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Larry Lucchino Fires Up Season Ticket Holders
for the Second Half

Lucchino: We Look Forward to the Return of the 'Varsity'
'Varsity' = Overpaid Prima Donnas That Led the Historic Collapse in 2011...
Sincerely, Daniel Nava, Franklin Morales, and Pedro Ciriaco

Red Sox president Larry Lucchino: "The one constant off the field is that we have had a veritable All-Star Team on the disabled list. As we begin the second half, we look forward to the return of the 'varsity,' including Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford, Andrew Bailey, and the ever-dirty Dustin Pedroia.

"While this infusion of such talent in late July may make other General Managers green with envy, you can be sure that Ben Cherington and his Baseball Operations Staff will approach the July 31 trading deadline with their tireless work ethic. If someone can further help this club, and if the deal makes sense, we will be aggressive. We want to play October Baseball this year.

"Meanwhile, as you come to Fenway Park throughout this season, we hope you will come early—the secret to fully enjoying a sports venue. Now 'A Living Museum,' Fenway Park probably leads the league in bronze plaques and commemorative displays along the concourses. Enjoy them at your leisure early, well before the escalation of excitement as game time approaches."

In Other News ...
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ESPN: Adrian Singalez Leads the List of Horrific Underperformers
If the Phone Don't Ring That's John Henry on the Other End Dept.:
Red Sox Brass Not Returning Francona's Calls

More Bronze Plaques and Commemorative Displays!
And Players Rallying Against the Hate ...

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Don't Forget to Get to Fenway Early on Monday
And Bring Your Credit Card!

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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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