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Meet the New Josh, Same as the Old Josh

Beckett Gives Up 457-Footer to Tyler Colvin, Pitches Well Enough to Lose
Dodgers Big Bats Come Up Small in 10-0 Loss
T.J. Simers Thinks He's Gonna Rattle the Texas Tough Guy. Think Again.
Tom Verducci: Winners and Losers in the Red Sox-Dodgers Trade
Edes: Some Moves the Sox Should Make
Why Can't We Keep Players Like That? Beltre Hits HR No. 25, Reddick Bangs No. 26
Punto on I Got Josh to Join Twitter at 10,000 Feet. That Was Interesting
WSJ: Boston Finds a Moving Buddy
Dzen: What's Next for Red Sox?

LA Times columnist T.J. Simers failing to get a rise out of Josh Beckett: "But what about that pitch that was walloped for a home run? It ever come down? 'I figured it would eventually,' says Beckett, who then throws an obscenity into the microphones while describing the pitch hit for a bomb. 'That's your choice of words?' I ask. 'Sure,' he says defiantly, while wiping out any chance the folks with microphones and TV cameras will have of playing his sound bite. I ask how he emotionally dealt with his Dodgers career beginning in such an unsettling way. 'I didn't draw it up that way,' he says. 'I had it going differently in my head.' How did you have it going? 'A weak ground ball to first base would have been nice,' he says, revealing almost a hint of personality."

"The Red Sox must have felt like a homeowner walking down to the sidewalk with a cardboard box full of 'According to Jim' DVDs and a FREE sign—only to have someone run up and offer $200,000 for the set." -- Jason Gay, Wall Street Journal

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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


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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