Wound

Boston Dirt Dogs
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The Greatest Team Ever Will Fight On Another Day!

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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