Gone Baby Gone
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All Our Troubles Are Gone ... Most Of Them, Anyway
Beckett, Gonzalez, Crawford Sent Packing to LA
Let the Frugal Fenway Era Begin!

It's the Biggest Baseball Trade in the History of Earth
And Background Ben Cherington Pulled It Off (With Help From Larry Of Course)
Thanks, But No Thanks to Your Big Failed Contracts, Theo!
First Time I've Seen Josh Beckett Smile. Sincerely, Mona Lisa

"If it falls into place, the deal sheds us from tens of millions of dollars of long-term commitments. It gets us great prospects who will improve our major league roster as soon as next year. It brings us a player in James Loney who was 'untouchable' a couple of years ago. It allows us to start over with free agents." -- Red Sox chairman Tom Werner to Gordon Edes

Ben Cherington
(BDD Photo Illustration / M. Schacht)

Dreams Do Come True

Boston Dirt Dogs

Auntie Em: There, there, lie quiet now. You just had a crazy dream.
Dorothy: But it wasn't a dream. This was real, a truly live trade.
And I remember that Beckett wasn't very nice -- but most of it was beautiful because the Dodgers ate all the money.
But just the same, all Gonzalez kept saying to everybody was, 'I want to go home!' And they sent him home.
(All Laugh)
Doesn't anybody believe me?
Uncle Henry: Of course we believe you, Dorothy.
Dorothy: Oh, but anyway, Toto, Beckett is gone! Gone! And this is our clubhouse -- and we don't have to pay Crawford!
And they're not going to blame us or the media ever again, because Larry loves you all!


Hollywood Knights

Crawford, Gonzalez, Beckett gone

But We've Got Our Mind on Our Money
And Our Newfound Money on Our Mind

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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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